Avant-Garb Magazine is Bowdoin’s premiere, student-run fashion publication. It was created in the Fall of 2017 as a platform for fashion, beauty, and culture on campus. We produce original content that reflects and celebrates the different styles and traditions of the student body. Avant-Garb seeks to demonstrate that fashion is more than aesthetic but rather, a powerful, ever-changing medium. We hope we can inspire you to engage with your own identity, expression, and fashion through our content.
We are currently working on our Spring 2017/2018 issue.
Open to the entire Bowdoin College community, Avant-Garb offers students the opportunity to lend their skills and demonstrate their talent in writing, photography, styling, hair, makeup, web design, editing and layout. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder: Hailey Wozniak
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Minor: Cinema Studies
At AVG Mag, Hailey oversees the performance and coordination of all the departments, manages logistics and communication, and leads the development and vision of the Magazine. She is responsible for reporting on and writing about student style, coordinating photoshoots, and researching current trends in fashion, politics, beauty, and culture.
Outside of AVG Mag, Hailey is on the cross-country and equestrian teams at Bowdoin, and works as a dog-walker and alumni caller. She loves tacos, films with ambiguous endings, cappuccinos, speaking Romance Languages, and doing anything creative. You can find her speed walking somewhere on campus, probably for AVG Magazine.
Creative Director and Co-Founder: Darius Riley
Hometown: East Palo Alto, California
Major: Visual Arts
At AVG Mag, Darius researches and conceptualizes Lookbook ideas and contributes his photography and editing skills to bring you images for Lookbooks and AVG Mag's "What's in your Closet?" interviews. He is also responsible for recruiting new members and models as well as maintaining the layout and design of the website.
Outside of AVG Mag, Darius uses his camera to connect with people in a way he never imagined. When he's not looking for the perfect shot with his camera, he's looking for the perfect shot on the basketball court, or making a new dope rap playlist on Soundcloud and Spotify (Isaiah Rashad is one of his favorite rappers).
Styling Director: Amani Hite
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Major: Visual Arts & Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
At AVG Mag, Amani serves as a fashion stylist and image consultant specializing in formal, retro, and vintage dressing, concept research and design for Lookbooks, selecting locations for shoots, and assembling props. Amani is setting the standard among Bowdoin College's fashion elite, impressing the campus with her eye for cutting edge style. Amani also serves as the lead make-up artist. Every application is specifically tailored to that person's image, personality, and style.
Outside of AVG Mag, Amani sits on the board of the Bowdoin African American Society, works as a Teacher's Assistant at Bowdoin College's Digital Media Lab, interns at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Media and Communications department, and will be curating her first art show in April 2018. Amani has a small dog, named Paige, but prefers to introduce her as her daughter. Amani's passion for fashion is unique, real, and edgy.
Photography Director: Kayli Weiss
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Major: Sociology, Environmental Studies
At AVG Mag, Kayli is responsible for photoshoots from conception to post-production and oversees design and visual content for the website. In addition to photography, she also assists with styling on set and curates photos for Lookbooks, Interviews, and Street Style.
Outside of AVG Mag, Kayli competes on Bowdoin’s varsity women’s lacrosse team, is a mentor/tutor for Long Creek Youth Development Center and works as a communications and public affairs multimedia correspondent for Bowdoin College. In 2015, she co-founded Nightfall Collective, a streetwear apparel brand and has a passion for style and fashion. In her free time she loves skiing, making films, and playing with her puppy, Marley.
Marketing Director: Simon Chow
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Major: Sociology & Education
At AVG Mag, Simon manages the logistics, communications, and overall performance of the projects, props, and people. This includes running poster campaigns, posting on the Instagram page, and recruiting new members and models.
Outside of AVG Mag, Simon is a tour guide for Bowdoin Admissions and interns at the Multicultural Center. He follows the NBA, listens to Soulection radio, and loves talking about food, especially ramen and tacos.