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Arizona Sonoran News

Arizona Sonoran News

Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

The stage is set and the audience is ready for the 2016 Flowing Wells High School Fusion fashion show, where students showcase the garments they created throughout the year. Flowing Wells is only one of two high school programs in Tucson that teach fashion design to students. (Photo by Maggie Driver)

Tucson Art Institute’s closure to limit local choices in fashion design

Maggie Driver May 9, 2016

The impending closure of the Art Institute of Tucson will make it more difficult locally for students to pursue fashion design at a higher educational level. The school is no longer accepting...

A vintage photograph of a squaw dress shows the dress accordion skirt span and crinkly pleats. (Photo Courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.)

The squaw dress: Tucson’s controversial but unique fashion history

Maggie Driver April 21, 2016

In the 1950s, Tucson was a major fashion industry player, all thanks to one garment: the squaw dress. The dress’ skirt fans open like an accordion. Its lightweight style makes it perfect for...

 Camerone Parker, center, shown with various Project Runway alumni designers at Tucson Fashion Week 2014s Project Runway Night. (Photo Courtesy of Tucson Fashion Week 2014 and ©Vickie Lan Photography 2014.)

Local fashionista’s idea brings Project Runway to Tucson

Maggie Driver March 24, 2016

The moment Camerone Parker stepped out of the car, photographers rushed to snap a picture of her wearing a coat made of seatbelts. Parker, a Tucsonan, is a model in the Classic Women’s division...

A metal sculpture of a woman titled Serenity, was created by artist John T. Benedict of Some Distant World, shown at the JG&M Expo of the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 31, 2016. Her hair is created from bike chains, and according to Benedict, is fully flexible. (Photo by Maggie Driver.)

Artists shine at the Tucson Gem Show

Maggie Driver February 11, 2016

Walking across any desert in the world, one could find rocks and fossils of many kinds, but every late January in one specific desert, some of the most dazzling and largest rocks--often with the hidden...

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