Pop culture columnist Hannah Avalos Pomona ’21 investigates the way social media has hyper-individualized fashion. “A decline in the influence of fashion magazines has prompted an increase in choice when it comes to personal style, which in turn has fostered increased diverse discourse on beauty,” she writes.
In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”
If you identify as straight, you should think twice before stealing queer fashion trends. You might be guilty of more than you think.
Fast fashion and the obsession of the wealthy with second-hand clothing is bad for the environment and for equality.
Fashion trends among the students of the Claremont Colleges include Birkenstocks, high-waisted shorts and distressed jeans