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Emerging menswear finds footing at New York Men’s Day

Emerging menswear finds footing at New York Men’s Day

Gender-expansive treatment of clothing on menswear runways leaves little to be desired.
Sep 13, 2022

Mounting momentum for both bolder and more varied looks in the menswear market, the opening showcase of New York Men’s Day goes beyond rigid conventions. Held over two sessions...

Ordering takeout and receiving one’s food by messenger is a common New York dining practice. With the COVID-19 crisis, new measures are being put in place to protect both messengers and customers. (Photo by Anna Letson)

How Student Takeout Habits are Altered by COVID-19

NYU students adjust their dining routines in wake of crisis.
Apr 23, 2020

Using takeout and delivery services is a privilege that has shifted greatly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions on in-restaurant dining in New York and beyond...

Trent Simonian, a first-year Film major at Tisch (left) and Jack Byrne, a first-year concentrating in Business and Entertainment at Gallatin (right) created Sidetalk NYC. Simonian and Byrne explore the streets of NYC and ask random pedestrians various questions for a new man-on-the-street series on Instagram. (Photo by Justin Aharoni)

‘Sidetalk’ Brings The Sidewalk to Life

Inside the man-on-the-street series produced by NYU first-years.
Apr 5, 2020

The familiar chime of the closing subway doors sounds and you know you’re in for a ride, albeit a more figurative one. This isn’t the MTA, of course, but the start of each...

Tisch freshman Cole Swanson reads his Black Swan Magazine in Washington Square Park. The sophomore issue of the magazine was published on February 29. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Tisch First-Year’s Black Swan Magazine Makes Debut

Founder, Creative Director and Curator of Taste Cole Swanson explores young creativity with Black Swan Magazine.
Mar 8, 2020

The photograph of Tisch first-year, Cole Swanson, cast in a monochrome of hazy purples on the cover of Black Swan Magazine felt vaguely nostalgic. Instead, the magazine I was holding...

(Photo by Sabrina Choudhary)

Oxford Fashion Studio Runway F/W 2020

Feb 11, 2020

A unique voice at New York Fashion Week, Oxford Fashion Studio staged a combined runway show featuring an array of both established and up-and-coming designers. This season’s...

Finlay Mangan is a freshman from CAS. His career just happened to start with modeling for Gucci’s 2020 Autumn Winter Menswear runway show at Milan Fashion Week. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

From Student to Gucci Runway Model in Just a Few Months

CAS first-year has been modeling for less than a year, but already has Gucci tucked under his belt.
Feb 9, 2020

Upon being signed, Finlay Mangan’s agency asked him what his ideal modeling gig would be. He answered that it would be a Gucci runway show, citing their eclecticism and dominance...

Is it the end of the sneakers as we know it? (Photo by Edelawit Hussien)

Hot Takes by Chad: Collaboration Overload to the Future of Footwear

Chad Evans talks the worst of 2020 fashion, including Houdini chic and logo x logo collaborations.
Feb 6, 2020

The transition from January to February is a critical time for followers of fashion. Currently, we are in the midst of couture and men’s fashion weeks, and the women’s ready-to-wear...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met has announced the theme of the 2020 Met Gala and the Costume Institute exhibition: About Time: Fashion and Duration. (Photo by Jorene He)

Students React to 2020 Met Gala Theme

The temporal theme has elicited little enthusiasm from students.
Nov 21, 2019

Perhaps one of the only Mondays the world looks forward to is the first Monday in May, which marks the gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s annual exhibition...

Zooba, a new egyptian street food restaurant, is located at 100 Kenmare Street. (via Facebook)

Energetic and Bold, Zooba Brings the Streets of Cairo to Nolita

Though second to its atmosphere, Zooba’s Egyptian street food promises to make it a fast-casual staple.
Nov 14, 2019

The offerings of the fast-casual sector of restaurants has long been limited to salads and better-burger concepts. An exception can be found in Zooba, one of the latest New York...

The simplistic design of Comme des Garçons Converse was a great trend four years ago. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

Hot Takes From the Beauty & Style Desk

Overworn and outdone.
Nov 4, 2019

Few colleges or universities can claim the fashion culture that NYU can. Whether I want to admit it or not, it was a small but contributing factor in my decision to attend. I genuinely...

Depop and Poshmark, apps designed for reselling and purchasing clothing, are popular among students. (Staff Photo by Elaine Chen)

‘Depop’-ulating the Wardrobe: How NYU Students Sell Unwanted Clothing

A growing number of students are selling clothing online, rather than to secondhand stores.
Oct 30, 2019

Think of it as thrifting, but from your phone. Everyone’s browsed Depop or Poshmark, apps designed for reselling and purchasing clothing, at least once before in search of some...

Murray’s Mac and Cheese pop-up is located next to their flagship cheese store in the West Village. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Murray’s Mac and Cheese, a Not-So-Savory Experience

An example of restaurant hyperspecialization gone wrong.
Oct 28, 2019

Besides endless fast-casual salad joints and $4 small coffees, another notable dining trend that has emerged and flourished recently in New York City is hyperspecialization. New...

(Photo by Valerina Young)

Oxford Fashion Studio II S/S 2020

Oct 5, 2019

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(Photo by Ishaan Parmar)

Hogan McLaughlin S/S 2020

Oct 5, 2019

Read more of WSN’s New York Fashion Week coverage here. Email Chad Evans at [email protected]

Webb Hunt poses in front of neon lights. The Gallatin first-year video jockey incorporates such video elements with music. (Photo by Lukas Sheehan)

Through Video Art, First-Year Video Jockey Transforms Concert Experiences

Webb Hunt turns music into an experience for both the ears and the eyes.
Sep 26, 2019

The room glows in neon. Distorted images projected upon the walls pulse to a psychedelic rhythm. We are not in a trendy converted warehouse in Bushwick or highbrow bar in the Meatpacking...

Gallatin sophomore Elizabeth “Elle” Plummer  debuts her fashion line, Mods in America. (Photo by Chad Evans)

Gallatin Sophomore Debuts Timeless Fashion Line

The chic sophistication of Mods In America.
Sep 9, 2019

Partygoers on the Upper West Side mingled and sipped vintage cocktails as moody oldies hits blared from an appropriately mod turntable. This cool Saturday afternoon launch party...

Upperclassmen styles have changed since they first came to NYU. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

After Years at NYU, Student Styles Shift

Your first-year style may not last forever.
Sep 4, 2019

Not every college town doubles as a fashion capital, but for NYU students, New York is the perfect environment to reinvent yourself and distance your style from the mainstream...