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

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 […]

Micro-Trend of the Week: Inspired by the children’s section

Pretties Venice is ‘90s supermodel nostalgia captured in a bottle. The clothing brand is certifiably authentic and from the mind of Linda Meltzer, a stylist credited for the popularization of the baby tee of the ’90s and the built-in bra cami. Back in the ‘90s, Meltzer’s brand, then called Tease Tees, attracted the influential ‘it’ […]

Kim Kardashian: An American icon and the 2022 Winter Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, beginning Feb. 2, have officially kicked off with each country parading through the “Bird’s Nest” for the opening ceremony. In addition to the opening ceremony allowing each home country to share its history and culture, it is also a large fashion show, showcasing uniforms that exemplify the culture and pride […]

Micro-trend of the Week: These boots are made for moonwalking

With the rise of globalization and advanced textile capacity, fashion has begun to disseminate at rates reducing the seasonal trend cycle to monthly or even weekly micro-trends. The style forecast of these micro-trends follows a simple cycle: a style is seemingly plastered everywhere on social media by early adopters and, a week later, becomes tacky […]

Fashion brands attempt cultural inclusivity for Lunar New Year

As a celebration of Lunar New Year, Italian luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta covered part of the Great Wall of China in a digital installation of their brand name and the Mandarin New Year’s greeting, “新春快乐.” The brand paired their signature green with the lucky color of the new year: a tiger orange. Along with […]

‘Dopesick’: The negligence that fueled the opioid epidemic

“Dopesick” is a new miniseries drama on Hulu adapted from the nonfiction book by Beth Macy and executively produced by a team including Micheal Keaton. The miniseries blends the individual stories of how OxyContin deeply affected the lives of Americans, the development and marketing of OxyContin and the government’s struggle to regulate the prescription of […]

The rise of fashion resale

2015 marked the founding of StockX and Stadium Goods, as well as the rise of other luxury resale networks such as Vestiaire Collective and TheRealReal. These websites have made inaccessible luxury items into more everyday products by selling used items at more affordable prices. In the past decade, luxury resale has risen to a rate […]

Fall/winter fashion 2021 revives old trends, looks to the future

As we move into October, fashion houses begin to release their most influential fashion runways of the year for the spring/summer lines, giving us a glimpse of the next trend cycle. This begins with the September issue of Vogue, the most influential issue of the year, and spans to New York Fashion Week and beyond. […]