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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions.

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we’ve extended our application deadline! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the summer break to prepare … Continue reading

Ferragamo creative director Giornetti leaving after 16 years
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Ferragamo creative director Giornetti leaving after 16 years

MILAN (AP) — Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, is leaving the fashion house after 16 years. In a statement, Ferragamo thanked Giornetti for his commitment and collaboration and said it was taking the opportunity of the departure to “revisit our approach to creativity.” Giornetti entered Ferragamo in 2000 as menswear designer and in 2011 became the brand’s creative … Continue reading

Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel
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Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel

PARIS (AP) — Chanel-goers were granted their 15 minutes of fame Tuesday, March 8, as egalitarian Karl Lagerfeld gave every guest front row tickets. That meant cozying up with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith, Chanel’s new brand ambassador. The designer-cum-political philosopher also didn’t miss the opportunity to weigh in on his support … Continue reading

Alba, Pike bring star power to Christian Dior’s Paris show
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Alba, Pike bring star power to Christian Dior’s Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Colorful, big hitting shows ensured Paris Fashion Week got into its groove Friday, March 4, as celebrity guests including Rosamund Pike and Jessica Alba hit Dior’s mirrored fall-winter Louvre spectacle. Here are Friday’s ready-to-wear highlights including reports from Dior, Issey Miyake and Isabel Marant. CHRISTIAN DIOR It was the second showing for … Continue reading

Givenchy goes dapper as Margiela gets grungy in Paris
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Givenchy goes dapper as Margiela gets grungy in Paris

PARIS (AP) — There were some surprising turns in Friday’s, Jan. 22, installment of Paris Fashion Week’s menswear shows: Maison Margiela went slouchy under John Galliano, while Givenchy’s normally sports-obsessed Riccardo Tisci went the other way, buckling up and going dapper. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter 2016-17 shows. GIVENCHY CHANGES DIRECTION In an … Continue reading

Russell Crowe takes in Giorgio Armani fashion from front row
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Russell Crowe takes in Giorgio Armani fashion from front row

MILAN (AP) — Two human reactions to turbulent times emerged as fashion concepts during Milan Fashion Week, which wrapped up its five-day run on Tuesday, Jan 19,: cocooning and militarization. On one end of the spectrum, designers offered men myriad forms of comfort for next fall and winter, including soft-cut jackets; enveloping cashmere, vicuna and … Continue reading

Accepting applications for editor positions
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Accepting applications for editor positions

Our application deadline has been extended until Nov. 13. It’s time to build your resume by working in an award-winning organization and producing product that can be used as work samples when applying for almost any position that requires communication ability. The Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University’s nationally award-winning student newspaper, is accepting applications now … Continue reading

Coach marks 75 years with punk cowgirls and mixed prints
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Coach marks 75 years with punk cowgirls and mixed prints

NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury brand Coach celebrated 75 years in business Tuesday, not just with bags and shoes, but with bright cowgirl leather and prairie flower frocks for women. Yes, actual clothing to go along with all those drool-worthy accessories you, your mom and your daughter may have at home, or wish you … Continue reading

Runway falls at Opening Ceremony, Monks at Prabal Gurung
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Runway falls at Opening Ceremony, Monks at Prabal Gurung

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of spring previews entered their fifth day Monday. ____ ‘CELEBRATING MISTAKES’ AT OPENING CEREMONY It’s every designer and model’s worst nightmare: To trip while walking the runway during fashion week. That’s exactly what … Continue reading

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London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.Here are some highlights from the day: ___ CROWN JEWELS AT JULIEN MACDONALD Julien Macdonald isn’t one to skimp on glamour, but … Continue reading