Summer street style

Berkeley students flaunt fashions unabashedly expressive of their personality

The Daily Cal arts staff searched the Berkeley campus for summer looks that capture the distinct individuality of our student body. As temperatures soar, tank tops can be tempting, but these trendsetters embrace any chance to express themselves. First photo: After picking it up recently at a flea market, Woodrow considers
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Fashion Editorial: In Full Bloom

Beat the heat with these key summer trends for men and women

In The Daily Californian’s first ever fashion editorial, we show you how to stay chic in the heat. With unpredictable weather around the Berkeley campus and the larger Bay Area, layers that mix patterns, textures and bright shades will take you from balmy summer days on the Glade to dewy
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Genderqueer fashion gets political in San Francisco

Bay Area designers combine fashion with political activism

Fashion has always played an important role in the portrayal of gender, particularly the affectation of masculinity and femininity — from the wigs and powder worn by men in the 18th century, to the gender-bending styles of David Bowie and Grace Jones, and now the recent success of androgynous models,
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The high-waisted controversy

Now that summer’s here, a “sun’s out, thighs out” mentality is developing in Berkeley. For male students, this means shorts are getting shorter and jean cutoffs are popping up like hipsters at a bike party. But while men’s shorts are creeping up the thighs, women’s are climbing up the hips.
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Threaded Souls Project presents fashion show

Student fashion show explores clothing as means of self-expression

How do we use fashion as a form of expression? What are we intentionally and unintentionally telling others in our dress? Kristin Aquino and Darrin Wallace, the creators of the Threaded Souls Project, aimed to address these questions at last week’s fashion show held in UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Community Center.
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‘Silence’ found in ‘Echo’ show

Fashion designers draw inspiration from art exhibition

“Echo,” a fashion show inspired by the BAM/PFA’s current exhibition “Silence,” featured the original work of designers from UC Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. The designers each selected a work from the exhibition on which they based their designs, and models showcased the original works as
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How to dress for Bay Area weather

Spring has officially begun and as usual, the Bay Area weather gods seem completely oblivious. Dressing for the Berkeley climate is much like competing on Iron Chef: you’re thrown some surprise main ingredient and have to expertly improvise a multi-course meal using whatever they provide you with and hope to
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Your guide to Spring Menswear 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo Raf Simons Color Blocking Salvatore Ferragamo’s heart-racing spring runway was inspired by “vitamins,” according to creative director Massimiliano Giornetti. Injecting his collection with every color from turquoise to tangerine to lemon yellow, the vibrant shades set a trend for bold color-blocking. Raf Simons, Moschino, J.W. Anderson and Mugler
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Spring Trends 2013: Your guide to fashion on a college budget

(Givenchy, Balenciaga) Ruffles and Frills: At Nicolas Ghesquiere’s final collection for Balenciaga this spring, architectural ruffles were everywhere from hemlines to sleeves. His structural designs in black, white and gray countered any audience’s stereotypical conceptions of frills as twee and girly. Although such dramatic frills may not be manageable for
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