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The Queer Corner | Out of the metaphorical closet, into the literal closet

The Queer Corner | Out of the metaphorical closet, into the literal closet

The Queer Corner is a biweekly blog exploring LGBTQ+ community and culture.
By Rachel Bachy, Staff Writer March 18, 2021
In this edition of The Queer Corner, staff writer Rachel Bachy talks about the history of queer fashion and the importance of community.
Thriftsburgh is a student-operated thrift store located in the O’Hara Student Center.

College Compass: Fashion advice for student life

College Compass is a bi-weekly blog that aims to help students navigate the highs and lows of college life.
By Sarah Stager, For The Pitt News October 31, 2019
It’s not always easy to look put together when you’re lugging heavy bags beneath both eyes and have a million and one assignments to complete before the end of the day.
Animal prints are eye-catching.

The Whats and Wheres to fashion’s latest

By Justin Gardner, For The Pitt News July 17, 2019
Many fashionable individuals regard the fall/winter fashion season as the pinnacle of style, citing its rich colors, layers and diverse textures. Yet, as July brings forth summer’s peak, it is important to remember the potential these months hold for fun and exciting fashion statements. It is a time of cookouts and trips and music festivals — opportune moments for bold, colorful fits.
Julia Podvin, a sophomore studying finance and accounting, modeled for the Pitt Fashion Business Association Annual Fashion Show Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

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

By Elizabeth Donnelly | Staff Writer March 29, 2018

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...

Virgil Abloh, founder of several brands, such as Off-White and Pyrex Vision, was announced the next head of menswear design for the clothing brand Louis Vuitton Monday. (Photo via Wikimedia commons)

Louis Vuitton looks forward with new head of menswear design

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...

Oyinye Ikwuegbo, a senior at Pitt, strikes a pose in a dress made by one of the five designers who contributed designs to the Wazobia Fashion Show.  (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

African Students Organization hosts annual Wazobia fashion show

By Charlotte Couch | For The Pitt News March 20, 2018

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...

Pitt alum George Patterson left his corporate job in 2009 to make more time for family and expand his independent business ventures.  (Photo courtesy of George Patterson)

Pitt Alum has it in the Effin bag

By Prachi Patel | Staff Writer February 9, 2018

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...

Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Reynolds Woodcock and Vicky Krieps stars as Alma in the film

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

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News February 8, 2018

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”...

Models sport clothing and accessories from thrift store Haus of Vain, located in Oakland on Centre Avenue and owned by 2015 Pitt graduate Jerome Roberts. (Photo Courtesy of Jerome Roberts)

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

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 —...

Mariah Idrissi spoke to more than 60 people in the William Pitt Union Saturday about her experience as the first hijab-wearing Muslim model in the world. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer November 6, 2017

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...

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