The cruelty-free movement may begun in the 80s, but the same sentiment lives on today with fashion houses denouncing cruelty clothing. Learn more about the history of the cruelty-free movement, brands that have rejected animal-sourced material and the modern alternatives adopted by designers.
Shopping proves difficult when stores don't offer clothing options for bigger sizes. The trials and tribulations of being a plus-size girl that loves fashion even though the fashion industry doesn't seem to acknowledge the existence of plus-size women are catalogged in this story.
Status: The Cartier Experience and the Coulture Issue 5 launch party was a celebration complete with blingy tiaras, a chocolate fountain, and lots of red velvet. The night honored the impact Cartier has made on the 21st century and highlighted the UNC Workroom and Coulture's hard work this past semester.
You may already know Shea Rush as the sophomore forward for UNC Chapel Hill's basketball team. But did you know that in addition to his talent for basketball, Shea Rush has a passion for designing and creating hats?
The Flourish Market in Raleigh, NC arranges a relationship between women artisans in developing and underserved nations by selling their handmade, on-trend clothing and jewelry, in turn providing these women fair and sustainable wages as well as social programs to support them.
Coffee and coffee shops offer a platform for expression. Whether that's the latte art within the cup, the cozy atmosphere of the cafe, or the style of the caffiene fanatics sipping their drink, coffee always inspires us to be bold.
Gretchen Wieners can die in peace now that "fetch" has happened — but it wasn't thanks to her. The fashion industry met with our generation's love of irony at the perfect intersection to capitalize on the Mean Girl's catchphrase.
For us, hell week is having all of our exams and papers in the same week. For designers, hell week is when inspiration strikes at the last minute and they rework and add to all of their garments that will imminently be closely inspected and shown on the runway.
Even on a gloomy, snowy Friday, the city of Concord, N.C., is bustling with people. Behind a QT gas station and nestled in a small shopping center on the outskirts of the city, there is a little boutique called EmLeigh’s and Mama B’s.
Lisa N. Hoang is currently a junior in fashion textile design with a concentration in fashion design at NC State University. Outside of school she holds the Assistant Designer position at Cheryl King Couture and she can often be found creating custom clothing for clients.
Myths hide everywhere. They live in storybooks, defy reality in action movies and thrive through word-of-mouth. The last place you may suspect one to be lurking? In your very own wardrobe. In fact, the way we dress ourselves is sometimes dictated by fashion misconceptions, the most widespread of which we'll discuss below.