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September 17, 2016 - 11:49pm
Social media filled with responses to Marc Jacobs' use of dreadlocks in his New York Fashion Week runway show.

This past week, Marc Jacobs closed spring 2017 New York Fashion Week. The designs were beautiful, the staging was gorgeous and the hair was...pretty controversial.

When the cast of supermodels (including Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sisters, Karlie Kloss, Adrianna Lima and more) stepped out with heads full of pastel-colored dreadlocks, the debate began as whether or not this was cultural appropriation.

So let's break it down: Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture.

August 29, 2016 - 11:02pm
Embracing the warm weather, students merged fall and summer trends in their back-to-school outfits.

Everyone remembers the excitement of back-to-school shopping and prepping for the first day: laying out a new outfit the night before and waking up early to get ready.

In college, some of that first day excitement still occurs, especially when it comes to figuring out what to wear.

April 22, 2016 - 9:11am
Day 2 of Syracuse Fashion Week presented, "It's a Mod, Mod World," showcasing new age designs.

It was a mod, mod world on Thursday for Syracuse Fashion Week. Set in the city’s Tech Garden, models paraded the runway, encompassing a different personality with every ensemble. Empire Brewery joined the crowd and coupled hors d'oeuvres with the event’s signature beer, “Runway Rose.” 

October 11, 2015 - 1:31am
Model Stacy Fernandez shares her journey of getting ready for the Rip the Runway fashion show on Friday.

“This is nothing like last year. It’s not hectic, there’s no yelling, it’s weirdly calm,” said one of the girls doing hair and makeup.

“Calm?” I think. Nothing about this is calm, at least not for me.

Backstage isn’t what I expected. It’s not actually behind the stage, rather there is a set of stairs that leads to a room directly underneath the stage. This is where the real show is.

September 14, 2015 - 12:24am
Fashion stops for no one, not even for rain. Juice Jam goers turned up the heat with these fashion forward looks on Sunday.

As much as it is about the music, Juice Jam is also about the experience.

And for many students, they wanted to look their sharpest.

With overcast skies, a light rain in the air and cool fall-like temperatures, the choice of attire was critical. 

Check out the top looks snapped by our photographer Leslie Edwards.

October 10, 2014 - 4:39pm
SU alumna Emme Aronson’s initiative, Fashion Without Limits, works to change the conception of body size in high fashion.

The first limit that Syracuse University alumna Emme Aronson’s initiative, Fashion Without Limits, ran into was mannequin size. Emme approached SU professor Jeffrey Mayer about offering students an opportunity to create clothes for the size 16 model.

“I said, ‘Well, the problem we are going to have is that our dress forms are all size 6 or 8,’” Mayer said.

October 6, 2014 - 12:25pm
A graduate of the architecture school designs Blueprint Blazer for a crowdfunding website.

Brandon Stevens, a 2011 graduate from Syracuse University School of Architecture, is putting his design skills to the test – not in building, but in fashion.

He’s the proud maker of the Blueprint Blazer, a piece designed for on-the-go architects.  The stylish, yet functional, frock incorporates all things important to today’s modern architect: polish and precision.

October 14, 2013 - 3:12pm
Post-Standard intern and Art Journalism graduate student Alejandra Acuna gives the skinny about covering fashion in Syracuse.

Syracuse Fashion Weekend has quickly become the talk of town. I was at the event as a journalist, a fashion-lover, and a student all at the same time, which gave me a new perspective to the intertwined limbs of culture, style, and education. Syracuse is a city that is sprouting with talent trying to find a new angle in the creative world of runways.

Being an intern for The Post-Standard has put me in some pretty awesome situations. On Friday, my task was to cover Syracuse Fashion Weekend, and it has been quite the adventure.

September 25, 2013 - 10:27pm
The Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week showcased trends for hair just as well as clothes. Check out this coming Spring's top choices for how to switch up that ponytail.

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week designers not only showcased their spring fashion lines last week, but they also gave us a brief display of what hairstyles to be rocking when it begins to warm up outside. Lucky for us, we have six months to experiment with, and perfect, each new style before it’s actually show time.  Below is a list of this spring’s go to hair trends and complimentary tips on how to wear them for the best results! 

September 11, 2013 - 4:36pm
Missed out on NYC fashion week? Learn what you need to know (and wear) now.

For those of you who are not in tune with social media, don’t watch TV, or have been living under a rock, the Mercedes-Benz Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week is underway and lucky for you there are two more days of this fashion madness!

We are five days in to one of the biggest weeks in the Iron Grid City, where designers and models alike are working over time to give the world a little glimpse into what marvelous trends and styles are coming their way in 2014.