Welcome Back Violets!

With NYU Welcome Week in full swing, it is officially the end of summer break for most students. However, when one season ends, another one is merely beginning and I have a feeling that this fall will be quite memorable. The new season also ushers along with it the one year anniversary of this blog, as well as a reminder of how far this blog has come and how much it has blossomed in the months that have passed. None of this would have been possible without all of the student writers and the WSN team, as well as the … Continue reading Welcome Back Violets!

High Fashion, College Wallet: Michael Kors

The Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2014 show at New York Fashion Week exhibited an array of soft navy, gray and metallic snake patterns that converted the predictable skater skirt trend into something much edgier. Prints in the spring and summer are usually associated with florals paired with pastel colors, but Michael Kors breaks away from the mould with introducing leathery textures. No skirt could rival this particular one, but ASOS‘s Pixie Metallic Skater Skirt ($21.64) is not a bad alternative. Unfortunately, it does not have the key element of a snake print texture, however, the bronze and metallic elements make the skirt pop. … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Michael Kors

High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

The Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2014 show at New York Fashion Week this month delivered as expected, featuring monochrome outfits in dark colors, as well as showcasing styles in cherry reds and with abstract patterns. Created by Austrian designer Helmut Lang in 1986, the Helmut Lang brand exists today under the ownership of Japan’s Link Theory — known for its monochromatic, minimalist designs, typically drawing inspiration from a palette of white, black and brown — after its acquisition by Prada. A standout piece in the 2014 collection included an oversized black mohair sweater coat paired with a knee-length black and white … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Helmut Lang

Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered

In the days following the Fall/Winter 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, press outlets and fans alike noticed a strong resurgence in fur and animal skins on the catwalks. From ombré-dyed bomber jackets at Marc Jacobs to thick furry frocks in neutral tones at Michael Kors, it seems as though fur is back to its spot as one of fashion’s most coveted materials. That being said, perhaps the time has come for designers to ditch the fur and leather for chic alternatives. But can it really be done across the entire industry, and should it? I am not so … Continue reading Fur, Faux and a Middle Ground: All Things Considered