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Turn fashion week inspiration into professional illustrations with Katie Rodgers of PaperFashion

Posted by Melissa Massello  September 11, 2013 09:09 AM

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Photo: Katie Rodgers/PaperFashion

For the style obsessed, the month of September means major sartorial fantasies, inspired by fashion weeks the world over and back-breakingly thick September issues of popular style magazines. For those with a do-it-yourself streak, along with those inspirations comes renewed motivation for designing their own clothing — and thanks to a new online class led by a local rising star in the fashion industry, they can start like the pros.

In Boston, perhaps no single person inspires indie fashion designers more than fashion illustrator Katie Rodgers, whose designs have sparked a continuous stream of style dreams and blogger drool for at least the last four years, gracing the pages of Lucky, CosmoGirl and Elle magazines. Following dual degrees from Carnegie Mellon in industrial design, Rodgers came to Boston to become an apparel designer at Reebok before launching her design website and business, PaperFashion, in 2009. (Her client roster now includes Alicia Keys, Kate Spade, Target, Kmart, Modcloth, Olsenboye & Calypso St Barth, among others.)

Learn from the maven herself via the magic of web education on, where Rodgers is now hosting a new section of her popular self-paced online course in creating your own runway fashion illustrations.

The class is $20 per person and includes five video tutorials and a peer review process. If you have an Instagram account, you can also post your work using the hashtag #paperfashionclass for a chance to have Rodgers review them personally.

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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