The Minnesota Daily

Students are giving up (their unsustainable fashion habits)

<p>From the wealth inequities that the pandemic has exacerbated to the heightened awareness of where our dollars go during such a difficult time, University of Minnesota students are giving up their unsustainable fashion habits.</p>

Nina Raemont

July 31, 2020

Kaleigh Strong, an incoming third-year retail merchandising and supply chain operations double major, was like many students who thought their spring break at home would only last a week.  But, when President Joan Gabel announced that classes were to be finished online for the spring semester, Strong was left in South Dakota with the suitcase of clothing she had pac...

One stitch at a time: Local clothing designers support community with masks

Apparel Designer Maggie Thompson assembles a mask in her apartment on Tuesday, April 21.  With each mask sold, Thompson donates two to individuals and partnering organizations.

Alex Strangman

April 23, 2020

Slowing the spread of COVID-19 takes a consolidated effort from the entire community. Some local clothing designers are stepping up to do their part. With protective face mask shortages across the nation, local designers are making a switch in production, putting garments on hold and learning how to ma...

Plain Jain: local, affordable and eco-friendly fashion

Courtesy of Jane Ahmann.

Norah Kleven

March 27, 2020

For Jane Ahmann, style doesn’t come from online retailers or the fast fashion trends of the season.  It’s found in bins at local thrift stores.  Ahmann is the second year University of Minnesota student behind Plain Jain, an online Instagram resale store. She has spent many patient hou...

Amplifying voices in fashion takes the stage at annual runway show

<p>Models showing Designer Ian Harris' work walk the runway at the Amplified fashion show at Rapson Hall on Saturday, Feb. 15. The show features designs by University of Minnesota apparel design seniors.</p>

Farrah Mina

February 17, 2020

The University of Minnesota’s College of Design hosted its annual senior showcase Saturday, which highlighted a variety of unique voices and communities not often represented in fashion. The fashion show, called "Amplified," placed a focus on the diversity of the senior class and their communities. It featur...

Yarborough Print Shop: where clothing meets sustainability

<p>Printmaker Ethan Buck poses for a portrait inside his local, eco-friendly print shop, Yarborough, on Saturday, Jan. 25. Buck hopes that his store will inspire other young people to start their own businesses. </p>

Ksenia Gorinshteyn

January 27, 2020

Clothing and sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive for Ethan Buck. Instead, he believes that the former should always come with the latter.  Buck began a project called Yarborough as a skate brand about four years ago. He had just learned how to screen print and wanted to use the extra fun...

Local designer Denimani Livingstone brings hand-crafted quality back to fashion

<p>Fashion designer Denimani Livingstone poses for a portrait at Sure Space gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Originally from Ghana, Livingstone has established a client base in Minneapolis and is engaged in his first design partnership with Piff, a local streetwear retailer.</p>

Alex Strangman

September 15, 2019

An endless supply of creative energy buzzes through the air at Sure Space gallery, and one of Minneapolis’s hottest new designers is at the center of it all. Meet Denimani Livingstone: an artist, designer and creative who is preparing his upcoming collection, “Cause and Effect.” Born in Ghana to Libe...

Fashion, fabulousness and self-love

Prada Diamond performs on stage and collects money at the Gay 90's in Minneapolis on Friday, June 20.

Becca Most

June 26, 2019

Backstage at the Gay 90's was a scene of organized chaos last Friday. Stationed in front of mirrors, drag performers powdered their faces and penciled in tall arched eyebrows before a performance for Pride weekend. One queen applied a harsh line of brown contour to her cheekbones using the edge of a...

Street style: Another spotlight at Aveda

<p>A model walks on the runway for the 'Catwalks for Water' Aveda fashion show on Saturday, April 20 in Minneapolis.</p>

Becca Most

April 22, 2019

On Saturday, the Aveda Institute Minneapolis' annual fashion show paired local designers with cosmetology students for a 45-minute show full of iconic looks. Highlighting creative haircuts, makeup and color, students boldly flaunted all the looks that had been dormant in winter. While the runway was h...

Aveda students show they’re a cut above the rest

<p>Model Adrianna Manirath has her photo taken back stage for the 'Catwalks for Water' Aveda fashion show on Saturday, April 20.</p>

Becca Most

April 22, 2019

The prep area was chaotic as students and teachers rushed to put the finishing touches on extravagant braids and smokey eye shadow. It was only half an hour before the students’ models were expected to take the runway, and everything had to be just right. Saturday marked the Aveda Institute’s 20th annu...

Street Style: Audience members at Aveda’s annual fashion show weren’t afraid to pull all the stops

Becca Most

April 21, 2019

The Aveda Institute’s fashion show for Earth Month paired local designers with cosmetology students for a 45-minute segment full of iconic looks. Highlighting creative haircuts, makeup and color, students boldly flaunted all the looks that had been dormant for winter. A&E took a snapshot of some o...