Fashion and Cultural Identity
Culture has always been embedded in fashion, and so much of our identities are stitched into the clothes we wear. W.Collective asked five students—Mahilet, Gaya, Neshaat, Sylvia, and Nanxi—to share their cultural garments and how they feel connected to their roots in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Romania, and China through fashion.
Created and directed by Serena Chan ‘23 and Ana Rubin ‘24
Directors of Photography Ana Rubin, Zandrea Evans ‘24, and Serena Chan
Edited by Serena Chan and Ana Rubin
Modeled and styled by Gaya Krishna ‘23, Neshaat Bharwani ‘23, Sylvia Nica ‘24, Nanxi Liu ‘24, and Mahilet Tefera ‘25
Production Assistants Stella Ho ‘22 and Patty Benitez-Lomi ‘23
Website designed by Bernice Sun ‘24