The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

The Student News Site of Kent State University

a magazine

illustration: lauren mobius

models open up about struggles in the modeling industry

Kennedy Coughlin December 2, 2022

For a long time, there has been an assumption in our society that models have the perfect advantage in life simply by being attractive, so much that it caused many people to only value them for how they...

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art: brooke spaulding

kent state museum curator dr. sara hume on egyptian influence on 1920s fashion

Liana Boersma November 28, 2022

When I was a child, my mom gave me a sticker book of 1920s fashion. At this point, I already loved historical fashion, and though the 1920s was not at the top of my list of favorite fashion decades, I...

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illustration by katelyn niester

pharrell williams’ impact on the world of music, fashion and culture

Caroline Hill November 27, 2022

Most recognized for his song “Happy” featured in the movie “Despicable Me,” Pharrell Williams is far more than the voice behind our childhoods. From producing to singing, writing to designing,...

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art: stella skinner

french fashion house chloé champions sustainability

Abby Friedman November 26, 2022

Many big corporations try their best to adhere to the increasing need to be ethical, yet in doing so, many of them make empty claims and could be accused of greenwashing. One brand that is making significant...

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stylist frigillana styled this look for modistas 2022 fashion show titled machina: the emergence of fashion & tech. // photo by pierce bartman

modista’s ‘machina’ fashion show channels retrofuturism

Isabelle Tooley November 23, 2022

Modista Fashion Group’s annual fashion show was based on the theme Machina: The Emergence of Fashion & Tech. The theme references the idea of retrofuturism, a creative design movement based on the...

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illustration by amy dudek

meet the internet’s current beauty obsession: bleached brows

Ava Scrabis November 21, 2022

Eyebrows, eyebrows, eyebrows…maybe you like your eyebrows natural, maybe you like using makeup to draw them on, maybe you like them razor thin or maybe you don’t like them at all. If that's the case,...

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student designer and sophomore fashion design major sophia fleming won best in show at fsos annual art of contrast fashion show. // model: camille mcpherson // photo by alexis wesie

fso brings ballet-core to its annual fashion show

Kailah Cherney November 20, 2022

Pointe shoes, candlelights and floral arrangements set the scene for the Fashion Student Organization’s (FSO) Art of Contrast fashion show on Friday night. FSO’s production team executed a ballet-themed...

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photo by katelyn nguyen

step aside nike, new balance is on the block

Kailah Cherney November 17, 2022

For decades, athletic brand Nike has dominated the shoe industry. From the Roshes, Airmaxes and the beloved Air Forces, many people have owned and loved at least one pair of Nikes. While the brand will...

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photo by facemepls on flickr under CC BY 2.0

netflix documentary details abercrombie & fitch controversies

Kayla Friedman November 14, 2022

Picture this: It’s 2005 and you just got dropped off at the mall with your friends. No other thought exists in your mind but to make a beeline for the hottest store in the mall. A whiff of cologne enters...

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photo: 
clem onojeghuo on unsplash

the desire to be different: how brands are shifting to customized clothing

Kayla Friedman November 11, 2022

From custom shoes to custom jeans, consumers these days are looking for an elevated buying experience. Going to the store and picking something off the rack is not enough for some consumers anymore. They...

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art: grace carmen

a mag’s guide to college life: fashion edit

Kailah Cherney November 9, 2022

In college, there are a lot of life adjustments. Especially for fashion students, college serves as time to prepare themselves for a highly competitive field filled with endless opportunities. Whether...

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art: marina difranco

sustainability isn’t a trend, it’s a way of life

Aysha Durrani November 7, 2022

This is your sign to stop buying from Shein and start supporting small businesses and sustainable brands. Fast fashion has been leading the world into a deep, deep hole. The impact it has made in the last...

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