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 […]

Nixon Speaker Preview: Shravan Kummar

Blog post by Samantha Kirsch ’18. Back in January, sixteen FSAD students had the opportunity to visit India to look at the apparel supply chain.  We visited both large factories and small scale production facilities, and I was personally drawn to the stories of those working to revitalize traditional craft and textile production.  The revival […]

The Cornell Fashion Collective & The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection: An Ongoing History

Blog post by Katie Williams ’20 From folding tables taped together to make a runway to a professional production and staged show, the Cornell Fashion Collective has transformed over the past 34 years. The Cornell Fashion Collective, formerly the Cornell Design League, is a student-run organization that was founded to provide members of the Cornell […]

The Power of a Winter Coat

Blog post by Amanda Dubin ’18 As all Cornell students and alumni know, surviving a harsh Ithaca winter is challenging. The streets are constantly covered in snow, which soon turns to slush and eventually freezes over into ice. Going to school in Ithaca, NY, it is no surprise that students pile on layers just to […]