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One Last Hurrah
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By Kajan Thiruthanikasalam

Feb. 22 was the final game for three students as they graduate at the end of this school year. Each of them was honoured as a part of Seniors Night. This moment was bittersweet for Alex Hagoriles, Paul Walwyn, and Marko Curic, teammates and co-captains, but each with a completely different story.

Hagoriles is currently the longest tenured member of the Colts men’s varsity basketball team. Stress amongst athletes is always obvious on and off the court. It was even more complicated for Hagoriles, because on top of school and basketball, he is a father to three-year-old Avery.

“When (being a father) first happened, it was tough,” Hagoriles said. “It’s okay now but at times, it gets a little too much because of school.”

Hagoriles barely sees his daughter from Tuesday to Thursday every week since he has classes all day. Whenever he had to study, it would have to be while she was sleeping, which is a chore in itself but Hagoriles was determined to handle his duties as a father, at the same time.

“I wanted to be there and watch her grow up,” Hagoriles said. “I didn’t want to be one of those fathers who put her off with my parents and let her grow without me there.”

Hagoriles changed programs after the first semester and seems to like the new program that he’s in now. “I was in the hospitality program; it was just a lot of theory,” Hagoriles said. “This was in September; now from January to April, I’m in a food service working program. And that seems to be going well for me.”

Curic had a different path to graduation. Two years ago, he attended Ryerson University and took business. However, he lived in Georgetown, Ont. and commuted every day for class, over an hour away from Ryerson by car, a decision that he described as a big mistake. Although university was great, Curic said it was not for him. He believes that for more many it is becoming clear that university is not the best option for everyone. He explains that college has caught up in a lot of aspects and has even been better in some programs, particularly in vocational and hands-on programs. 

He was searching for a college that had Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (HRAC). It was between George Brown and Centennial for him. 

“I’m in HRAC. I think it’s a great program and a lot of people should get into it. The field is very open to the young people right now because the average age (for employees) is 55,” he said. “I went to George Brown and knew how (the downtown vibe) was,” Curic said. “Instead of downtown, (I decided to) go to Centennial and see how it is. Great choice, in my opinion.”

As for meeting Walwyn (LC) for the first time, he said his first memory of him was interesting, to say the least. Curic found out about Walwyn’s blunt attitude early, getting a forearm shiver from him in his first practice.

“LC was like, ‘Who is this guy,’” Curic said. “But he toughened me up in a good way, for sure.”

Leaving Centennial feels bittersweet for Curic when he looks back, especially with the team doing well and his program being great.

“I did enjoy my time a lot here; the people here treated me well,” Curic said. “I’ve met a lot of good people. It is a bit bittersweet but life goes on.”

Curic and Hagoriles joined the team in January 2016 and wondered whether it would be a good decision to play basketball with the Colts. They stuck through it with Walwyn however, trusting the process, as the Colts went 6-4 the rest of the season and almost earned a playoff spot.

For Curic and Hagoriles, they intend to take a break for a bit as they decide on what to do after graduating from Centennial, whether it would be more schooling or going into their career choices. For now, they plan to play for Megacity Basketball next year in terms of sports. 

However, Walwyn may be the most battle-tested in terms of this year’s Colts team. At 29, Walwyn, is the oldest player on the Colts. He was taking at Child and Youth care. 

“I have worked with children and youth for over 10 years,” Walwyn said. “I feel youth with mental health difficulties need more awareness.”

Unlike Hagoriles and Curic, Walwyn went through the struggles of the Colts basketball team from the beginning of last season when he was a rookie. Walwyn’s brutal honesty and blunt attitude in terms of his leadership towards Centennial’s rookies and transfer athletes have played a key role this season as the Colts improved tremendously, easily becoming the surprise team in the OCAA.

“I have had one-on-one conversations with all the transfers and rookies reminding them to stay focused on the task at hand, and to buy into the process the coaches have set out,” Walwyn said. “Continue to play hard and you will be recognized for your efforts.”

Walwyn has also been impressed by the change in the culture of the basketball program and the athletics department as well. 

“I feel a lot better about the culture and how our coaches interact with our players are moving in the right direction.”

Walwyn has said both Hagoriles and Curic have helped him tremendously. He was relieved to see Hagoriles on the team.

“When I first met AC, I was happy to see a guy who can shoot the three and can be our point guard,” Walwyn reminisced. “AC plays intense defense and we pushed each other in practices to become better players.” 

With Curic, Walwyn said it was tense at first due to all the losing that the Colts endured but have grown closer since last season.

