Picture gracefully taken by Campus Safety Mike <3 <3
…You caught us. Liam and I happened to match eerily well today with absolutely no planning on our part. I guess that’s what happens when you room together for two whole days.
But, to answer your question, I guess you could say that, in general, Liam and I happen to be plaid, lumber-jacky kinda guys (eh? ladies??), and it’s true that there’s a decent number of other folks here who are into that. Maybe that just comes with the territory, being in Vermont. But about a month ago, Caseysimone had a really awesome post about fashion at Bennington where she just took pictures of the first 10 students she saw (thus providing a relatively random sample of ~*~*sTuDeNt FaShIoN*~*~) - neither Liam or I (or any lumberjacks) were included in that sample, so take a look here.
-Evan ‘13 and Liam ‘14
I would really hate to classify the student body in any way, especially by brand. I don’t know that much about fashion and I think most people would agree that we have more of a hipster vibe than a hippie vibe on campus but there is also a lot of diversity in terms of the way that people choose to present themselves. There is no standard or one dominant group. I could list a bunch of stereotypes to try and classify the campus, but I think the really important thing to realize is that Bennington students, whether in their style, their studies or their personal lives, don’t like being boxed in or categorized very much. I’m sure if you see campus for yourself you will see people wearing things from Urban Outfitters and things from Free People. And things from the Salvation Army. And from Walmart maybe. My favorite dress is still the one with the bird fabric that my mom made me.