Green Armor

“We are contemporaries to catastrophe. Over 200,000 U.S. deaths and counting. Green has become our ‘new normal,’ a color we must aspire to when our government has failed to mitigate or respond appropriately to the call of the people – what can we do? We adorn ourselves in the power of green: suits, coats, wraps, […]

A Vogue Editor’s Wardrobe

Blog post by Jacklyn DeVito ’18. Dorothy Schefer Faux, Cornell Class of 1969 and renowned fashion and beauty editor, has kept our collection up-to-date with designs from some of the most important contemporary fashion designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. During my four years working in the CF+TC (2014 – 2018) I […]

Senior Profile: Katie Williams

Katie Williams has spent the last three years working as a research assistant in the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection and graduates from the College of Human Ecology with a major in Fashion Design and a minor in History. She has shown her design work at the International Textile and Apparel Association’s highly competitive juried […]

Senior Profile: Allie Malakoff

Allie Malakoff ’20 has worked as a research assistant in the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection since the fall of her freshman year in 2016. She is majoring in Fashion Design Management and looks forward to working in the fashion industry. She is a member of Delta Gamma and has modeled for her sorority sister […]

Senior Profile: Tuyen Nguyen ’20

Tuyen Nguyen ’20 started volunteering in the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection fall semester of her sophomore year and became a research assistant the following semester. She graduates with a major in Fashion Design Management and a Business minor. This past year, she was inducted into the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society.  Tuyen is an […]

The Progression of the Bra

Blog post by Allie Malakoff ’20. You will never forget the first time you wore a bra. For me, this was a sentimental moment and signified a transition from girlhood to womanhood. Bra shopping, at first, was very overwhelming. Understanding sizing and fit is like learning a new language, and the way the bra manipulates […]

The Resurgence of Home Sewing

Blog post by Juliana daRoza ’22. With frontline workers in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) of all kinds, people across the globe have come together to collect and make these much-needed supplies. In the fashion world, designer Christian Siriano has been making masks and Pyer Moss has transformed offices into a donation center for […]

Aloha Shirts

Blog post by Georgia Hausmann ’21. It is not uncommon to see a plethora of viscose or cotton-polyester Aloha or Hawaiian-style shirts on the way to the beach, or when walking into the resort section of a clothing store. In fact, I would say it’s a common sight. I once loved digging through boxes of […]