“It was clear he was going to improve our team,” Walwyn said. “We disagreed a lot last year but we began to build a friendship through all the adversity and now we compete and criticize each other to make both of us become better players.”

 

Walwyn says he will miss the team road trips where players interact with each other. He says that he will miss playing basketball for college as well.

“I wish I could continue but life happens,” Walwyn said.

As for Walwyn’s plans after college, this was what he had to say.

“Rule number one,” he said. “Never let people know (about) your plans.”

Curic, Hagoriles and Walwyn are part of an incredible turnaround from the Colts men’s basketball program. They won only six of 20 games last year, losing their first 10.

This year? Centennial finished with 15 wins in 20 games and ended the season on a six-game winning streak. 

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Maintaining Focus
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By Mohamed Imane Chahdi

While nobody is totally free during the holidays, a gap gets created because of not having any courses in the summer. When academic life is on hold, here are a few ways to stay sharp between semesters.

1. Take courses online. 

There are many websites that offer courses online like Udemy, Skillshare, Masterclass or Lynda.com, the latter being freely available with myCentennial and public library cards. The courses you sign up for don’t have to be related to your field of study: different skillsets come in handy in collaborative situations, whether at work or not, and so accumulating new skills is to anyone’s advantage. And, of course, continuous learning keeps you focused between semesters.

2. Join meetups or other groups. 

Websites like meetup.com allow people who share a particular interest to meet on a regular basis. It could be marketing, board games, photography, technology, books, food or literally anything you can think of. By bringing together people who want to make a commitment and dedicate part of their week or month to a specific topic or cause, this kind of activity can allow you to engage in meaningful group work like that in a study group or a traditional classroom. As students, we spend much of our academic life with peers and colleagues who share our interests, and many of us can miss that feeling of community during the holidays. Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier to find many people who are willing to gather around a certain idea.

3. Find a tutor, or become a tutor.

The Library Learning Centres at Centennial College offer a peer-based tutoring program that connects students who need tutoring in specific subjects with tutors, who are university and Centennial College students. Full-time and part-time students who are currently enrolled at the college can have access to this program, and students who are in high academic standing and have been recommended by their respective departments can become tutors. This program runs year-round and the summer is a great time to use this service to improve your grasp on courses. 

4. Start a new project. 

The summer is also a great time to work on something new, especially if you have a big task you’ve been wanting to get done for a while, but didn’t have the time to during your studies. It could be writing a short story, documenting an event in photographs, building something, etc. It can be enlightening to work on personal projects and explore what you love and what you’re good at. It’s easy during the academic year to get caught up in coursework and to put off personal projects indefinitely. Working on a project can help you maintain the energy and momentum you have during the academic year because it involves planning, execution, and problem-solving while keeping you busy doing something you love.

 

 

 

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5 Freelancing Fixes
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By Nicole Reis

As summer approaches, there are many opportunities for journalism students to apply what they’ve learned over the course of their studies. Current students and recent graduates have found happiness in the freedom of freelancing. Nicole Reis offers five tips on professional freelancing through five Centennial journalists. 

Wendy Ann Clark 
Sports Journalism graduate
Covers freelance track and field beat (Winter 2016)

1 Instead of stumbling on stories, immerse yourself in a community, club or cultural group to get an insider’s perspective on certain issues.

2 Keep in touch with the relationships you cultivate; often they can refer you to stories and more contacts.

3 Expand your skill set; master video editing, photography and multi-task on multiple platforms. 

4 Use social media to showcase your work and make the content you post unique to each social media platform. 

5 Tell people what you do and share your passion. Often a source may feel comfortable coming to you to tell their story because they feel warmth from your passion and professionalism. 

Ryan Chatterjie
Chase Producer and freelancer, CTV News

1 Realize freelance is unstable income; manage your budget and pick up as many stories or shifts as possible – it shows that you care and you may result in full-time work.

2 Cover as many issues as possible and pitch your stories to as many publications as you can. 

3 Write less time-sensitive information rather than breaking news; If a trend or story is happening in spring, write for that season. 

4 Be willing to rearrange your plans to accommodate work schedules.

5 Be careful with your political opinions on your blog or website; Future employers may have conflicting views, unless you are a political reporter.

