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Friday, May 30, 2014

Londonedge Berlin Super Soon

With only 6 weeks to go, LondonEdge Berlin is fast approaching.The fashion trade show will be taking place at Adagio between July 8th - 9th 2014, with their  legendary London show at the Business Design Centre a couple of months later from September 7th - 9th, it's certainly a busy time in the LondonEdge camp. With some of the most established brands in the industry sat next to fresh, young companies and emerging designers, LondonEdge is central to a powerful community of cutting edge, unique fashion businesses that are immersed in the lifestyle. LondonEdge provides the industry with an environment with no holds barred & allows visionary brands to present their wares in a highly commercial space to a huge network of buyers, press and industry professionals. 


Berlin London Edge Trade Show
New Alternative September 2014

Confirmed Exhibitors

Alchemy 1977, Alchemy Empire, Alchemy Gothic, Alchemy metalware, Alchemy UL13, Alchemy UL17, Banned, Bedroom Stories, Bioworld Merchandising, Boots & Braces, Burleska, Burleska, Chenaski, Crowded Teeth, Cyberdog, Dark Star by Jordash, Disney, Freak Vertrieb, George Cox, GO2 GMBH, Hearts and Roses London, Hell Bunny, Hessar Trading, Hyraw Clothing, Jawbreaker, Jordash, Legend Stuff, London Rebel, Lostwear, Loungefly, Loungefly Hello Kitty, Mauber GmbH, Mexican Mob, Midnight Peepshow, New Rock, Pamela Mann, Pentagramme, Pete Chenaski, Popsoda, Private Zone, Qualishoe, Queen Of Darkness, Rebel- County, Rule London, Spin Doctor, Sunset International BV, Superskull, Voodoo Vixen.


Mark your fashion calendars so that you do not miss the events.

See more about Londonedge Berlin trade show event.

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Party to Help Ovarian Cancer Research

On Sunday, the 25th of May, 2014 DKNY and DJ Hannah Bronfman hosted a Memorial Day dinner and cocktail party benefiting Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at Georgica, East Hampton.

Guest sipped on cocktails and dined at Georgica Restaurant followed by an after party, DJ'ed by Hannah Bronfman and performance by singer-songwriter Lily Lane.

VIP Guests including DJ Brendan Fallis, models Gigi Hadid and Julie Henderson and designer Hassan Pierre attended the event in support.











All guests walked away with DKNY gift bags, and raffle prizes included tickets to Super Saturday, DKNY bags, Red's Outfitters Sunglasses and Peloton Private Group Spin Class.

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

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Future Technical Textile October 2014

FTT 2014
You are invited to the 6th International Istanbul Conference on the Future Technical Textile, FTT 2014 hosted by Istanbul, Turkey supported by world leading Institute such as Textile Institute, The University of Bolton and Marmara University during 15-17 October 2014.
  
The Conference will offer Academics, Industrial personnel with a forum to present and discuss recent and emerging technologies in Future and Advanced Technical Textiles.

The Conference will consist of:

Short Technical Courses 13 - 14 October 2014.


Conference 15 - 17 October 2014.

Symposia at a Glance:

1. Medical Textiles

2. Technical Textiles

3. Smart and Interactive Textiles

4. Surface Coatings

5. Advances in Apparel Design

6. Ecological Textiles

7. Composites Materials

8. Protective Clothing

9. Biologically Inspired Textiles


10. Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel


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Fashion Brands to Attend July Premium

Fashion brands that plan to be in attendance at the Premium International Fashion Trade Show.

Premium Trade Show

See all the brands at http://www.premiumexhibitions.de/brands/

July 2014 event.

You may also wish to learn about Premium Dissonance from an article we posted last year.

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Styletag Fashion App

DISCOVER. SHOP. POST. SHARE.

Styletag, a mobile fashion app created by SK Planet, is a women’s new best friend because of it's devotion to everything fashion.  Discover, fashion inspiration with a quick swipe and take the guessing game out of who-wore- what.  Click on the 'styletag' image to Shop from direct links from the photo to the fashion source for an instant purchase, to the retailer or to additional similar fashion options.  Post and Share your own style via photo with the upload tool.


Sharing via blog, facebook, twitter and pinterest is seamlessly done directly through the app.

