Ahoj, Fashionistas/os! (That’s ahoy, or hello, in Czech.) I’m Alli Lorraine, a sophomore at New York University. This semester I’m excited to take my fashion adventures to NYU’s campus in Prague, where I will be studying abroad.
I’m so fortunate to have plentiful opportunities to supplement my collegiate education with experiences outside of the classroom, whether it’s in New York or 4,081 miles away in the Czech Republic. Prague, or Praha, is its capital and largest city. It’s a metropolitan area with a population of about two million people. That’s 2,000,000 different outfits, and 2,000,000 potential Fashionistas/os to meet every day. Something that I’ve learned while studying the history behind today’s trends is that they have origins all over the world. Each culture has its own unique way of styling fits, fabrics and patterns. One’s tie-dye may be another’s treasure. In exploring fashion, the limit to learning does not exist.
As I continue to research fashion history, I find constant inspiration from the art around me. Prague is well known for its beautiful Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance-era architecture and is home to hundreds of concert halls, galleries and cinemas. I can’t wait to scout awesome styles in Staroměstské náměstí, or Old Town Square, and hear the astronomical clock’s bells chime as the hours pass.
Spending a semester in a new city is a big adventure for me, and it will certainly have its challenges. I feel my most confident in an outfit I love, like this one that features a lace-up henley and a suede A-line skirt. I still adhere to a hectic schedule, and I’m anticipating the same while I’m in Prague. These stylish black boots are perfect for tackling the day.
As in last semester when I focused on the modern take on ‘70s clothing, next I plan to delve into the ‘50s with the added European twist that studying in Prague will provide. I hope you’ll continue to follow me on my fashion quest—make sure to follow my Instagram to keep up with my adventures.