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May 6, 2021                          

Breaking Down Barriers 

From fabric burnout to photographic screen printing to computer–assisted print designs, the BFA Textile Design degree program provides students with the necessary drawing and color skills to achieve their creative visions successfully. BFA Textile Design student Krithika Sengottaiyan was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2021 Nasdaq Competition, hosted by ARTS THREADS. This competition is championing a new era of inclusive prosperity and shared growth by looking to display artwork from students with different backgrounds from all around the world.

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November 10, 2020                           

The Show Must Go On: Life As A Designer In 2020

Survival in the rapidly changing fashion industry is no easy task. Introduce a global pandemic, and the task becomes even harder. While designers are making a strong case for getting dressed again, employers are adapting to new limitations and a work-from-home reality.

Joe Chung, a 2012 BFA Fashion Design graduate, landed his dream job as a Statement Apparel Designer at Adidas four years ago, where his role sees him taking two-dimensional technical flats and commercializing them. His journey began as a developer for the golf business unit in Southern California, where he stayed for two and a half years.

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FASHION

THRIVE

GLOBAL

September 4, 2020                             Co-Author  

7 Ways Retail Therapy Really Works

Even though our 2020 might not be going as expected and we’ve been buying more hand sanitizer in this last year than in our entire life, the craving to buy new things is still ever present. After months of being in lockdown, enjoying the finer things in quarantine-life mode isn’t limited to wine nights, baking sourdough bread, online dating, or cute athleisure-wearing; it also includes a little bit of retail therapy. Retail sales are on the rise for three consecutive months since May 2020.

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LIFESTYLE

MANIZER

July 9, 2020                              

6 Reasons Why 'The Bold Type' Is The Life Guide We Didn't Know We Nedeed

Whether you are a total badass, a dreamer, or the one with both feet on the ground, this show definitely aims to please. Throughout its four seasons, we’ve laughed, cried, and screamed as if we were the ones living what’s happening on the screen. We’ve learned that mess is good, we constantly f*ck up, and that’s okay, and not knowing what’s going to happen can actually make things way more exciting. 

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LIFESTYLE

MANIZER

May 18, 2020                              

8 Reasons Why We Date Someone We Don't Want To Date

“If I spend $10 going home, then I won’t have enough money tomorrow to go to lunch with my friends,” I started thinking as we got dressed, starting to plan my escape. Then after five seconds, “Shit! I think I didn’t unplug my straightener before leaving, and my roommate is not coming home tonight.” I was about to tell him I needed to use the restroom (because I was secretly planning to call the RA just in case) when he said, “Is everything okay?” to which I simply nodded. 

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Nov 26, 2019

5 Things To Know Before Launching Your Clothing Line - Marine Layer's Founder Tells All

You don't know what impact your girlfriend throwing away your favorite t-shirt can have until you blind a brand that leads you to open 34 stores across de US.

Founder & CEO of Marine Layer Mike Natenshon had a realization when he couldn't find a replacement for his old broken-in shirt.

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LIFESTYLE

FORBES

Oct 10, 2018                                   Co-Author

3 San Francisco Bay Area Women Who Are Leading The Food Styling Field

#FoodPorn may be ever-trending online, but the genre itself is centuries old. In 1599, Italian artist Caravaggio painted Basket of Fruit and “broke Renaissance” with his first still-life of perishables. Leave it to Italians to elevate food to its high art status! In 1999, four hundred years later, Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier by the French...

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May 6, 2019

Can't Get Detention Now

Walking down the hallways of her high school years ago, Florence Canonoy looked down at her uniform and realized she didn’t feel comfortable in what she was wearing. She felt restricted, forced to fit a standard that wasn’t showing who she really was. 

Canonoy, a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) scholarship finalist in 2018, embraced...

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May 2, 2019

A Human Controversy

Making choices that alter the path of our lives is what makes life worth it. B.F.A. knitwear menswear design student Beam Ratchapol Ngaongam started his journey as a menswear designer; however, along the way, he became torn between his love for knitting and his passion for sewing. Ngaongam was struck by the luxurious aspect that knitwear volume can offer, even more than the tedious knitting...

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May 2, 2019

A Dysfunctional Fashion Condition

What started with a piece of circular fabric from Goodwill ended up becoming a collection that explores the uncomfortable and strenuous feeling of self-doubt. B.F.A. Fashion Design student Anna Yepes Tucker would constantly compare her work to others and minimize her ability to create compelling designs. 

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Oct 3, 2018

Mastering Rules To Break Them: Spring/Summer 2019 And Fall Winter Collection

When the lights dimmed, hundreds of phones went up. Manhattan’s Pier 59 was packed with the audience eagerly anticipating the School of Fashion’s graduate students’ debut at New York Fashion Week. As a diverse array of models began to walk, one element became excitingly clear: The designers have mastered the rules.

