fashion

Foreign and American fashion: a form of expression

May 9, 2018 Life

Fashion can hold many meanings throughout different cultures. For students, it can be used as a way to create a daily identity and to express their very own brand of individuality. Americans constantly try to embrace the latest styles and cheapest trends to show to society. But through foreign eyes, style can be viewed as ...

Fashions of Coachella

April 18, 2018 Life

Coachella is the one festival music-lovers look forward to every year. With the great lineup for 2018, it’s bound to bring in thousands of people from all over the world. Even though Coachella is built around the amazing performances and popular artists, the fashion has evolved and has become a big part of its tradition. ...

The fashions of Chinese New Year

February 28, 2018 News

Along with constant celebrations, such as big family dinners, parades, lighting firecrackers and handing out money in red envelopes during one of the most celebrated times of the year in Chinese culture, men and women dress in their most vibrant Chinese New Year garments to accentuate the beauty of this holiday. “The qipao is the ...

Low budget leads to trends

February 7, 2018 Life

For college students, shopping for clothing isn’t always an ideal choice — especially when money is tight. In San Francisco, there are hundreds of trendy boutiques and clothing stores with the latest apparel and styles that are both pleasing, but expensive. The Bay Area is a place for people to express their individuality through unique ...

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December 13, 2017 Opinion

You walk into a store where everything is in front of you: the prices, the sizes, the same dress in every color. You get exactly what you want –– but the next morning, the person next to you is wearing the exact same thing. This is the downfall of the throwaway fashion world we live ...

Two blocks of art

October 15, 2017 Life News

On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance to a giant wall used to highlight members of the crowd in costume. The event was hosted by Central Market Community Benefit District. This was ...

Student-run fashion show slays downtown San Francisco

May 24, 2016 Multimedia

Nearly 500 people gathered to watch student designs grace the catwalk at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria, Thursday, April 28, for “Runway 2016: Emerge,” SF State’s 21st annual spring runway show. “Emerge” was produced entirely by students — juniors and seniors from the apparel design and merchandising department in collaboration with students from BECA. ...

Student’s designs take the runway in ‘Emerge’

May 3, 2016 Life

Models glided down the runway as onlookers sipped champagne, eyes drawn to the work being showcased by SF State’s apparel design and merchandising students in the elegant setting of the Galleria at San Francisco’s Design Center April 28. “Runway 2016: Emerge” was presented and planned by several ADM students as a part of professor Connie ...

Student designs emerge from the studio

April 26, 2016 Life

After three intensive months holed up in the apparel design lab in Burk Hall, the ensembles made by junior and senior students will grace the catwalk at “Runway 2016: Emerge” this Thursday, April 28. While many of the designers had finished their final stitches by Monday, some were still sewing. Among them were junior Kelsey Long ...

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

April 19, 2016 Life

A jumble of mannequins and measuring tape provides the backdrop for apparel design student Becky Tu as she pins the sleeve on an upcycled ’90s-inspired bomber jacket. Its waterproof shell is made with a deconstructed umbrella. Tu, 27, has been pinning and patterning, pulling 12-hour workdays with her peers in preparation for “Runway 2016: Emerge,” SF ...

Student designers reveal concepts for their spring runway collections

February 16, 2016 Life

On the fourth floor of Burk Hall, scissors are snipping, sewing machines are whirring, and naked, faceless dress forms are looming in the background as senior designers begin to bring their clothing concepts to life. Ruler in hand, apparel design and merchandising student Wei Kong maps out the pattern for a pair of pants. For Kong and her ...

Apparel Design lecturer inspires with new boutique in the Mission

February 16, 2016 Life

[slideshow_deploy id=’70589′] Inside a bright studio boutique in the Mission, Danette Scheib leans across her design table and a spool of plaid fabric. Tugging at loose threads, she straightens for a moment and begins to wonder aloud if the material might be stretchier than she remembered. Perhaps, too stretchy for a high-waisted pant. The design ...

Entrepreneurial spirit inspires student’s clothing line

October 11, 2015 Life

Laid-back, easygoing vibes came to life with the colors of a waterfront sunset when SF State freshman Michael Ihle created one of his favorite designs on the back of a T-shirt.  Ihle is a first year business major and Bay Area native from Concord whose idea for a clothing line originated his junior year of ...

#Arthoe more than aesthetic appeal

September 29, 2015 Life Opinion

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)” align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade’s most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90’s-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online. Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic congruence alone, art hoe is a movement whose ...

Alumna designs career path towards fashion

March 10, 2015 Life

After an interest in nursing dissipated and classes for health education were impacted, Mayette Delos Santos defaulted to an unsure educational path in business, a major that prepared her for a career at major online boutique Tobi.  The California-based startup has offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles and serves more than 150 countries around the world. The company’s ...

Student designers get recognized in this year’s FNA winter show

December 8, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157638429038523] Edgy and elegant student-made apparel designs graced the runway Friday evening during the “Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State” Winter Runway fashion show, hosted by the Fashion Network Association or FNA, a student organization. About 40 models exhibited the works of 30 student designers shortly after 7:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student ...