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

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...

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...

Illustration by Chloe McDaniels

Through the Lens of Sustainable Fashion

Karishma Patadia
October 5, 2019

From layering patterns and mixing fabrics to combining various cultures into an outfit, fashion is both a form of art and visual expression. However, fashion also contributes to major outlets of exploitation...

Black is the New Black

Black is the New Black

Zanesha Williams
April 13, 2018

According to a well known saying, “______ is the new black.” Black is the standard of fashion. Clothing trends come and go, but recently pressure is being put on the fashion industry to let more go...

The Politics of Gender Package

Peter Snarr
December 5, 2015

By Xpress Magazine Staff The Right To Privacy A new debate is occurring which revolves around privacy and self-expression. What is Gender Fluid? A profile on what it means to be gender non-binary Androgyny...

Androgyny Is In

Carlos Mendoza
October 10, 2015

By Carlos Mendoza Milan Fashion Week brought the clothing industry a new state of mind, and it was all thanks to Gucci’s spring summer 2016 collection. The suave pussy-bow tie chiffon and crepe shirts,...

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Carlos Mendoza
October 5, 2015

Hair stylist Lexi Hernandez prepares model Kelsey Hernandez’s hair before the San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week Green Glam Fashion Show in San Francisco Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Alex Kofman/ Xpress)   By...

Eco-friendly Fashion: How Sustainability has become Mainstream

Eco-friendly Fashion: How Sustainability has become Mainstream

Meira Gebel
May 19, 2015
Shopping eco-friendly is becoming extremely popular amongst consumers and those who work, and breathe, for sustainable companies. Will sustainable clothing ever be truly mainstream? Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Resort Fashion 2016: Is it Innovation? Or just location?

Resort Fashion 2016: Is it Innovation? Or just location?

Meira Gebel
May 13, 2015
Resort Fashion 2016: Designers showcase their latest collections with luxurious backdrops- is this innovation?
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