Category: Fashion

  • Herstory: Fashion

    Herstory: Fashion

    In fashion, women have been dominating the industry with their stories, hard work, accomplishments and trailblazing. Today, I want to recognize women who strive to be the best in their work and want to change the game of fashion with their presence. What makes these three women important to me is their ability to create spaces for others and how they are able to preserve in the world of fashion. In my opinion, these three are paving the way for the next generation of women to be in fashion.

  • Unsung Heroes: Fashion

    Unsung Heroes: Fashion

    For Black History Month, Ink Staff members created the Unsung Heroes to highlight black pioneers and trailblazers who have paved the way for new generations of people of color. Unsung Heroes: Fashion highlights five trailblazers who are the blueprint and appreciated throughout the fashion industry.

  • Androgyny as a Form of Liberation

    Androgyny as a Form of Liberation

    In October of 2021, actor Billy Porter shared his thoughts on Harry Styles’ appearance in Vogue: “I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned down. All he has to do is be white and straight.” Porter later issued a public apology after much criticism- but why? 

  • Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    Hanifa ‘Dream’ Show Review

    On a cold winter day in November, people flocked to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to witness something spectacular and special, the Hanifa’s Inaugural Fashion Show called Dream. The brand Hanifa is created by Anifa Mvuemba, a fashion designer  based in Maryland. During the 2020 lockdown, she became well known throughout the fashion industry with a 3D digital fashion show called the Pink Label Capsule that gained worldwide recognition.

  • The Style Evolution: Meet Kennedi

    The Style Evolution: Meet Kennedi

    The past year has been a rollercoaster for everyone in the world because of the hardships the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown had. The lockdown and pandemic has changed many lives negatively, but also positively. The period became one of evolution change for many aspects of life, particularly people’s fashion style. Since the ending of lockdown, students like myself have transformed their style to feel good and look good. I ask the staff at Ink questions about their style, and their style evolution before, during, and after the lockdown.

  • The Style Evolution: Meet Noah

    The Style Evolution: Meet Noah

    The past year has been a rollercoaster for everyone in the world because of the lasting hardships the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown had. The lockdown and pandemic has changed many lives negatively, but also positively. The period became one of evolution for many aspects of life, particularly people’s fashion style. Since the end of lockdown, students like myself have transformed their style to feel and look good. I asked the staff at Ink questions about their style-and their style evolution before, during, and after the lockdown.

  • The Style Evolution: Meet Farrah

    The Style Evolution: Meet Farrah

    The past year has been a rollercoaster for everyone in the world because of the lasting hardships the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown had. The lockdown and pandemic has changed many lives negatively, but also positively. The period became one of evolution for many aspects of life, particularly people’s fashion style. Since the end of lockdown, students like myself have transformed their style to feel and look good. I asked the staff at Ink questions about their style-and their style evolution before, during, and after the lockdown.

  • Artist Spotlight: Time Warp Drag

    Artist Spotlight: Time Warp Drag

    It was the first live show I’d been to all year. Everyone was spaced out for safety, wearing masks, sitting outside the dining hall and yet I barely noticed all that. For the first time in months the restrictions of the pandemic weren’t weighing down on my experience. All I could think about was clapping louder, and how fabulous the queens performing before me were. Did I mention it was a drag show?

  • The Reemergence of Vivienne Westwood, and Punk Fashion’s Relevancy in 2020

    The Reemergence of Vivienne Westwood, and Punk Fashion’s Relevancy in 2020

    Vivienne Westwood was known as a style icon, specifically having heavily influenced punk fashion in the ‘70s. She was adored by the youths of the time, those who wanted to rebel against the prim and proper “squareness” associated with rule followers and government supporters and find styles that opposed the wide lapels and flared denim they so ferociously despised.

  • Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup

    What our staff has been looking at, reading, and thinking about.

  • Weekly Roundup

    Weekly Roundup

    What our staff has been looking at, reading, and thinking about.

  • Bold, Beautiful, & Black: Black Designers at NYFW 2020

    Bold, Beautiful, & Black: Black Designers at NYFW 2020

    Lovers of fashion flock to New York every February and September to see the upcoming season’s latest collections. Each year NYFW becomes more of a spectacle, but seemingly overlooks the realm of Black designers and creative directors. In honor of fashion week coinciding with Black History Month, here are four Black designers whose designs are a must-see.