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

Washington Square News

A man wearing a black trench coat and green crocs leans on a teal front door.

Review: ‘High & Low: John Galliano’ captures a fashion icon falling apart at the seams

The documentary chronicles fashion designer John Galliano’s career in full, but falters in redeeming his character following incidents of antisemitism.
Karina Rower, Deputy Copy Chief April 2, 2024

In the early aughts, John Galliano’s creative direction led fashion houses Givenchy, Dior and Maison Margiela to widespread success. With a flair for the outlandish and avant-garde,...

Two mannequins in front of a wall that says “ANNA WINTOUR COSTUME CENTER” and “WOMEN DRESSING WOMEN.” One mannequin wears a white dress and one wears a black dress.

Review: The Met’s ‘Women Dressing Women’ is a feminist approach to analyzing fashion history

The Costume Institute’s fall 2023 exhibition honors the legacy of women working in fashion from 1900 through today.
Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor February 22, 2024

A woman with blond hair wearing a black shirt with her arms crossed across her chest. She has silver rings on her hands and is standing in front of a wall lit with blue lighting.

Every tiny thing: Chiara Collin-D’Augelli on balance and opportunity

From filming commercials to adorning concert venues, Tisch sophomore Chiara Collin-D’Augelli shares how experiences both in and out of the classroom have allowed her to flourish.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Upon meeting Chiara Collin-D’Augelli, I noticed that her nails were painted the exact same shade of blue as the scarf she wore. “I enjoy fashion a lot,” she said. “I think...

A flash photograph of a female presenting model looking into the camera. Her face is decorated with many yellow gemstones, salmon eyeshadow, and bleached eyebrows. She wears a yellow dress with bows down the middle that match the one on her head.

Victor de Souza brings the past to the present at NYFW

At his New York Fashion Week show, Victor de Souza proved that fashion is not a set of decisions, but a “quest for what everyone’s not doing.”
Con Xie, Contributing Writer February 13, 2023

A room with orange colored walls and floors. To the right is a trunk that reads “L.V.” To the left, a trunk with drapes hanging from it.

Louis Vuitton exhibit captures 200 years of legacy

The one-of-a-kind exhibit, on display at 660 Madison Ave. from Oct. 14 to Dec. 31, 2022, showcases the unique works of visionaries and artists, and offers a tribute to the designer.
Sara Sharma, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

It started with a trunk that revolutionized the artisanal and travel industry. It was a trunk that wasn’t just waterproof but made stacking possible through its unique flat-topped...

A black blazer jacket and a brown paper box with the text “AMAZON” written on it lay against a light blue background.

Online shopping diminishes the high-fashion experience

Is it really luxury if you can buy a loofah and a Louis bag in one click?
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Whether you’re buying blue light glasses or cleaning supplies, the internet is the one-stop shop for convenience. Online retailers like Net-a-Porter, Amazon, and even couture...

An anterior view of a lot the size of a New York City house filled with racks of clothes and tables for jewelry and other smaller items with graffiti on the wall in the background.

Ludlow Flea Market offers unique, sustainable pieces at affordable prices

Stories from a vibrant community of upcyclers and secondhand fashion enthusiasts who've set up shop in the Lower East Side.
Bella Ingber and Mayee Yeh April 29, 2022

The Ludlow Flea Market at 159 Ludlow St., a 20-minute walk from NYU’s Washington Square Park campus, was my first secondhand shopping experience. I had absolutely no idea what...

Three bottles of fragrance on a blue background. From left to right: Bleu de Chanel, Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford and Sauvage by Dior

Up your scent game and empty your wallet with these 6 designer fragrances

Wake up and smell the patchouli, we’re going fragrance shopping.
Ary Russell, Contributing Writer February 25, 2022

If you’re like me, you absolutely dread walking into Sephora. While you might love testing out the latest eyeshadow palettes and fragrances, chances are you will face the inevitable...

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Diamond in the rough: THEO continues mining for brand identity

Is it supposed to be subversive minimalism or tacky ZARA party glam?
Victoria Maung, Abroad Arts & Culture Editor February 16, 2022

THEO’s digital presentation of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection, “_Crystalline_,” was confusing. THEO, lead by designer Theo Dekan, is a Kyiv-based fashion brand that erases...

Multi colored perfume bottles line a windowsill. The WSN Culture desk is here to discuss some of their favorite perfumes. (Staff Photo by Bella Gil)

Culture Desk Faves: Signature Scents

The Culture Desk dish on their beloved perfumes.

If you asked someone, “What perfume are you wearing right now?” most people would be able to answer in a heartbeat.The Culture Desk dishes below on what scent defines them...

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.
Chad Evans, Staff Writer February 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...

Playing with fire

Gabriella Bower, Violet Vision Editor November 18, 2015
Some say the industry is going down, but it only takes a spark to start a sartorial revolution.