The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Wearing a blue and red windbreaker jacket, white cropped tank top, blue jeans, and red Adida sneakers, Luna Fife poses for a portrait in front of SF State’s Humanities building.

Dressing Up and Eating Down

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2023

Walking onto campus, you see a collage of different styles and aesthetics. Dark academia, indie sleaze, vintage chic, Y2K and various types of street styles — SF State has space for it all. Students...

Zitlali Ramirez measures Maddie Acinos upper body in the Burk Hall at SF State in San Francisco Calif., on Wednesday,  March 29, 2023. Her next steps are taking note of the new measurements and changing accordingly. (David Jones / Xpress Magazine)

SF State’s Finest in Fashion

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2023

Zitlali Ramirez walks into the J. Paul Leonard Library dressed in head-to-toe black: baggy bondage pants detailed with chains and white lace, a hoodie with silver studs and platform Dr. Martens with black...

Olivia House puts a shirt against her brother Austin House’s back to check if the item fits at Wasteland on Haight Street in San Francisco, Calif., on March 26, 2023. (David Jones / Xpress Magazine)

Shop Secondhand

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2023

While not a new phenomena, thrifting and secondhand shopping have been in style for the last couple of years. From Emma Chamberlain’s thrift haul videos to the thrifting episode of Netflix’s newest...

Teodore Mata works on a mannequin in Daly City on Feb. 26, 2023. (Andrea Jiménez / Xpress Magazine)

Emerging Avant-Garde Designer Works to Stand Out in San Francisco’s Fashion Scene

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2023

Teodore Mata, 25 years old, stands over his kitchen counter, twisting and toiling with a piece of canvas fabric that he found on the street. Only weeks before, it had belonged to a painter as a drop cloth....

Sewing Machine on Table (dejankrsmanovic. licensed under CC BY 2.0.)

Home Away from Home

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2022

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday as London Deutsch’s classroom starts to fill with smoke and the smell of burning chemicals. Today, her class is testing different fabrics’ reactions to flames. Students...

Ivy Chan sews into a gray shirt that will be later upcycled into a new set of clothing. They will later be sold in ISSO in the Mission at 3608 19th St. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress)

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

Giovanna Montoya and Abraham Fuentes
October 16, 2022

Upon entering any retail store, wandering customers are greeted by rows and rows of brand-new clothing. Each piece is vibrant with expression and waits to be given a new home, hoping to be worn and styled...

Fits of SFSU co-founders Breanna Miller (left) and Esperanza Vaquiz (right) pose in the Quad, Sept. 15, 2022. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)

Turning the Quad into a Runway

Oliver Michelsen, Multimedia Editor
October 14, 2022

SF State’s quad is filled with the sounds of students greeting friends on their way to and from class, landscapers maintaining the plant life and music playing from any one of the speakers positioned...

Paulina Rosil, 21-year-old fashion designer and SF State student, prints T-shirts with original designs and ironic phrases in her apartment in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2022. Each tee Rosil sells is specially made-to-order per customer. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

The Tea on Tees

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2022

Think back to 2002. Pop culture is dominated by merciless tabloids that control the narratives of socialites and celebrities presented to an unforgiving public. Fashion is the safest form of retaliation.  Following...

Makeup your identity

“Makeup” your identity

Shelley Wang
May 11, 2020

Different makeup products have been designated specifically for women over the last few decades. Makeup advertisements from brands like Maybelline and Olay often feature actresses or models who promote...

Shelbie Waynes Night Out look.

Lockdown Looks

Story Fernando Martinez
April 29, 2020

Our lives have unraveled with the coronavirus and sheltering-in-place. Any and all sense of order we may have had once got thrown out the window into the now more wild wilderness that is the outside world.  Many...

Gayla Biggers, 23, poses for a portrait in the Creative Arts Building at SF State
on Thursday, February 13, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)

Lost and found in style

Story by Fernando Martinez
February 25, 2020

Style. It’s the thing that you recognize when you see it and when you don’t.  An average virtual stroll on social media platforms today is filled with the styles of other people — whether they’re...

My Cosplay does not give Consent

My Cosplay does not give Consent

Nikko Avellana
April 24, 2019

A three-story building fills up as tens of thousands of guests–some in plain clothes, some in elaborate, funny, homemade, or store-bought costumes–go to panels, meet and greet creators of their favorite...

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