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A female model dressed in black against a white background wears a nude Telfar bag.

Telfar pop up at Brooklyn’s Rainbow takes New Yorkers by storm

Telfar’s Brooklyn pop-up had eager customers lining up and down the block, hoping to purchase the brand’s typically sold-out bags.
Jhenesis Hines, Contributing Writer Sep 23, 2022

Telfar, a Black-owned company well-known for its “Shopping Bags,” took over the Rainbow retail store on Fulton Street to host its first-ever pop-up shop on Sept. 11. The bags...

Models stand on the side of the runway with Nikita Shah.

First-ever South Asian New York Fashion Week reclaims origins

Amid protests prior to the runway, South Asian New York Fashion Week pays homage to South Asian heritage through design.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor Sep 22, 2022

Pleated cottons, flowy chiffons and lightweight silks — mainstays of South Asian fashion — were carefully draped on models as they got ready to close out the first-ever...

A long brown skirt and white sleeveless top with a cross necklace is to the left, and a long white skirt and teal long-sleeve top is on the right. The two outfits are in front of a red background.

Fashion welcomes the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Catholic iconography has taken over the fashion world, embracing both tradition and modernity.
Nicole Llopis-Martell Moros, Contributing Writer Sep 21, 2022

Our generation goes through trends more often than socks get lost in the washing machine. We’ve seen the comeback of low-waisted jeans and micro-miniskirts from the early 2000s,...

A model walks down the runway in an off-the-shoulder white mini dress with metallic gold floral embellishments. Two long cape-like trains are attached to its back.

Markarian’s latest collection gives a contemporary twist to classic styles

Taking inspiration from the Renaissance and the ’80s, Markarian’s SS23 collection is fit for modern, eclectic royalty.
Camila Ceballos, Multimedia Editor Sep 21, 2022

Looking back on the past can be disastrous in fashion. Historical trends ranging from the 1500s neck ruffs to the 2000s velour tracksuits must stay buried deep. Yet, Markarian...

Illustrations of a brown long-sleeved turtleneck shirt, a long floral pink-and-black dress, a long-sleeved maroon-colored top with a mosaic-like pattern, as well as a needle with a brown spool of thread.

From old to new: Upcycling changed my relationship with fashion

You like my top? Thanks, it’s my sister’s!
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer Sep 20, 2022

Growing up, my mother refused to buy new clothes because we already had perfectly suitable clothing at home — my older sister’s.  Long-sleeve turtlenecks, short-sleeve...

A model walks down the runway in a blue dress with purple tulle sleeves.

Making a sustainable IMPACT beyond the runway

Celebrating green fashion, 15 eco-conscious designers disrupt NYFW’s detached environment with a strong IMPACT.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor Sep 19, 2022

Walking into any big-box retail store, you probably have no idea about the who, what and where behind your favorite pieces — IMPACT NYFW strives to change that. IMPACT,...

Emma Gage standing on a themed pink picnic table.

Melke combines playful wearability with crafty sustainability

Got Melke?
Joey Hung, Editor-at-Large Sep 19, 2022

Melke, named after the way Midwesterners pronounce “milk,” was founded in 2020 by Minneapolis native Emma Gage. Gage is a two-time winner of the Kate Spade and Company...

A group of models walk down the runway, one in a green dress, one in a black-and-white dress, one in a black dress and one in a red dress.

Pamella Roland celebrates two decades of shimmering success

Empowering women with princess silhouettes and ostrich feathers, Pamella Roland comes home to timeless classics.
Linsey Liao, Contributing Writer Sep 14, 2022

In the heart of Hudson Square, Pamella Roland launched her Spring/Summer 2023 collection.  A full two decades have passed since the designer debuted her first collection...

Patricia Zajacova, Anika Elle Hartje and Nadal de Vries wearing gray, silver and white dresses.

Andrew Kwon enters his evening wear era

Kwon has extended his work beyond the aisle with “Reverie,” his first evening wear collection.
Maureen Zeufack, Contributing Writer Sep 14, 2022

Under the bright flash of rapidly firing cameras and atop a plush red carpet, Korean American designer Andrew Kwon debuted his third collection “Reverie” at the Baccarat...

A model walks down the runway in a long green dress with a low neckline.

Frederick Anderson’s new collection brings fashion into an elevated era

Frederick Anderson’s newest Spring/Summer 2023 collection reflects on finding beauty in reconnecting with the world.
Brooke D’Addio, Contributing Writer Sep 14, 2022

In a world full of confusion, angst and frustration due to the pandemic, designer Frederick Anderson’s new collection is a gem in a fashion world finally out of the house....

Gowns are shown on podiums in a large maroon room.

Jane Morgan’s ‘In My Style’ tells a brilliant life story in sequins

Given the rarity of living as precisely as one dresses, Hollywood star Jane Morgan’s collection of performance dresses dazzles through time.
Con Xie, Contributing Writer Sep 13, 2022

From an outsider’s perspective, New York Fashion Week appears to be the heady, clout-encrusted rush of influencers filing into coveted seats, collecting brand-named goodie...