Written by Gary Wang, McGill Students Fashion Club President.
Photography by Hannah Taylor, Natalie Olivares, and Hedi (Henry) Zhao.
McGill Students Fashion Club is proud to bring you our Fall/Winter 2017 photo shoot. At McGill, students are found rushing to upcoming classes, trying to find study spaces, or running home to meet important deadlines. Far too often are we preoccupied with obligations and as a result, we rarely take the time to appreciate the beauty on our campus. Hence, McGill Students Fashion Club decided to explore some unique aesthetics that our school has to offer.
McGill’s campus has been on a journey of self-discovery for the past year. It went through phases of sloppy construction, ripped up roads, and annoying detours. However, our school has recently emerged from its cocoon as a beautiful butterfly and we were all astonished by its transformation. We worked with some amazing photographers to showcase our expressive club members and their outfits. Our club is truly fortunate to have so many amazing members with unique tastes and genuine enthusiasm for personal style.
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We’d like to extend a special thank you to our amazing photographers: Hannah, Natalie, and Henry.
- We’ve worked with Hannah Taylor several times and we love her work. You can check out more of her stuff here and here. She can be contacted for business inquiries by email.
- You can find Natalie’s media here. Also check our her amazing website!
- We absolutely love Henry’s photography and were very impressed with his work, which you can find here.
Jeans boots and white shirt: Zara
“What I like about my outfit is its simplicity. The colors are pretty neutral but the different layers make the outfit. I think that layering not only adds variety but also individuality and personality to your overall look.”
Tailored classic biker jacket
Winter blue knit top: Zara
Raw Denim indigo jeans
Boots: Dr. martens 1490.
Accessory: Versace style lightweight scarf
“Inspired by the winter hues. The blues and black add a minimal edge to the outfit. The crux of the outfit was being minimal in terms of colour palette but elementally chaotic.”
U1 Major Art History, Minor Political Science and Gender Studies
Glasses: night market in Thailand
Shoes: Nike AF1
“My favorite store is Topshop and I get most of my statement pieces from there. Sneakers are my go piece, I wear them with most days and they go with everything!”
U3 Cultural Studies
Shirt: Haider Ackermann
Shoes: Maison Margiela
“What really got me into fashion was the concept of feeling comfortable while looking fresh. With so many designers constantly pushing the envelope in terms of deconstructing and abstracting the human body, it’s possible for people who don’t conform to “standard model physique” to look amazing in new and innovative ways. And sometimes it just feels good to wear a coat that covers most of your damn body. It’s as deep as you want it to be, at the end of the day.”
U2, Cog Sci Neuro
“I am wearing an american apparel turtle neck body suit, along with pants from Aritzia and boots from Aldo, the belt is actually part of this dress from Dynamite but i thought it looked better with the pants. I love how empowered this look made me feel, even though all i did was make the wing of the eyeliner longer than usual, and applied coconut oil to my hair to keep it set.”
“I’m from Hamilton, Ontario and I’m a U0 in Management. I have had an interest in fashion for over 6 years. My outfits tend to be all over the map; I try to take bits and pieces from different fashion eras and styles. This means that I usually look completely different from one day to the next. For the shoot I wore a multi-colour shirt from Urban Outfitters, indigo jeans from RW&Co., and some all-white Stan Smiths. I’m a big fan of the Urban Outfitters shirt which has turned out to be quite the statement piece. I had a lot of fun during the shoot!”
Tatyana Sophia Mazzone
“My outfit is about mixing street style with my glam-princess side. I believe that a tiara is the best accessory, no matter how old you are. People sometimes misinterpret it, they think I deem myself superior to others when I wear a tiara but what it is really about is accepting and being proud of who you are: “putting a crown on it”. As for the other parts of my outfit, I’m very into layering and especially into oversized bomber jackets or blazers that add volume to your outfit. Ultimately, I don’t think anyone should explain why they wear something or have so deep meaning behind it, just that what you are wearing makes you feel great, makes you feel like the world is yours if you want it.”
U3, Physiology, From Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation
Shoes: Raf simons x Adidas Ozweego
Pants: Comme des Garcons Homme
Jacket: Raised by Wolves
“There’s something about shoes that feels different from everything else. I think they’re the best way to express your individuality. Every morning, the first thing I pick out are the shoes I want to wear that day.”
“I’m Rupam, a second year biomed student from Australia. I got interested in fashion as I left highschool, and my style has really changed since. This particular outfit was pretty out there for me, and not what I would normally wear, but I reckon it works. The colours, and the highwaisted trousers really make the outfit. The coat was drole de monsieur, turtleneck from uniqlo, trousers thrifted, and the shoes were from vanishing elephant.”
Founder of McGill Students Fashion Club.
Jacket: Calvin Klein
Jeans: Acne Studios
“I don’t normally look this fierce. It’s just that I lost my wallet right before this shoot and I was worried about it.”
We also asked for some thoughts from our photographers!
“Having the opportunity to work with the McGill Students Fashion Club once again was so inspiring and so much fun. I can confidently say that they are a community that readily extend their collective support of self expression to those they partner with. Working with them has definitely built up my confidence as a photographer and inspired my personal style. They serve some serious looks and give fellow creatives a chance to practice what they love as they do it. “
“Henry, Graduated, Microbiology & Immunology. This was my first time doing an organized photoshoot with models, so it was definitely a new experience for me and there is lots of room for improvement. We were quite lucky to have such great weather on that day, although the thick clouds did make the lighting rather monotone. I had a great time working with all the members I look forward to collaborating again in the future.”
“I am Natalie Olivares, a second year student studying Gender and Sexuality. I have been taking pictures for about five years now and just recently have gotten interested in fashion photography. Feel free to check out some more of my art on my blog, www.confessionsofa21stcenturychick.com! For the shoot, I wore thrifted Wrangler jeans, a sweater from BP by Nordstrom, and boots by Dr. Martins. The sweater is one of my go-to’s, especially because of that beautiful fall burnt orange color! To me, this outfit screams snuggly fall vibes.”