May 28, 2022

By Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News

With the beginning of another school year at Conestoga, the college’s hallways turn into the students’ personal runway again. Full of people from all over the world, the college is a place where you will find a variety of styles.

Here are some of the fashion highlights of this week’s Fashion ICONdors:

Erika Nageleisen from the broadcasting – television and independent production program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

Well I would say honestly the music I listen to inspires my style,” said Nageleisen. “I listen to older kinds of music and I love thrift shopping I guess, so I look for stuff that’s from the ’70s or ’80s kind of style.”

Nageleisen looked like a casual rock star in striped pants, a T-shirt from The Dead Milkmen and a sweater with Labrador dogs on it. Even her expression made her seem cool and cavalier.

Destiny Hodgins from the animation program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I actually have a sensory disorder, I can’t touch a lot of textiles, so I always hated dressing,” stated Hodgins. “When I got older, I started liking little old lady outfits and crazy, kooky outfits. I dress like a kooky little grandma now. I make all my skirts. I don’t own any skirts that I haven’t made. My mom even says I look like my little grandmother but, like, souped up. So that’s usually what inspires me. And the fact that I couldn’t touch fabric growing up. It physically hurts to hear or touch most fabrics. So I was like, ‘I should probably get into sewing.'”

The Halloween spirit shone from Hodgins’ outfit while still managing to look vintage. Jack-o’-lantern earrings and a skull cardigan complemented the vibrancy of the rest of her ensemble.

Kadin Stettner from the business administration – management program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News

Your clothing is an expression of yourself. So when I look at clothing in stores, I really want to represent how I feel,” commented Stettner. “I think I’m a fun person, so I like to dress in a lot of colours, not being too plain. I’m a college student so my budget really matters. This is a really old shirt and I got my jacket from a thrift store. So, whatever I’m feeling that day. If I have to work I dress more professional but it’s my day off so I’m just chillin’.”

With a smile reflective of his fun nature, Stettner made an athletic varsity jacket a little more lively by adding a floral print polo. His hat turned backward and eyebrow ring brought edginess to the look.

Cassidy Borges from the graphic design program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

Uh, whatever I find at Value Village,” replied Borges when asked how she decides what to wear. She defined her style as casual streetwear.

In a monotone outfit, Borges’ pastel pink hair stood out even more. Checkered Vans and overalls added a youthful touch to a shadowy look.

Emerson McIsaac (left) and Jim Csehi from the animation program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

I just dress well ’cause I got nothing else going for me. It helps a lot,” casually mentioned McIsaac.

I’m emo but I’m not fully committed. I’m a ‘sadboi’ I guess. I hate my mom. Just kidding. My mom’s a great lady, she’s paying for my college,” answered Csehi when asked about his style inspiration.

With matching shoes and hand gestures, these two gentlemen sported a modern casual look. Csehi, in all black, brought back the emo phase. McIsaac proved that sweaters and sneakers can be fashionable when paired with super skinny jeans.

Joschka Sawatzky from the bachelor of design program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

We started out with T-shirts and hoodies and stuff like that, so that’s the core of any outfit, I think,” Sawatzy stated about Lifeline Supply, his clothing brand. “I always wear a T-shirt regardless. So for me, I wear a T-shirt with a blazer on top with some jeans. That’s what I like to do. So you can dress it up if you want, or you can like, keep it down low.”

While showcasing his brand’s very own rain jacket, Sawatzky had the whitest sneakers around. His slightly rolled up skinny jeans complemented his alternative style and with not a single hair out of place, the look on his face said “Buy my jacket.”

To be featured in an upcoming instalment of Fashion ICONdors, put on your best outfit and Spoke will find you, no matter where you are.


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