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

Washington Square News

A photograph of jeans, a pink shirt and a black shirt with buttons, with illustrated hands, sewing needle, thread, measuring tape and paintbrush.

Repair and rewear: 5 ways to upcycle your summer wardrobe

Have unworn and possibly torn pieces in your closet? Revamp them just in time for summer with these cost-effective and eco-friendly hacks.
Isabela Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer April 22, 2024

In the summer of 2023, I began upcycling items in my closet to fulfill my desire for unique pieces without spending money on anything new. These personal projects manifested into...

A sewing machine on a desk with a peg board of other tools hanging above it.

Q&A: Cool-girl designer Kenza Iatrides on her clothing brand

Iatrides spoke with WSN about building her clothing brand in Paris, the benefits of sustainable fashion and the power of social media.
Makayla Brown, Contributing Writer March 28, 2024

Paris-based designer Kenza Iatrides’ versatile pieces made from upcycled materials represent a wondrous rethinking of clothing. Iatrides started selling her designs a year and...

Two people walk down the runway. One wears a quilt patchwork dress and the other wears a striped colorblocked dress.

IMPACT’s annual show champions sustainability but lacks organization

The nonprofit runway show featured nine designers and their debut fashion lines are rooted in sustainability and environmental advocacy.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 22, 2024

One model wears magenta, sequined pants and a collared shirt, and another wears a magenta, sequined dress. They walk opposite one another, going in opposite directions.

Flying Solo: A cultural fashion collective unites

Collaborative collections at the shop’s New York Fashion Week runway show offered glimpses into global fashion.
Con Xie, Contributing Writer February 16, 2023

A large group of people wearing knit-themed and high-fashion outfits stands on a staircase.

More than a trend, knitwear is a mindset

Knitwear brands Rivers McCall and Spicie show that personalization, sustainability and mindfulness form the fabric of the medium.
Sabrina Lee, Contributing Writer November 16, 2022

Knitwear’s resurgence is closely related to fashion's tumultuous dialogue with sustainability. Produced by hand, made to last and one-of-a-kind, these intricate webs of yarn,...

Five gold mannequins in front of a gold and grey background. Three mannequins are wearing red lehengas and two mannequins are wearing green and white kurtas.

House of Anita Dongre celebrates Indian heritage with bridal wear

Luxury designer Anita Dongre talks about her SoHo store, design inspiration, environmental consciousness and women’s empowerment.
Sara Sharma and Kanita Tariq October 7, 2022

As South Asians living in New York City, we’re always looking for a slice of home. Walking into the House of Anita Dongre Limited flagship store in SoHo brings exactly that.  Founded...

A collage of three runway photos. From left to right: A model dressed in a purple, green and gold patterned dress walks on the runway, a model wearing a nude top, an orange dress and a pair of silver wings walks on the runway. On the right, a model wearing a turban, veil, chains and a pair of black pants walks on the runway.

Animal print abound in Flying Solo show at Paris Fashion Week

Australian designer Ella Jackson stole Flying Solo’s second show with Catholic Guilt Clothing.
Zainab Rizvi, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Unlike most brands, New York City-based fashion collective Flying Solo aims to collaborate with other designers instead of competing — a rarity in the fashion world. Just a few...

CEO of Nehera Ladislav Zdut poses in front of two racks of business casual clothing and a poster of a model.

Nehera prioritizes chic utilitarian comfort at Paris Fashion Week

CEO Ladislav Zdut is reviving a classic brand with a modern and practical twist.
Zainab Rizvi, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

In 2014, Slovak businessman Ladislav Zdut revived Nehera, an iconic brand founded in 1930s Czechoslovakia. In its first incarnation, the brand helped revolutionize the ready-to-wear...

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: Food festival, sustainable fashion show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 4-10.
The News Desk April 4, 2022

A workshop on racial justice solidarity 1-3 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join NYU’s workshop comparing performative allyship and solidarity...

An illustration of a cell phone showcasing on the screen a Tik Tok app video, with a sign that reads “Shein Haul”. Under this, a girl with brown hair and a yellow sweater holding 5 plastic packages.

Slow down and resist fast fashion

TikTok keeps telling me to buy more clothes. The planet is begging me to stop.
Mika Chipana, Contributing Writer March 3, 2022

As an infrequent user of social media, I dedicate one evening a week to a guilty pleasure: mindlessly scrolling through TikTok. Recently, a video claiming to predict spring and...

(Photo by Celia Tewey)

Melke’s NYFW presentation was a riot for sustainability

Embellishing her collection with ferns and beads, Melke’s designer Emma Gage redefines sustainability in fashion.
Sara Vargas, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

As attendees entered the luminous Veranda establishment where Melke’s debut presentation was staged, they were transported from the heart of SoHo into a whimsical Irish castle....

(Photo by Camille Harvell)

Better than the average NYFW show, Rubin & Chapelle lowkey popped off

Modern but not boring? A shockingly pleasant surprise!
Joey Hung, Editor-at-Large February 14, 2022

Rubin & Chapelle’s new store — also the location for its New York Fashion Week showroom — opened a month ago at 964 Madison Ave. in the Upper East Side. Founded in 1997...