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Jul 11, 2018

Fashion, Culture and Politics Collide: South African Experience At The MoAD 

Diaspora, from the Greek diaspeirein, or “disperse,” means the dispersion of any people from their homeland. It begs an interesting question: How are we part of the diaspora?

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March 24, 2021                          

Footwear & Accessories Students Dominate In This New Year

The Footwear & Accessories Design program at School of Fashion was launched in 2018 and includes 60-unit M.F.A. and 120-unit B.F.A. degrees that offer students the opportunity to focus on developing their talent and skills to meet growing industry demands. MFA Footwear & Accessories design students Bell Quintão and Elizabeth Gonzalez will be among the first graduates of the program this year.

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FOOD

US 

FEATURES

October 16, 2020                           

Getting Serious: Food Blogger Tim Cheung's Unknown Side of The Tasty Business

While it is true that we have no control over the chaos going on in the world right now, we do have control over the nutritious (and not so much) treats that’ve been surrounding us lately. Working from home has been the perfect excuse to keep a full pantry and come upon new options meant to satisfy our munchies. Being able to take a “break” whenever we feel like it or having our cameras off during our zoom meetings has its perks, such as searching for cooking hacks on social media. We indulge in scrumptious food photos that we either want to replicate during our cooking solo time or simply admire and wonder if one bite would take us to food heaven. If you’re the latter, then you’re definitely into the Insta foodie-addicts category. You’re instantly salivating over inviting shots of pretty good-looking food, and honestly, who wouldn’t?

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CAREERS

FASHION

SCHOOL

DAILY

September 1, 2020                              

Inside The Mind Of A Hustler: Finding A Job During A Pandemic

It is no secret that COVID-19 has pretty much turned everybody’s life upside down, and the only certain thing right now is that unemployment claims skyrocketed in the last months. Back in April, we found out through the U.S Department of Labor that 6.6 million people filed for unemployment insurance, so it’s accurate to say that job hunting right now feels uncharted territory.

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LIFESTYLE

MANIZER

June 3, 2020                              

How I Found Out The Guy I Was Dating Was Pleading Guilty For Harassment To His Ex-Girlfriend

Dating is complicated. It’s unpredictable, and after the honeymoon stage ends, we tend to question if we really liked the guy or if it was just the heat of the moment, boredom, or the sex. From guys that liked me too much to guys that apparently didn’t like me enough, dating has tended to embody the twisted feeling of being in a roller coaster; sometimes I’m laughing my lungs out, screaming or feeling like I want to throw up.  

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FASHION

FORBES

May 18, 2020                                      Co-Author

10 Luxury Designer Sports Equipment Pieces Worth Collecting

Coronavirus pandemic has become a global disruption, forcing upon us the stay-at-home routine life. It has been (not) easy to slip into the repeating cycle of waking up, exercising, working from home, and going back to bed. The state of mind ‘I’m going to wear sweatpants until further notice’ has become a daily mantra for many.

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SKINCARE

DR ELSA JUNGMAN

Oct 10, 2019

How To Spot Hidden Ingredients In Your Cosmetics That Can Irritate Your Skin

Everybody’s skin type is unique, and especially if yours is the sensitive type, you may have experienced unpleasant reactions from cosmetics & skin care products at some point. 

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Aug 26, 2019

Light Manifester

It was the fifteenth day of the first month in thelunisolar Chinese calendar. Above the lion and dragon dance parades and fireworks, stood out the houses festooned with colorful lanterns. TheMid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Lantern Festival, has always been theholiday Qing was anxiously looking forward to. Holding on to her dad with onehand, and onto her handmade paper lantern with the other, she took in the sightof lighting lanterns, hung on towers and floating in the sky. 

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May 6, 2019

The View From Above

Waking up every day at sunrise, Jiru Jia’s dad would go out into nature and take pictures of colorful birds in their pristine natural environment. Surrounded by a wide range of green and pink plants, the birds stood out with their oversize wings and elaborate movements. Each image captured a particular bird with its vibrant feathers entirely on display.

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May 6, 2019

When Characters Blend Into One

B.F.A. fashion design student Chuqiao Wang was not the typical kid who enjoyed sitting on the couch rocking with laughter while watching cartoons or Disney movies, instead, she was...

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May 2, 2019

A Refined Fool

“Life is beautiful, don’t waste it” is Christopher Cabalona’s mantra, and a glimpse of happiness during tough times is the guiding light for his collection. Cabalona, B.F.A. menswear design, found inspiration in the clowns of the early 1900s.

His collection takes the element of joy and channels it into sophisticated and structured looks. Cabalona’s creation process involved hours and hours of precision tailoring and included excitement as well as periods of melancholy marked by a sense of burden.  

