The Torch

Student Reflects on Fashion Sustainability Summit

Anna McFillin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

As I took a look around Maxwell Hall at LIM College during Fashiondex and LIM’s third annual Sustainability Summit, I noticed I was in a room that was predominantly filled with women, ages ranging from 19 to 65. Sipping coffee and snacking on homemade cookies, these women were gearing their att...

St. John’s Alum Launches Men’s Lifestyle Platform BOND OFFICIAL connects “voices of male culture.”

St. John’s Alum Launches Men’s Lifestyle Platform BOND OFFICIAL connects “voices of male culture.”

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

St. John’s Alumnus, Igee Okafor, is on a mission. As the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BOND OFFICIAL, his new, online men’s lifestyle platform, he aspires to connect various voices, empower and inform. “BOND OFFICIAL [is] an online publication dedicated to cultivating parts of men’s cultur...

St. John’s Student Runs Online Fashion Boutique

St. John’s Student Runs Online Fashion Boutique

Anna McFillin, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2018

Zoë Bowen is a junior marketing major at St. John’s, and is taking the fashion world by storm. Fashion Mi Forward, Inc. is the brand she founded in April 2017. Growing up, Bowen watched her single mother not only run her own law firm, but raise her to be an independent and driven young woman. ...

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

Kennisa Ragland, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018

As I sit with senior student Donovan Carnegie-Salmon, he sports the black “Rest In Peace” hoodie from his clothing line YOS (Your Own Society) Apparel. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s oil painting, “Crucifixion” (Corpus Hypercubus), the hoodie draws from the Spanish artist’s aim at chang...

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Fashion is an often overlooked detail in films. While the costume designers go into intense detail and commitment to the look at hand, the art of the wardrobe is often missed by the audience. The dedication and passion that a designer puts into wardrobe can be characterized by the immersive out...

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

Joselyn Lin, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2018

Fashion Industry Night hosted by the Tobin College of Business Marketing Department gave students an insight to the transformation within the fashion world on Thursday, March 1. Students were able to hear from panelists Ana Martins, communications president; Rinat Brodach, New York Fashion Week fashion...

Madd Cheap, Madd Convenient

Madd Cheap, Madd Convenient

Kailey Licata, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Many students from St. John’s study abroad; however, not many make a business while overseas. Madison Vogel, a junior marketing major, saw an opportunity and seized it. Vogel started her own nail business, MaddNailss, while studying in Rome. “I saw that it was very expensive to get your nails done ...

Fall Looks: Get Bold Yet Subtle

Fall Looks: Get Bold Yet Subtle

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

When people think of the fall time, they usually think of leaves changing, pumpkin spice, Halloween, and others (mostly the makeup enthusiasts) warm-toned makeup looks! With main color palettes of oranges, burgundies, purples and metallic shades like copper and gold, all makeup looks showcase the tru...

Student Takes a Modern Twist on a Bookstore Favorite

Student Takes a Modern Twist on a Bookstore Favorite

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 18, 2017

The start of a new school year is a great opportunity to play up your style with new looks and splashes of color. Trends today include moving away from traditional styles and opting for lighter, fresher hues like pastels, adding an edge to almost any look. One St. John’s student took somethin...

The Concept of Diversity on the Runway

The Concept of Diversity on the Runway

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

“Janaye Furman Makes History as the First Black Woman to Open Louis Vuitton,” reads the headline of a Vogue article published on Oct. 3. In the fashion industry, it is no secret that many influential designers are white. Yet, this industry is one of the last to slowly crawl out of a white suprem...

Destination Africa Fashion Show

Destination Africa Fashion Show

Amber Borden, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017

On April 24, 2017, St. John’s students checked into Carnesecca Arena to board the flight to Destination Africa. Doors opened at 7 p.m. and seats were filling up by the minute. The African Students Association (ASA) curated the fashion show with assistance from Haraya.   DJ Supersmashbroz was loc...

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

The Red House fashion club opened its doors to students and friends as they held their 11th annual fashion show on Wednesday, April 26th. With a 5-dollar fee at the door, Carnesecca Arena was flooded with people who wanted to show their support for the organization. The Red House is a brand that is managed by st...

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