Fashion is not an industry entirely based on superficiality — it should be livable and accessible. Fitness inspired fashions have been all over the runway for several seasons now, breaking the stereotypes put upon the fashion industry and the people who work in it.
We also want to break these stereotypes. From this idea came our theme: the merging of fitness and fashion. NYU athletics are often overlooked in comparison to the vast amount of arts programs dominating the campus. In order to bridge the gap, we decided to bring the two together in this issue.
The photos you see in this issue feature two NYU athletes and two NYU fashion models. The articles — ranging from models’ health standards to the overlap of athletic wear and streetwear — highlight the importance of deconstructing the misconceptions surrounding the fashion industry.
Thank you to our amazing writers and multimedia team, especially our photographer Natalie Fong. To our models, Camilla, Austen, Monica and Charlie, and our makeup artist Kathryn Ruhl — thank you for braving the Hudson River’s harsh winds during the long hours of the shoot. And finally, thank you to Olivia Martin, the Creative Director of Special Editions, and Valentina Bojanini, our Editor-in-Chief, for helping us create such a beautiful issue.
Sophie Lewis, Beauty & Style Editor
Gabriella Bower, Violet Vision Editor