The Appalachian

Fashion of Boone: Appalachian Apparel Association’s “The Collective”

Meredith Nanney, Reporter

March 4, 2020

The Appalachian Apparel Association plans to publish “The Collective,” a student run fashion magazine, this spring.  Niels Sampson, vice president of the Appalachian Apparel Association and editor-in-chief of “The C...

Boone’s newest bridal boutique fosters inclusivity, sustainability

Meredith Nanney, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Before opening its doors, Boone’s newest boutique showcased its bridalwear, along with its goals to encourage sustainability and inclusion in the fashion community.  Lauren Gioscio is the owner and head stylist of Juniper James Br...

Fashion of Boone: Winter wear in warm temperatures

Meredith Nanney, Reporter

January 28, 2020

For those experiencing their first winter in the High Country, it can be difficult to know where to start when building a winter wardrobe. Local retailers offer selections of apparel suited to the Boone climate and knowledgea...

Mary Ray: Handmade Fashion

Georgia Privott, A&C Reporter

November 8, 2019

Though professor Mary Ray originally went to school for speech therapy, she discovered her true passion for apparel design when she began working at a small fabric store in the 1970s.  “It was just like heaven for me. I didn’...

Liam Brown: Mystical Fashion

Georgia Privott, A&C Reporter

October 4, 2019

Magical stories and wizardry are often found in fairytales, folklore and on the streets of Boone. Liam Brown took the form of the wizard of Boone last year, after going through a spiritual journey and realizing his true self.  ...