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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Soft-Comfort Performance Fabrics

CORDURA® brand announces its collaboration with TENCEL® from Lenzing, showcasing the softer side of durability with the next generation of soft-comfort performance fabrics. First in the collaboration line-up are new softened strength denims featured in the latest CORDURA® Denim 'Infinity' Collection, with more innovations across the CORDURA® fabric family forthcoming.  The CORDURA® Denim 'Infinity' Collection, part of the "Authentic Alchemie" Collection portfolio, presents latest generation performance denims crafted to integrate the "best of both worlds" - softness with strength, fashion with function and durability with definition.

TENCEL® fibre brings enhanced soft comfort properties, moisture management and sustainability benefits to the durable CORDURA® fabric portfolio.  A lyocell fibre of botanic origin, TENCEL® has a smooth surface which results in fabrics that are soft and gentle on the skin. TENCEL® fibre also absorbs moisture in a controlled and regular manner helping to create an optimal environment to transport moisture away from the body.

 "Our latest fabrics incorporating TENCEL® fibre go beyond traditional denims, migrating to lightweight and comfortable denims that can travel effortlessly with you throughout the day - wherever you may go," said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. "By combining the best elements of both of our brands, we are continuing to transform our apparel fabric portfolio to elevate its softer side. This helps raise the bar to create lightweight, comfortable solutions that do not compromise on durability."

According to Tricia Carey, director of global business development at Lenzing Fibers Inc., "As denim takes on modern evolution, we’re able to use our denim fabrics in ways that address our lifestyle. CORDURA® brand brings the long-lasting durability and strength, and we help enhance it with comfort and softness."

"We are just scratching the surface of where we can go together with the TENCEL® x CORDURA® combination," said McNaull. "We're optimistic that this collaboration and its supporting supply chain - including strong and highly innovative authorized mills such as Artistic Milliners, Arvind, Advanced Denim, and Kipas - is just the beginning of great things to come for us, our partners and our joint consumers as we continue to push the boundaries of durable fabrics."

Products from the collaboration can be seen at MUNICH FABRIC START on the LENZING TENCEL® stand (H3 | C15), as well at the Artistic Milliners stand (H7 | B24) within BLUEZONE, an independent concept for the denim and sportswear community. For information on TENCEL®, visit To learn more about CORDURA® Denims featuring TENCEL®, click here.

About CORDURA® brand

INVISTA's CORDURA® brand essence celebrates individual durability: As Long As The World Is Full Of Durable People, We’ll Keep Making Durable FabricsTM. Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, CORDURA® fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world's leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The CORDURA® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibres businesses. To distinguish the CORDURA® brand, the word "CORDURA®" must be spelled out in all caps, used with an ®, and followed by the word "brand" or "fabric."

To learn more about INVISTA's CORDURA® brand and CORDURA® Denim, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About INVISTAWith leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibres. The company's advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees.

About the Lenzing Group

The Lenzing group is a world market leader headquartered in Austria, with production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres. Its portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp to standard and specialty cellulose fibres.

Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for cellulose fibres. With 77 years of experience in fibre production, the Lenzing group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three cellulose fibre generations on a large industrial scale under one roof - from the classic viscose to modal and the lyocell fibre TENCEL®. The success of the Lenzing group is based on its consistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management and very high environmental standards. In addition to its core business of fibres, the Lenzing group also operates in the field of engineering and plant construction.

You may want to also read our previous blog post about Redefining Durable Denim with Authentic Alchemie Collection.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. 

Learn more about performance fabrics in the textile terms section of our website.  If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Chanel Iman Rocks daniel patrick

Chanel Iman posted a photo on Instagram wearing daniel patrick! The model completed her rocker chic outfit with daniel patrick's cropped sweat sleeveless top in wheat ($80,
Chanel Iman Crop Top
Under $100: Chanel Iman Rocks daniel patrick!

She certainly has the body for getting away with wearing a crop top.

Chanel Iman Robinson is an American model, known professionally as Chanel Iman.  She is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel.  Iman started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 12 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford's Supermodel of the World contest.  Shortly after, she signed on with the agency.

Hailey Baldwin Style with UGG

Hailey Baldwin UGG
The boot pictured above worn by Hailey Baldwin is the women's Sibley MODEL: 1014430

Curved seaming and paneled construction make the Sibley a flattering, elongating style. Pretreated to repel water and stains, this boot lets you shake up your look by cuffing the shaft to reveal the plush interior.

As you can see above, these boots go fantastically well with jean shorts and an off the shoulder top.  Actually, when you look like Hailey these boots will look good with anything else worn.
Hailey Baldwin 2016

Shay Mitchell Wears Project Social T

Shay Mitchell wore Project Social T in a photo she posted on Instagram today! The Pretty Little Liars star shared a nostalgic photo with her co-stars in her Wearever Tee in Chili ($40,
The Pretty Little Liars August 2016
Here is a closer look at the Wearever Tee worn by a fashion model.
Wearever Tee in Chili

Monday, August 29, 2016

Taylor Swift Wearing Woodys Barcelona Sunglasses in NY

Taylor Swift was spotted wearing Woodys Barcelona while leaving the gym on August 24, 2016 in New York City. 
Taylor Swift Wearing Woodys Barcelona Sunglasses
WHO: Taylor Swift

WHAT: Spotted wearing the Dean 0.1 sunglasses by Woodys Barcelona $166.68 (149.00€). 
About Woodys Barcelona:

Woodys Barcelona strives to create more affordable, yet functional wooden glasses for the world. With the launch of their first collection of over 80 wooden sunglasses and glasses two years after founding, Woodys Barcelona set a new benchmark in the optical field for sustainability, functionality, and accessibility. The unique wooden frames are crafted with wood from old skateboards and other sustainably sourced materials. Woodys Barcelona frames are designed to make prescription lens changes simple, making wooden glasses more accessible.
Dean 0.1 sunglasses by Woodys Barcelona
She obviously looks great in everything, but these sun glasses were a nice touch.

