At the end of my freshman year, I started thread Magazine, a student-run fashion publication. I was inspired by my journalism class, and I met with my teacher and presented her with my idea. I had seen this concept at colleges, and I thought, “Why not bring this concept to KO?” realizing that many of my classmates were creative and could contribute. I presented the idea at the Club Fair, and we now have a core staff of 50 people who contribute to it, organize photo shoots, and write articles about fashion and culture in and out of the KO community.
We interviewed many leading people in the fashion industry and got global perspectives on various styles in different cultures. Our main concept for our photo shoot was recreating iconic album covers like Abbey Road and Folklore. The publication turned out better than I ever could have imagined. It was so wonderful to see it come together because it’s a collection of student creativity. And while starting Thread was a very complicated process because there wasn’t a blueprint to follow, it was an amazing project to work on that brought many talented and collaborative people together.