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Brayan Montes-Terrazas models the face mask he designed for El Centro. (Photo courtesy of Brayan Montes-Terrazas)

How Pandemic Face Masks Changed Fashion and Invention

Aspen Flores March 29, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are nothing new, and for many of us wearing them regularly has become normal in everyday life. Whether you wear store-bought masks, homemade ones,...

Fashion, Dress, and Suffragettes: The R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Dress Exhibit

Fashion, Dress, and Suffragettes: The R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Dress Exhibit

Katie Boland May 7, 2020

You can tell a lot about a person by the clothing that they wear. Fashion is a form of self-expression, in which people can make statements about who they are or who they want to be. Historically, people...

Sewing machine for custom thrifting

Trashion: From Fast Fashion To Sustainable Styles

Kendall Martin March 4, 2020

The average American discards about 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles every year, according to the Huffington Post. That’s equivalent to 64 T-shirts or 16 pairs of jeans. The EPA reports that...

Maddie Steele modeling a cool outfit

Dress Down: The Fashion Future Is Fluid

Maddie Steele February 6, 2020

It’s 2019, the revolutionary year that has taken a step towards equality and acceptance. Although we have culturally opened a wide range of multiple gender identities, there are still issues within the...

Ivy League style connotes a sense of arrogance and showoff-yness that doesn’t endear itself to everyday wear in the 21st century. But that is no indication dressing Ivy is outdated. (Mackenzie Pinn | College Avenue Magazine)

Reclaiming Ivy: A Spring Update To College Avenue Winter 2019

Gabriel Go February 6, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was updated on May 4, 2020. The original story was published on Feb. 6, 2020.  In 1965, a group of Japanese photographers and fashion designers published a photo book celebrating...

Appropriate Appropriation: The Black History of Ivy Fashion

Appropriate Appropriation: The Black History of Ivy Fashion

Ave Martin February 6, 2020

When considering cultural appropriation, Coachella attendees donning headdresses and unflattering images of individuals partaking in offensive costumes often arrive in the mind. We’re looking at you,...

three people smile and pose outside of Canvas Stadium

What To Wear To Your Next CSU Tailgate

Maddie Steele October 8, 2019

Tailgates are best known for pre-gaming with friends, hamburgers and chicken wings, and getting pumped for the football game. But, an important part of tailgating is representing school pride. Tailgate...

Sketches of Euphoria Golden collection.

Cameron Utter Designs To Embody Emotion

Johanna Fortescue April 26, 2019

A hit Travie McCoy and Sia song, a signature color inspired by Emily Dickinson and a celebration of vibrant emotions all inspired Cameron Utter’s collection “Euphoria Golden.” Utter is one of the...

woman wearing a black dress over an olive cardigan with grey pearls

Do You Have a Bohemian Style?

Kelly Peterson December 5, 2018

    Google defines "bohemian" as “socially unconventional, artistic people and the areas they frequent.” How does the Fort Collins community define bohemia, bohemian style and the bohemian...

The process starts with pulling inspiration from WGSN, a trend forecasting business provided for students that holds news, information, and fashion images for style industries to reference. Students then draw up 15-20 ideation sketches to be critiqued by the class. Photo credit: Alea Schmidt

Students Take On Sustainable Fashion for CSU’s Fashion Show

ASchmidt1 April 5, 2018
Creating gowns out of parachutes, this class of designers has conquered sustainable fashion.
sns nails colors

Your Nails Can Be Healthy and Beautiful With SNS

MMiller1 March 26, 2018
SNS Natural Nails is a new trend that will leave your nails beautiful, healthy and happy.
L.L. Bean vs. Sperry: What CSU Women Are Wearing This Winter

L.L. Bean vs. Sperry: What CSU Women Are Wearing This Winter

MMiller1 February 19, 2018
Which fashionable winter boot choice is best for a snowy day on campus?
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