Friday, September 30, 2016

FentyXPuma vs. Rihanna’s fashion moments

by Nicole Stemmler, staff reporter

Rihanna’s many defining fashion moments have given her a high fashion profile, which led her to the opportunity to have a line working with Puma.

Rihanna's new shoes have caused even more admiration on Rihanna's inherit style than ever before. While admiring Rihanna's new shoes, I have found a correlation between her real life fashion moments and her new line with Puma.

Rihanna's 2013 Grammy Awards dress and The Trainer. Photo attribution to The Grammys and Rihanna.

Rihanna's stunning look at the 2013 Grammy Awards and her new shoes called,
The Trainer, have a similar quality to them. Both the shoe and the dress are almost the same color. Rihanna's new shoes can be purchased on Puma's website when they are put back in stock.

“I think there really nice I like the red shoes the most they really caught my attention,” junior Giuliana Pezzino said.

Picture of The Creeper shown on Puma's website.

Rihanna wore this next look on her 73rd date, Anti World Tour. This look stood out because of her wide range of style. It shows a very similar vibe to the currently sold out shoe called, The Creeper.

Rihanna wore fur covered look to an interview with Good Morning America. This look shocked many because it is such a sweet, chic style, compared to her usual edgy outfits. This oversized fur scarf reminds me of The Fur Slides which come in pink, black, white, and gray.

On Monday, November 24th, 2008 Rihanna stunned the attendees at the American Music Awards by wearing this leather outfit. These shoes called, The Sneakerboot Wedge, have such a similar edgy style with not only leather but also the chains. This shoe is not yet available, but is coming very soon.
Rihanna's shoes have become as popular as her own fashion style. Almost all of Rihanna's shoes have gone out of stock, but will be available soon. Go pick up a pair of unique Fenty x Puma once the shoes are back in stock.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New York Fashion Week unveils first all-hijab show

by Yasmine Mohamed, staff reporter

Anneisa Hasibuan introduced the first all-hijab fashion show through 2016's
New York Fashion Week. Screenshot of Anneisa Hasibuan's website.
Fashion history has been made this year when 30-year-old, Anniesa Hasibuan, a designer from Indonesia, created the first traditional Islamic religious attire collection, consisting of 48 bold outfits with dazzling hijabs.

Anneisa Hasibuan wearing the Black Jacket Bomber from
Daisy Collection. Photo in courtesy of Anneisa Hasibuan's
This is a big move and a powerful message as Muslim women in the United States continue to be harassed in the streets, in the workforce, and are even rejected from colleges. They have been targeted because of their religion, and Hasibuan has taken a step towards change.

In countries that are largely populated by Muslims, hijab can be used as a mark of socioeconomic status, but Westerners see it as out of the ordinary.

“I think that along with this being a fashion statement, it serves to be a big step towards the acceptance of one of the world’s largest religions, and other religions as well,” 11th grade student Emily Fitzgerald said.

Hasibuan was inspired by her hometown Jakarta, and she clearly indicated her love for modest fashion through her stunning velvet tunics, gowns, and kimonos. It was showcased on September 12th at the Moynihan Station. The audience gave a standing ovation at the show’s finale.

Numerous conventional retailers are becoming increasingly interested in promoting Islamic style. MANGO has been releasing a Ramadan collection every year, along with brands like H&M, Uniqlo, as well as Dolce & Gabbana.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Closer Look Into London Fashion Week: Felder Felder

by Rajaa Singh, staff reporter

Starting from music and now making headway
into fashion, Daniela and Annette Felder have
stood out in London Fashion Week. Incorporating
both elegance and punk, the brand itself is
bringing back rock n' roll. Photo attributed to
@FelderFelder official Twitter.
From the runways of New York to London, the fashion raves on and on. Hundreds of designers displayed their collections. Felder twins flaunted their fall line on September 12, 2013.

London Fashion Week amped up the glam with patterns, color, and pizzazz. A particular brand made quite the impression on the public: the London-based Felder Felder collection. The German-born designers, Daniela and Annette Felder, made bold statements with their new 2016 collection. Felder Felder’s ten-year presentation had a rock n’ roll vibe to it that left people in awe. They are known for presenting elegance with a hint of edge.

“The Felder twins have such a fun and outgoing line,” 11th grader Giuliana Pezzino said.

The twins introduced their new “Carbon Dress”. They collaborated with BMW to incorporate a futuristic touch by using woven carbon fiber, which is used in some of the newest models of BMWs. The fashion industry is not yet open to a substantial amount of this material, therefore it makes more of a statement in the fashion industry. The twins are bringing new trends to the industry in hopes to make their name more known worldwide.

The Felder twins presented an all eco-friendly line, including luxe metallics, leather, sheepskin, and faux fur to bring back the iconic 80’s rock n’ roll look. Looks were completed with rockstar-like makeup to compliment the collection.

Fashion trends and where they come from

by Nicole Stemmler, staff reporter

One of the fashion trends for this season is ruffled
looks. Photo attribution to Aveda Corporation on Flickr.
With NY fashion week ascending upon us, new trends are in style.

Everyone who is looking for the latest and the greatest benefits in clothes are paying very close attention to the trends on the runway. Anyone who wants to look like an “it girl” is not only paying attention to the clothes on the runway, but also the hair, makeup, and atmosphere of their favorite designers’ shows. Many people underestimate the atmosphere of the fashion show when in reality, it is one of the most important parts of the show because they tell the consumer how the designer wants you to feel when wearing the clothes.

According to Stylecaster, this season’s trends are statement furs, ruffled looks, nude tones, and metallics. These trends are very bold looks that require thoughtful planning to put together. This is why fashion designers have been working all year, finding ways to wear these looks. Many companies have been patiently and excitedly waiting for months to be able to show off their new lines and it is finally time.  

Have you ever wondered, how companies like Ralph Lauren and Versace, as well as department stores like Macy's and T.J Maxx, are all now sporting the trends that Stylecaster has identified? Well, here is the answer provided by Trend books. It is a large misconception that trends are decided from the people wearing the clothes. This is a misconception that 8th grader Sasha Romero had. She said “ trends come from social media, a picture will become viral and that is the start of the trend” the way trends come to life is actually not the people it is through companies that make trend books.

Trend books are a top secret part of the fashion industry that not many people know about. There is an association whose job is to decide what colors are in season, their names, and the types of clothes, makeup, and hairstyles that will be on trend. These companies release the trend books a year in advance so that subscribers can plan ahead.

Companies have the option to pay for the services of the trend book so that their clothes will be up to date with their peers who are using them. According to a disclaimed professor at FIT, some companies, when asked if they are subscribed to the books deny subscription because they want to look like they came up with these ideas on their own, but in fact, many of those companies do subscribe.

Though these companies that produce trend books do define fashion, at the end of the day, it is the people's choices as to what becomes popular. For example, the trend companies can tell the subscribers that shoulder pads will be back in style fall of 2016, but if the consumers do not buy items with shoulder pads, companies will not order more shipments for anything with shoulder pads.

Trend books have defined fashion for many years, yet many consumers have not been educated about how powerful these companies really are. The trend book companies have not released the trend book and for that reason, the general public has not gotten the opportunity to better understand how the fashion works.