Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward

-Izzy Fernandes (‘20)   “In order to be irreplaceable, one must also be different,” a flippant comment uttered by Coco Chanel, but also one which the brand Crocs certainly fulfills. Crocs is known for its colorful and playful footwear suited for all ages and (most) activities. Balenciaga, on the other hand, spurs contrasting thoughts of high fashion and outrageous shoe designs. So, when the two … Continue reading Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward

Coco’s Closet: Fascinators

-Izzy Fernandes (‘20)   The world seemed to pause for a moment on November 27th, when Clarence House announced the engagement between a certain red-haired prince and an American actress. It sent American media into a frenzy; some might even say more so than British media, considering how entranced the former is with the royal family. Additionally, it left millions wondering how her image as … Continue reading Coco’s Closet: Fascinators

Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward

-Izzy Fernandes (‘20)   “Every day is a fashion show and the world is the runway.” An iconic Coco Chanel quote which many appreciate, but few actually live by. But now, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City has a new way for visitors to make sure that today’s outfit debuts on the runway of tomorrow. Each year, millions flock to the … Continue reading Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward

Coco’s Closet: Furs

-Izzy Fernandes (‘20)   Furs: extravagant, not to mention controversial, accessories popularized by Ned Stark, Marilyn Monroe, and Cruella de Vil, among others. Now, as they are back in style just in time for Fall and Winter collections, they leave individuals wondering: where did these wearable (and often expensive) pets truly originate? Furs were originally used for warmth or to bestow the animal’s qualities on … Continue reading Coco’s Closet: Furs

Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward

-Izzy Fernandes (‘20)   One can definitely see how the fashion world is more complex and influential than meets the eye. As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, [and] what is happening”.   September is one of two months during … Continue reading Coco’s Closet: Fashion Forward