Downloads are free and easy to join the style-obsessed globe, including top bloggers, editors, stylists, models, celebrities, photographers, designers, brands, boutiques and more.  Users may check in with friends and style icons in their personalized My Stream feed, always receiving the scoop on new trends and must-have items.  Styletag has a clean, sleek interface that puts other fashion apps to shame, Styletag is more than a shopping app – it’s a celebration of style and a cutting-edge mobile magazine where the content is always fresh and relevant to you.

Interact with the global fashion community by following other users, commenting on their photos and saving favorite looks into your own customizable LookBooks.  Looking for something specific, use the 'key' words to find a specifc trend and check the fashion cloud to see what is trending.  On Styletag, everyone has the chance to be a style star and also, be part of an amazing fashion community with exlcusive deals with amazing partners. 

Styletag has recently partnered with these amazing designers; Equipment, Rebecca Minkoff and Current/Elliott, including a massive $2000 spring wardrobe spree.  Their next partnership will be with eLuxe.com for an unmissable Chanel bag giveaway.  Yes, Chanel.

Styletag - the fashion-sharing app launched last December with supermodel Miranda Kerr and Hosted by Nicole Richie, who both have profiles on Styletag.

Check out Styletag online:
www.style-tag.com

Learn more about fashion apps here on Apparel Search.

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Alvanon brings Fashion Fit Movement to UK

Alvanon, the global fashion industry’s leading fashion sizing and fit expert, has committed over £50,000 worth of world class technical fit forms and pattern blocks to Fashion Enter, a groundbreaking garment manufacturing and training centre of excellence based in The Factory, Haringey, North London.  The technical fit AlvaForms and AlvaBlock pattern templates will be used in Fashion Enter’s Stitching Academy, established with the support of online fashion retailer ASOS.com, to give young people recognised apprenticeships in technical sewing and production skills.  The Fashion Enter enterprise is showing by example that it is possible to fill the UK’s sewing and technical skills’ gap and re-build a viable and sustainable UK-based manufacturing sector.

Alvanon’s AlvaForm donation will put world class garment sizing and fit tools in the hands of Fashion Enter’s experienced production team and apprentices enabling them to design and produce ‘best’ fitting garments for fashion clients that include ASOS.com, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Topshop. It is the second donation of its kind Alvanon has made following the launch of its global Fashion Fit Movement; an initiative aimed at helping restore and revitalise technical sewing skills and local manufacturing hubs in the US, Europe and Far East.  As part of its global fashion fit initiative, Alvanon has committed to donate its technical fit tools and consultancy services to selected apparel design and manufacturing businesses that are rebuilding their local production capabilities, and to industry associations that support local production efforts. 

Commenting on the donation to Fashion Enter, Jenny Holloway its founder and chief executive officer said: “We are striving to achieve the highest possible production and training standards.  Alvanon’s donation will enable our sewing professionals and apprentices to size and fit garments accurately and consistently across the production process.” She added: “I cannot overstate how important it is to produce clothes that satisfy the sizing and fit requirements of our customers – it means they get clothes that fit more of their customers better, this leads to greater customer loyalty, increased demand and translates into repeat business for us. We are indebted to Alvanon for its support.”

In response Janice Wang, CEO, Alvanon explained: “Fashion Enter is playing a leadership role in the re-skilling of the UK’s fashion manufacturing sector and its achievements have already been outstanding. Its Stitching Academy is training up to 20 new students every six weeks and giving them a level 1 national qualification in ‘stitching skills’ which can lead into a full apprenticeship programme in fashion and textiles.” She concluded: “Fashion Enter is restoring ‘the lost art of the technical’ and this will have a major impact on the UK’s ability to re-build its garment manufacturing sector. As Alvanon’s CEO I am 100 per cent behind Jenny’s production and training ambitions and am delighted we have been able to assist.”

In the nine months to February 2014 Fashion Enter is on track to realise 43 per cent year on year growth and is set to more than double its manufacturing space increasing its production capacity from 7,500 to over 16,000 units per week. A total of sixteen AlvaForms will be located throughout The Factory including in its pattern making and grading, sampling, fitting and production-line departments.
 
