Spring Trend Predictions

8:00am -- my alarm goes off. I eat some breakfast, throw on some clothes and head out the door to my first lecture. I was welcomed by hints of spring… the warm breeze, sunshine, and the sound of a lawnmower off in the distance. Spring is coming! Which means, time to ditch those black and …

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Brands to Watch in 2020

Welcome to the new year, everyone! We’ve finally escaped the trials and tribulations of the 2010s and made it (mostly) safely to the screaming 20s. Last century’s iteration of this decade brought with it monumental cultural shifts, underscored - and often driven by - fashion. Flapper dresses, feathers, sequins, diamonds galore - style, especially for …

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How Feasible is ‘Sustainable Fashion’?

With journalistic coverage of the ever-worsening climate crisis criticizing the environmental impact of “fast fashion” and the wasteful practices of designers (some of which burn their clothes rather than donate them), sustainability has never been more in fashion. However, many “sustainable” brands’s pieces carry a less-than-sustainable price tag, rendering a wholesale condemnation of fast-fashion buyers, …

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The Art of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The ugly Christmas sweater, once a serious medium in our parents’ day, fell out of favor in the nineties only to reemerge as an ironic festive fashion trend in the past several years. Mastering the art of the ugly, however, is a difficult balance -- one that requires a certain self-confidence and  a total abandonment …

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‘The Secret History’ Aesthetic

November to me is The Secret History month. Its entire duration just embodies the aesthetic of the book perfectly, in gloomy twilight that sets in whilst you’re still sitting in lectures, the last few dark gold leaves clinging to nearly-bare trees, and the deeply unsettling chill of the wind that forces you to dig deep …

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