Friday, August 26, 2016

DL1961 and Jessica Alba Collaboration

DL1961 and Jessica Alba are pleased to announced the launch of her exclusive collaboration with the brand.  The 18 piece collection designed by Alba is available online at as well as retail partners including Nordstrom, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s and specialty stores in the US and internationally.  
DL1961 and Jessica Alba Collaboration
Alba designed the collection with the DL1961 team and focused on the most important elements of denim design from her perspective: fit, lift and support. With a total of 7 different fits, ranging from No. 1 a high-waisted skinny to No. 7 an on-trend flight suit, each design was labored over meticulously.  
Jessica Alba with Corvette
Enlisting her girlfriends as fit models, Alba says “We all want to have a great booty when we put our jeans on, but we also want to be comfortable. Details are everything when it comes to design, especially when it comes to jeans. That's why I was obsessed with things like proportions of crops or the placements of pockets and zippers. If it didn't make sense to me or my girlfriends, it didn't make the cut -- I'm all about the reality.”
Jessica Alba on ground
“Jessica really spent time on the details of this collection, which you can appreciate the minute you put a pair of her jeans on,” says Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director of DL1961.  “I loved being able to collaborate with someone who is such an empowered business woman while also clearly enjoys the creative process.” 
DL1961 and Jessica AlbaDL1961 & Jessica Alba Collaboration
Another important factor to Alba was the eco-conscious element of the brand. DL1961 is vertically integrated and implements production processes that utilize 50% less water, chemicals and dyes in the manufacturing of its denim.  Additionally, developing exclusive fabrications and materials exclusive to the brand that ensure each pair of denim is not only made of the softest weaves but also retains its shape and fit.  
Jessica Alba DL1961 CollaborationJessica Alba DL1961
About Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, advocate, New York Times bestselling author and founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty.  Founded in 2012, The Honest Company was launched with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a happy and healthy life. Honest provides 100+ safe, effective and delightful products across a wide range of consumer categories, including baby, personal care, home care and vitamins and supplements. Launched in 2015, Honest Beauty offers a comprehensive prestige collection of 80+ skincare and makeup products, created with the same standards of safety, performance and spirit that are the hallmark of The Honest Company.  Learn more about Jessica Alba.

About DL1961

DL1961 is a global premium denim brand founded in New York City in 2009 that is available in over 1500 stores worldwide. Known for its innovative manufacturing processes that fuse technology with fashion, DL1961 is able to develop a superior product known for its shape retention and environmentally friendly practices.

DL1961 Premium Denim
498 7th Ave, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10018

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kourtney Kardashian's Lana Choker

Kourtney Kardashian was photographed wearing Lili Claspe yesterday while out in Los Angeles! The reality star accessorized her casual chic look with Lili Claspe's Lana Choker in Gold, the same choker she has worn several times in the last month ($99, 

What is her sister wearing on her feet?

Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Kylie Jenner were all photographed wearing the same Lili Claspe Lana Choker recently!
Khloe Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Here is a closer look at the choker.
Lili Claspe's Lana Choker in Gold

Pineapple Clothing Fun Floral Prints

Pineapple Clothing
Pineapple Clothing, a unique clothing line that features fun, floral prints, perfect for girls and women from all walks of life.  They have everything from activewear to evening dresses, plus size options to mommy & me matching designs and much more. On their site you'll find trending colors and beautiful floral prints that are feminine and fun.

Here are a few of the current prints.
Pineapple Clothing Brand
Their clothing has vibrant designs and comprises colorful activewear, which is perfect for the fit n' fab style that is currently trending. 

Portero Pre-Owned Authentic Luxury Styles, the 10 year old site specializes in pre-owned authentic luxury styles, Hermes styles in particular! Fans of the site include Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palmero.

In particular Victoria requested the coveted the Hermès HSS Birkin Bag in Bubblegum pink (see below). 
Hermès HSS Birkin Bag in Bubblegum pink

Since Hermes began as a harness workshop specializing in the finest horse harnesses and bridles in 1837, Hermès has transfixed the world with its supreme craftsmanship and elegant designs.  From examining and cutting leather to hand-stitching and melding hardware, highly trained artisans craft each Hermès piece.  Many of the Hermès craftsmen have studied at Paris’ Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, and are required to pass various exams prior to constructing their first Hermès handbag. 

Learn more about the Birkin Bag here on the Fashion Blog. is one of the only sites that sell authentic Hermès! Wall Street Journal named "One of the best options on the web for buying authentic merchandise."

Portero Luxury ( is the leading curated marketplace for authentic pre-owned luxury goods. Established in 2004, with headquarters in New York City, Portero provides unprecedented access to the world’s most exclusive brands. The company’s collection of pre-owned and hard-to-find merchandise includes pristine Hermès Birkins and Kellys, Rolex, Cartier and Chanel.

Portero’s personal shopping service, Find It For Me, places it at the forefront of customer service. This enhanced feature allows one to connect with a trusted Portero expert for their most coveted items.

Portero has been seen in The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country,,, ELLE, and now on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

You may also want to learn more about Hermès handbags directly at the Hermès website (

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Sports Crochet Hat

Jenna Dewan-Tatum shared a video on Instagram wearing Hat Attack over the weekend! The actress and dancer visited a local winery wearing her Chunky Crochet Continental hat ($96, 
Jenna Dewan-Tatum Sports Crochet Hat
Celebrity wearing sun hat
We really like the cool looking sun hat that Jenna found.

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