About Fashion Enter

Founded in 2006 Fashion Enter’s garment production and training enterprise operates from The Factory, and currently outputs some 7,500 units a week. The Factory’s services include; pattern making and cutting, toiling, first-fit sampling and mass production. Its team of highly skilled pattern cutters and machinists manufacture all soft separates in woven and jersey plus tailored items. The Factory also houses the Stitching Academy, the UK’s first collaborative apprenticeship and training facility set up by ASOS.com and Fashion Enter, which provides a route into a National Apprenticeship that previously did not exist in fashion for young people. The Factory also houses The Fashion Studio a sampling and toiling facility for small production runs of up to 300 units and is set to expand to incorporate a new Fashion Technical Academy. The ASOS Foundation, a registered charity, supplies all technical equipment and machinery, matching contributions from Haringey Council for teaching costs. All activity is also supported by grant funding from the Department of Work & Pensions via Jobcentre Plus to drive British manufacturing by young people. For more information, please visit www.fashion-enter.com

About Alvanon’s Fashion Fit Movement

Through its Fashion Fit Movement Alvanon donates garment sizing and fit tools and consultancy services to selected companies and association’s that are actively seeking to rebuild and restore local production capabilities. The tools and consultancy services will support fashion manufacturers at virtually every stage of garment production from design concept and development through to pattern making, sampling, fitting and full production.  

Alvanon’s first donation was made to the influential Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI), an investment fund that offers matching financial grants to select New York City fashion manufacturing businesses.  The donation consisted of Alvanon’s AlvaForm technical fit mannequins and AlvaBlock pattern templates, which FMI awarded to New York City-based pattern service Werkstatt. The donation to CFDA’s FMI program was the first in an ongoing series of technology and performance tool gifts to fashion manufacturers in the US, UK/Europe and Far East.

As Janice Wang, CEO of Alvanon explained: The Fashion Fit Movement is our way of giving back to an industry that’s been so good to us. Fashion manufacturing in New York City and other global fashion hubs has changed tremendously in recent decades.  It’s been a time when major centers such as New York, London and Hong Kong have lost huge pools of technical talent. Our intent is to reinvigorate manufacturing centres of excellence with fundamental production tools, reestablish the lost art of pattern making and encourage professionals at all levels to stake their businesses in these locations. We want the art of the technical to thrive in these locations.”

About Alvanon

Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry.  From its head office in New York, operations centre in Hong Kong and operating offices in the UK and Germany, Alvanon provides customised fit strategies and product development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing suppliers.  Alvanon’s fit offer combines the world’s largest database of 300,000 body scans with the unparalleled expertise, products and services provided by a global team of dedicated sizing and body shape professionals.

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

Did you know that you can possible find clothing sample makers that use Alvanon on our sample maker page here on Apparel Search?

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Chubbies: Trendy Shorts for Men

If there is anything you should know about men’s fashion this summer it’s that shorts are on the rise in more ways than one. The Mid-thigh short shorts your father and grandfather sported are back in full effect, and Chubbies has the perfect pair for your summer kick-off party!


Check out some other summer styles Chubbies has at www.chubbiesshorts.com!


Thank you for taking the time to read our summer shorts blog post. What do you think of the fashion colors above for this summer?  Are these trendy enough for you?  If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Triple Take in STRÖM Brand

Malin Akerman was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand again earlier today in Los Angeles! This is the third time we noticed the Swedish beauty rocked her Nio High Rise Skinnies in Blackbird ($189, www.strombrand.com).  Hey, what happened to her arm?


See our previous article about Malin.

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fodada "Dad and Me" Program

The lifestyle brand fodada (for the best dada in the world) has launched their “Dad and Me” program in celebration of what a great dad can mean to a child.  It is a dedication for dads to spend more time with their children. As and added little bonus, every dad who participates (by signing the fodada commitment letter and sending in a photo) will receive a free fodada tee as a badge of honor. See below for details.


Dad and Me
The best gift we can give to a child is time.

fodada is taking up a crusade to bring fathers and their children closer together and give them the greatest gift of all: the dedication of time, which has been proven to create more confident kids with stronger skills, ready to take on the world.

The Dad and Me campaign is simple.

1. Kids: Download a commitment letter from the fodada website, sign it and give it to your dads.

2. Dads: Sign the commitment letter and pledge to spend three, one-hour blocks of time per month doing things together that are totally fun and silly, educational, and active and outdoors. Its not a gimmick but rather an investment in your relationship that we hope will create habits that promote dad-and-child interaction and engagement.

Schools also can ask for the forms to be provided to students to take home.

fodada will recognize dads who sign the pledge by sending them a specially design t-shirt from their collection. All they need to do is send a photo featuring a Dad and Me moment, along with the completed form, to dadandme@fodadawear.com. fodada will send a free tee to dad as his badge of honor for his commitment.

Yes, its that easy, but it goes way beyond a pledge form, photo and tee. It even goes beyond a year of dad-kid activities.

