Writer and Stylist: Parker Blackburn
From the Stylist: In order to display the importance of this conversation about inclusivity in film, we decided to take 3 iconic cult classic films that have a white cast, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bruller, and Mean Girls, and replace their characters with a group of diverse students at UofSC. How might have these plotlines and stories been richer if there was more representation in film earlier, as well as address how much farther we still must go in terms of inclusivity. Most of the clothes from this shoot are thrifted, as I really wanted emulate the feeling of the original costumes while also adding a modern element to it.
Style Cordination by Cat Harris
The outfits and she said most of their costumes are custom made by Lexi Sharp, her insta is @sharpsewn, the zebra back piece was made by Elena Devour herself!
It’s the determination in her eyes.
The sway in her step
The power of her words
But the grace of her voice.
It’s the gentleness of her touch
The strength in her arms
The outdoors and natural environment provide so much inspiration for the fashion industry, from patterns, colors, textures and other elements. For this shoot, the focus was on earth tones and wooded areas, drawing inspiration from workwear and hunting attire like camo and the pop of orange.
For years, the preppy style has been associated with high accolades or a certain level of success. Whether you go to an Ivy League school or community college, work a 9-to-5 office job or freelance, clothing is an expression of what you want to express to the world that shouldn't be limited to any established background of people. Preppy attire can be dressed up, dressed down and tweaked for your own personality to shine.
Staying in doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. Sweats are the newest way to be comfortable and stylish. Pick a night to hang at home with friends, relaxing or watch a movie, all while staying COVID safe.
Logomania, a popular fashion trend this year, is a display of our society’s obsession with wealth and status. Wearing brand names and designer logos head to toe is considered a fashion statement in itself and logo print is even infiltrating aspects of beauty like makeup, nails and jewelry. In the context of luxury fashion, it makes a statement on our society’s values and portrays ideas of elitism. The trend also comments on knockoff culture, as knock off luxury goods are now more popular than ever because of the new prevalence of logo print.
For this shoot I decided to style myself in clothing items with minimal color. There are many people who have styles where black is the predominant color and other vibrant colors are either absent or subtle, excluding white and grey. Also, I wanted some of the images to be in black and white, just to further emphasize the minimal color style.
By Malachi Harris
T-shirt & jeans: Reap Array (@reap.array)
Shoes: Nike AF1
Black bodies are some of the most classic forms of art. The blood of ancient empires runs through our veins. While some have made feeble attempts to capture the essence of beauty that expresses itself through our melanated skin, black bodies have rarely been portrayed in this true nature.
This essence is so pure and so primal. Arising from the motherland of Africa, the birthplace of all mankind. Let Black be synonymous with nobility, power, and class. Let Black always be in the same breath as beauty. Let us forever relish in this unique beautification.
By Taylor Jennings-Brown
Many things inspired the concept for this shoot. A feeling of escapism, of colors being able to transform a space, a mood and a vibe. Playing with silhouette, lines and texture was important for this shoot, especially since we were shooting with monochromatic white and black pieces. The light projections give the clothing a new life of their own, inspiring us to invoke the same feeling into our own wardrobes.
Styled by Parker Blackburn
Models: Akuya Stoddard and Joseph Harris
Whether you are scrolling on Instagram or Tik-Tok, this on and off the court style has been making waves in the fashion industry. From tennis skirts to collared shirts, this vintage sporty style can be easily achieved in anyone’s wardrobe. The purpose of this shoot is to show how this look can be effortless and chic at the same time. I wanted to incorporate the vintage fashion trends that will be seen everywhere for fall 2020. With trends including loud prints, matching sets, and tennis skirts this fall is all about taking a note from the past and incorporating it our modern day lives.
Styled by Vittoria Gallello
Photgraphy by Abby Detorie
Modeled by Sydney Zarsdias
Styled by Parker Blackburn. Photos by Zhané Bradley and Mark Maddaloni.
From the stylist: "As we enter a new era, emotions rise in all of us. A desire for change, for something new. But maybe we don't need something new at all; maybe we should look to the past to spur inspiration for the present. From the roaring 20s to the 2020s, these looks will help you pull inspiration for fresh looks from every decade."
Styled by Vittoria Gallello. Photos by Abby Meyer.
Styled by Clara Marzolf | Photos by Brennan Booker | Style assistant: Eileen Gillis | Model: Grace Barlow
Photos by Brennan Booker, Robert Carter and Christian Hinty | Styled by Clara Marzolf | Model: Bria Gordon