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Has Streetwear stopped being original?

Is street style what it is because of the accessibility it has? Is it interesting because of the community it brings with it? A feeling of rebellion, just like Punk and Grunge had in the 1970s? Streetwear – Also known as Urban-wear or “Fashionable Casual Clothes”, has found itself “Moving beyond the counterculture that first defined it” (Vogue. May 2019). As Angelo Baque, the former brand director of Supreme indicated to Vogue “streetwear barely existed before 2010 (prior known as urban wear) when brands favoured rappers, surfers, graff...


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JCI Fashion Graduate and Knitwear Designer, Sally Sandusky

Born in Cardston, Alberta, Sally Sandusky dreamed of working in the fashion industry for as long as she could remember. Her dreams became reality when she hopped on a plane with her two suitcases and enrolled in the John Casablancas Institute Fashion Business and Arts Program in 2011. After graduating the Fashion Program, Sally volunteered at many fashion events, including Vancouver Fashion Week and Eco Fashion Week, and soon pursued her goal of designing knitwear for her line: Omeme. How was your experience at John Casablancas Institute?  I always ...


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Geometry and Baseball- A Spring Trend Report

Spring is here and so are the trends for the season! Here's my report on what I love! Designers are taking a practical approach to summer coats with a focus on trenches and waterproofs. This sounds like the perfect fashion trend for us Vancouverites. "The new waterproofs feel sporty and urban; play with zips and drawstrings and push sleeves up to the elbow," advises Vogue's deputy editor Emily Sheffield. The sporting life is back this season. An athletic aesthetic clearly took over the runways, most notably baseball caps, tennis-inspired dresses, and varsit...



In Love with Tim Walker and Porcelain

Tim Walker needs no introduction – if you’re not already in love with his fairytale-like photographs you will be after looking at them. What first drew me to his photography were the amazing scenes that transport me to another world with larger than life props. This is what makes his work so alluring; he brings my dreams to the pages of my favorite magazines. His use of props is amazing, as seen in his “Like A Doll” editorial with model Lindsey Wixson (pictured here) and most recently in his “Like A Warrior” editorial for Italian Vogue. Walker ha...



Why I love Allison

Sitting through lectures and dedicating hours to homework on a weekly basis makes it difficult to remember that there is any glamour in the fashion industry. But every month or so, we race to the front desk in hopes of getting a spot on the JCI Mixer photo shoot list; the crescendo of creativity amidst the exams and term projects. Our minds embark on a journey of artistic expression. Finally, we can slip our feet into Grace Coddington’s shoes and realize the dream of creating one of those beautifully, creative, glossy editorials in the pages of Vogue magaz...


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