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Franklin Gestoso sits by the Holmes Student Center fireplace talking about his hat. Huskies tell what the favorite part of their outfit is. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

What’s your favorite part of your outfit?

By Joseph Howerton and Ria Pathak | April 9, 2024

Fit check for all Huskies Whether you're dressed for success or comfort, we've all got a piece of our wardrobe we love to wear.

Iconic fashion looks and symbols from the ‘60s through the 2020s fill four panels. Which decade had the best fashion? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)

Poll: Which decade had the best fashion?

By Camilla Dziadosz, Opinion Columnist | February 6, 2024

As individuals, we express ourselves in many ways, but fashion has often been at the forefront. Over the decades, fashion has been an outlet for creative expression and an important aspect of culture in society.  Each decade has its flare, with fashion...

Various models walk the runway in Milan, Italy, for part of Guccis spring-summer 2024 collection. Guccis show in Milan is one of hundreds that showcase clothes designers creations and the art of fashion each year. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Fashion Month shows resurgence of maximalism

By Tamya Burch, Social Media Coordinator | October 2, 2023

Designers commanded the runway with the use of metallic cool tones, maximalist textiles and ballet-core during September’s spring/summer 2024 Fashion Month. Fashion Month takes place across four fashion capitals of the world: New York City, New York;...

Clothing businesses often advertise clothes as one size fits all when in reality, they only fit a certain type of body shape.

Small businesses are not inclusive

By Summer Fitzgerald | February 9, 2022
While environmental and ethical standards are important factors to consider while shopping sustainably, the idea of size inclusion often goes ignored.
SHEIN, an online store, has recently become a main source of fast fashion as it is heavily promoted across social media platforms through SHEIN Hauls.

OPINION: SHEIN is better than Fashion Nova

By JaMaria'h Crider, Columnist | February 3, 2022
SHEIN is the best website to purchase cute, stylish, and cheap products.
SHEIN, an online store, has recently become a main source of fast fashion as it is heavily promoted across social media platforms through SHEIN Hauls.

Fast fashion is harmful to both environment and mental health

By Summer Fitzgerald | December 27, 2021
Fast fashion is an irresponsible industry that exploits consumers, workers and the environment. Even though it may all look glamorous on social media, it is not worth your money or mental health. 

Foreign leaders restrained in gifts to Trumps in 2018

By MATTHEW LEE | February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders appear to have scaled back their generosity when it comes to gifts given to President Donald Trump, his family and top officials.That's according to an accounting of official presents to the first family and senior...

Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down


CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread.Croatia, Hungary...

Raf Simons joining Prada in full creative collaboration

By COLLEEN BARRY | February 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons — two of the fashion world's biggest creative names — will collaborate on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021 going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday at a news conference on the...

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

By COLLEEN BARRY | February 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — The fashion crowd put a defiant face against the spread of a new virus, packing runway shows on the last big day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, even as Giorgio Armani made a last-minute decision to stream his latest collection from an...

Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths

By LUCA BRUNO and NICOLE WINFIELD | February 22, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown Saturday after the deaths of two people infected with the new virus from China and a growing cluster of cases with no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad.The...