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FASHION

FASHION SCHOOL DAILY

Sep 4, 2018

Keep Your (Design) Eye On The Prize: The Perks Of Participating In Fashion Competitions

The current climate in fashion is often ‘more is more’ in terms of collaborations, collections and social media. Due to this new reality, international design competitions can play an important role in helping to establish a young brand by broadcasting the names of emerging talents, in addition to generating funding and building powerful connections. Winning, or even nearly winning, a recognized contest can bring a designer steps closer to their breakthrough.

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January 20, 2021                          

A Fashionable Marriage Between Eastern and Western Culture

Throughout the years, fashion’s evolution has been evident in the production process and the increasing modernization and reinvention of traditional garments. While it is true that the pandemic changed the way creative minds usually operate, including a new way of living and dressing, it is also true that designers from all over the world continue to come up with innovative ways to redefine fashion rather than suppress it. And William Park is no exception to this rule.

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FOOD

DISRUPT

MAGAZINE

September 25, 2020                            Co-Author  

Why Photographer Tim Cheung Eats With His Eyes

No judgment if you’ve been exploring your inner foodie and expanding your horizons with countless food recipes and at-home experiments. We’ve all been there lately. There is no question that eating is an act of self-care for the body and mind. Trying new dishes can be a way to satisfy our wanderlust and step out of our comfort zone in this new post quarantine reality. If there’s one thing that Instagram and TikTok don’t lack are luscious treats making us want to indulge, completely forgetting about the guilt. The process behind diving deep into the perfect shot of sticky rice or translucent and thread-like mung bean noodles is not an easy task. 

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LIFESTYLE

MANIZER

August 25, 2020                              

Here's What Breakups Teach Us, Believe It or Not

After watching countless YouTube videos on how to manifest a text from your ex and asking yourself, “what am I doing wrong?” without forgetting the meditative music playing in the background, it’s no secret that the breakup package includes tears, nostalgia, frustration, denial, anger, and disappointment. 

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LIFESTYLE

MANIZER

June 3, 2020                              

How My Tinder Match Attended A Funeral With Me

‘It’s a match’ popped up onto my screen at 1 a.m while I was swiping on Tinder, honestly just out of boredom. I didn’t pay much attention to my new match and returned back to my conversation with Jed, ‘The Chef,’ who was telling me about the restaurant he worked at in Hayes Valley. He said he wanted to cook for me, and he assured me I was going to fall in love with his cooking, which is pretty questionable since I was born in a country that breathes dishes meant to give you a food orgasm.

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FASHION

FORBES

July 20, 2020           Additional Contribution

Sweating In Style: The Rise Of Fashion Fitness Influencers

The year 2020 has changed all the summertime rules for workplaces, vacations and fitness. As people take their exercise outside into public parks and beaches, sweating in style is becoming the hottest and coolest fashion trend. Lockdown nudged us onto social media searching for ways to move our bodies in quarantine. 

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Aug 26, 2019

Coming Out Of Your Shell

A collection that explores the transformation of women, as they define their strengths and embrace their weaknesses, is brought to life by the collaboration between MFA Fashion Design student Yue Shen and BFA Knitwear Design student Mingyang Zhang. It’s courageous to be fragile and it’s powerful to show vulnerability. The ultimate goal of pain, struggle, and endurance is to create braveness, toughness, and flexibility. 

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Aug 23, 2019

A Showcase Of A False Positive

This collection, by MFA Fashion Design student Chelsea Grays, is social and stylistic documentation of the unique homeless culture found on the streets of the Tenderloin in San Francisco. Her undergraduate studies in psychology provided Grays with the ability to transform conceptual inspiration into mixed media garments. She was intrigued by the distinctive way homeless people combined fabrics and garments together, in very contrasting formations. 

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May 6, 2019

Two World Collide

Solid versus fabric and form versus function are the main themes for a collection that explores what happens when fashion and architecture merge. B.F.A. fashion design student Xiangyi Zhou collaborated with B.Arch architecture student Lamiae Ameziane to create looks that challenge the solid world of architecture by incorporating fabric. 

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May 2, 2019

Reconnecting With Heritage

From the colorful Barranquilla Carnival to Huila’s Bambuco Pageant and Folkloric Festival, spectacles and joyful events are plentiful in Colombia. Looking to highlight the rich culture and high-spirited side of this country, Camila Pinzón, B.F.A. fashion design, was seeking to honor what she was blind to at first. Growing up in Colombia, she didn’t appreciate what was in front of her, and it wasn’t until later...

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FASHION SCHOOL DAILY

May 2, 2019

Avant-Garde Mutation

Staying up until 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. was a part of B.F.A. fashion design student Anrong Huang’s daily routine. He describes those nights as a continuous search of trying to find ideal silhouettes for his garments and to realize the main idea for his collection – functionalism.

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FORBES

Jul 30, 2018                                           Co-Author

Top 5 Film Festivals To Watch

Red carpet is not the only place where Hollywood meets the Runway! Fashion film genre is now a permanent part of the media landscape, championing innovation in design...