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The Art of Thrifting: Giving New Life to Old Items

Samantha Nordstrom, Contributor January 24, 2022

Old Town Fort Collins is home to a myriad of colorful and unique shops, selling a variety of clothing, food and distinctive souvenirs. However, the hidden gems within Old Town lie within thrift shops,...

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,...

apparel from Sic970

Sic970 Apparel Delivers Messages of Equity and Empowerment

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

Apparel company Sic970 is unique to locals and important to all.    With messaging that focuses on social justice paired with familiar Colorado emblems, the Fort Collins-based company aims to empower...

Tuana Hair Design stylist in the mirror

Best of CSU Styling Services

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

Best Hair Salon: Tuana Hair Design Tuana Hair Design is a European salon located on College Avenue that offers cuts, coloring, eyebrow threading, keratin smoothing and more. Tuana won best hair salon...

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...

rows of thrift store racks filled with womens clothes

4 Tips To Thrift Quality Clothing in Fort Collins

Johanna Fortescue April 25, 2019

Thrifting is a quickly growing trend in fashion. With the environmental, economic and style benefits, it’s no wonder more and more people are buying their clothing secondhand. But, despite the growing...

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