Mental health issues in fashion bring traditional practices into question

Content warning: This article discusses suicide and mental health. The fashion world has a problematic past when it comes to how it approaches the mental health of the people who are a part of it. Models are subject to an intense amount of pressure from different stakeholders in the fashion industry that is not sustainable […]

NY Fashion Week designers begin to embrace diversity to stay relevant

As the chaos that is New York Fashion Week (NYFW) unfolds, the eyes of the industry are scrutinizing designers’ every move as they look for momentum that has been lacking in the past couple of seasons. Many designers, including Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, decided in recent years not to show in the Big Apple (though the latter returned […]

P.S. …: The good, the bad and the bunny

Content warning: This column mentions sexual violence. Few people have had as flamboyant, controversial or divisive of a public persona as Hugh Hefner. I myself have had wavering opinions about Hefner, beginning in childhood (I grew up in Los Angeles, so in many ways Playboy was part of my community). At first, I saw Hefner […]

Style Spotlight: Sophie Shen

Sophie Shen is a first-year from Shanghai, China. Sophie has a passion for traveling and a personal flair for fashion. Sophie and I sat down to talk about how her origins shape her style and her favorite stores.  Parker Selman: How would you describe your personal style? Sophie Shen: I would say it’s pretty casual. […]