The Columbia Chronicle

Fashion industry continues to steal, degrade cultures

Brooke Pawling Stennett

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Notable fashion designer Marc Jacobs premiered his Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week Sept. 15. It was a rave-themed show with hanging lights and puddles of water the models had to ...

Notable Native: Angela Ford

Angela Ford is the executive director of TAG Foundation, an organization she founded in 2013 to fill opportunity “gaps” within her community.  

By metro editor

April 18, 2016

Angela Ford, a Bronzeville resident, is an avid cyclist who became inspired to found TAG Foundation, a non-profit urban renewal organization, in July 2013 when she learned that Bronzeville residents lack...

Battle of Versailles recounted in new documentary

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

November 19, 2012

What began as an international exhibition in 1973 quickly became a historic fashion design contest that changed the trajectory ofrunway style while putting African-American models on the map.The story of the Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a legendary show that pitted French designers against their American counterparts, is chronicled in the documentary “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution,” which was released...

New app can detect vital signs using iPhone camera

By Lindsey Woods

October 17, 2011

A team of biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app that can track vital signs, such as heart rate, through the use of built-in mobile phone cameras.Although the app isn’t scheduled to hit markets until the end of the year, Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, located in Massachusetts, said it will be marketed mostly to medical professionals. He said apps related...

Making noise in fashion

By Brianna Wellen

September 7, 2010

In Vogue’s September issue, between Marc Jacobs advertisements and a Halle Berry feature, Nick Cave found his own designs gracing the legendary magazine’s pages.The Chicago-based artist won’t be shy about the accomplishment when he returns to his students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is the head of the graduate fashion program.“I’m going to have [the issue] close to my chest hugging it,...

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