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Tiffany Brown Designs redefines purple at NYFW

By Connie Xie, Contributing Writer September 14, 2021

  Tiffany Brown of Tiffany Brown Designs is known for her fitted and breathable ensembles. She uses a different color for her collection each season based on the color's connotations and meanings....

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Naked purple metallic cultural significance, anyone?

By Nic Leblanc, Contributing Writer September 14, 2021

  Global Collective, a label comprising emerging designers from around the world, hosted their Spring/Summer 2022 fashion show at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 11. The collective aims to spotlight...

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NYU alum O’Neill illuminates Rainbow Room with Markarian debut

By Sixx Orange, Contributing Writer September 13, 2021

Markarian, a womenswear brand founded in 2017, has quickly become a favorite of fashion editors. Since the beginning, the brand has been known as whimsical and extravagant. This season, she expanded...

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House of Aama explores the Black experience in a seaside haven

By Connie Xie, Contributing Writer September 13, 2021

House of Aama’s designs are inspired by and steeped in Black culture, history and spirituality. Founded by Parsons School of Design graduate Akua Shabaka and her mother, Rebecca Henry, the fashion...

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Frederick Anderson’s spring 2022 collection is giving beach vibes

By Trace Miller, Deputy Managing Editor September 10, 2021

Frederick Anderson, a designer, Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and New York fashion industry veteran, is going coastal with his spring 2022 collection, “The Incredible Lightness of Freedom.”...

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RVNG brings a fairytale to New York Fashion Week

By Victoria Maung, Contributing Writer September 10, 2021

Jordan Stewart wants to curate a fantastical alternative universe for you. The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards-nominated designer of RVNG Couture presented her runway collection in a virtual format...

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CHOCHENG captures the fine line between tradition and edge

By Anja Westhues, Contributing Writer September 10, 2021

CHOCHENG was founded in 2010 by designer Cho Cho Cheng. Cheng studied fashion at Parsons School of Design before taking an apprenticeship in London to study traditional British tailoring. CHOCHENG distinguishes...

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C+plus, where’s the plus factor?

By Nirbhay Chatani, Contributing Writer September 10, 2021

C+plus SERIES, founded in 2018 by C.T. Liu, is a fashion label that emphasizes graceful simplicity and pragmatism — part of a new age where minimalism down to the minutiae of each piece is highlighted....

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Erigo celebrates their 10th year in the fashion industry with their first appearance at NYFW

By Li-Chun Pan, Contributing Writer September 10, 2021

Erigo, founded by Muhammad Sadad in 2012, is an Indonesian fashion brand that seeks to be gender neutral and produce affordable and sustainable fashion. Their collection ERIGO X marks their first appearance...

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Duncan breaks through the conservative mold

By Anja Westhues, Contributing Writer September 9, 2021

Duncan, founded in 2019 by Michelle Duncan, is a luxury women’s fashion brand based in New York City. It offers designer clothes to the modern, dynamic woman with a demanding schedule. Duncan drew...

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Harlem Fashion Row touts opportunity, access and flair at NYFW SS22

By Lieko Dadaille, Contributing Writer September 9, 2021

New York Fashion Week’s first night opened with Harlem Fashion Row’s 14th annual show. The evening began with a series of speeches that celebrated Black designers of the fashion industry and closed...

Mini-Fringe 2021

By Sam Brinton, Beauty & Style Editor May 7, 2021

The weather’s getting warmer, vaccination numbers are climbing and Washington Square Park is more bustling than ever. Students have emerged from their bedrooms and shed their Zoom sweatpants in favor...