Michael Linennen
Current journalism Student, Journalism Program
Freelanced for the High Desert Star in California, Covered Women’s March in Washington

1 Be Professional – Don’t be afraid to negotiate terms of your freelance pitch before you do the work.

2 Don’t be upset if your content is altered, editors get the final say.

3 Take as many photos of an event as possible.

4 Stick to your deadline and don’t push for more time to write.

5 Find a niche for the stories you write and do some research about who might be interested in your work.

Scott Dell 
Advanced journalism certificate 
Covered video game reviews and wrote for Rue Morg.

1 Start a blog – Create content to refer prospective employers where your work is consolidated.

2 Use your summers for perfecting your writing craft.

3 Don’t be afraid to volunteer or work pro bono.

4 Be social and network when invited to events with other journalists.

5 Introduce yourself to people you want to work with. For example, Scott pitched a story to Zoomer magazine but made sure to meet the editor first before emailing any of his work. 

Flip Livingstone 
Centennial Sports Journalism Graduate 2016
The Score, copy editor and freelancer prior to full-time employment.

1 Buy your own domain name as soon as possible. A .com domain is ideal. 

2 Sell yourself through blogs, podcasts and showcasing as much of your work as you can on your website. 

3 Realize how competitive the industry is and set yourself apart. If your goal is to get into broadcast journalism, start a video blog. 

4 Be diligent and don’t be discouraged if you are rejected; keep applying and looking for work and keep posting your work. Don’t be discouraged if someone doesn’t pick up your stories right away. 

5 Talent will only take you so far – leave a good impression on the contacts and take criticism constructively and be willing to have a wide range of transferable skills.

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Young Writers’ Expanse
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By Zaid Noorsumar

Fatima Al-Sayed and her three co-founders at The Blank Page are content with providing a space for young writers to flourish. The online publication, which currently has more than 700 likes on Facebook, publishes articles on numerous topics including global affairs, environmental issues and health. home.blnkpage.org

Al-Sayed and her cohorts, all of whom are UTSC students, spend a substantial amount of time writing, editing, promoting content, designing layouts and working with contributors without harboring any grand motivations to profit off their labour.

“For us, it’s more about having that platform available for people more than anything that has to do with money,” says Fatima, who is enrolled in the joint Centennial-UTSC journalism program, and edits the Arts and Life section aside from being the photo editor. 

“We are happy funding this because we believe in it so much. And in the future, if we don’t make revenue off of it, that’s fine for us.”

Merging Passion & Responsibility

Alexa Battler, another UTSC-Centennial journalism student, is one of the members of The Blank Page’s executive committee and the opinions editor. 

“It’s not so much about money for me. Writing is a passion, editing is a passion, working with people is a passion, hearing people’s voices and understanding them is a passion, and that at the end of the day will always outweigh any monetary gain,” says Alexa, who is also an editor for Minds Matter, a publication dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness affecting post-secondary students.

According to Fatima, the editors at The Blank Page are willing to help young writers out, even if the content is not produced for their publication. 

“We really put an emphasis on giving feedback in a way that is helpful,” Fatima says. 

“We will sit with writers and work on things with them, and go over their stories. And point to things that they could improve on. For us, if someone can’t write, we will help them.”

But where does this generosity come from?

“I wouldn’t call it generosity,” Fatima says. “It feels like something that I have to do because it’s a sense of responsibility. Like I have these skills so I’m going to help you.”

According to Fatima, the team finds the process of growing their venture engaging. She says that it’s rewarding to see them get another “like” on Facebook and to know that they are growing their audience and the people they help express themselves. 

Debate Without Hatred

While The Blank Page encourages its contributors to write on a variety of topics, and provides a platform for opinions, contributors have to use well-researched arguments to back up their stances. 

“I remember an article that Alexa was editing, it was so way out there in terms of not being based on any kind of source at all, so obviously we’re like, ‘how can we help you if it’s the views that are wrong, not the writing?’ Fatima says.

The restriction is in place to ensure quality journalism, as the editorial team maintains that it wants to foster a healthy dialogue by allowing multiple perspectives on a single issue. 

Recently, in response to a critical comment on a Facebook post promoting an article, the official Blank Page response ended with: “If you disagree with any of the articles or perspectives, we welcome you to write a response!”

While the editorial team doesn’t have misgivings about content that contradicts their own views, they have a no-tolerance policy for hatred.

“I’m never going to say no to anything. I’m going to read everything that anybody sends me,” Alexa says.“Where I say ‘no’ – and this is for Minds Matter as well – is in the realm of limiting human rights, which I believe in more than anything else are our rights that are guaranteed to us as people.

