The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons

Imagine being new to fashion and attending your first runway show. Upon arriving to the venue, everything seems normal for a high-profile event. The program says “Ready-to-Wear” and you think this means it’s a show saturated with high-end, artsy interpretations of street style. When the lights go down and the models strut out, you realize just how wrong you are. The clothing looks so much unlike clothing it’s baffling. This is essentially the Comme des Garcons experience. The Japanese fashion label, whose name translates to “Like Boys,” has been an edgy, eccentric brand since Rei Kawakubo founded it in 1969. … Continue reading The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons

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