Last March, a new student-run Instagram account — @kenyonfashion — began posting photos of unique and fashion-forward outfits spotted around campus. Since then, the account has amassed over 400 followers and received a feature in the Kenyon College Alumni Magazine. It currently serves as a creative space for students to admire their peers’ eye-catching attire.
The anonymous owner of the account is a junior STEM major at Kenyon. Outside of class, they explore fashion to express creativity in a way that isn’t typically included in their STEM courses. After realizing that there were no platforms representing fashion on campus, they created @kenyonfashion.
“My life is science. It’s great, I love science … but I also enjoy a lot of creative stuff,” they said. “[Running the account] doesn’t take too much of my time. … It’s my creative outlet.”
The account features numerous styles and aesthetics, with outfits ranging from flowy, colorful dresses to dark, grungy clothing with spiky accessories. Always on the hunt for Instagram-worthy fits, the account owner frequents campus hotspots, such as Wiggin Street Coffee and the paths running between Chalmers Library and Peirce.
The account owner posts content daily and they have recently begun accepting photo submissions from their followers to feature even more students.
As fall and winter approach, Kenyon Fashion is looking forward to seeing how outfits around campus adapt to the cooler weather. So for those who are planning to fashionably layer up and express their creative styles, or are just looking to meet the face behind the account, this is your call to strut your stuff on Middle Path or submit a photo to their Instagram, in hopes of being added to the gallery of style.