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5 African-American Fashion Icons of the 20th Century

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As we’ve mentioned before here at College Fashion, the fashion industry is no exception when it comes to the racism that continues to permeate society. From vast underrepresentation to plain discrimination, the fashion industry is still wrought with racial tension. But there has also been significant progress made over the past century. Many African-American women […]

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Style Icon: 4 Looks Inspired by Katharine Hepburn

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When it comes to style icons, actress Katharine Hepburn is number one in my book. In an era where demure dresses were the norm, Katharine opted to wear men’s trousers, jackets and button-ups, thus breaking societal and fashion barriers. Her androgynous look has inspired the fashion world for decades, and with the resurgence of the menswear-inspired trend, her iconic style is […]

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British Fashion 101: Five British Style Icons to Watch

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Many of you expressed your interest in British style in response to my last post on British vs. American fashion, so I thought I would do a piece on inspiration from some of my favorite British style icons. There were plenty to choose from, but today I want to focus on some slightly lesser-known women. […]

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British vs. American Style – Observations from a British Girl Abroad

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A few months ago, I left the University of Birmingham (in England) behind to spend a semester studying abroad in Minnesota, USA. As you can imagine, studying abroad in America has given me a bit of culture shock. But it’s also been an eye-opening experience. Over the past few months, I’ve spent some time soaking […]

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