Voice in Vogue: Students share their New York Fashion Week style

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New York City saw its annual Fashion Week from Sept. 10-17, and with it, a whole new year’s worth of fashion hits, misses, and trends were introduced. Looks like crochet, bold colors, pattern blocking, and 70s throwback style dominated runways, from designers such as Kate Spade, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang.

But with the average Joe and Jane not regularly appearing on the cover of Glamour, how can one still turn high fashion into street style? We asked a few Washtenaw Community College students how they take the runway to their closets:


Dakotah MonarchDakota Monarch, 24, Ypsilanti, dietetics


What kind of trends from this year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) could you see yourself wearing, and how?

“I love lace, and fringe. I always go to the Salvation Army and pick up vintage-style dresses. I have like five that I wear all the time. And everyone’s like “Oh, where’d you get that, Forever 21?’ and I’m like, ‘Nope.’”


How would you describe your style?

“It usually just depends on my mood, but it’s usually more upbeat, colorful. I do like patterns because I’m messy, and if you drop food on yourself, and you’re wearing a pattern, no one can see it.”


Where do you like to shop?

“Salvation Army, and clearance sections anywhere. You know, college students have to be frivolous. I have a lot of hand-me-downs, too.”


What is a must-have style-wise, for you?

“I have a lot of tights, because I like to wear dresses. I always wear dresses and skirts. So if it’s too hot, take off the tights. Get a little cold, put on some tights. Winter, put like three tights on.”


Favorite current trend?

“I like how everyone is doing the eyeliner now, the cat eyes. That’s another thing, like 70s, 60s, girls going crazy with their makeup. I like that that’s coming back.”


Kathy ChristensenKathy Christensen, 18, Whitmore Lake, WTMC


What kind of trends from this year’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW) could you see yourself wearing and how?

“The colors, like burgundy, and the shades of green that I saw, I really liked the color schemes. I hated the fringe.”


How would you describe your style?

“Punk, and like, fall all year round. I love black and dark burgundy or forest, those kinds of colors.”


Where do you like to shop?

“American Apparel and I like Forever 21.”


What is a must-have style-wise, for you?

“My leather jacket. It’s easy, it can go with like any outfit and it’s so versatile for like any season, too.”


Favorite current trend?

“I’m more up on makeup style. I really like the dark lipstick that’s in right now. And Chelsea boots, I love them so much.”









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