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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Beauty & Style

A collection of jackets, trousers, skirts and gloves hang under a shelf, while the top of the shelf was decorated with dark cloth and plants.

Emerging designers and unconventional displays take the stage at Komune

Built by college students and fashion lovers alike, Komune is bringing a new wave of designers to New York City.
Deborah Kwong, Contributing Writer Sep 6, 2023

Aliyah Salmon, wearing a black shirt and jeans, sits on a wooden box in front of a dark green backdrop. Three pieces of tapestry art hang from metal scaffolding behind her. They depict images of objects like a green crayon, a blue-and-white vase and eyes.

Q&A: Aliyah Salmon on carving her own path in the art industry

The Brooklyn-based artist talked to WSN about her work, her experiences as a Black woman in the art world, and how she engages with the many facets of being a modern-day independent creative.
Sanam Estakhrian, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

Textile artist Aliyah Salmon is an emerging voice in the New York City art and design scene, her work engaging with the intersection of Black femininity and the Afro-Caribbean...

A collage shows, from left to right: Ella Bowie, J. Yueqiao Ma and Phoebe Satterwhite sit in their respective studios and pose for photos.

Meet 3 tattoo artists shaking up NYC’s tattoo scene

These artists are pushing the envelope of tattooing, and they’re doing it on their own.
Adrita Talukder and Olivia Liu May 5, 2023

Tattoos have taken a turn for the avant-garde. Modern American tattoo culture is evolving — the predominance of the American traditional style is diminishing, and more personal...

An illustration of each of the six main characters in the new television show “Daisy Jones and The Six” against a red background.

A guide to the flawless ’70s fashion of ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’

With great anticipation comes impossible expectations, but costume designer Denise Wingate did not disappoint in Amazon’s new hit show.
Nicole Llopis-Martell Moros, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023

If there's one thing that makes or breaks a TV show, it’s the costume design. There is nothing worse than watching a period piece and feeling like the actors just walked off...

A flea market under the Brooklyn Bridge with a white banner that reads “BROOKLYN FLEA.” There are people browsing in between the stalls.

The best outdoor flea markets to visit this spring

There’s no better way to spend a weekend than rummaging through piles for that perfect vintage find.
Ishani Paul, Staff Writer Apr 27, 2023

With the sun shining on New York, the city has come alive again. If you’re taking yourself on a solo outing, hanging out with your best friends or even looking for a place to...

Two people browsing racks and tables of tee shirts in a store. A red neon sign that reads “City Fun” hangs above, and tee shirts and a skateboard hang from the back wall.

‘It’s band tee heaven’: City Fun is the East Village spot for music merch 

City Fun is a bright spot on an East Village block otherwise dedicated to bodegas. The store sells shirts from all your favorite bands, benefiting both the artist and the small local business.
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer Apr 20, 2023

Located on First Avenue between Second and Third Streets, City Fun is a vibrant explosion of color and music in the East Village shopping scene. The store exclusively sells band...

Illustration of a white pleated skirt and a pair of pastel pink ballet flats against an off-white background decorated with pink flowers.

Spruce up your spring with style: A spring fashion guide

Stay cool even on hot days with these style tips for the spring season.
Ishani Paul, Staff Writer Apr 17, 2023

With the sunshine returning to New York City, the big black puffers and heavy fur coats are getting pushed to the back of our closets once more. It’s finally time to fold away...

Samantha Harper, founder of Harper Collective, sits in her East Village apartment. She is wearing the superbloom dress in noir.

Q&A: Samantha Harper on breaking into the fashion industry

WSN spoke to designer Samantha Harper about her celebrity-loved brand Harper Collective and the challenges of running a business in a changing digital landscape.
Olivia Liu, Beauty & Style Editor Apr 14, 2023

Harper Collective, designer Samantha Harper’s latest venture into made-to-order garments, has made a name for itself as an “it girl” brand. Harper’s designs are lush, sexy...

Tagua owner Daniel Neisa sits in his shop’s workspace, in front of a wall covered in various beaded pieces of jewelry. He smiles for a photo while holding a keychain he made.

How South American vegetable ivory jewelry ended up in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Front Street features a handmade jewelry store selling a sustainable South American treasure.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor Apr 13, 2023

In the verdant hills of Colombia, Daniel Neisa spent his childhood surrounded by a crop called tagua. This species is in the genus Phytelephas, which translates literally to “elephant...

Mother and daughter Rachel Leisring and Raelle Wilson stand together in front of the Vivienne Westwood New York City store. They are wearing all black clothing.

Remembering Vivienne Westwood, an architect of modern punk fashion

On what would’ve been the designer’s 82nd birthday, the New York City store drew an intimate crowd of enthusiasts, gathered for a day of appreciation for the fashion legend.
Melody Jiang, Contributing Writer Apr 11, 2023

The opening model of the show walks down the runway in dim lighting against the TAMverse backdrop with a dress decorated with N.F.T.s, green leggings and arm warmers, pink and red sleeves, and tall boots.

Is fashion’s future virtual?

Will digital fashion be a short-lived trend, or is the metaverse the next step in couture's evolution?
Melody Jiang, Contributing Writer Apr 5, 2023

“Hey, wanna come with me to the Diesel x HAPE Metaverse Fashion Week Party in Genesis Plaza?” is a statement that seems straight out of an AI generated-dialogue between two...

An illustration of several people wearing colorful dresses against a background with yellow, purple and blue patches. On the bottom right corner is a pink shoe with text “miu miu.”

Spring fashion forecast: Maximalism is here to stay

An inside look at seven blooming style trends for springtime.
Olivia Condell, Contributing Writer Mar 23, 2023

With the Fall/Winter 2023 Fashion Week and awards seasons coming to a close, a new chapter in fashion has arrived. Trends like balletcore and imaginative floral designs all have...

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