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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Hayley Elsaesser F/W 2017

Hayley Elsaesser F/W 2017

By Caroline Zemsky, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

  A burst of color set the playful and animated mood in Hayley Elsaesser’s Fall/Winter 2017 presentation. Elsaesser, clad in a long, bright coat and neon blue hair, reflected her own collection....

Kendall Miles F/W 2017

Kendall Miles F/W 2017

By Faith Choi, Contributing Writer February 8, 2017

With forecasts of a snow storm approaching New York, the Kendall Miles Fall/Winter 2017 collection gives sound proof that there's more to winter shoes than the standard Uggs. The designer, Kendall...

PH5 F/W 2017

PH5 F/W 2017

By Carson Kessler, Staff Writer February 8, 2017

A dreamy scene of milky white flooded the Bortolami Gallery as inflatable, white spheres effortlessly hung from the rafters, providing a clean background for PH5’s vibrant and heavily textured Fall/Winter...

Roumel6 F/W 2017

By Pamela Jew, Staff Writer February 8, 2017

Velvet and fishnets brought a sense of sensuality and decadent elegance together in the Roumel6 Fall/Winter 2017 presentation. Birthed in 2015, Roumel6 is the premiere fashion line by New York City...

Epson Digital Couture F/W 2017

By Michaela Hoffman, Violet Vision Editor February 8, 2017

Epson brought back its signature vibrancy and diversity for the third installment of their Digital Couture Project event, held at the IAC Building in the Meatpacking District. While technology is rapidly...

Though only 15 years old, this model stands on a podium at the Raun LaRose Presentation.

Ageism Plagues the Fashion Industry

By Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer February 6, 2017
In the fashion industry, trends come and go, style evolves and timeless pieces are never a dime a dozen. But what’s rarely mentioned is that this philosophy extends to people as well — models suffer the most from the prevalence of ageism in the fashion world.
With modern society's growing reliance on technology, the era of brick-and-mortar storefronts may be coming to an end. Though some people continue to try on clothes in physical stores, that is becoming less of the case as online shopping becomes more popular.

The End of Brick-and-Mortar

By Chloe Tran, Contributing Writer February 6, 2017
In 2017, do we still need physical retail stores, especially in a digital age when it consistently saves time and energy to order online?
Thaddeus O'Neil F/W 2017

Thaddeus O’Neil F/W 2017

By Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor February 3, 2017

A little bit of neon and disco brought the party to the Thaddeus O’Neil Fall/Winter 2017 presentation. Before the models entered the room, the audience looked upon a neon pink light reading “An...

General Idea F/W 2017

General Idea F/W 2017

By Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor February 2, 2017

Streamlined and architectural, the General Idea Fall/Winter 2017 collection brought back some of the same successful elements from designer Bumsuk Choi’s F/W 2016 season. Oversized grommets lined...

Rochambeau F/W 2017

Rochambeau F/W 2017

By Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor February 2, 2017

Designers Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler’s newest Rochambeau runway show, “Myopia”, was a whirlwind for the senses. Punk music blared while masked figures danced maniacally and darted behind...

Matiere F/W 2017

Matiere F/W 2017

By Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor February 2, 2017

Masculinity molded Matiere’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The looks, unembellished and practical (aside from a pair of plaid wool cargo shorts), maintained a strong sense of identity. The utilization...

Loris Diran F/W 2017

Loris Diran F/W 2017

By Michaela Hoffman, Violet Vision Editor February 2, 2017

Loris Diran’s Fall/Winter 2017 show, titled “BACK 2 BLACK”, was largely influenced by his past year living and working in India and mainland China. The atmosphere immediately evoked calm...