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Sophie Shaw

Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor

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steventai F/W 2018

steventai F/W 2018

February 26, 2018

As showgoers milled about Durbar Court within London’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, models displayed the steventai Fall/Winter 2018 collection on a stage before them....

Edeline Lee F/W 2018

Edeline Lee F/W 2018

February 26, 2018

Edeline Lee’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation transformed the BFC Showspace into a lush yet minimal garden. The collection, which was handmade in England, was centered around...

Kolchagov Barba F/W 2018

Kolchagov Barba F/W 2018

February 26, 2018

High-shine looks ruled Kolchagov Barba’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The designers Svetoslav Kolchagov and Emilio Barba didn’t hold back on their glamorous evening wear,...

Phoebe English F/W 2018

Phoebe English F/W 2018

February 26, 2018

  Slashes, cuts, and netting were abound at the Phoebe English Fall/Winter 2018 presentation. The collection included eight black and white looks, all of which included...

Emilio de la Moreno F/W 2018

February 24, 2018

Emilio de la Morena’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection took on the ‘80s with a focus on ruffled details, shoulder pads and mini skirts. The designer, influenced by Barbra Streisand's...

Paula Knorr F/W 2018

February 24, 2018

Paula Knorr’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection consisted of clingy, bias cut dresses and separates that hugged the body. The close-cut silhouettes underlined the theme of female...

minki F/W 2018

February 24, 2018

Gems, rocks and minerals were the cornerstones of the Minki Fall/Winter 2018 collection. While contemplating the question of whether a rock formed by nature holds more beauty...

Merchant Archive F/W 2018

February 24, 2018

  The Merchant Archive Fall/Winter 2018 presentation was substantial, yet whimsical. Sophie Merchant’s use of thick silks and textured cashmere blends showed off...

Shrimps F/W 2018

Shrimps F/W 2018

February 24, 2018

Hannah Weiland’s Fall/Winter 2018 Shrimps collection put a romantic twist on the faux fur outerwear and faux pearl purses the brand is known for. The color palette was centered...

Tata Naka F/W 18

Tata Naka F/W 18

February 24, 2018

The Tata Naka Fall/Winter 2018 collection, by twins and design partners Tamara and Natasha Surguladze, consisted of only bold colors and prints. Influenced by Eastern European...

For those addicted to their cell phones, craft a customized phone case to showcase a picture, drawing or pressed flowers.

Stylish DIY Gifts for the Season

December 5, 2017
Save money and create an original, handmade gift like these quick and easy stylish presents.
Bulletproof Coffee: The Ultimate Armor?

Bulletproof Coffee: The Ultimate Armor?

November 20, 2017
Butter has become an ingredient that could be added in coffee. Does it work? Why is it added? Read more to find out.
Macklemore Is Back with ‘Gemini’

Macklemore Is Back with ‘Gemini’

November 14, 2017
Macklemore awed audience members at his sold out New York show on November 10.
The Dark Side of Skin Lightening

The Dark Side of Skin Lightening

November 9, 2017
The $10 billion industry promotes archaic and harmful beauty standards for people of color. NYU students discuss how these standards of beauty have and have not shifted in Asian communities.
Mi-Anne Chan Chats Beauty

Mi-Anne Chan Chats Beauty

November 9, 2017
Refinery29 beauty writer and CAS alumna Mi-Anne Chan chatted about her time at NYU and being a fresh face in the media industry.
Fringe: Fall 2017

Fringe: Fall 2017

November 9, 2017
In the Fall 2017 edition of Fringe, our Beauty & Style team takes a look at the changing face of the beauty industry.
Violet nail polish is never an outdated idea to emulate fall fashion.

Festive Nail Art

November 7, 2017
Feeling festive? Try out these fall nail art designs to embrace the season.
Recreating your denim items by DIY embroidery not only goes with the mainstream fashion but also adds a strong sense of statement to your closet.

DIY-able Denim

October 24, 2017
No need to go shopping for this season's denim trends. DIY and customize jeans already in your closet.
The Fashion Week Issue

The Fashion Week Issue

September 18, 2017

Letter from the Editor Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham once said, “Fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.” During New York Fashion Week, reality embraces fantasy...

Naersi S/S 2018

Naersi S/S 2018

September 12, 2017

For it’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Chinese label Naersi created a night at the museum as its runway took place at the American Museum of Natural History. The Irma and...

Vivienne Tam S/S 2018

Vivienne Tam S/S 2018

September 11, 2017

A short, fat, adorable creature from the Chinese family movie “Monster Hunt” joined designer Vivienne Tam as she made her final walk for her Spring/Summer 2018 runway....

Selly Djap SS18

Selly Djap S/S 2018

September 10, 2017

Selly Djap's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, titled "Sex", expressed the demure and delicate side of an otherwise raunchy subject. The Gallatin sophomore's debut at New York...

Vivienne Westwood F/W 2018 Exhibition Preview

Vivienne Westwood F/W 2018 Exhibition Preview

September 7, 2017

A considerable gathering of the fashion community celebrated the intersection of photography, art and fashion at Vivienne Westwood’s New York store on Thursday. Westwood’s...

A first investment piece, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a handbag or a pair of shoes, is a fashion milestone worth more than the price tag alone.

Photo: Fashion Milestones

September 4, 2017

A first investment piece, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a handbag or a pair of shoes, is a fashion milestone worth more than the price tag alone.

A first investment piece, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a handbag or a pair of shoes, is a fashion milestone worth more than the price tag alone.

