Have you ever noticed that your wardrobe changes from season to season? What about from month to month? As creative (and busy) college students, tons of eclectic fashion choices can be seen throughout campus at any given time. However, there are always some similarities that can be seen in all of our styles as the semester goes by!
By Valerie Chen, 1st year, Pre-Haas
The “Big 4” fashion weeks occurring in New York, London, Milan, and Paris attract worldwide attention annually. Major fashion houses such as Chanel, Balmain, Christian Dior, and many more are all common names tossed around. Journalists, photographers, editor-in-chiefs, buyers, and many more diligently take note of the newest and latest trends. Pictures of young supermodels such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid strutting down the illuminated runway in the latest spring/summer 2016 collections are splashed across every major news source.
After my first month here at Cal I have noticed a few things about our collective style choices. There are a few Berkeley staples that I will venture to say at least 90% of us are guilty of wearing once or twice in a blue moon. Fitting in overall at a school with over 40,000 students is one thing, but broadcasting what niche you have settled into here at Cal is another. Apart from a few universal wardrobe fixtures really blending in with the golden bears takes a little bit more nuance. This is the #1 PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD after all.
To kick off this unofficial, and un-credentialed fashion guide let’s start with the basics.
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This year, London Fashion Week held its inaugural eco-friendly fashion show where independent green designers mixed with the likes of heavyweights Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. Showcasing an impressive array of ready-to-wear pieces crafted from recycled fabrics and honorably made accessories, the show highlighted the growing trend of sustainability and transparency within the fashion community.