Fishnet Tights: The Fall Trend with a Rebellious Past

Love them or hate them, fishnets are definitely making a comeback. Bold tights, as sent down the runway by the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Saint Laurent, will soon be spotted all over the streets of NYC. Fishnets, which have cropped up in shows throughout the Fall/Winter 2015 to Fall/Winter 2016 seasons, are just one classic and unexpected example of a wardrobe essential that is finally getting its chance at a much-deserved revival. The history of fishnet stockings is relatively unknown, but photographic evidence shows that one of the first purposes of fishnets was to draw attention to the burlesque … Continue reading Fishnet Tights: The Fall Trend with a Rebellious Past

High Fashion, College Wallet Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016

This week’s High Fashion, College Wallet pays tribute to Hedi Slimane’s era at Saint Laurent. April 1’s announcement that the designer would be stepping down from his position as creative director was no April Fool’s prank. Slimane consistently brought youth, … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016

High Fashion College Wallet: Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014

The Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014 at New York Fashion Week presented a remix of the mid-sixties pop movement in London. The line showcased capes, tweedy coats, lapel blazers, tartan skirts and school girl pleated minis paired with Mary Janes or knee high boots. Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane drew inspiration from artist John Baldessari’s appropriation in art to create a parallel between art and youth culture. While these looks are ready-to-wear, the cost is not as attainable; however, similar looks can be found in places not as detrimental to the college budget. This look in particular pays homage to the … Continue reading High Fashion College Wallet: Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2014