MET Gala 2016 theme announced

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) fashion exhibition changes each year and kicks off with the annual MET Gala ball. Organizers of this year’s event recently chose the theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. This event is known throughout the nation as one of the most celebrity-filled events of the year that isn’t actually directly involved with the entertainment industry. Each year, potential attendees to the ball wait in anticipation for what unique theme will be chosen, with themes generally being related to current trends. Past themes have included Punk (2013), … Continue reading MET Gala 2016 theme announced

Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ bemuses guests

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Anonymous contemporary artist Banksy recently opened an attraction in the United Kingdom that is unlike any other art exhibit in recent history, set in the seafront town of Weston-super-Mare. The exhibition has been described as a “bemusement” park featuring art designed by Banksy and others that is viewed as a critique of current societal norms. The park, appropriately named “Dismaland,” was open for a brief five weeks from Aug. 22 to Sept. 27, but this was still long enough to raise almost $31million in tourism revenue for the town. The park could hold approximately 4,500 … Continue reading Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ bemuses guests

Paris Fashion Week recap

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ In a continuation of coverage of major Spring/Summer ‘16 (SS ‘16) fashions during the month of fashion, a few major trends were seen recently at the famous Paris Fashion Week (PFW). The ever-chic city hosted shows by some of fashion’s most sought-after luxury brands and designers, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino, among countless other famous names. Despite how vastly different these brands and designers may be, a few commonalities between them have led to some intriguing trends to watch for in SS ‘16. One of the biggest trends coming from PFW for … Continue reading Paris Fashion Week recap