The Orion

Student entrepreneurs utilize ‘thrifting’ passion with vintage clothing pop-up

Brian Luong and Matteo pose within a frame at the opening event for Second Bloom Supply.

Elijah Ewing, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

We all wear clothes. They are a core part of our identity, but where did you get your clothes from? Like most people, we probably got our clothes new, from a department store. Second Bloom Supply wants to change that. Second Bloom Supply is a clothing reseller started by two Chico State students ...

Dear Burberry, suicide is not a fashion statement


Janette Estrada

March 3, 2019

Fashion label Burberry sent out an apology following their autumn and winter runway collection at London Fashion Week.The showcased item is a cotton hoodie with a noose around the neck, apparently inspired by the show's marine theme. Model Liz Kennedy, featured in the show, criticized the hoodie in an Ins...

Gucci, catch me outside.

The $890 black balaclava sweater has been taken off the market by Gucci. Image courtesy of NBC News.

Janette Estrada

February 14, 2019

Not a week into Black History Month and fashion retailer Gucci is already sending out an apology. The controversial item is a women’s black-wool sweater retailing for $890. The sweater was in collaboration with Balaclava Helmet, a headgear brand designed to only show facial features. The black turtle...

Podcast: Tinder U and taking fashion risks

Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin

September 9, 2018

This week reporters Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin hit topics on Tinder University and taking fashion risks in life. Brooke Martin and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

Getty Images photo by Elizabeth Fernandez

Rachael Bayuk

September 3, 2018

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t feel bad and wish you could be like –insert ones favorite icon here—because I guarantee you,...

Seasonal fashion trends are killing the planet

Seasonal fashion is only temporary and the remaining clothes always end up in a landfill. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Nicte Hernandez

February 5, 2018

Magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar never fail to let us know what trends are in season. From the wedge to the stiletto, magazine covers and runway shows update us on what merchandise to buy and look out for that season.However, what these magazines fail to do is inform the readers that stay...

Students showcase their love for high fashion

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Franky Renteria

November 14, 2016

This is a gallery of four young men wearing high fashion clothing and their explanations on why they do so. Name: Edoardo Bassi Major: Finance Graduating: May 2018 "I bought these clothes because they are fairly formal but at the same time they are different, have their own style. I dress...

‘Fall into Bed’ with Siobhan Barrett Lingerie and FosterBuilt Coffee

Designer Siobhan Barrett in her studio. Photo courtesy of Siobhan Barrett

Anna Porretta

October 16, 2016

Siobhan Barrett, a body-positive lingerie designer will be presenting a pop-up shop at The Bookstore Oct. 12.Few pleasures in life can compare to the bliss of spending a chilly morning in bed. There's something unique to the sensation of spending a day sipping good coffee and reading a great book all whi...

Student talks passion for music, fashion

Tibire Edwards shares her love of music. Photo credit: Romeo Espinal

Romeo Espinal

March 4, 2016

Ever since she was in the fourth grade, Tibire Edwards, senior kinesiology major, recalls being very passionate about music. Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu are among her musical inspirations. While growing up, Edwards found dressing up fun, she said. That is when she knew she had found her love for fashion...

On sagging

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Joseph Rogers

April 18, 2015

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in men’s fashion – shirts are being pulled down, not pants being pulled up. What did the shirt do to deserve the sharp tugging towards the ground? Why not give the pants a hand up instead? I’ve never pretended to understand the trend in sagging pant...

Pedicabs: A safe ride home

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Miles Inserra

March 2, 2015

The familiar sound of bikes bumping bass through the blocks of Chico is a friendly reminder that students always have a safe ride home at night. As students prepare to party each weekend, Mike Griffith, aka Mike G and a team of bikers gear up their free pedicab service to get students home safel...

Fashion-forward student launches clothing business online

Alysa Kammermeyer, a junior public affairs major, has a foot in the door of the fashion world with her online clothing website, Mina's Closet. Photo courtesy of Alysa Kammermeyer.

Dj Morris

February 20, 2015

A simple phone call helped Alysa Kammermeyer's dream of owning her own fashion website become a reality. Kammermeyer, a junior public affairs major, and her older sister have always loved fashion and were inspired by the independence of their parents to start their own business and work for th...

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