London Fashion Week recap

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ This year’s London Fashion Week (LFW) featured 71 designers, including veterans of the trade and new designers just breaking into the ever-changing fashion world. With lines ranging from classic, minimalist fashion to new age avant-garde, designers did their best to create unique and dynamic lines of beautiful and meticulously crafted clothing. Designers showed previews for their Spring/Summer (SS) ’16 lines over five days during the week. With many designers’ lines portraying styles they personally feel will be trendy in the spring, a majority of the collections have few aspects in common. Despite the major differences … Continue reading London Fashion Week recap

Today’s avant-garde art

I’m often told that my taste in music is “out there.” I happen to enjoy a lot of modern experimental music, ranging from sacred minimalist composers such as Arvo Part to alternative electronica, along with everything in between. People are bewildered: how can you listen to that? It’s not really music. It’s too different. It’s just weird. That’s when I try to remind such critics that cultural darlings like Beethoven and The Beatles were labeled in exactly the same way at various points in their careers. They broke with established forms and did things differently, and it took time to … Continue reading Today’s avant-garde art