The Dad and Me campaign is a way for dads to promote and celebrate their role set up their children for a lifetime of healthy development — something psychologists, sociologist and even the White House deems vital. 

That means dads can help their kids grow up to be smarter, more confident and solve problems easier just by being there for them. Playing laser tag. Going to a museum. Exploring a nature trail. All the kinds of things dads and kids will commit to do together as part of the Dad and Me campaign!

fodada is keen to start a revolution that redefines what being a great dad means, and is introducing the Dad and Me campaign to spark a radical change that sweeps the country.

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She is TACORI

For the first time, TACORI is revealing the lifestyle behind the Brand with its new bridal and fashion jewelry Advertising Campaigns.



The Campaign will officially be revealed to the trade at the Luxury and JCK Shows in Las Vegas, where TACORI has taken over the 5,500 square foot Breakers Ballroom location. 

The "She is TACORI" campaign was shot by Lachaln Bailey at a private home in the Hills above Los Angeles. It features supermodel Emily DiDonato, whose natural beauty and effortless style represent the core DNA of the "TACORI Girl."

"At TACORI we are always innovating and evolving our Brand, while staying true to our roots as California artisans," says President of Marketing & Sales, Paul Tacorian.  "With the "She is TACORI" campaign, we now introduce the woman who wears TACORI, and see her world unfold."



The campaign was concepted in collaboration with Creative Director Erik Torstensson of Wednesday Agency, and will be supported through a digital experience that extends the narrative of the print and invites audiences to discover the "TACORI Girl's" world.   

The new campaign will launch in the July issues of:  Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, People StyleWatch, W, Women's Health and Vogue


First images from the "She is TACORI" campaign are now available at:  www.Tacori.com/She-Is-Tacori.

TACORI is handcrafted in California:

California is TACORI's heritage and inspiration. Since its inception, the family owned business has lived and worked in California, crafting designs that take inspiration from the west coast and which  embody the spirit of limitless opportunity.

Spanning five decades, TACORI is famous for their internationally recognized signature crescent silhouette design and as an innovator in the iconic design, creation and marketing of jewelry.  

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Summertime Jewelry from Norbu Designs

Norbu Designs, makers of handmade jewelry from vintage, found and up-cycled items has designed some unique pieces for the summer.

Designer Charlotte Reichman hand makes each piece of jewelry from her studio in Arizona, often employing Tahitian pearls, Swarovski crystals and Czechoslovakian buttons. Her summer pieces are light, airy and colorful. Perfect for a pair of shorts and tank top or to accessorize a sun dress, this statement jewelry will definitely make an impression on the people around you.

Pricing falls between the $30s and the $300s at the high end. Charlotte has specifically designed cuffs, necklaces, bibs and her chandelier collection for the summer season. Norbu’s designs are perfect for the woman who is looking to add some personality to their outfit, but isn’t looking to wear fine jewelry.

Her backstory is pretty cool; she began designed jewelry while a doctoral student at Harvard’s McLean psychiatric hospital as a way to wind down from her stressful day. Norbu’s stuff is great to feature in a summer jewelry roundup, as a cool write up that features her background or as a story about repurposed or vintage jewelry.


Below is one of the pieces she has created summer, bright and colorful, it’s perfect for the season.


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What's Your Beach Cover-Up Style?

Now that beach season is officially upon us, it's time to think about Beach Style!

As much as choosing the right swimsuit is an important decision, so is choosing what to wear OVER that swimsuit. Without further ado, I thought I'd offer a few options from eShakti that double up as chic cover-ups, accompanied by some affordable accessories from OneStopPlus.com. Plus, with eShakti's customizable styling options, women can choose to lengthen or shorten the hemline depending on how much skin they are comfortable showing.


Cover-ups are under $75 and accessories are all under $45! 

Mediterranean Chic


Top: eShakti/ Shoes: OneStopPlus.com/ Earrings: OneStopPlus.com/ Bag: OneStopPlus.com

Free Spirit


Dress: eShakti/ Hat: OneStopPlus.com/ Sandals: OneStopPlus.com/ Bangles: OneStopPlus.com

Beach Babe


Dress: eShakti/ Bangles: OneStopPlus.com/ Shoes: OneStopPlus.com


Maxi Goddess


Dress: eShakti/ Shoes: OneStopPlus.com/ Cuff: OneStopPlus.com / Hat: OneStopPlus.com

So what's your cover up style?

Shop at eShakti and OneStopPlus.com to purchase these trendy finds.

