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Criseida Couture: Making way for the runway

Criseida Couture: Making way for the runway

March 8, 2018

There are many steps that go into making a dress. It starts with an idea. Then comes the fabric picking process, drawing out patterns and creating samples. Once the dress is made it goes onto a model or...

Culturally appropriated Fashion Week Fall 2015

Culturally appropriated Fashion Week Fall 2015

March 19, 2015

The fashion industry is no stranger to controversial expression, shocking stunts or cultural appropriation. The most recent cultural appropriation offender is Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who called...

Beyond the Locks

Michelle Vazquez, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2015

Filed under Opinions

Hair may be just fashion to some, but to others, it is a way to represent culture and history. Last week, after the Oscars, E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic sparked controversy when she said that Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks looked like they smelled of “patchouli oil” and “weed” on the program called “Fashion Police.” Coleman responded to Rancic’s comments via Twitter saying the statements were “ignorant...

CSULB’s Chicano Latino Studies Student Association channels the ‘40s

CSULB’s Chicano Latino Studies Student Association channels the ‘40s

March 2, 2015

Two volunteers stepped forward from the crowd, and the man with the microphone handed them an elongated black, zip-closed bag with clothes inside. They fumbled to unzip it and took turns pulling out...

A look back at black through from the Grammy Awards to everyday trends

Alex Huynh, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Beyonce glided onto the stage last Sunday to accept her 20th Grammy Award wearing a plunging V-neck, jet-black Proenza Schouler gown. Gwen Stefani topped Forbes’ Best Dressed fashion list rocking a midnight Versace jumpsuit with Kanye West following suit, shunning color and uniformity in a daring low-cut black velvet ensemble and a dangling gold chain. During a night when creativity and vivaciousness filled the air, ...