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Flashback to the ’50s: FBA hosts old Hollywood fashion show

Flashback to the ’50s: FBA hosts old Hollywood fashion show

By Elizabeth Donnelly | Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Culture

Most college students don’t raid their grandmother’s closet for fashion inspiration, but when Julia Huber’s models strutted down the runway in the William Pitt Union Wednesday night, her grandmother’s mink coat was on full display. Pitt’s Fashion Business Association hosted its Annual Fashion ...

Louis Vuitton looks forward with new head of menswear design

Louis Vuitton looks forward with new head of menswear design

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

March 29, 2018


Filed under Culture

The once-stuffy world of couture will soon collide with the world of streetwear as Virgil Abloh adds yet another project to his list of accomplishments. The high-end clothing brand Louis Vuitton announced Abloh as its next head of menswear design Monday, in a move that signals major progress within the already shifting fashion industry. Abloh — founder of b...

African Students Organization hosts annual Wazobia fashion show

African Students Organization hosts annual Wazobia fashion show

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News

March 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

A frenzy of applause welcomed models as they sauntered down the white runway. Red and green lights illuminated the potted trees placed on the back of the stage, while red, yellow, green and purple lights gave the ceiling a rainbow-like appearance. A video showing clips of African children jubilantly danci...

Pitt Alum has it in the Effin bag

Pitt Alum has it in the Effin bag

By Prachi Patel | Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Culture

George Patterson reaches into his pocket to pull out his business cards with a glint of amusement in his eyes. “I guarantee, if you read my title, you will laugh,” Patterson said. Stamped under his name, G.B. Patterson, are the words “Effin President.” Patterson, a 52-year-old Pitt alum an...

“Phantom Thread” weaves a tale of style and strange love

“Phantom Thread” weaves a tale of style and strange love

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News

February 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies

Leading man Daniel Day-Lewis sews his way into our hearts once again in the stylish, yet heartfelt “Phantom Thread.” Written and directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” is an engrossing portrait of the posh, self-indulgent realm of fashion-driven aristocrats in impove...

Q&A: Pitt alum opens Haus of Vain thrift store

Q&A: Pitt alum opens Haus of Vain thrift store

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

January 25, 2018


Filed under Culture

Thrifting in Pittsburgh is an underappreciated subject. When I discuss my excitement with people about finding a really interesting or rare find while thrifting in Pittsburgh, they look at me funny — maybe because I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up in what some consider “hipster central,” where it...

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Model Mariah Idrissi asked where she could buy a hijab in Pittsburgh while speaking at the William Pitt Union Saturday night. “Fashion is present very prominently in all of our lives, especially growing up in the [United States],” Amal Saeed, a junior molecular biology major and president of Muslim S...

Retro Oakland: Pitt’s catwalk of football fashion

Retro Oakland: Pitt’s catwalk of football fashion

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, GameDay

Sporting black long-sleeved turtlenecks and dark pants, Pitt’s 1899 football team looks like a bunch of brooding postmodern writers. But the beatnik era didn’t happen for another 50 years, making our athletic predecessors look like fashion-forward icons. And as our school went from the Western...

Chucks and chinos: navigating Pitt fashion

Chucks and chinos: navigating Pitt fashion

By Taylor Pecarchik / For The Pitt News

May 29, 2017


Filed under Culture

Sitting among a sea of Pitt students at Schenley Plaza wearing all types of clothing — T-shirts, baseball hats, dresses — Emily Steele’s plain romper doesn’t stand out. Her accessory — a pet iguana named Olive — is a different story. College might be the most diverse place you’ve ever experience...

The ’90s are back, and so is non-conformist fashion

The ’90s are back, and so is non-conformist fashion

By Marlo Safi / Columnist

September 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The most flamboyantly awkward era of fashion has made a comeback. Yes, fashion retailers are recycling the whimsy of our beloved ’90s ­— the decade we spent in a hodgepodge of bold primary colors, eccentric patterns and a plethora of plaid and grunge galore — into our primitive modern style. Until...

‘RAD’ blogs: Pitt fashion bloggers bring latest trends to campus

‘RAD’ blogs: Pitt fashion bloggers bring latest trends to campus

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer

March 23, 2015


Filed under Art, Culture

Some students are turning to the Internet to vary the campus style palette of sweats or Uggs that accompany a long Pittsburgh winter. Fashion blogs allow students to become representatives for national fashion platforms while still showcasing their own personal style. Many national fashion sites, such as ...

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

Changing clothes: Pittsburgh shops and shoppers adjust to fall

By Megan Wholey / For The Pitt News

October 13, 2014


Filed under Archives

The time to buy is now. Just before the leaves turn, student shoppers flock to clothing stores in search of the perfect fall and winter wardrobes.But just how do Pittsburgh’s clothing stores approach the fall season?It takes a lot of preparation. The process of acquiring fall inventory is an extensi...

Welcome Back: Putting away the pinnies, breaking out the Chinos

Welcome Back: Putting away the pinnies, breaking out the Chinos

By Matt Singer- Senior Staff Writer

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

At the risk of sounding like that one Game of Thrones meme on the Internet, students who are concerned about their dress should brace themselves because fall is coming.This coming season ushers in the return of frequent pants wearing, which, for starters, completely changes your shoe game because some t...

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