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Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

Born Again Studios upscales vintage pieces with pearls and luxury monograms

September 2, 2020

With a focus on environmental consciousness, Born Again Studios combines streetwear and pop culture into its clothing reducing its carbon footprint by giving vintage items a second life. Origina...

 

Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

Fashion brand, abercrombie kids breaks gender stereotype barriers by releasing its first gender neutral collection titled the Everybody Collection. 

The future of fashion is fluidity

February 2, 2018

A color, a style or a cut of a garment has distinguished a person's gender for decades. Pink has been a symbol for girls and femininity, while blue has been a symbols for boys and masculinity. Social ...

The Rational Dress Society jumpsuits to race and gender| The Columbia Chronicle

April 11, 2016

The Rational Dress Society hosted a session about reimagining fashion April 5 in the Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Fashion Manager Jacqueline WayneGuite hosted the lecture and co-...

Rebirth makes people feel sexy in their own skin

Rebirth Garments is a clothing line created by Sky Cubacub to make people feel more comfortable with who they are. The line includes apparel for transgender or gender nonconforming people as well as disabled people, but Cubacub said anyone is welcome to wear the company’s clothing.

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

December 7, 2015

For people who are gender nonconforming, finding clothing that fits properly and makes them feel comfortable can be difficult. To help, Sky Cubacub created the Rebirth Garments clothing line.Cubacub s...

Chicago’s Uniqlo is the first in an effort by the company to expand beyond the east and west coast regions.

Fashion meets function at Uniqlo

November 2, 2015

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo opened its first Midwest location in Chicago at 830 N. Michigan Ave. on Oct. 23. The three-level store is a myriad of clean, white walls, open space and chromium accents. ...

Communication can ensure students are ready to register

By Editorial Board

November 2, 2015

In previous semesters, undergraduate students were required to meet with a faculty advisor to be cleared to register. However, the college has partially eliminated that requirement for spring registration, as reported in our page 8 story. Freshman and transfer students are still required to meet with an advisor at the College Advising Center before they can register.Most colleges and universities do not require advising session...

Fashion Focus CHICago

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

October 5, 2015

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Fashion Focus CHICago, a nine-day series of runway shows, community shopping events and ...

‘Real’ women in ads still airbrushed stereotype

By Assistant Metro Editor

April 7, 2014

Some clothing brands have recently strayed from using pencil-thin, traditionally beautiful women to model their clothing with campaigns that attempt to portray “real” women. However, one brand’s campaign subtly reinforces the stereotype that smart women aren’t typically associated with beauty.Online retailer Betabrand replaced supermodels with models who double as Ph.D. holders or doctoral candidates in their spring “sm...

Disposable fashion, no passion

By Sophia Coleman

October 15, 2012

Too many mornings I wake up and think, “I have nothing to wear.” If you look into my closet, you’d probably think it looks like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Akira had a booze-induced threesome, procreated a few dozen times, and puked all over my wardrobe.There are sweaters and jeans in every color of the rainbow piled high on wire shelves next to cardigans, blouses and skirts hanging haphazardly or crumpled on th...

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