High Fashion, College Wallet: Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Collection, the storied American fashion house’s black label line, experimented with textures for Fall/Winter 2014: jackets, sweaters, and dresses came in shaggy earth-tone colors, while stark black and white ensembles were refreshed in texturized interpretations, with heavy boots balancing the flowing tops. While the more intricate outerwear would be hard to replicate on a budget, this look is simple, consisting of a long, texturized white dress and heavy boots. For the dress, check out ASOS Midi Skater Dress in Texture with High Neck ($66.33). While the exact texture differs from the Calvin Klein, the silhouette is remarkably similar, … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Calvin Klein

High Fashion, College Wallet: Maison Martin Margiela

French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela has been innovating since 1988. Designer Martin Margiela originally hails from Belgium and graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp), which also trained other renowned designers including Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Kris Van Assche.  Many of these designers, Margiela especially, became known for their avant-garde approaches to fashion during the 1980s. Recently, Margiela’s namesake label has been enjoying a rise in popularity, due in part to high profile fans such as Kanye West, who donned a custom-made Margiela wardrobe for 2013’s Yeezus tour (the bejeweled mask being … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet: Maison Martin Margiela

Tailoring 101: Women’s

The average college girl has a multitude of tasks on her plate managing school, work, internships, social life and style. Yet, on the time schedule of an NYC college student, tailoring clothes to fit can be a pain. The perfect way to alleviate stress is to learn some basic tips on finding what is right for you and tailoring it for the perfect fit. The first step is to shop for your body type. For finding the right jacket, focus on key characteristics. Shoulders should be snug without pulling and the edges of the seam should not stretch out farther … Continue reading Tailoring 101: Women’s

When Fashion and Pop Culture Cross

Fashion is an integral and highly visible part of any culture or society. When we consider America’s own history, much of what is known and imagined about various eras and decades is understood from the way that people dressed. Since fashion is so integrated into daily life, however, it often goes unnoticed as a method of communication despite its incredibly powerful role in building individual identities and creating culture. High fashion, on the other hand, has always played a very distinct role in both reflecting the times and anticipating the future. Historically, runway fashion both mirrors the values of a … Continue reading When Fashion and Pop Culture Cross

Style Spotted: Style By Region

  Autumn Hamra, Steinhardt junior majoring in Studio Art, is a New Yorker. Hamra grew up in Westchester and only moved to Manhattan to attend NYU; however, she does think that what makes fashion in New York unique is that it is not so easy to pin-point. “New York style is often dark and grunge, but at the same time laid back and flowy,” said Hamra. Hamra describes her style is somewhat New York inspired artsy, while also slightly conservative. In the warmer months Hamra enjoys a floral look while in the winter she likes to play around with layers. … Continue reading Style Spotted: Style By Region