The Legacy of Italian Fashion

Like Renaissance fashion, general Italian fashion has constantly been designed for the rich and famous. Until the 70s however, design labels began to place more of an emphasis on ready-to-wear. Throughout the long history of Italy’s fashion, legacies are shown to be built by playing with textiles based on their cuts, shapes, and textures. In addition, legacies are built by remaining up-to-date and defying conventional methods. It is important nowadays to introduce change in social and gender norms since that is the new status quo.


I Spoke to the Ghost of Agostino the Magnifico

When astrology became present in my life, I instantly grabbed the philosophy and ran with it. So then, when I walked into the Sala di Galatea, I lost myself. I completely forgot I was with a group. My neck almost snapped looking at that fresco. The painting is comprised of twenty-six frescoed compartments. I was living the life of a committed hedonist. In 19th century French literature, the term ‘flâneur’ became popular. Flâneur is an untranslatable word in English; the closest translation would be a saunterer who fully absorbs the beauty of their surrounding. At this moment, I was being that flâneur.

Photo Gallery: Summer 2017 the Legacy of Italian Fashion in all of Italy

The following 67 photos are of a collection that I created while being in Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, Amelia, Titignano, Verona, Terni, and Pompeii. Most of them do not pertain to my studies of Italian fashion. However, if you would like to read my article on that subject, it will be posted soon. If you would like to know of my adventures and learnings, please feel free to take a gander.

Photo Gallery: Fall 2016 Overnight at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology in Erie, PA

The first adventure of the very first cohort of Global Citizen Scholars. We spent a weekend at Erie Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology in Linesville, PA. We discussed diversification, pluralism, collective impact, and the powerful words of Eboo Patel, activist. During this overnight, we certainly got a feel of the everlasting impact that we will have on the refugee crisis in America from a collegiate perspective.

Photo Gallery: Fall 2016 Visit to the Vive La Casa Refugee Center in Buffalo, NY

“During the weekend of November 4th of [2016], I, along with the rest of my Global Citizen Scholars cohort, visited Vive la Casa in Buffalo, NY, the largest shelter for asylum-seekers on the US/Canadian border. At first, I didn’t feel that welcomed by those at the shelter, and overall I felt downright outside my comfort zone. However, I decided to make the first move and I just started talking…” [read full article at: Doors Are Meant To Let Others In, Not To Keep Them Out]