December 11, 2018

By Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News

With the beginning of November, Spoke News took another step and began visiting other Conestoga College campuses aside from Doon. Prepare to join us and explore the different locations of Conestoga in search for Fashion ICONdors. Winter is coming and so is Spoke.

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

Josiah Miller from the motive power technician – automotive service program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I just like bummy-looking clothes,” said Miller. When asked what he liked about bummy-looking clothes over other clothes, he responded, “It’s rebellious. I like that it looks rugged, manly. I try to look rugged. I like to show my skin. I bought these (his pants) at a thrift store, already ripped. I like more leathery looking shoes. More of a western look.”

With leathery brown shoes that matched his corduroy jacket perfectly, Miller was looking chill. His ripped second-hand jeans made him look carefree and as rebellious as he wanted to be.

Matt Hollier from the motive power technician – truck and coach program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“I like good brands,” commented Hollier. “Just trying to look good. Don’t like cheap stuff.”

Wearing black shoes, hoodie, jeans and hat, Hollier expressed a very urban street style. With his backwards hat, he pulled off a monotone look without looking too one-dimensional.  The red accent colour on his hoodie matched the beak of his hat, bringing everything together.

Logan Desousa from the motive power technician – automotive service program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News

“I just like dressing like this,” stated Desousa. “It’s comfortable; I like the way it looks.” When asked about the shoelace belt he was wearing, he said, “It’s called Lacorda Threads and they specialize in making shoelace belts online. It’s from skateboarding. I pull some inspiration from other skateboarders.”

Desousa did look original.  His red long-sleeved shirt and his tie-dye shoelace belt brought colour to his look. Desousa made a practical skateboarding outfit look fashionable as well. Wearing a beanie fitting for the weather, he looked comfortable and cool.

Yonglin Ou from the motive power technician – automotive service program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“When asked about style, Ou said, “I take some ideas from magazines.” He also said he would define his style as mostly being Japanese.”

Rocking earthy tones, Ou was wearing beige pantacourt pants, an olive jacket and a scarf that kept him cosy.  His black earrings added a touch of personality to this look, matching his glasses and scarf flawlessly.

Mitch McGarr from the motive power technician – automotive service program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery / Spoke News.

“Well, growing up, I never really cared a whole lot about my style. I guess I’m getting more into it now,” said McGarr. “I’m into hip hop, so I guess it kind of inspires my shoes and stuff I wear.” When asked if coming to college had any impact on his fashion, McGarr said, “Not really. We wear mostly shop equipment, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, stuff like that. So it’s more of a personal thing.”

Posing by a hoist, McGarr looked lovely and approachable. Wearing a Conestoga College hoodie, he was representing the school in a casual and stylish way. The darkness of his hoodie and jeans made his light grey Nike shoes pop. His red hat brought fun to the look and the “C” on it may as well have stood for cool.

Brenden Mckee from the business administration – management program. Photo by Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News.

“I like the look of leather,” commented Mckee. “I also like cars and stuff and I think leather is kind of related with cars. I like to express my personality with what I wear, kind of.”

With muffin and coffee in hand, Mckee looked trendy. A joyous smile on his face, his leather jacket and shoes made him look tough and hardcore. Mckee’s grey skinny jeans brought modernity to his outfit and matched his T-shirt in a trendsetting way.

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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