Hello dear readers!
2012 marks the ninth year of the Willamette World News (WWN) blog, a bi-weekly online publication that offers international perspectives on topics relevant throughout the world. Each issue addresses a specific theme, ranging from Valentine traditions to how the Green Movement is playing out in different countries. You can check out an article [...]
Hello dear readers!
As the year is coming to a close, we have asked our contributors to share their final thoughts with us. Read about their reflections on their year here at Willamette- cultural surprises, best memories and thank you’s.
The WWN staff and the Willamette campus have greatly appreciated all of the wonderful insights and stories that our [...]
As you head into Spring Break some of you may have travel plans – wherein you may notice different fashions trends. Before you leave, take a look at this latest issue of the Willamette World News- read about trends in Germany, the season-less style in Colombia, fashion in China and more!
Happy Spring Break!
Nina, Mirella [...]
In German we have the proverb “Kleider machen Leute” (“Clothes make the man”). Of course this statement can be argued, but definitely the clothes and the personal fashion style a person has, is a statement about him or herself. Just as everywhere else, in Germany factors like age, job and personal taste also determine the [...]
Fashion, I think, is a BIG word for me, or for the whole world. Everything would be fashionable, not just people, beautiful clothes, impressive make-up, in China maybe the old people like my parents starting to learn how to use computers is also a kind of fashion. But actually some of the people get lost on the [...]
Fashion, I consider, is a very personal thing. Trendsetters and big name designers create the fashions we are supposed to live by but, sometimes, living up to the dictates of fashion can be a hard—sometimes even dangerous—thing. We cannot forget that the world is large enough that variety and diversity in fashion is something almost [...]
What I love about Egyptian fashion is the ability to dress beautifully and modestly at the same time.
Many women wear hijab (a veil to cover their hair and neck), but are not restricted to the black attire often depicted by the media. In Upper Egypt, villagers wear colorful galabeyyas, which are long gowns. Bedouins [...]