RVA Fashion Week: Formal Wear Show

Story by Solleyha Mathurin Photos by Victoria Frank Ever thought about attending a red carpet with the ability to look and feel glamorous? The Saturday RVA Fashion Week Formal Event was giving off those vibes. The show consisted of everything from eccentric colors to small applique detailing from the designers of Tough Cookie, TAILOR, House […]

RVA Fashion Week: Casual Wear Show

Story by Katelyn O’Neal Photos by Mia Navarro On Friday, the Casual Wear Designer Fashion Show kicked off as the second show to take place during RVA Fashion Week. The show featured men’s and women’s street style and everyday fashions from designers including Kylde by Haus of Kylde, Metaya, Future Society, STitch, Is., Victim15, LaPosh, Tangee’s […]

RVA Fashion Week: Boutique Show

Story by Julia Bratu Photos by Victoria Frank The RVA Fashion Week Boutique Fashion show was hosted by the charismatic Jonathan Copeland, boutique manager for Dress for Success RVA. They strutted out onto the runway before each collection with a new 60’s inspired outfit from each designer and boutique, as well as a fun tidbit […]

RVA Fashion Week: Art and Jewelry Gala

Photos and story by Briana Thornton The Art and Jewelry Gala, the second event in RVA Fashion Week, kicked off at Gallery 5. Local jewelry makers and artists were able to present their work and attendees could shop over a glass of wine while mingling with other local art enthusiasts. Keep reading to meet some […]

VCstyleU: Nick Southern

Story and photos by Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez Nick Southern’s Instagram feed is populated with knock-out look after knock-out look. From embroidered trousers to kimonos, and ponchos to kerchiefs, the boy knows what he’s doing. To say that I was inspired to step up my personal style just by ogling over his is a massive understatement. […]

Fashion: The World of Contradiction

Story by Briana Thornton Photos by Mia Navarro Every fashion trend has a story. As it sits at the intersection of time, place and subject, there are countless ways to interpret each and every one of them. Take the mini skirt for example; at the turn of the 20th century, it was inconceivable for women to […]

Live as Your Limitless Self

Photos by Monica Escamillia Creative Direction by Bliss Foster Introduction by Julia Bratu   Something reminiscent of a fairytale, RCFU collaborated with Bliss Foster to embody his conception of the project: Limitless Self. In ten unique looks, fantasy combines with reality to pair sensible and chic garments with high necklines and broad silhouettes and uniquely […]

Get Fit and Stay Cool: Athleisure

Story by Julia Bratu Photos by Monica Escamillia Over the course of the 20th and 21st century, the popularity of sportswear has been on the rise. The casual attitude we take today towards daywear is largely a result of the rising popularity of athletic clothing and sports as a leisure activity, making its way past […]

Duplicate Their Look: The Hadid Sisters

Story by Katelyn O’Neal Photos by Victoria Frank Bella and Gigi Hadid are two of the biggest models gracing the catwalks and heading campaigns for major designers. The sisters both walked in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (2016) and are also known for their work together in the Fendi and Moschino Spring/Summer campaigns together. They’ve […]

Celebrate Your Pride in Style

Story by Julia Bratu Photos by Monica Escamillia We take great pride in our incredibly diverse city and campus at RCFU, and strive to be sure we celebrate our differences by promoting positive depictions of people from all walks of life. Our own team is also full of people of all different backgrounds, so it […]