RaiAnn Bu is an contributing writer and Assistant Arts Editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore, class of 2024, majoring in Quantitative Economics and Community Health. RaiAnn can be reached at [email protected]

Micro-Trend of the Week: Look how they did the toes

Introduced in the 1989 spring summer collection, the Tabi shoe has become the most iconic piece synonymous with the French luxury, high fashion brand Maison Margiela. Its polarizing silhouette, a split-toe sock reminiscent of hooves, has amassed a ‘colt’ following ready to defend Tabis to their very last breath. The Tabi, however, is not a […]

Arts editors and tour guides talk about their nontraditional connection to the arts on campus

Art comes in many forms, and it permeates all facets of life. No matter how removed from artistic practice some people may be, it’s undeniable the impact that art has on everyone. Two editors of the Daily dive into their own experiences with the arts and how they came to join a greater community of […]

Micro-trend of the Week: Woke jeans

Fashion is one of the strongest social performances of gender expression. Through clothing, one communicates social status, identity, affiliations and values, allowing fashion to be one of the apparent rebellions against gender conformity as well as the strongest chain to the gender binary. Gender-neutral fashion has been rising in popularity as a result of an […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: So you were wrong: A survival guide

After seven weeks of hard-hitting fashion journalism, the well has run a bit dry. There’s nothing else to report on, a lull as the seasons transition. So instead, I have constructed a guide based on learned and lived experience on how to survive wasting your money.  Step 1: Regret. Everyone has their flaws. At one […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: ‘I’M SCREAMING’

In recent marketing and advertising trends, there has been a shift from high production value to an intentionally unpolished bid for authenticity. Ads have become sponsored hauls: an ordinary girl following the familiar template and vernacular of another haul video, seemingly devoid of a secondary motive to sell you a product, or a Twitter screenshot […]

Oak + Fort Refined: Sustainable clothing in Boston

Oak Refined by Oak + Fort opened on March 25 in the Prudential Center in Boston, demonstrating sustainable fashion holistically through the decor of the store, clothing materials and company transparency.  The Oak Refined pop-up in Boston is one of a kind, its clothing made with sustainability in mind with the backdrop of the store […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: He was a punk; she did ballet

The ballet platform has become one of the most coveted new shoes of the season, featured on the runway by designers such as Simone Rocha, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons and Cecilie Bahnsen. The style has surely begun to make its way into the closet of TikTok influencers, capitalizing off of the ephemerality of the […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: Die the hero or live to see yourself as the villain

You either die the hero or live to see yourself as the villainIt is immediately recognizable. Posted in numerous Instagram pictures and featured on magazine covers, the Miu Miu micro miniskirt has easily become the most desired piece of clothing of the Spring/Summer 2022 season. Debuting in the Spring/Summer 2022 season collection of Miu Miu, […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: Look no further than good old raisins and peanuts (GORP)

A couple of months ago, I was shopping with my mom for a pair of hiking boots for her birthday. Our journey sent us to the Merrell outlet store where we browsed for shoes and deals (buy one, get 25% off). But while shopping, I was struck by the shoes — the shoes were packing. […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: Mushroom leather and water bottle leggings

In the past few years, sustainability and ethics in fashion have been frequently brought into the public eye. With the rise of brands marketing sustainable alternatives, clothing brands — including fast-fashion labels — have scrambled to acclimate to new standards of transparency. Consequently, the phenomenon of “greenwashing” has brands such as H&M marketing its fabrics […]