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UM fashion essentials

The fashion scene in Miami is truly one-of-a-kind from its breezy daytime looks to designer nightclub outfits; it can be a challenge to adjust to the style persona of a new city. But not every outfit needs to be a statement piece, most of the time a student's wardrobe is composed of what is clean and practical.

Why the 2021 Met Gala fell flat

Against the backdrop of racial injustice, political divide and a global pandemic, American culture has undergone a radical shift in the last two years. Particularly, fashion in the United States has become political, with issues like diversity, sustainability and elitism dominating the conversation.

Thierry Mugler: Amongst the Stars

On Jan. 24, House of Mugler announced that its visionary Monsieur Manfred Thierry Mugler died of natural causes at his residence in Paris the previous day. Through a resurgence in the fashion designer’s popularity via archival collections and catwalk footage, his pieces currently hold a cult level of hype amongst vintage collectors.

Remembering fashion designer Issey Miyake

Born in Hiroshima, a 7-year-old Miyake watched his city engulfed in an atomic catastrophe. In his final days fighting liver cancer, the haunting heat of August brought forth whispers of possible nuclear weapons in the ongoing Russo-Ukraine conflict. Between entering and exiting life under chaotic global conditions, Miyake’s career is defined by challenging the notions of war and inhumanity.

Met Gala’s best dressed: stars who understood the assignment

After the Met Gala, a select few celebrities take home the honorary title of “Best Dressed,” as deemed by fashion critics and audiences around the world.

Do Valentine’s Day the fashionable way

Everyone represents their own brand of love. For fashion lovers, it’s not only a form of self expression, but a way to channel acceptance and self-love. On Valentine's Day, we celebrate these independent values, as well as the love we share for those around us.

Queen Elizabeth: Monarch and mode

Throughout her seventy years of rule, Queen Elizabeth II broke fashion’s long held standard of indulgence. By balancing traditionalist silhouettes and motifs with modernized tonal choices and accessories, Britain’s longest reigning monarch understood the diplomacy and strength of fashion choices. With a reign spanning multiple generations of fashion history, the late queen will forever be remembered for her propensity to honor duty en vogue.

Fendi x Versace: What the FENDACE?

Halloween may have come early in Milan, as fashion’s ultimate designers just pulled off a costume change that may be the historical IT moment of the year. Held at the extravagant Versace family palazzo, the Versace and Fendi swap opener was indeed a family affair.

Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival invites music, craftsmen, theater and great...

Stretched from the streets of the Grove to the waterfront of Regatta Park, the energetic event marked a lively and bright invitation to visitors from Miami’s many corners.

Iris Van Herpen: Conscious Couture

An internationally recognized force, Dutch haute-couture designer Iris Van Herpen continues to employ the technologies of the future to craft jaw-dropping wearable art in her latest collection Earthwise.

Tearing the fabric of unity: Russo-Ukraine war disrupts fashion sector

Under the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Ukraine's fashion sector continues to evacuate and adapt to its intensity. Tank movements and airborne strikes on cities like Kyiv render a daunting task for designers: obtaining a net of security while maintaining a buisness. Faced with the uncertainty of returning home, the rapid rise of conflict has scattered creative teams both domestically and abroad.

Who killed it? The best looks from Halloween 2021

In preview of the spookiest night of the year, here are some of the season’s killer looks so far.