Category: Fashion

From the Classroom to the Runway

STORY BY Jordan Nenni PHOTOS BY Effie Guenther DESIGN BY Nicole Leva  Diana Vreeland, former editor-in-chief of Vo g u e once said, “Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” This idea is cultivated and reinforced by the Fashion for Life show, put on annually by senior students registered for the CTD 450 Advanced Apparel Design course at The University of Alabama. All proceeds from the fashion show are donated to...

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Functionality of Fashion Design

STORY BY KENDAL ALDRIDGE Fashion design may be complex, but it almost always begins with the same thing: inspiration. Through the design and retail program at UA, students learn how to transfer their inspiration into works of fashion. “Finding inspiration is always fun,” UA alum Madison Quattlebaum said. “I might hear a song and then translate it all day into a dress or suit. I’m continually impressed by how it’s possible to take a two-dimensional object and configure it to form a three-dimensional piece of clothing that functions practically, but also tells a story about the person wearing it.”...

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Scrunchies!

STORY BY SHANA OSHINSKIE PHOTOS BY PEYTON HOLDBROOKS DESIGN BY Terry Mantooth Scrunchies! The whimsical trend has been embraced by political figures and runway models alike, and has now become a staple for many Honors College women! When Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, her friend and world-renowned designer, Oscar de la Renta, advised her to cut her hair. Because the job involved so much frequent travel, however, she knew it would be hard to maintain a coiffed style. As a result, Clinton turned to an easy-to-maintain ponytail style, most often adorned by a scrunchie. From Hillary Clinton...

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The Perfect Fall to Winter Dress

The trees have finally lost their leaves here in Tuscaloosa, and I’m doing my best to make up for lost time with fall outfits! This little number is just warm enough to take you into winter, but because it’s a dress, you won’t feel stuffy when the Southern days reach highs in the 80s. Seriously, y’all, this is my perfect dress. It has all the things I love most: comfy cotton, plaid, pockets, a flared skirt, a ruffle collar, and a bow at the waist! I’ve had my eye on it since it was launched earlier this fall, and...

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From Day To Night

STORY BY COLLEEN DOLAN If you have a favorite outfit, or you have a super busy day and want to go out after work, you should know how to change and tweak that outfit to make it fit for day and night. One of my favorite outfits is my black jeans and “Whatever” tee from Zumies. Be sure to check out my amazing photographer, Angel’s, Instagram and website. Read on below for 5 quick ways to make your favorite daytime outfit perfect for nighttime too.                                        ...

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Three Summer Staples That Will Never Go Out Of Style

STORY BY COLLEEN DOLAN PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER MENDOZA Before you go cleaning out your closet making room for new fall styles and tossing old summer ones, make sure you don’t throw anything out that will still be in next summer! I’ve found that there are some summer staples that will always be in style. Keeping these items tucked under the bed or in the back of your closet will help you from having to buy similar things each season. Read on for my top three summer staples that I’ll for sure be holding on to! Big thanks to Christopher...

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