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 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 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

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

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.

Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Review

By Allison Oberlin The Met Gala’s opening of the Costumes and Textiles exhibition has been a major event since Diana Vreeland was named the acting curator of the department in 1971. Her name and reputation made it the event of the season and attracted celebrities and artists, which has continued today. This year the theme […]

Refined Style – Editorial

“People of all ages have turned to the past, using eccentric pieces to portray their individual style. As a result, what was considered antiquated now feels refreshing.” Photog | Aaron Ni’jai Model | Natalia Castellar Creative director | Allison Oberlin Creative Director | Britnie Dates Stylist | Jada Northington Makeup | K.Will Hair | Q. Brooking […]

FASHION CRUSH FRIDAY: MULES

If the shoe world gave superlatives, the mule would be “Most Flirty.” You see, throughout history this pump-slipper hybrid served as a sort of sex-symbol and a sign of social status. The mule was reserved for the wealthy members of high society because its backless design made them impractical for walking long distances. Instead of […]

Fashion Crush Friday: The Battle of Versailles

    Few people would associate the fashion world with the strategic mechanisms of war, but the Battle of Versailles makes the case for such a comparison. Held on November 23, 1973, the event served as a runway face-off between the best designers of France and America. What began as a simple fundraiser to raise […]

Rosewood: The Modern Vintage

By Meghan Kenney (additional reporting by Britnie Dates) Photography by Will Singleton Stepping inside the eclectic boutique that is Rosewood is like sifting through the clothes of your best friend’s closet. This sort of careful selection is exactly how owner Ashley Carruthers curates every garment that makes up her unique store. The influx of light […]

Fashion Crush Friday: David Bowie

By Allison Oberlin, Guest Columnist A man by many names, David Bowie, passed away from cancer on January 10, 2016. The death of this signer and actor came as a shock to most of the public who did not know about his cancer diagnosis. His death also sparked many Instagram and Facebook posts from fans that […]