Beauty in the details: Columbia sophomore Kidus Zelalem launches sustainable, functional fashion collection
At first glance, the Instagram page that Kidus Zelalem, CC ’24, created for the New Proletariat reveals a sleek, polished aesthetic, with smooth lines and aluminum detailing. Today, Zelalem assembles pieces for his upcoming architecturally-inspired set of workwear designed with Adobe Illustrator, but his sophisticated expression first started as a simple love for disassembling pens and a middle-school fascination with PowerPoint....
New York’s streets are a walking lookbook of diverse brands and clothing pieces, which symbolize the ever-changing nature of the fashion industry. Columbia, located in one of the world’s most fashion-forward cities, gives students the first look at the styles that will soon be worn around the globe....