The Colgate Maroon-News

Sustainability and Ethical Practices in the Fashion Industry

Models wear clothing made from soy bean, bamboo and silk in a bold statement about sustainability in the fashion industry.

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

April 19, 2018

Fast fashion is an addiction. However, consumerism has had adverse effects on the environment, especially in terms of the clothes and accessories we buy, wear and dispose of. The term “fast fashion” refers to mass-market retailers designing and producing fast, inexpensive clothing based on the latest ...

Spring into Spring: Transitioning Your Winter Wardrobe

Light jackets are the perfect transitional outer garment to wear throughout the unpredictable spring season.

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

April 5, 2018

After a long, snow-filled winter, we are finally starting to see glimpses of spring. The weather is getting warmer, pollen allergies are acting up and plants are sprouting in every direction. However, spring is one of the most fickle seasons when it comes to our wardrobes. One of the biggest problems I ...

Decoding Formal Dress Code

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

March 29, 2018

The change in seasons marks an increase in events that require formal attire such as Senior Ball, graduation, graduation receptions and formals. Dressing up in formal wear can be tricky. You do not want to underdress for the event but overdressing is equally problematic. How do you know when your out...

Fashion Week Takes a Trip Around the World

Dior’s collection during Paris Fashion Week was based on the 1960s feminist movement.

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

March 8, 2018

The month of February is one of the most defining months in the year for fashion. Fashion Week takes place in four of the biggest style cities across the globe: New York City, London, Milan and Paris. The world’s top and up-and-coming designers exhibit their brands in a series of runway shows, and the...

Tips for Transitioning into Winter

Experiment with color and pattern to spruce up your winter look.

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

November 9, 2017

Hamilton has begun to see signs of snow this week, much to everyone’s dismay. Here are some tips to conquer this winter.1. Always Have a Moisturizer and Lip BalmTake care of your skin during the winter season. The harsh winds and below forty degree temperatures can cause dry skin and flaking, especially a...

Fashion Column: Cultural Appropriation

Fashion companies such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret have all used clothes and designs that have “borrowed” from ethnic and racial groups.

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

November 2, 2017

Cultural appropriation in the fashion industry is nothing new. Brands including Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret have all faced backlash for cultural appropriation in recent years. That said, it is celebrities, not the brands themselves, who typically receive most of the criticism. Both t...

Last Minute and Affordable Halloween Costume Ideas

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

October 26, 2017

Halloween is drawing closer, but most of us already have enough to think about with the amount of papers, readings, projects and presentations we all have to do. Who has the time to focus on what their Halloween costume will be? Admit it, typically it's the week or even three days before Halloween t...

Mix It Up: Party Outfit Inspiration

Be Bold and Mix It Up!

Angie Diaz, Maroon-News Staff

October 19, 2017

We have all returned from a much-needed break and midterms are coming to an end. This means that the party scene at Colgate is more active and vibrant than ever. Plus, with Halloween coming up later this month, the energy on campus is high. However, with so many parties and festive events coming up we...

The Oldest College Weekly in America. Founded 1868.
fashion column