April 1, 2023

By Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News

As another month begins, the students and faculty at Conestoga College are still killin’ it. Days get shorter and the temperature drops outside, but the ICONdors are still looking hot. Fall in love with the variety of styles found on campus this October.

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

Joe Butterworth from the protection, security and investigation program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

I have gym class first and I have to wait until 2 p.m. for careers,” said Butterworth when asked why he was dressed the way he was. “So I wear the bandana when I do gym to catch the sweat. No reason to take it off I guess. Socks? I don’t know. Dress socks. They’ve got boxing gloves on them.”

Dressed in an entirely black suit, tie and dress shirt, Butterworth brought a fun twist to this dark ensemble. While his bandana was for more practical reasons, his boxing glove socks were a pleasant surprise.

Kandice Viveen from the practical nursing program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

When asked how she would describe her style, Viveen said, “Just kinda the weather really, and I’ve been trying to pick pieces that are newer in the collections that I see in stores and I throw together what I feel comfortable in. I saw it [velvet shorts] and thought, ‘You know what? I should try it, try and change up my style.'”

Viveen rocked three very different textures in this look. With a solid off-white shirt as a base, she brought her outfit up a few levels with a denim jacket and velvet high-waisted shorts. White canvas shoes wrapped it all up in a youthful way.

Liam Dowling from the computer programmer program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

I just find whatever I like wearing, comfy stuff,” commented Dowling. “I wear a lot of flannels and a lot of dark colours cause I’m like, dead inside. No, you don’t have to put that.* Mostly I just shop around at thrift stores and if I find anything that I think would look good, then I pick it up. I like wearing something like my shoes to kinda break it up. Usually my shoes are a little more colourful than the rest of my outfit. I really like basic silhouettes like Stan Smith kind of designs. These ones are just pink and simple so I like them.”

With black jeans, shirt, hoodie, vest, beanie and backpack, Dowling looked darling, topping off his outfit with light pink shoes. Casual and comfortable. A winning smile lit up his dark look.

*Dowling did grant Spoke News permission to use this line.

Harsimran Kaur from the business program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

I’m not much into, like, more fitted and tight clothes; it’s just comfy as you can see as well,” stated Kaur. “It’s not like being particular or something, I just like being cool and stuff.”

And cool she looked. Clad in a distressed jean jacket over her shoulders and knotted T-shirt, Kaur rocked a high ponytail with a scrunchie. Her high-waisted, loose-fitting pants were the epitome of achieving style and comfort at the same time.

Mohamed Ali from the human services foundation program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

When questioned about his style and what inspires it, Ali quickly replied “Jimmy Butler” and left.

Hidden behind Ali’s backpack straps is a picnic-plaid collared shirt peeking out from his New York sweater. His Air Jordan shoes and backpack complemented each other, bringing it all together. A skinnier style of joggers made this athletic component look more modern.

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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