High Fashion, College Wallet: Louis Vuitton

At Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2014 show, sleek lines and natural autumnal hues were given a 21st century update in the form of unexpected contrast and texture pairings. A navy blue sweater jacket, adorned with a thick strip of colorful patterns, was shown tucked into an A-line orange leather skirt. In another look from the collection, a bright maroon leather jacket with a fur collar is paired with a cream turtleneck shift dress. It is an unexpected styling choice that was s elegantly executed. Nicolas Ghesquière’s highly anticipated first collection for Louis Vuitton proved to be every woman’s dream – and there’s … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Louis Vuitton

Staying Chic in Wintertime Coats

Let’s face it—brisk temperatures and blustery winds have finally made their arrivals, and it doesn’t look like they are in a hurry to leave anytime soon. If there’s any must-have item for NYU students this winter, it is a good coat. However, finding a coat that is warm enough for the chilliest days and doesn’t look too bulky can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully, designers have shown off countless options for staying warm and looking stylish on the Fall/Winter runways, and students can easily emulate them on a college budget.   Pastels Pastel hues are no longer reserved for spring and sunny weather! … Continue reading Staying Chic in Wintertime Coats

Monochrome: Trend Report

Monochrome is reaching new heights this season by extending itself from a trend of one color, to a trend of one texture as well. This daring head-to-toe look has typically only been for the brave high fashion follower. However, recent fall trends are taking in the idea of one color from avant-grande to ready to wear. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Zoe Saldana have embraced the monochrome trend, taking inspiration from the 2014 Spring Fashion Week runway. Designers including Givenchy and Alexander Wang paid tribute to the trend in their fall collections for 2014. For the college student, the way to grasp … Continue reading Monochrome: Trend Report

Eco-Conscious Strides in Fashion

The fashion industry has always been on the forefront of trends and not just trends pertaining to clothes and beauty; technology, the arts, and philanthropy are all aspects the fashion world have embraced and incorporated into its nearly $2 trillion global industry. The latest trend that fashion business moguls and design houses are embracing is sustainability. Swedish fashion brand H&M has over 3,300 stores worldwide and is proving how possible it is to create stylish and sustainable products. On October 2, H&M launched the Conscious Denim collection for men, women and children. According to H&M, “the washes used on the … Continue reading Eco-Conscious Strides in Fashion

High Fashion, College Wallet: Theory

The looks of Theory Fall/Winter 2014 show that the most simple and understated silhouettes could make the greatest impact this fall. Designer Oliver Theyskens played a lot with contrast in this collection, mixing hard and soft elements to create looks that appeared relaxed and effortless, but still sophisticated and put together. If a look was loose at the bottom, Theyskens was sure to add a belt or a tailored blazer on top to create a single polished look.  The pieces Theyskens used in his collection are so simple and versatile that it is very easy to purchase similar pieces on a … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Theory