“We do not give a platform to hate speech. We do not give a platform to anyone who is degrading. And that’s beyond the Canadian definition of sparking hate speech – I believe in Canada you can only be legally charged for hate speech if you’re trying to incite violence. We go past that too – if you’re expressing hate speech, that’s not what we are for.”

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5 Festivals To Checkout This Summer
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By Tiara Jade

Toronto’s streets are full of festivals all summer long. From music, food and cultural celebrations, the options are unlimited. Many of the festivals are free, so all you’ll need are some friends and you’ll be ready to go. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, you’ll surely find something to do- or something to eat. With many taking place outside, there will be no shortage of summer weather to enjoy.

1. Caribana

Caribana is a summer essential whether you’re staying in the city or not. The Caribbean festival kicks off in mid-July and continues until the end of the month. The parade is the highlight, with music, food, and bright, colourful costumes. Leading up to the parade and following it, there are many smaller events around the city celebrating different aspects of Caribbean culture.

2. Taste of the Danforth

This street event is filled with food of all different kinds for visitors to try. Greek gyros and freshly squeezed lemonade are amongst favourites. Music, games and rides also fill the streets making for a great day out with friends or family. The festival runs until just before midnight, so if you’ve got work during the day there’s plenty of time to head down after.

3.Buskerfest

Taking place at the end of August, BuskerFest is a cool, quirky festival. The festival is in support of Epilepsy Toronto and runs up and down Yonge Street. With magicians, street performers, and other interesting characters, it’s one of the city’s most interesting events. If you find yourself at Dundas Square, be sure to check out some of cool performers roaming around. 

4. Veld

Veld is a super popular summer music festival that brings people in every year.  Taking place in the Downsview area, the two-day festival is ideal for EDM lovers.  Past guests have included Travis Scott and DeadMau5 headlining the July show. The festival is outside and a great chance to enjoy some cool tunes in the warm weather.

5. Digital Dreams

Digital Dreams is another cool electronic music festival. Taking place for two days in July, Echo Beach is filled with dancing and cool attire.  This year some changes have been made to the festival such as a new layout and three new stages.  It is now also a 19+ event. This show is a staple for any EDM fan.
                

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5 Things To Do In The City This Summer
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By Tiara Jade

With summer vacation quickly approaching, everyone seems to be planning their summer fun. Vacations are great, but if you’re stuck in the city, don’t worry! There’s plenty things you can do to have a summer full of great memories.

1. Plan A Stay-Cation

If you’re looking to save instead of splurge, a stay-cation in the city is great option. If you’re not into hotels, try an Air BnB to get the full local experience. Grab some friends or family and pick an area in the city you’ve never been to or somewhere trendy like downtown. With plenty of events going on in the city, you’re bound to find something cool to do. If you chose to explore a new area, check what’s around like shops and restaurants.

2. Try A New Hobby

With all the spare time you’ll have, why not try something you’ve wanted to learn. Summer is a perfect opportunity to get working on something you’ve wanted to do. If you’re not sure, try something crafty or learning a new language. You can get cool ideas from looking at pages on Instagram or Pinterest. Once you’re ready to go, check out some tutorials to get you started and before you know it you’ll be a pro!

3. Check Events In The City

Toronto is full of events and festivals during the summer. If you ever find yourself looking for something to do, check blogs and city calendars for the latest on what’s happening in the city. You can easily round up some friends and have a great time. There are also many free events for when you’re on a budget.  You can check out festivals like Caribana or outdoor movies at the Habourfront. Not to mention pools and splash pads for when it gets hot. 

4. Freelance Or Find An Internship

As a student looking to expand their portfolio, the summer is a great to take advantage of time not spent on assignments. Freelancing in your field will allow you to gain experience and build on the skills you’ve acquired during the school year. If you’re looking for something to put on your resume, get hunting for an internship. Either route will leave you with plenty new portfolio pieces to end off your summer.

5. Try Something New

We’re at a time in our lives where trying new times is exactly what we should be doing. If there’s somewhere you’ve never been or something you’ve never done, summer is the time for it. Go on a scary ride at Wonderland, a boat ride around the Harbourfront or something cool like go-karting. If that’s not your style, you can never go wrong with food. Try a new café or dessert place. Food trucks are a gem during the summer and you’re bound to find some yummy eats. 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Summer Escapes in Ontario
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By Michael Linennen

Hamilton Waterfalls

One hour away from Toronto, it’s not only about one waterfall. In Hamilton, there are more than 100 waterfalls in the area that is part of the Niagara Escarpment which goes from Tobermory to Niagara Falls. It’s going to take at least a day just to go around to explore all the waterfalls around the area. One of the most featured waterfalls in the area is Webster Falls, the unique structure of the falls and surroundings draw a lot of visitors every year.

