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Posts tagged "spring"
NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

With Paris fashion week underway, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen the past few weeks. Some amazing designers showcased their spring designs in New York, including Alexander Wang, newcomer Adeam, and Opening Ceremony, whose show opened with a play written and directed by Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze. This is all great, but...
Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Wellington boot: a durable and waterproof boot made of rubber or polymer for both men and women. It’s practically February, which means it’s practically March, which means it’s practically spring! Maybe not quite, but it’s definitely spring shopping time, and a functional necessity for the weather is a rubber Wellington boot. But, can your practical...
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Some pieces are timeless, such as: a crisp white oxford button-up, a sharp black blazer, a flirty pair of summer sandals and a feminine dress or skirt. With spring just around the corner, there are many new trends affecting each of these classics. However, the handkerchief hem’s return is one of the most creative styles...
"Share" Your Style Online

“Share” Your Style Online

There are few aspects of life that technology and social media hasn’t shoved itself into. The average internet user has 25 accounts on different websites which require passwords, though for many young adults that number is even higher. Most of us in Western society (and much of the world) have a Facebook account, and the...
Feed the Models

Feed the Models

Clearly, I love fashion. I love reading about it, writing about it, working with it, learning about it, and the art of it. However, there are many questionable aspects of the industry, namely the modelling industry. High fashion runways are a trail of tall, boxy, Caucasian double-zero models. Runways and magazines get heralded as open-minded,...
Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle

It’s no secret that confidence is one of the first things that people notice about others. Although studies have shown that good confidence can help you professionally and personally, many struggle with actually feeling this confidence daily. Physical changes, like a new haircut or a wardrobe overhaul, can help evoke this confidence. But for those...
Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

Alexander Wang: Balenciaga’s Newest Visionary

  Balenciaga is one of the most elegant forces in modern fashion. However, you may be unaware of the extent to which this house has influenced women’s and men’s fashion. Last November, Balenciaga’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, announced that he was parting ways with the label. Later that month, Balenciaga announced that the already established...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...
Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

This article is a continuation of last week’s fashion column: It’s the Season of Love. Binns Ltd., Newcastle window display 1960 It is a common misconception that menswear and suits aren’t as fashionably and socially important as womenswear. The development of men’s formal wear through history illustrates that menswear has not only been important for making...
It's the Season of Love

It’s the Season of Love

It’s almost July, which means that wedding season is in full swing. In the US, May to October sees about 60% percent of the year’s weddings. These months are popular because they provide milder weather than the winter months, and more people take vacation time off of work. Although 75% of today’s wedding dresses are...
Wave Hello to Summer

Wave Hello to Summer

With beach season upon us, many of you may be focusing on what swimsuits to buy that will best showcase your assets and hide your more indecent attributes (we all have them). But, the history of swimwear is important to understand the looks and influences of today. We are reminded of this history as we...
Stunna Shades

Stunna Shades

It’s felt as though sunglasses are no longer protection for our eyes, but solely a fashion accessor, and have become as often tied to an outfit as a purse or a watch. What often goes overlooked is the demand for sunglass-developers to produce a product aimed at multiple markets, unlike any other fashion staple. One...