Recap: UW Fashion Week

This past semester, I had the opportunity to join Moda Magazine's creative staff. Moda is a life and style magazine that covers contemporary issues relevant to style inclined students on campus. One of my responsibilities as a member of the creative team is to help plan and attend UW Fashion Week.

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Fashion week consists of two main events: Cocktails & Couture and the Finale Show. This year, Cocktails & Couture took place at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The evening took shape as a small gathering of Moda contributors and fashion enthusiasts enjoying drinks, music, and lovely presentations showcasing student designer collections. For the event, I chose to keep it sleek and simple with a black pencil skirt by BCBGMAXAZRIA, my go-to slip dress, leather motorcycle jacket, and mesh heels. This look is sophisticated yet edgy enough for and artsy event.

The final and most important event of UW Fashion Week is the Finale Show. The following are some of my favorite looks from the University's talented student designers.

Photo Credit: Claire Grummon 

Photo Credit: Claire Grummon

I was absolutely in awe of the sheer talent and imagination the designers showed in their incredible collections! This year, I volunteered to help out backstage, so I was not able to take pictures of the actual event, but I managed to do a quick photo shoot of my outfit before the show.

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Since most of Moda's contributors dress to the nines for fashion week, I wanted to wear something bolder than usual. With this in mind, I centered the look around this wool vest by BCBGMAXAZRIA. The piece's rugged texture gives it a luxe bohemian feel. To simplify the rest of the outfit, I wore a classic black dress as a base and rocked my favorite suede over the knee boots. As a finishing touch, I carried my Rebecca Minkoff tote. The bag is perfect for all occasions, as it is spacious enough to hold my laptop and stylish enough to elevate my more casual loodks.

I had so much fun at my first fashion week! Here's to many more!



Leather Jacket: Blank NYC | Slip: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Shoes: Nine West | Black Dress: Free People | Vest: BCBGMAXAZRIA | OTK Boots: Sam Edelman | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

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