Style Advice From Ken Downing

Ken Downing, fashion director and executive vice president of Neiman Marcus, came to Drexel April 11 to talk to design students about fall trends. Aside from his witty remarks concerning upcoming trends and color stories, the fashion director gave some sound bites that cannot go undocumented. Read on to hear… Continued


Wish you could easily earn money by selling your gently loved clothing and accessories? Don’t feel like taking photos of clothes yourself and uploading them to, say, an eBay account? Threadflip, a revolutionary website and mobile application, is changing the way people can resell clothes. Combining a website and app,… Continued

Chestnut Street: Philly’s New Fashion Row

As fall temperatures set in, new stores and new styles are popping up just in time for new wardrobe additions. Whether shopping in Old City or on Rittenhouse Row, there is no denying that Philadelphia is a fashion hub. Old City shoppers should visit United By Blue’s new clothier and… Continued

Store Profile: Laundrea

In her senior year of high school, Rachel Godwin Becker realized she could take her passion for sewing and turn it into a career. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion design with a minor in fashion marketing from the International Academy of Design in Tampa, Fla., and… Continued

Designer Profile: Mona Gilbert

Looking for a chic way to spice up your look for spring? Try incorporating one of Mona Gilbert’s signature pocket scarves into your wardrobe. The local designer’s scarves are perfect to layer on those breezy spring mornings, and with their unique look, you will be sure to stand out. Gilbert’s… Continued

Designer Profile: Erin Barr

Hair and makeup expert turned fashion designer Erin Barr established herself in the beauty industry after graduating from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. Barr garnered an address book full of celebrity clients and worked on editorial shoots in New York City as a hair and makeup artist. Although she gained… Continued

Bow Ties

The bow tie dates back to the 17th century during the Prussian wars, when Croatian mercenaries used scarves to hold the openings of their shirts together. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the French upper classes used bow ties as a sign of the aristocracy and a fashion-forward royal court.… Continued

Designer Profile: Marina Makaron

Abstract prints might not be what you typically think about wearing when the holidays come around. Many people resort to wearing earthy tones or basic black in the winter. Why stick to the cold-weather palate of drab, dark colors? Former Drexel student turned fashion designer Marina Makaron is fresh off… Continued

Concert launches basketball season

Collaboratively written by Ian Crumm and Devon Harman Hip hop artist and rapper Dev, along with opening acts DJ Sliink and Dirty South Joe, performed Nov. 3 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center to rally students for the upcoming basketball season at Midnight Madness. The DAC Pack led the production of… Continued

Website launches on LGBT sports issues

Ellen Staurowsky, a Drexel University professor, launched a website Oct. 11 that compiles the work of scholars and activists around the country on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in sports. Staurowsky, a professor in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies, spearheaded “LGBT Issues in Sport: Theory to Practice,” but… Continued