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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.

Students are giving up (their unsustainable fashion habits)

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...

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.

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

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,...

Courtesy of Jane Ahmann.

Plain Jain: local, affordable and eco-friendly fashion

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...

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.

Amplifying voices in fashion takes the stage at annual runway show

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...

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. 

Yarborough Print Shop: where clothing meets sustainability

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Fashion, fabulousness and self-love

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...

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

Street style: Another spotlight at Aveda

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...

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

Aveda students show they’re a cut above the rest

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...

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...