New York City is the fashion capital of the world, and this past week, the Stevens Fashion Association for Marketing and Entrepreneurship (FAME) launched its first print magazine to document student talents in fashion, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
Released one week after the organization held its Spring 2022 fashion show, the 32-page FAME magazine includes photos from this past year’s student-run fashion shows, articles about fashion business and entrepreneurship, and over 35 models from the Stevens community.
“I never knew that this print magazine would be Steven's first-ever lifestyle magazine, and we are extremely happy with how engaged our community has been with it already,” said Roshni Revankar '22, the magazine's editor-in-chief.
The magazine comes as New York City’s fashion industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the City of New York, the fashion industry employs 180,000 people, making up 6% of the city’s workforce. An estimated 900 fashion companies are headquartered in New York City, which is also home to more than 75 major fashion trade shows and thousands of showrooms.
The print magazine is based on the organization’s digital magazine, which launched in March 2021, and it includes exciting features written over the past year. With more than 20 members writing, taking photos, and modeling, the organization publishes content on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, culture, and entrepreneurship.
In the magazine, Sinal Patel wrote a profile on celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly. Fay Fegin and Ana Marija Micveska both wrote articles about fashion marketing and wellness. William Fernandez wrote about the relationship between fitness and fashion, and how self-confidence impacts identity. Marija Stojkoska wrote about sustainability in fashion and included tips on becoming a more sustainable fashion consumer.
Revankar, a finance student in the School of Business, was the first editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine. “For two semesters, outside of finishing up my degree from Stevens, I spent most of my time developing and curating content our print magazine, learning new publishing softwares, creating the layout for the magazine, hunting for a printing press, and working with the rest of my e-board to develop meaningful events for members,” said Revankar. “I hope we continue documenting how Stevens students are incorporating their studies within their lifestyle and creative work on campus.”
The print magazine has been in the works for several years to develop students' professional careers. “A major goal of mine and the previous Editor in Chief, Melissa Kosar ‘22, was to develop a print magazine,” Revankar said. “Both of us have been writers for The Stute, a student-run newspaper on campus, so we know that having print and digital content is extremely important for developing a student’s professional portfolio.”
The Steven’s Fashion Association for Marketing and Entrepreneurship was created to help students build professional relationships and networks with industry leaders in the fashion, cosmetics, and technology industries. With the help of the organization’s leadership and alumni network, Revankar said, students have been able to secure employment opportunities in the fashion industry.
The organization has held multiple industry panels with alumni and professionals working at major brands like Gucci, Capri Holdings, L'Oreal, and Kate Spade.