Rouge National Urban Park

Don’t want to go too far but want to explore? Rouge National Urban Park spans over Toronto, Markham, and Pickering. It is Canada’s first and only national urban park. The park offers guided walks for visitors to educate people about indigenous culture and many different plant species and birds. What’s so special about the park is that visitors will have the opportunity to see the wetlands and forests along the trail while still in the city. The park is located on the outskirts of the city and is accessible by public transit–TTC and GO transit. Having the chance to explore the rich biodiversity in the city is truly a hidden gem. The park offers canoeing, kayaking; paddle boarding on the river. Cycling along the trail and swimming in the lake!

Point Peele National Park
Leamington, Ontario

Looking for a romantic getaway but don’t want to get too adventurous in camping with the bears? Then this is the place for you! Point Pelee is the southernmost point of mainland Canada. Located in Leamington, it is four hours away from Toronto. The park offer activities like birdwatching, bicycling, canoeing, and swimming.  If you don’t feel like canoeing, you can always walk along the Marsh Boardwalk. It is a relaxing 40-minute walk where you can spot different breeds of birds while enjoying the view. There are over 360 types of birds within the park. Right at the tip of Point Peele, you can see the water from two side meeting with each other. From the right of the tip, you can see the roaring waves meeting with the calm lake on the left.

Arrowhead Provincial Park
Huntsville, Ontario

Not too close but not too far, Arrowhead Provincial Park is located two and a half hours north of Toronto. The park offers activities like biking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and hiking. One of the most exciting activities in the park is mountain biking. There are two mountain bike trails (4.5 km Arrowhead Lake Trail and the 3 km Lookout Trail.) for you to experience some off-road mountain biking while exploring the trails with your bike!

Bruce Penninsula National Park
Tobermory, Ontario

Looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure? This is perhaps one of the best places for you to explore and camp during the summer! Located in Tobermory, just four hours northwest of Toronto. The park offers hiking, camping, and bird watching activities. 

The trail was relatively easy at the beginning from Halfway Dump Road to the beach, but the breath-taking view along the trail will make you lose your way in the wild! When my girlfriend and I arrived at the beach, we got lost and did not know how to continue along the trail. It took us 30 minutes to find our way back into the forest and continue our way to Stormhaven Campground. By that time, it was already seven in the evening, the sky was getting darker even though the sunset was beautiful. It started to become a challenge for us because we could no longer see the white markings on the trees to keep ourselves on the trail. We started freaking out and tried to find our way as quickly as possible because the park is famous for having black bears around the area. We managed to calm down and used our flashlights to find our way; we were so relieved after seeing other people in the campground. So what kind of activities does the park offer at night? Since the park is so far away from the city, there is no light pollution around the area, which makes it a great spot for people to do some stargazing by the lake. With clear skies, you can even see the Milky Way with the naked eye. And if you are really lucky, you can even see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) so you don’t need to spend a fortune to go to Iceland to see it.

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Letters from the President
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Letter From the President 2016-2017

I have been working with the CCSAI for two years. It has been a wonderful experience and I have learned so much about leadership with the support of my coworkers and our board of directors.

I was able to accomplish many different goals throughout the year. I focused on advocating for students through the CCSAI Board and Centennial College. We also had many exciting events including Views From the CCSAI, the Headphone Experience and Festival of Cultures. I was also honoured to join Centennial College and the wider community celebrating the 50th anniversary and participating in Paint the Town Green. It was incredible to be involved in an event of that scale, giving back to the communities we live in.
My term as president is coming to an end, but I hope to use all the skills I have learned in my future career and wish all the best for the CCSAI and Centennial College.

Davinder Singh
President, CCSAI

Letter From the President 2017-2018

As the incoming president I am looking forward to joining the new and returning CCSAI Board, and working with a great group of involved members to encourage students to get involved, connected and engaged with the college community.
As a former student advocate, one of my major goals as president is to advocate on behalf of all students. raising awareness of as many academic and non-academic concerns as I can. Furthermore, I also want to initiate a Stand Up Speak Out movement, and create new ideas for raising awareness towards sexual assault and violence within all the campuses.

I would ensure there is multiculturalism and true inclusion by having some great events and activities on various campuses to create good relationships among our community.

