THREADS Designer Spotlight: Lauren Goeller-Ness

Getting inspiration from her time abroad in Paris, graduate student and second year designer Lauren Goeller-Ness talks about her line for this years THREADS Fashion Show.

It was a decade of bell-bottoms, wrap dresses and disco. The early 1970s was still reminiscent of the hippie threads of the ’60s, but its fashion evolved on its own to create an iconic and memorable look for fashion history books.

Apparel merchandising and design graduate student, Lauren Goeller-Ness — a second year designer for the THREADS Fashion Show — chose to create a ’70s inspired line that reflects the “Time” theme of the show.

Goeller-Ness liked the style and silhouettes of the decade and said that she chose that time period because it is currently seen in trends and fashion shows.

Andrea Larson models a lace dress made by designer Lauren Goeller-Ness which will be featured in the Threads fashion show on April 14, 2012. (Brooke Whitten | Photo Editor)

“I love that the 1970s are very in for spring,” she said.

The line will consist of seven looks. Her looks include a bathing suit, high waisted pants and crop top, a lace dress, lace paints with suspenders and a tube top, a long pant romper and two evening gowns.

“High waisted pants are great because they make everyone look skinny,” said Goeller-Ness. “But my favorite look right now is the lace dress.”

Goeller-Ness derived much of her inspiration from using black lace and her favorite – a pair of high waisted black lace trousers with suspenders and a tube top.

She also found inspiration for the line from her mother’s style and Paris, where she studied abroad last summer at the Paris American Academy with other Central apparel students.

One challenge of making a line, according to Goeller-Ness, is the amount of time spent on it.

“In the end it’s all worth it, when I can show my designs to people,” she said.