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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...

Junior design management major Imani Kutti operates a one-woman fashion line, incorporating aspects of her African heritage.

Student brings African heritage to the Chicago fashion scene

March 23, 2020

Fresh off a New York City fashion show, designer Imani Kutti had little time to celebrate because come Monday morning, it was back to her part-time job as a boutique manager, on top of being a full...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Mikayla Delson, 2019 arts management alumna, at her first showcase, “Acclimate Not Assimilate.”

Alumna dresses up photo series of Filipino American culture

October 26, 2019

After graduating from Columbia in May, Mikayla Delson, an arts management major, had mixed feelings about what she wanted to do next. While trying to figure it out, Delson received a number of freelance oppor...

Hoda Katebi, a famous Iranian fashion blogger, talks to Columbia students about Eastern fashion influences and rejecting cultural limits in style, held at 618 S. Michigan Ave. on Sept. 12.

Hoda Katebi talks Iranian fashion, politics and imperialism with Columbia students

September 19, 2019

A Chicago-based author, activist and fashion blogger, whose profile was raised by a notorious WGN-TV interview, delivered a blunt message to Columbia students on Iranian fashion, racism and voiceles...

From Viet Cong flags to no bra: Students use personal style to make political statements

From Viet Cong flags to no bra: Students use personal style to make political statements

April 26, 2019

In today’s political climate, seas of bubblegum-pink “pussy hats” and bright red “Make America Great Again” caps show political fashion is alive and on display. Students at Columbia are no ex...

The classic silhouettes and cuts of the ‘30s and ‘40s can still be seen in many fashion designs today.

New exhibit highlights Hollywood film fashion, influence during ‘30s and ‘40s

April 12, 2019

Even in black and white, old Hollywood films showcased garments’ lush textures, detailed cuts and simple silhouettes—the hallmarks of  ‘30s and ‘40s fashion. The Chicago History Museum,...

Bluewater Kings Band playing at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave, Feb .19.

Bluewater Kings reign during Chop Shop monthly showcase

February 23, 2019

Showcasing the fun and excitement of live music for parties and events, the Bluewater Kings Band put on its free monthly show and played a wide range of music Feb. 20 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.The fr...

‘The Beach’ splashes onto Navy Pier

January 18, 2019

While the cold months may be here, Navy Pier has introduced a free escape. “The Beach Chicago,” which opened Jan. 19, is a free interactive public art installation designed to emulate being at a b...

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

January 18, 2019

Four Columbia students spent the Spring 2018 semester working on a case study about global retail expansion, and after months of research and a semester of peer review, their work resulted in each of them winning a $5,000 scholarship. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non...

 1980 film alumnus and cinematographer Michael Goi spoke to students Oct. 22 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to give advice on how to get past the fear of making it in Hollywood. Goi showed scenes from “American Horror Story: Hotel” and explained his professional journey while showing students they can be successful.

Making it in Hollywood: The real ‘American Horror Story’

October 29, 2018

Sarah Paulson walks through a dark corridor in a psychiatric hospital, searching for answers as she portrays journalist Lana Winters looking for the infamous killer Bloody Face. She turns her flashli...

Chicago's Latino Fashion Weeks strives to be inclusive on and off the runway.

Latino Fashion Week takes social activism to Chicago runway

October 8, 2018

Chicago’s Latino Fashion Week will kick off Oct. 11, showcasing unique designs ranging from lacy bridal wear to a collection of 
men’s underwear worn by androgynous models.Latino Fashion Week—...

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