Summer is just around the corner, and that means that grand adventures and travels are awaiting you! To make the most of this season, many students like me are going to study abroad. But before you jet away to your destination, you have to prepare a suitcase with the essentials. Specific for traveling throughout Europe, [...]
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Design and merchandising sophomore Julia Pacitti empties her everyday tote bag to show us the essentials and fun products she carries around with her: Bag, Fossil: sturdy, water resistant and has plenty of pockets, perfect for toting things around campus Sequined laptop sleeve, Urban Outfitters: a gift from her roommates last year for her birthday, [...]
Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, was honored May 1 as the second annual recipient of the Westphal Award from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award recognizes not only the recipient’s leadership and creative success but also the recipient’s ability to inspire and nurture the [...]
Deborah Riley Draper, film writer and producer of the fashion documentary “Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution,” presented at the URBN Annex April 18 about a major change in the fashion industry that happened overnight. Pat Cleveland, a supermodel and runway legend who walked in the runway show in 1973, joined Draper in a question-and-answer session [...]
Christopher Palu, a finalist on Season 10 of “Project Runway,” visited Drexel March 7 to discuss his experiences in the fashion industry and his personal life in Ruth Auditorium of Nesbitt Hall. Before Palu landed a spot on “Project Runway,” he experienced a series of ups and downs in the fashion world. He joked about [...]
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 much success, Barr longed to [...]
With fashion capitals ranging from London to Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is clear that American fashion is influenced by styles from around the world. Even just from walking around on campus, one can find a unique mix of fashion inspired by global trends. Representing over 100 different countries, many Drexel students use style to reflect [...]
For as long as I can remember, fashion has always been part of my life. There was never an ounce of doubt or question as to what I would like to study in college, and Drexel sat at the top of my list because of its unique design and merchandising program. Currently a sophomore in [...]
Peter Rampulla Finance and entrepreneurship, Pre-Junior Q: Who inspires your style? A: I’m a very big Thom Browne fan, and if anything else, I really like Yves Saint Laurent, but when he mainly worked for Christian Dior, not his own line in particular. And I like a lot of Jil Sander’s stuff. Q: What do you [...]
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. Now, after a slight decline [...]
Detachable Collar Fall is all about layering but not about the bulk. Here is a quick and easy way to recycle an unused button-up and transform it into a chic detachable collar. If you don’t have one of your own, find a cheap collared shirt at a thrift store. Once completed, pair this collar with [...]
As fast-fashion stores take over the market and original designs become harder and harder to find, Philadelphia is lucky to have such an amazing selection of boutiques to choose from. Smak Parlour at 2nd and Market streets is one of those boutiques, curating a unique shop full of funky clothes and accessories alongside their in-house [...]
The Costume Institute Gala is an event hosted by Vogue, also known as the “Oscars of The East Coast.” It is solely reserved for fashion’s elite to showcase their sartorial takes on the latest designs in the fashion industry. This year, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art held the event May 7 in honor [...]
Seven months ago, John Galliano, former design director of Christian Dior, was convicted of assault after allegedly making aggressive anti-Semitic remarks toward fellow patrons at the La Perle cafe in Paris. The remarks made by Galliano were caught on tape while he verbally attacked the couple with phrases such as “I love Hitler” and “Dirty [...]
Getting started in the fashion world is difficult for any young designer, especially in Philadelphia, where the scene is still developing. However, Art Institute student Michael Thomas is here to “put Philly on the map for fashion.” He’s off to a strong start with his line titled Faithful, thanks to perseverance and an ability to [...]
There is no better way to spend a weekend than sitting in the front row at Philadelphia’s seventh annual Fashion Week. A sense of excitement whirls in the air as hundreds of people gather to see the latest styles, trends and talent that Philadelphia Fashion Week has to offer each year. Unlike Mercedes Benz Fashion [...]
Awards season is officially upon us, and the men and women we adore certainly dressed to impress this year. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the 2012 awards show season with plenty of dapper dudes and stunning starlets. In case you missed the most important part of the show, here is a recap [...]
As a longtime heavyweight of women’s lingerie, Victoria’s Secret is known to pull out all the stops for its annual fashion show. With the combination of a star-studded audience, million-dollar wardrobe pieces, big time performances and half-naked women, it is no surprise that the 2011 show raked in 10.3 million viewers, its biggest audience since [...]
The Wardrobe Boutique, located at 1822 Spring Garden St., offers formal and casual clothing at affordable prices. The boutique also accepts donations and volunteers. If you bring your student ID to the store, you will receive a 10 percent discount. Imagine preparing for an interview with nothing to wear. A majority of Drexel University students [...]
Midtown, N.Y. is the fashion capital of America, similar to other fashion capitals such as Milan, Paris, London and Tokyo. The Fashion District has lent a home to many established and up-and-coming apparel companies. Not only is it responsible for nurturing and growing businesses, it also supplies thousands of jobs for both Americans and immigrants, [...]
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