Marist Fashion Magazine
Marist’s annual fashion magazine, Measure is a fully student-produced publication. Measure is built into the academic structure of the Fashion Program; “Writing for Fashion” is taught every fall and “Magazine Production” is taught in the spring.
“Fashion is frequently misunderstood as being about ‘clothes,’ when in truth, it is about change, tension and innovation,” said one professor. “Students write about topics and people that can offer some insight into these complex ideas. Editorial decisions are made by consensus based on adherence to this mission.”
Students can sign up for the Measure course multiple times. Students who demonstrate high levels of professionalism and creativity can apply for leadership positions that then serve as their capstone project during senior year.
All written and graphic content is created by students, including illustrations, infographics, and feature photography. Editorial photo shoots are conceived, directed, and produced by students on the Art Direction team. These fashion spreads, designed to showcase the work of the Fashion Program’s designers, require months of work and planning. This is an important opportunity for our students to work together with their peers and instructors, giving and getting direction; compromising, communicating the magazine's mission; learning how to manage a photoshoot of 20-30 people.
The magazine has been sold in France, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout the U.S. in major cities. In addition, the magazine has won multiple gold medals from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) of Columbia University, an international student press organization.