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High Fashion, College Wallet Fendi Spring/Summer 2016

Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Fendi reflected his ability to effectively incorporate a plethora of influences into a cohesive assembly. Nods to the Renaissance manifested in mini-bloomers and almost Elizabethan gathered high-necked tops. Armor-like leather breastplates were wrapped with … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Fendi Spring/Summer 2016

Coming Soon: A New Era in Fashion

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, designers behind the Badgley Mischka brand, have decided to film a 10-12 minute movie that will launch online when their Fall/Winter collection goes on sale this July instead of showing their collection during New York Fashion Week. Choosing to break the cycle of showing collections to potential buyers and the media well in advance, especially in the form of a film, seems daring when considered from a historical point of view. The way Fashion Week has operated over time has been uniform, with designers showing Fall/Winter collections in February and March, while Spring/Summer collections premiere … Continue reading Coming Soon: A New Era in Fashion

New Brand, New Name: An Interesting Publicity Stunt

Kate Spade, co-founder of the popular fashion line by the same name, has announced that she has officially changed her last name to Valentine. This change is to show her commitment to her new venture with husband Andy Spade, a line entitled Frances Valentine. Frances Valentine is supposed to be a brand that largely sells accessories. The brand actually has a Kate Spade-esque origin in that its main products are footwear and handbags. Both Kate Valentine and Andy Spade are returning to their design roots, designing accessories as they once did for the eponymous Kate Spade New York. Despite this change, … Continue reading New Brand, New Name: An Interesting Publicity Stunt

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High Fashion, College Wallet Carven Spring/Summer 2016

Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection took deep-sea inspiration to create an aquatic scene on the runway. Nods to oceanic creatures like octopi, jellyfish, and striped puffer fish were clear in the primary colored prints that dominated Carven’s show. … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Carven Spring/Summer 2016

Chic Gifts for Your Valentine

Many people struggle to find the perfect present for their significant other. Roses can be cliché, and no one wants the awkwardness of buying a gift the recipient hates. Valentines with a definitive fashion sense can be especially difficult, but some key items are sure to satisfy. The gifts below cover a range of tastes while sticking to a high standard of style. A Classic Handbag Choose one in a romantic blush color, perfect for date night as well as the upcoming spring months. Or opt for a classy black clutch – try a suede or fur finish if your … Continue reading Chic Gifts for Your Valentine

Yeezy: Kanye West as a Fashion Icon

Since the release of Air Yeezy 1 and his 2009 Louis Vuitton collaboration, Kanye West has led the sneaker market. After releasing Air Yeezy 2 with Nike, West dissed the company via music, ultimately leaving to more freely design and produce what he envisioned. Adidas helped bring this dream to reality. Kanye West released Yeezy Season 1 in early 2015, making a bold New York Fashion Week premiere of his Adidas collaboration. The first item released was a pair of grey Yeezy 750 boosts. Despite many haters calling these an uglier version of Uggs, the shoes sold out almost immediately … Continue reading Yeezy: Kanye West as a Fashion Icon

How To Tuesday: Faux-Fur Vests and Coats in 2016

Fashion often has a cyclical nature, with seemingly long-gone trends suddenly returning in full force when creative designers or stylists reimagine them for modern times. Fur vests are a recent example of this, having made a comeback after a lengthy period of disappearance. They are popular for their combination of warmth and versatility, leading to everyone from celebrities to college students trying the trend, which comes in many colors and sizes and can be styled in a countless amount of ways. Due to their recent reemergence, many people are unsure how to wear a fur vest, but luckily it takes … Continue reading How To Tuesday: Faux-Fur Vests and Coats in 2016