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Doutzen Kroes in Seraphine Maternity Dress

Doutzen Kroes was photographed in a Seraphine maxi dress again earlier this week in NYC! The supermodel showed off her growing baby bump in her Lorraine Aqua Draped Maternity Maxi Dress ($112) at the park with her family. 


Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes Dress

Doutzen Kroes Aqua Maternity Dress

Aqua Draped Maternity Maxi Dress

A favorite among celebrity moms this summer, Seraphine's maxi dress was also recently spotted on Christina Aguilera (www.seraphine.com).

See more of Doutzen Kroes wearing maternity fashion from Seraphine.

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Summer 2014 Vacation Style Guide

Summer Vacation Style Guide:
Wrinkle-free Affordable Pieces!

Take the stress out of deciding what to pack for your summer vacation with our summer style guide’s affordable pieces that won’t wrinkle in your suitcase!  We have some ideas below for men and women.

Summer vacation trend ideas for the men.  (click image to enlarge)



Summer vacation trend ideas for the ladies.


Thank you for taking the time to read our travel fashion shopping tip blog post. We hope that you have found these choices to be of interest. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Suki Waterhouse High-Low Dress

While celebrating Poppy Delevingne’s Moroccan wedding festivities, Suki Waterhouse wore an orange, high-low dress with floral mesh detail from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Alberta Ferretti.

Suki Waterhouse
Image Source: Instagram

Suki Waterhouse also known as Suki Alice, is a British model and actress. Waterhouse began her modelling career after being discovered in a pub in London when she was 16. When she was 19, her first noted campaign was as a lingerie model for Marks and Spencer. She has since modelled for Alice + Olivia and Coast. In February 2013, she featured in Vogue Magazine's Today I'm Wearing feature.

She is a face of Burberry, helping launch the brand's new male fragrance in October 2013. Waterhouse has also modelled for brands like Swatch, Lucy in Disguise, H&M, Max Studio, Caterina Gatta and Pepe Jeans.

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Rory Beca Blue Champagne

As the warmer weather is finally upon us, I am very excited to blog about this must-have Rory Beca print called Blue Champagne. As seen at SS14 shows from designers such as Michael Kors and Salvatore Ferragamo, we all know that this python print isn’t slithering away anytime soon!

Taking her on her own classic twist to this trend, Rory Beca adds into her collection a more wearable approach by using snake skin inspired prints. All styles are summer staple that can be easily paired with wedges or with strappy sandals.

Rory Beca
Rica Wrap Dress in Blue Champagne
$224.00
Revolve Clothing: http://www.revolveclothing.com/rory-beca-rica-wrap-dress-in-blue-champagne/dp/RORY-WD349/

Rory Beca
Pae Drawstring Short in Blue champagne
$154.00
Piperlime: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=162410002

Rory Beca
Fina Python Dress in Blue Champagne
$216.00
Piperlime: http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=162408002

In 2006, Rory had an idea to design clothes that made women feel pretty, sexy, and comfortable. Rory Beca is one of the fastest growing, most in-demand collections across the country (and overseas in Europe and Asia). In just five years, Rory has taken a small brand known for tops and dresses to a full collection sold at over 250 boutiques and department stores worldwide.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gail Be Designs




With her life-size fashions, Gail Be is forging her way into an entirely new art genre. The uniqueness of Be's couture fashions is that they are made completely of beads, sequins, ribbons and feathers. Little or no fabric is ever used, she beads onto beads, not onto fabric.

Be does not draw or pre-sketch, solder or use mathematical calculations in any of her designs. She admits that she does not even know how to turn on a sewing machine and has received no formal training in dress design.

Learn more about Gail Be Designs.


Gail Be Designs was introduced to us by our friends at Look Los Angeles.

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Instagram Giveaway from Uye Surana

For those of you that utilize Instagram...

There’s still a chance to win some great prizes from Uye Surana + For Strange Women! With this Instagram giveaway you can enter for the chance to win a luxury bra & panty set, $50 gift card to www.uyesurana.com, Amber Onyx perfume compact and gorgeous lip embellishment.


To enter, all you have to do is re-post the below flyer, tag and follow @UyeSurana & @ForStrangeWomen. To increase your chances of winning, simply re-post and tag an image from either brand (see Instagram profiles for options), hashtag @uyesurana #uyesurana, #effortlessfashion, #bralettes, @forstrangewomen #forstrangewomen, #perfume #amber – plus have three or more of your friends do the same!


