Farewell, Karl Lagerfeld

A pictorial tribute to his career and impact By now you’ve heard about the passing of fashion mega-designer Karl Lagerfeld, and many have already honored him in the press. Here is our favorite piece about Lagerfeld’s career, along with our own homage (below) to the fearless designer. These “before and after” images demonstrate the immense impact he had […]

King of Crafty Couture Comes to Cañada

Fashion designer Kenneth King has made his mark by being 100% original and by bringing both drama and craftsmanship to his work. King has made a living plying his craft since college and shows no signs of letting up on that sewing machine pedal anytime soon. “[My] pieces have a stylistic unity because of the […]

Hope for NY’s Garment District?

If you could travel back 80 or even 50 years, nearly everything you’d be wearing would have come from New York’s Garment District. At that time hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of workers were jammed into just a few square blocks of Manhattan, pumping steam out the windows from the heavy-duty pressing machinery. […]

Street Style: Where Fashion Finds Inspiration

When you think of fashion, glamorous runways may come to mind—complete with flashing cameras and impossibly long-limbed models. We could call this a “top-down” view, where big-name designers decide what the Next Big Thing is going to be. But fashion is as bottom-up as it is top-down, and the truth is that the zone in […]

Italian Fashion Quiz

How well do you know Italian fashion design? Test your IQ (Italian fashion Quotient) below! What Italian designer is known for his use of bold reds? For what major Italian fashion house is Allesandro Michele currently the Creative Director? What 1980s TV show featured men’s clothing by Giorgio Armani? Pitti Uomo is a) a famous […]

All that Glitters

Metallics shine on spring 2019 runways Is silver a color? How about gold or copper? According to Pantone, a company and color-matching system used across industries, there are 200 metallic colors. Pantone just released their Metallic Shimmers collection, which includes lustrous shades you are sure to see next spring in clothing, footwear, housewares, even electronics. […]

Alumna Returns after Distinguished Career Abroad

Alison “Ali” Rasch started in the Cañada College fashion department in 1999—nearly 20 years ago. At the time she was a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School “ready to go to college.” She was interested in fashion design and managed to take courses at Cañada part-time while completing her high school diploma. Ali remembers taking Beginning Clothing […]

There’s More to Pink than You Think!

A new exhibit called Pink just opened at the Museum at FIT in New York City, and Cañada fashion department team member Shana McCracken was there. Here is some of what she saw and learned: And speaking of pink … pink banners and bows will lead you to Artistry in Fashion, coming up Saturday, September […]

Covering Modest Fashion

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what’s happening at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Practically in our backyard, the world-class museum frequently features top-notch fashion exhibits. Later this month, the de Young will mount a show entitled Contemporary Muslim Fashions. The museum describes the much-anticipated show this way: “The […]

Italian Guide Visits Cañada

It was all smiles and laughter last week when Costanza Menchi and Cañada students got together for a reunion celebration. Costanza, a fashion historian specializing in Italian fashion, has been our guide for the Study Abroad in Italy course the past three years. Costanza’s warm and engaging personality make her informative lectures and tours a true pleasure. […]