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Believe it or not, Columbus is a fashion mecca. The Fashion Design program at the Columbus College of Art & Design was named one of the Top 20 programs in the world. The Short North is filled with designer boutiques. Our city is home to worldwide brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, The Limited, Express and DSW. Columbus is also home to emerging retail and fashion entrepreneurial efforts including JackThreads.com, Skreened.com and HOMAGE.

Salon Review: Nurtur the Salon

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig Salon Review: Nurtur the Salon

For my first salon review, I visited the Blowdry Cafe in Upper Arlington, and for my second one, I visited Nurtur the Salon, which has locations in Upper Arlington, Grandview, and a third location opening in German Village. The first location I visited was their Upper Arlington salon, which is located on Lane Avenue. When […]

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Show Your Ohio/Columbus Pride with a Ton of T-Shirts

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Show Your Ohio/Columbus Pride with a Ton of T-Shirts

Ohio has the most people with state pride, according to a Movoto Real Estate ranking published July 22nd. While judged merely through Facebook likes in an unofficial study, with the abundance of Ohio-proud T-shirts in Columbus alone, this came as no surprise to many Ohioans. These seven Columbus-based independent labels show us how their Ohio-made […]

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Local Model Andria Williams Wants to Redefine the Plus Size Label

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Local Model Andria Williams Wants to Redefine the Plus Size Label

If it were possible to change the way plus size models were portrayed in the industry, Andria Williams would. Known in the industry and by friends as “The Good Diva,” Williams has been a model, actor and voice talent since 1998, with a five-year break between then and now when she was an on-air DJ […]

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Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative Fashion Mob Launching Incubator Space in Franklinton

It’s a locally (and proudly) touted fact that Columbus is a bit of a fashion industry mecca, trailing only behind New York City and Los Angeles in terms of fashion design professionals employed by region in the US. But with most of those jobs being housed at large corporate operations, it seems that the entrepreneurial […]

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Fighting Slavery with Fashion

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Fighting Slavery with Fashion

Innocence, violation, restoration. That is the journey of a human trafficking survivor as performed by Unchained, a fashion show that aims to inspire people in the fight against modern slavery. “The story itself is the story of a survivor’s life,” said Stephanie Catani, Unchained’s co-founder and creative director. That story is not necessarily based on […]

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Columbus Fashionistas Revive Trends of Decades Past

Nen Lin Soo Nen Lin Soo Columbus Fashionistas Revive Trends of Decades Past

One of the most celebrated French fashion designers in history, Yves Saint Laurent, once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” There are fashion trends that our mothers and grandmothers loved back in their day, and there are some of those same trends that make its comeback in this age in some form or another. Whether […]

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2014 Earth Jam Fashion Benefit: “Artistry”

Audrey Bonfig Audrey Bonfig 2014 Earth Jam Fashion Benefit: “Artistry”

This past Tuesday, Nurtur the Salon hosted its annual Earth Jam event at the LC Pavilion at the Arena District. The event featured a fashion show with hair and make-up by Aveda students, a silent auction, and food catered by Fit Food Columbus. All proceeds from the event went to Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

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