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

Washington Square News

A model in blue jeans and a detailed white bikini top with sunglasses on her head poses.

NYU Program Board fashion show spotlights student designers’ unique visions

The Program Board fashion show, hosted by drag queen Jan Sport, gave seven student designers an avenue to showcase their art and style.
Julia Smerling, Photo Editor April 12, 2024

Five women stand in front of a crowd dressed in black, green, orange, red and white modest dresses.

NYU student uses fashion and femininity to raise money for victims in Sudan

For her senior thesis showcase titled “The Garment of Ghorba,” Rund Mohammed used fashion to commemorate traditional Sudanese culture and style.
Zara Yasmine Rawoof, Contributing Writer April 9, 2024

This past Sunday at the Kimmel Center for University Life, GLS senior Rund Mohammed presented her senior thesis showcase and fashion show, titled “Garment of Ghorba.” The curated...

Several clothes entangled with white chains hang from the ceiling at RizRiz’s show at Paris Fashion Week 2023.

Paris Fashion Week: RizRiz displays the liberty of loose attire

The RizRiz installation by Yunxia Zhang was a simple yet poignant take on creativity and liberty through loose and versatile pieces.
Lindsey Hirano, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

For the first time in the past five and a half years, Yunxia Zhang hosted the RizRiz official Paris Fashion Week exposition. This year’s installation,“Liquide vs. Chaine,”...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Drawing with strangers, a film about lizards and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 6-12.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 5, 2023

Swap books at a party inside of a library 11 a.m.-noon at 444 Amsterdam Ave. Head over to the New York Public Library’s St. Agnes Library location on the Upper West Side...

(Staff Photos by Ryan Walker)

Global Fashion Collective II S/S 2022

Ryan Walker, Social Media Editor September 15, 2021

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(Photos by Justin Park)

TASOU is the rising star of avant-garde athleisure

The Active Self Spring/Summer 2022 collection explores comfortable fashion, fashionable comfort.
Victoria Maung, Contributing Writer September 14, 2021

  Chuks Collins proves athleisure isn’t just a trend — it’s a staple. The Bronx-based Nigerian designer of The Athletic Side of Us demonstrated that athleisure...

(Photos by Ishaan Parmar)

Naked purple metallic cultural significance, anyone?

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....

Elizabeth Bellotti is a fashion designer and Gallatin pre-law student. (Photo by Bella Mae Gil)

Gallatin Senior Pursues Passions in Both Fashion Design and Law

Elizabeth Bellotti dominates on the runway and, soon, in the courtroom.
Bella Gil, Staff Writer May 5, 2019

With her roommates frequently out of town, Gallatin senior Elizabeth Bellotti was free to transform her apartment into a repository of sewing machines, fabrics and materials...

The “Fracture” x KOVASKY Blazer, seen on the Kollison runway (via Twitter)

Dozens of Designers Collide for a Cause

At Kollision, the designers, models, organizers and beneficiaries are women.
Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Managing Editor March 12, 2019

South Sudan may be the world’s worst country in terms of girls’ access to education. Part of the problem stems from the cultural stigma surrounding menstrual periods and lack...

During the Oneirornaut showcase by Shayna Feuer, a model mimes sleeping. (Photo by Jorene He)

Gallatin Designers Bring Dreams to Life on the Runway

Flying bears, night terrors, Arizona and more.
Carol Lee, Beauty & Style Editor March 11, 2019

Audience members dove into the subconscious of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s designers during this year’s Gallatin Fashion Show: Dreams and Dreamscapes. The...

Tandra Birkett, co-founder of Harlem Fashion Week, is interviewed at the Museum of the City of New York. (via

NYU Alumna Tandra Birkett: Bringing Fashion Week to Harlem

From political science major at NYU to co-creator of Harlem Fashion Week
Carol Lee, Beauty & Style Editor February 11, 2019

Harlem-raised entrepreneur and educational consultant Tandra Birkett started collaborating in 2016 with her daughter, fashion designer Yvonne Jewnell, to bring fashion week to...

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

FBA Fashion Show

Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor March 27, 2017
The Fashion Business Association's annual Spring Fashion Show featured eight student designers from NYU and other local universities.