As the weather continues to drop to chilly temperatures, it’s becoming increasingly harder to convince yourself to change out of your warm and fuzzy pajamas in the morning (read: you don’t have to). Here are some cold weather fashion trends that we’ve seen around campus:
After three years of mediocre costumes (last year I panicked, threw on jeans and flannel and told everyone I was a lumberjack), I was determined that this year I was going to do Halloween right. I was sure I had things locked when I stumbled upon a puffy orange vest in a pile of thrift shop clothes. “Perfect!” I thought. “Pair it with a jean jacket, Walkman, and cardboard hoverboard and I can impress everyone with my rendition of Marty McFly, time traveler extraordinaire.”
It is fall. It is time to refuse the shackles of heavy down jackets and throw on the most world-renowned, freedom-enforcing, time-honored and life-improving article of clothing: the vest.
Harvard: high stakes, high energy, high… fashion? Ask your typical camera-toting Harvard Yard tourists to describe our student body, and this phrase won’t immediately come to mind. Yet a closer look at certain students rushing to class reveals a definite flare for style under those heavy coats and backpacks.
An ivy-covered wall, scattered antique furniture, and old photographs lend a vintage atmosphere to The Harvard Shop’s new store at 65 Mt. Auburn Street. The recent arrival is the third location for the student-run retailer, which also operates storefronts on JFK Street and in the Holyoke Center.
Nico Maffey ’13 performs during Eleganza on April 20. The annual charity fashion event drew a packed crowd to its new location at Gordon Indoor Track.
Alex Cherenfant Jr. ’13 delivers stylish, James Bond-inspired moves at Eleganza, Harvard’s largest charity fashion event, on April 21 at the Gordon Indoor Track.
The largest, oldest, and perhaps most renowned fashion show on Harvard’s campus, Eleganza is a high-budget and highly-organized production. Its roots in a cultural and arts organization are apparent in the ethnic diversity of its models and highly theatrical style of its performance—an aesthetic which has gained the show both criticism and accolades over the years.
Harvard gear takes on a new meaning in a world of tame personal styles
With fashion shows like Identities and Eleganza promoting a step up in fashion at Harvard, are more students taking risks with the ways they dress? And what inspires those who do?