Fashion Milestones

September 4, 2017
Looking back on fashion-firsts in one's life can give insight to meaningful moment's in his or her life and reveal their style evolution.
The Pond in Central Park is an iconic location for those who know The Devil Wears Prada by heart, and an Instagram-worthy location to recreate the editorial shoot.

NYC Fashion & Film Landmarks

August 28, 2017

Turn a corner and suddenly you’re on the set of “Sex and the City” or “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Walking down the street and realizing that a scene from your favorite...

Nick Graham S/S 2018

Nick Graham S/S 2018

July 13, 2017

Nick Graham’s Atlantis-themed Spring/Summer 2018 collection subverted the exploratory aspect of finding a lost empire and instead painted a nautical picture of what it would...

N-p-Elliott S/S 2018

N-p-Elliott S/S 2018

July 13, 2017

The N-p-Elliott Spring/Summer 2018 runway was saturated with bright streetwear. Named after the designer, Nicholas P. Elliott, the collection boasted solid pieces in red, orange,...

Dyne S/S 2018

Dyne S/S 2018

July 12, 2017

Athletic menswear that’s too cool for gym class defines Dyne’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Designer Christopher Bevans, who has designed for Nike, is no stranger to...

To Be Thrill S/S 2018

To Be Thrill S/S 2018

July 12, 2017

The To Be Thrill Spring/Summer 2018 runway show capitalized on a predominately black color scheme, presenting creative silhouettes and androgynous options. Edison Lu, the designer,...

Private Policy S/S 2018

New York Men’s Day S/S 2018 Evening Presentations

July 11, 2017

Private Policy For the Private Policy Spring/Summer 2018 collection, designers Haoran Li and Siying Qu compiled implemented Native American and Western influences. The non-gendered...

Wood House S/S 2018

New York Men’s Day S/S 2018 Morning Presentations

July 10, 2017

David Hart The designer’s namesake Spring/Summer 2018 collection embraced a tropical tone with a Havana influence. Linen suits in sherbet orange, green and red stood out...

Fringe: Sartorial Sustainability

Fringe: Sartorial Sustainability

April 20, 2017

While the fast pace of city life is invigorating and exciting, wasteful behaviors often get swept up in the hastiness. New York’s fashion industry is no exception — with Zara...

Third North’s laundry room holds a re-fashioNYC recycling point — 16 other halls have joined this initiative. The re-fashioNYC program promotes the recycling of clothing, the majority of which is not biodegradable.

NYU Recycles Through re-fashioNYC

April 17, 2017
How does NYU's clothing recycling program re-fashioNYC weigh in?
For the comfort lovers

Photo: Spring Style Stars Statement Earrings

April 6, 2017

For the comfort lovers

NYU student models walked down the runway in a variety of eye-catching designs.

FBA Fashion Show

March 27, 2017
The Fashion Business Association's annual Spring Fashion Show featured eight student designers from NYU and other local universities.
The Fashion Week Issue

The Fashion Week Issue

February 21, 2017

The Fashion Week Issue

The Fashion Week Issue

February 21, 2017

At New York Fashion Week, appearances matter in the least superficial way possible. People attend as their best selves, outfitted in clothing that transforms them from their...

Sartorial Network

Sartorial Network

February 21, 2017

The landscape of New York Fashion Week has evolved over the years as its events have garnered more attention and exposure. Social media, blogging and the growing presence of influencers...

JARRET F/W 2017

JARRET F/W 2017

February 16, 2017

Juxtaposing hard metallics with soft furs, the JARRET Fall/Winter 2017 collection, was polished and luxe. Titled “The Purple Cloud,” in reference to the color of royalty and...

Chi Zhang Fall Winter 2017

Chi Zhang F/W 2017

February 14, 2017

Led by a ground-shaking dubstep beat and each lit by an individual spotlight, models walking the Chi Zhang Fall/Winter 2017 runway added in some attitude with dance moves of...

Libertine F/W 2017

Libertine F/W 2017

February 14, 2017

Colors popped and sequins shimmered at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 runway show. Designer Johnson Hartig’s strength in designing graphic and bold clothing shined throughout...

Memere F/W 2017

February 14, 2017

Romanticism reigned at Memere’s Fall/Winter 2017 presentation. Named after designer Sarah Julia LeBlanc’s grandmother, Memere carried an antique quality throughout the...

Namilia F/W 2017

February 12, 2017

Power and female agency revved the engine of Namilia’s motocross inspired Fall/Winter 2017 collection. With camo and checkerboard prints, bedazzled flames and metallic accents...

Nicole Miller F/W 2017

Nicole Miller F/W 2017

February 11, 2017

Sophie Shaw Nicole Miller's Fall/Winter 2017 collection was packed full of prints. "Gypsy Grunge," the runway show's title and theme, provided a fashionable platform for a range...

Chromat F/W 2017

Chromat F/W 2017

February 11, 2017

"Buoyancy" Chromat's Fall/Winter 2017 collection, took the aquatic and gave it some attitude. Designer Becca McCharen collaborated with the outdoors company Klymit to develop...

Thaddeus ONeil F/W 2017

Thaddeus O’Neil F/W 2017

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...

General Idea F/W 2017

General Idea F/W 2017

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....

Rochambeau F/W 2017

Rochambeau F/W 2017

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...

Matiere F/W 2017

Matiere F/W 2017

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...

Raun LaRose F/W 2017

Raun LaRose F/W 2017

February 1, 2017

The Raun LaRose Fall/Winter 2017 presentation showcased new spins on winter basics. Puffy coats and cozy knits were amped up by unorthodox textural pairings — the most prominent...