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Colette Smith is an Editor for Arts & Pop Culture at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying Quantitative Economics and minoring in Finance. She can be reached at [email protected]


New York Fashion Week is back and better than ever

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022 kicked off on Sept. 7 after three seasons of virtual shows due to the pandemic. Despite the barrier of required proof of vaccination, the show was a welcomed return to normalcy.  With LaQuan Smith displaying his collection at the Empire State Building and Monse at the Pier 62 skatepark, […]


SMFA looks back on a year of anti-racism activism

“Anti-Racism: A Year of Creative Activism at Tufts” highlighted initiatives that have sprung up across the university over the past year. It was sponsored by the Daynard Microgrant for Collaborations in Racial Justice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and brought together individuals from all corners of the Tufts community. The event, […]


Serena Williams’ powerful fashion, through the years

Serena Williams is both a fashion trailblazer and one of the greatest athletes of all time. She has a history of using fashion to support her activism, with her most recent statement coming in the semifinals of the 2021 Australian Open in February. While she has always pushed boundaries and broken glass ceilings with her supreme athletic ability and talent, Williams has used her platform to support women in a variety of ways.


Courrèges, Nicolas Di Felice steal the show at Paris Fashion Week

There were some shows with small, socially distanced audiences, but the majority of shows were primarily viewed in digital formats. Many designers chose rather nontraditional locations for their shows which created unique and engaging experiences. Many were even pre-recorded. One of the best uses of this alternative showing experience was from Courrèges. 


2021 US presidential inauguration fashion recap

The first family is showing all the early signs of having some of the next great fashion icons, perhaps with the lasting influence of someone like Jackie Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy's wife.


Holiday season must-watches

While the holiday season is going to look a little different this year, your ability to watch classic holiday films from the safety of your residence prevails. Here's what the Arts & Pop Culture editors have to say about their favorite holiday movies.


Sustainable brands to support this holiday season

The fashion industry is huge and with its size it brings even larger detriments to the environment. The apparel industry accounts for around 10% of global carbon emissions and 20% of water pollution. With these huge impacts and protecting our Earth being more important than ever, here are some great sustainable fashion brands to add to your shopping list this holiday season.


The power of the dollar: Black-owned fashion labels

While many of you might be new to the concept of exercising your purchasing power, it is perhaps one of the simplest and most effective ways to fight for racial justice in America. The clothing and footwear industries are enormous.


Seoul Fashion Week stuns on, off the runway

The 2020 show boasted its usual creativity not only on the runway but with the incredible street style that, as usual, rivals and maybe even outshines the runway looks.


COVID-19 protection, but make it fashion

With so many fashion brands offering stylish options, there is no excuse to ruin your wonderful outfit with a less-wonderful mask.


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