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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Microtrends are trends that last for just one fashion season, accelerating the trend cycle and quickly deeming particular styles as outdated. “[Micro-trends] kill the ideas of individuality and fashion because people are just following these trends,” fashion enthusiast Shreya Balakrishnan (12) said. “They dont build up on their own style or what they are comfortable and confident with.”

Rise of micro-trends: Social media’s harmful grasp on fast fashion

by Ariana Goetting, Selina Xu, and Claire Zhao November 14, 2022

Chunky jewelry. Hawaiian print dresses. Patchwork jeans. Cow print. These trends once reigned over fashion social media. Now, they gather in the aisles of Goodwill, collect dust in the depths of closets...

An illustration of Reagan Kas (12) prom dress. While many upper school students still approached their princess, prince or even friends in a series of promposals, they decided to live their happily-ever-afters for prom in style.

Ballgowns and bow ties: Students prepare fashion statements for prom

by Trisha Iyer and Ananya Sriram April 23, 2022

“Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress,” romance novelist Kiera Cass said in a Bustle interview. While many upper school students still approached their princess,...

Tobi mixed and matched different rings and pearl to create his own jewelry style. He wanted to emulate Tyler, the Creators looks from his most recent album Call Me If You Get Lost.

LA street fashion: Where sidewalks become runways

by Emily Tan, Michelle Liu, and Shinjan Ghosh April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Harker Aquila attended the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention that began Thursday and ended on Saturday. Along the way, Aquila interviewed various city-goers and convention...

Explore the variety of jean styles that students love and wear around campus as well as the great ripped versus unripped jeans controversy. 

Denim for days: Jeans hit the campus catwalk!

by Trisha Iyer, Reporter September 28, 2021

Denim has come a long way from being the sturdy pant material of choice for gold miners in the mid-eighteenth century. The fabric is now so pervasive that not wearing denim is an identifying personality...

Students and faculty fall fashion bring new shopping and styles to this school year. Some have explored thrifting and trends from social media.

Fall fashion: Rise in the realm of thrifting

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 7, 2021

Fashion, by definition ever-changing and transitory, inevitably continues to evolve in the form of trends or individual styles. After more than a year of shelter-in-place, thrifting and secondhand shopping,...

Talk around campus: Last day of school outfits

Talk around campus: Last day of school outfits

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor June 1, 2021

Over the last week of school, which spanned from May 24 to May 28, students and faculty on campus shared the variety of colors, accessories and styles of clothing they wore. Some people dressed for utility...

As the fall semester continues online, students find that fashion can still be that constant outlet of personal expression in their lives. Though our social interactions are limited, it does not mean that our outfits have to be. 

Lights, camera … and (Zoom) fashion?

by Alysa Suleiman, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 15, 2020

The air was crisp and cool, the perfect level of humidity and air conditioning soaking into clean walls, the dozens upon dozens of chairs, the in-season outfits of haute couture people filling the rows.  And,...

In a subtle but vibrant manner, Gina Partridge (12) uses her socks as an outlet for her fashion style. Accessories are another important aspect of design and style.

Fall fashion: Where colors meet comfort

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter September 18, 2019

Along with the bustle of students transitioning into their back-to-school lifestyles, the outfits and accessories of students seem to be evolving from summer style to fall fashion.  Among upper school...

Designer Mimi Tran, center, poses after her fashion show on Aug. 25.

So you want to be a fashion designer?

by Helen Yang, Columnist September 3, 2018

Mimi Tran’s journey to becoming a fashion designer began when she was barely old enough to form sentences. Now, she owns a store in Santana Row and works with the stylists of celebrities like Lady Gaga,...

The Victorias Secret Fashion Show drew in 9.1 million viewers, according to the Los Angeles Times. The world’s most accomplished, highest paid supermodels, known as Angels, took to the stage along with musical performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Hozier and Ariana Grande.

Fashion shows and feminism

by Megy Applaraju, Aquila Sports Editor December 7, 2014

Glitter, wings and 8-inch stilettos came together last week in London for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which aired last night on CBS. The show drew in 9.1 million viewers, according...

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