Student Fashion Mag Debuts
Sophomore professional writing major Efi Turkson has a passion for fashion, so she recruited four friends with majors in design and professional writing — Brier Avil, Anh Bui, Hanah Ho and Victor Ng — to launch d’Arte Magazine (pronounced "dart").
“Our mission is to foster greater appreciation of various forms of art, particularly design and fashion, not only at Carnegie Mellon University but in the greater Pittsburgh community,” Turkson said. “We also want to highlight the achievements of students in various colleges at CMU and bring attention to their work.”
Carnegie Mellon students serve as models, photographers, stylists and writers. The debut cover (right) features first-year economics major Mimi Mayaki modeling a necklace of colorful roses created by senior drama major Jillian Wilschke. In addition to student creations, Designer Days Boutique on Ellsworth Avenue provided clothing and accessories featured in the premier issue. The National Council of Jewish Women uses proceeds from the consignment boutique to support its charitable work with women, children and families.
Inside d’Arte, readers will find an editorial about a 2009 Bank of England memo which stated women should look “professional, not fashionable” in the workplace. Features include senior design major Luther Young’s bag and jackets collection inspired by his semester studying in Amsterdam, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Carnegie Mellon’s annual Lunar Gala fashion show.
d’Arte will be published twice each semester and is recruiting new team members and advertisers.
“We hope that in the coming years d'Arte will grow and that new members across various disciplines can bring something new and interesting to the table,” Turkson said.