Last but not least, I will work with the whole CCSAI team to bring some great developments to the services the CCSAI offers. I want to focus on making them more accessible for students at all campuses, making their learning experience at Centennial College the best it can be.

Ravneet Kaur
President, CCSAI

 

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Fashion Forward
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By Progga A. Sarder

Warmer weather isn’t the only reason to look forward to spring!

With bright colours, eye-catching patterns and visual deja vus appearing all over the runways for spring and summer, we’re in for an interesting season in fashion.

W O M E N S W E A R

Punk’d

Punk rock is making a hard comeback this season as we take a look back at the 80s for inspiration. Taking notes from icons such as Cyndi Lauper and Bowie, designers are using the vibrance and sharp edges of the era to add distinctly striking accents to their various apparels.  

Details: Off-shoulder tops, leather fringes, bralettes, deconstructed shirts

Inspiration: Madonna circa 1983

Seen at: Vetements, Vera Wang, Anna Sui, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs

New Romantics

This season, designers are mixing subtle femininity with hints of witchy chic. Cut-outs and sheer lacy fabrics in pitch black shades offer modesty with a hint of allure while silken robes in pastel hues help in softening the overall style.

Details: Floral patterns, sheer fabrics, robes, ruffles and lace

Inspiration: Stevie Nicks (early Fleetwood Mac era)

Seen at: Wes Gordon, Burberry, Jason Wu, Chloé, Lanvin

Otherworldly

With the marketing of superhero genres and reboots of intergalactic classics, it’s no wonder that the fashion industry has taken inspiration from the sci-fi fixations of the earlier decades of pop culture. The most notable feature of this trend is likely the reflective sequins and lamé appearing on slim-fitted, ankle-length dresses like those seen at the Saint Laurent and Nina Ricci shows in February. 

Details: White moto jackets, lamé, sequins, iridescent metallic textures

Inspiration: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (or maybe the Star Wars movies all together)

Seen at: Kenzo, Gucci, Nina Ricci, Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne

Buzz Kill

Business casual of the 80s is one of the new couture looks of SS17. There is something about this look (maybe it’s the exaggerated shoulder-pads or the double-breasted blazers with too-big buttons) that, while carrying on the fun feel of the 80s, still managed to look austere and professional. And this season designers have brought that back with choice statement pieces to look forward to.                                                                                                                                              Details: Loose blazers, sleeveless sweaters, boxy shoulders, pinstripes

Inspiration: Molly Ringwald circa 1985

Seen at: Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Prada, Michael Kors

M E N S W E A R

Comeback Kid

Who can forget the comforts of button-up trackpants and jerseys from back in the 90s? The original streetwear of the era allowed for flexibility and mobility whereas the revisit this season focuses more on glorifying designer brands with wordmarks in big, bold text and in-your-face bright colours. Other than that, however, the styles are agreeably familiar.

Details: Tracksuits, sweats, word graphics, neon colours, windbreakers

Inspiration: Will Smith (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air era)

Seen at: Gucci, Dior, Versace, MSGM, Acne Studios

Wanderlust

Within every city boy, lies a man who desires to explore the world. This season the runways chose to express human nature’s desire to explore through comfortable khaki and breathable Hawaiian shirts. Paired with parkas and the in-trend backpacks, cityslickers will be geared up and ready for any adventures.

Details: Khaki, cargo pants, parkas, tropical prints

Inspiration: Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones 

Seen at: Prada, David Hart, Balenciaga, Scotch and Soda, Zegna

Conehead

Patriotism in America was at an all-time high in the 80s, due to the ripples people felt from the Cold War. This was portrayed in the media and eventually surfaced in international street fashion. Due to current events, this style has now made its way onto the runways this Spring-Summer season. 

Details: Camo print, bomber jackets, jumpsuits, patches, muted colours 

Inspiration: Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell 

Seen at: Valentino, Givenchy, Dsquared2, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton

First Mate

The 70s were one of most iconic style eras for men. Amidst the bizarre bellbottoms and fitted polos, Marine-style gems like denim shirts and statement stripes became timeless trends when worn by idols like Jimi Hendrix and Egon von Fürstenberg. This season, we see updated naval fashion hitting the runways for menswear, whether subtly like with a simple kerchief around the neck or full ensembles that would put Skipper to shame.

Details: Broad stripes, neckerchiefs, rope belts, powder blue shirts, wide-leg trousers

Inspiration: Steve McQueen circa 1959

Seen at: Dior Homme, Lanvin, Topman, Saint Laurent, J. Crew

 

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