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Fashion Club discusses current trends, future plans

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Ava Arcona
Fashion Club members juniors August Costello and Mira Denney pose with the unofficial club mascot, a mannequin used to model outfits.

The Fashion Club, led by senior president Liana Meehan, is gearing up for another glam-packed year as they kicked off their first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28.

The club was revamped in 2021 by two senior style enthusiasts, and has since become a place for like-minded students to express themselves and expand their knowledge of careers in design. In the past, the club has organized a school-wide thrift store in H115 compiled of student donations, hosted guest speakers from the fashion industry and helped coordinate the first-ever Inclusive DECA Fashion Show in 2023. This year, Meehan hopes to bring back the club’s classic activities while adding her own flair.

“We’re working on creating a school thrift store, in the past we’ve donated some of the proceeds towards charity,” Meehan said. “I’d love to have another guest speaker come in, and also do a fun fashion-related field trip.” 

As autumn comes into full swing, clothing trends at Algonquin change with the colors of the leaves. The colder weather brings out the sweaters, flannels and jeans that have classically been a major part of fall fashion, as well as the unique styles of individual students.

The fashion club meets every other Thursday in World Language Teacher Nicole Demember’s room, H109. (Ava “Cam” Arcona)

“Fall makes me think of a lot of warm tones, so maroon, orange and red,” Meehan said. “I associate those with the leaves and autumn.”

Senior club member Grace Herdman uses fashion as an outlet for expression as she experiments with different looks.

“I think it’s fun to dress up and change your appearance,” Herdman said. “It’s not for everyone, but it’s like a wearable collection.”

Recent fashion trends, especially among high schoolers, have largely been shaped by the social media platform TikTok, where the popularization of short ‘fit checks’ has allowed users to share and view a wide range of styles with more ease than ever before. These trends are often reminiscent of past fads, such as the comeback of ‘90s grunge or Y2K streetwear aesthetics in everyday style.

Meehan is attentive to current styles among students, but some specific trends catch her eye more than others.

“I love the cut crewnecks, the off-the-shoulder sweaters with a cut neckline,” Meehan said. “I hope that sticks around… I feel like it’s a blast from the past.”

Herdman and Meehan were unable to come to a consensus regarding the controversial low-rise jeans that seem to be making a comeback in modern style but agreed that when it comes to fashion, ‘to each their own’ is the most important rule.

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Ava Arcona, A&E Editor
Ava has been part of the Harbinger since sophomore year, where she started as Assistant News Editor and moved to A&E editor in junior year. Her favorite topics to write about are album releases, pop culture and the arts within ARHS. Outside of Harby, Ava is president of two honor societies and is a setter for the varsity volleyball team.
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