May 25, 2011 - 1:11am
Twenty Syracuse University design students showcase collections created during the past school year at then annual VPA Senior Fashion Show.

Seniors from the College of Visual and Preforming Arts showed off their final projects in two fashion shows this year, including a matinee fashion show on April 28 and an evening performance on April 29. The event featured the designs on the 20 female graduating seniors.

April 21, 2011 - 7:13pm
Bloggers Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi discuss life in the New York City music and fashion business.

The creators behind the highly praised men’s fashion blog “Street Etiquette” were once attacked by two strangers while walking on the street because of the way they were dressed.

“I got my tooth knocked out and I had to get a fake one,” said co-creator Travis Gumbs, laughing. “But I still got my smile, so it’s all good.”

That resilient attitude has been developed through years of facing occasional disparagement for having a strong interest in fashion as two young black men.

April 26, 2010 - 9:56pm
VPA's Annual Fashion Show puts students' work in the runway spotlight.

A chance to see the next possible Marc Jacobs is at your fingertips. Syracuse University's The School of Visual and Performing Arts is hosting their Annual Fashion Show this week, and the night promises to bring plenty of fabulous fashion, glamour, and buzz.  The School of Art and Design's senior fashion design majors will debut their collections during the two-day event.

April 6, 2010 - 3:35pm
Zipped magazine partners with local shops for their new issue.

Zipped magazine is not only fashion savvy, they’ve got business smarts to boot. The SU fashion magazine is strutting into the local Syracuse community one local retailer at a time.

“Partnering with Syracuse stores introduces students to the fashions available locally, which we hope will help strengthen the connection between the students and the city,” says Katy Ann Lyons, the magazine's fashion editor.

April 5, 2010 - 9:43am
Syracuse Fashion Month kicks off with Lights, Camera, Fashion on April 6th.

Maybe you saw the models promoting Syracuse Fashion Month take over the quad?  Here is a video if you missed it that shows the models and describes the events coming up!



December 12, 2009 - 8:23pm
Once the workingman's uniform, fashion and flexibility now make jeans a wardrobe unifier for students and society alike.

Neatly folded piles of jeans blanket the floor of a small walk in closet. Meet Joe Cubiotti: a senior at Syracuse University who loves jeans. He currently owns about 70 pairs, he said.

“Freshman year, everybody used to make fun of me,” said Cubiotti, a 20-year-old policy studies and management major. His friends teased him about his extensive jean collection that filled his closet and extra storage containers under the bed.

December 1, 2009 - 9:23pm
This self-taught makeup maven plays with bright colors, hoping for a bright future.

She wears her pale skin bare on this rainy afternoon after class. Cotton-candy pink streaks run through her white-blonde hair.  Earrings dangle from the gages that form sizable holes in each of her ears: one a machine-gun, the other, a revolver. Her four facial piercings add enough sparkle to evoke her alter ego: Miss Marie Massacre, a sort of gothic pin-up girl who covers herself in her creativeness.

July 1, 2009 - 2:51pm
Recent SU graduate Emilie Shapiro created her own line of jewelry and accessories.

Emilie Shapiro always had a knack for creating things with her hands. And by using that skill, Shapiro turned jewelry making from a hobby into a career.

While working toward her degree in metalsmithing, Shapiro developed a jewelry-making business that started in her dorm room during her freshman year. 

As interest grew, Shapiro expanded beyond selling directly to classmates and to having her merchandise sold in the Schine Bookstore, her sorority Alpha Phi, various online independent designer websites as well as from her own online store.