The contest will end Saturday, June 14th and three lucky winners will be chosen at random on Monday, June 16th, 2014. Feel free to share this with your readers and don’t forget to enter for yourself.

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Layering Necklaces Lessons from Art of Henri

Is there such a thing as much too much? Not when it comes to layering necklaces. However, this may need to come with a little more thought as it could easily turn into a disaster. But, accessorizing is all about enhancing your personal style. Specifically, the jewelry you choose and how you wear it helps define your look. These necklace from Art of Henri (www.artofhenri.com) are great layering pieces. If it’s just enhancing a basic tee, these necklaces, which are all different lengths, add character and true personalized style to your outfit. 

Layered Necklaces

Fashion 360 at District Fete

District Fete is opening the doors again to attendees nationwide for The Fashion 360 Conference (“#Fashion360”) 2014. Fashion 360 brings education and empowerment together along with intimate networking opportunities for industry professionals in one place with one goal, to increase performance. Now, in its second year, Fashion 360 will reconvene in Washington, D.C. on September 20-21, 2014, at the District Architecture Center and goes mobile with new cities to include Richmond, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina.

Confirmed guests for this year’s conference include Kelly Cook & Tina Craig from Snob Essentials/Bag Snob, Celebrity Style Expert Stephany Greene and Tom Fitzgerald & Lorenzo Marquez from tomandlorenzo.com whom will also host a book signing in Washington, D.C.  

Save 10% off when you use code F360. Offer ends May 31st, 2014. See you at Fashion 360!


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM
- to -
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
District Architecture Conference Center
421 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Visit the conference website at http://www.districtfete.com/fashion-360/

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer White is Here

Now that 100 Days of Summer are finally here, it’s time to revisit those summer whites!
If you’re seeking to add some white options to your wardrobe, check out Oak73. The brand launched for Spring 14 by Matt Dunne, formerly of Burch Creative Capital, to provide style-driven, ready to wear and accessories at a competitive price ($25-$290) while also eliminating waste (purchasing excess fabrics that would normally go to waste) and supporting American jobs by producing 100% of the collection in the US (75% in NYC).
BLACK ON WHITE STARS CLUTCH
BLACK ON WHITE STARS CLUTCH
$140.00
CRYSTAL SEQUIN TANK
CRYSTAL SEQUIN TANK
$135.00

OATMEAL LACE SWEATSHIRT
OATMEAL LACE SWEATSHIRT
$65.00

CREAM LACE TEE
 CREAM LACE TEE
$89.00
PELICANS SLIM FIT SILK SHIRT
 PELICANS SLIM FIT SILK SHIRT
$99.00

SILVER LACE LEATHER TOTE
SILVER LACE LEATHER TOTE
$180.00

Oak73 Launches 

The NYC‐based clothing and accessories brand Oak73 launched for Spring 14 available exclusively online at Oak73.com.  The debut collection features print‐driven women’s clothing and accessories with plans to roll out a complete lifestyle line including menswear and home goods. Tapping into the hot topic of “on‐shoring,” Oak73 products are made entirely in the USA, mostly sourced and produced in NYC.

Founder Matthew Dunne has put his extensive experience in art direction, graphic design and fashion design to good use with the launch of this exciting new brand. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and graduating from the University of Michigan, Dunne cut his teeth at Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, J. Mendel, The Row, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors. He went on to become the personal illustrator of Chris Burch at Burch Creative Capital and played an instrumental role in design and development for C. Wonder.

Matthew Dunne’s philosophy for Oak 73 is simple. Create a fashion‐forward, premium quality American-made product and offer it directly to consumers (i.e. without wholesalers) at less than standard retail prices. The production stays in the USA, and the customer reaps the rewards of high style at value pricing. Selling direct to the consumer with no wholesale middle‐man allows consumers to enjoy a minimum of 25% savings, not sometimes, all the time. Dunne’s strong relationships with fabric sellers allows him to source overages of quality designer fabrics, making his selections with an emphasis on color and bold prints such as florals, animal prints, stripes and more. In addition, limited fabric quantities translate into limited production quantities, which means that customers get a unique, almost one‐of‐a‐kind novelty item at a fabulous price. What’s more, the site will offer a notification feature that will alert customers when an item is close to selling out.

In an effort to connect with customers in a meaningful way, Oak73 will engage the consumer in the design process through social media.  The brand will place a premium on customer feedback and will create product based on direct demand offering a real time response rather than relying solely on trend forecasting.

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