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Friday, October 30, 2015

Mitchell Denburg Collection of Fabrics

The latest collection from Mitchell Denburg takes inspiration from the 16th - 18th century color palette of Dutch Masters.
"The Milk Maid" by Johannes Vermeer
With a fresh and nuanced take on the refined yet muted tones from Rembrandt and Vermeer; the rugs offer a timeless and sophisticated sensibility anchored in tradition and superior craftsmanship.
Mitchell Denburg Collection
Flanders Series: 5 colors available in 4 weaves & 4 fabrics.
Mitchell Denburg Fabric
Learn more about Mitchell Denburg fabrics.

Katherine McNamara in Jacquard Tank & Skirt

Katherine McNamara was photographed wearing bebe on October 27, 2015 in Los Angeles. The Shadowhunters actress looked gorgeous as she attended a store launch wearing the Jacquard Crop Tank ($64) and Jacquard Flared Skirt ($80, www.bebe.com).
Katherine McNamara

CMC Holiday Sample Sales 2015

Holiday 2015 Fashion Sample Sale
Holiday samples sales are taking place at CMC.  Don't miss out on the fab buying opportunities.  Pick up some fashion and accessories on the cheap.

Visit the event calendar page for more details.
http://www.californiamarketcenter.com/faq/marketdates.php 

Learn more about fashion sample sales in the United States.
CMC Holiday Sample Sales

Learn more about the California Market Center here on Apparel Search.

Chic Fall Boots for 2015

Found them...
Chic Boots
 Here are the chic fall boots you have been looking for...
Blayre II
Blayre II

A chicly buckled sheepskin collar helps this boot make a stylish statement. Fashioned from water-resistant leather and sheepskin, the Blayre II wouldn’t be complete without a cushioning insole, plush linings, and a rugged outsole for traction.

Shop at Ugg Australia for these boho-chic boots.

MODEL: 1008220

Keep in mind that Ugg quality matters.  If you are buying a boot, make sure it is of the highest quality.

Amber Stevens on Red Carpet with Andi Alyse Jewelry

Amber Stevens was photographed wearing Andi Alyse jewelry recently at Star Magazine's Scene Stealers event at the W Hollywood Hotel! The actress accessorized her geometric ensemble with Andi Alyse's Rose Gold Diamond V Band ($545), Rose Gold Diamond X Cuff ($1,700), and Black and White Diamond Bangle ($2,600; www.andialysejewelry.com).
Amber Stevens on Red Carpet
Andi Alyse Jewelry
Black and White Diamond Bangle
Rose Gold Diamond X Cuff

Learn more about Amber Stevens by reading blog posts and viewing her social media resources.

All Over Floral Cross Stitch at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Dress
Black and multicolor glove leather dress with all over floral cross stitch. Rounded neck, sleeveless and midi-length style.
Defintately check out the Cross Stitch Leather Jacket for pre-spring/summer 2016.
Cross Stitch Leather Jacket
Black and multicolor calf leather jacket with cross stitch detail. Asymmetric zip, oversized lapels, buckled waist and peplum finish.

Shop now at Alexander McQueen.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Find @ Lord & Taylor Off-Price

Yet another reason to visit Paramus, New Jersey to shop for clothing, footwear, and fashion accessories.  Just in case you did not think that the Garden State Plaza Mall and other local shopping options had been enough.  Starting in November 2015, you have even more shopping destinations to add to your list of favorites.  The best part is that the newest addition to the retail landscape in northern New Jersey is set to provide designer fashion at a discount.
Lord & Taylor Sale October 2015
Good news for shoppers.  The store will not only be for North NJ.  That is only the starting point.

Hudson’s Bay Company announced on October 26, 2015 the launch of Find @ Lord & Taylor, a new off-price concept catering to a younger demographic and delivering on-trend, in-season product at amazing prices. Opening its first store in Paramus, New Jersey in November 2015, Find @ Lord & Taylor will launch in the Northeastern United States, with six additional store openings planned for 2016.

Find @ Lord & Taylor stores will average 30,000 square feet, offering a compelling assortment of women’s, men’s, and kids’ apparel and footwear, with a fun, easy-to-shop experience.  Unlike other HBC Outlets, Find @ Lord & Taylor will also offer an expanded Home selection. By combining the best in brands with outstanding value, shoppers will enjoy fresh and distinct apparel and home fashion offerings from leading brands at savings of up to 70% off.

Find @ Lord & Taylor is part of HBC’s Outlet Division, along with Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.  For more information, visit findlt.com.

Learn more about Hudson’s Bay Company:

Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. With the recent completion of its acquisition of GALERIA Kaufhof Group, HBC’s portfolio today includes eight banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price, with more than 460 stores and 65,000 employees around the world.

In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters.  In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.

Learn more about Lord & Taylor here on Apparel Search.

Learn more about discount clothing stores to make your dreams of buying well priced clothing come true.

Did you know that Macy’s is going down a similar road?  If you are interested, you can read about Macy’s Off-price stores from our previous post.

Note: the image used is NOT from the new Find @ Lord & Taylor store.  The image is from a current sale taking place today at the Lord & Taylor website.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nick Cannon Goes Trendy with Konus Brand

The trendy, Nick Cannon was photographed wearing Konus Brand.  The America's Got Talent host looked causal and relaxed as he sported the Flight pull over fleece while backstage at a photoshoot ($120, www.konusbrand.com). 
Nick Cannon Wearing Konus
Learn more about Konus brand here on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

Alessandra Ambrosio Wearing Velvet Underground

Alessandra Ambrosio was photographed wearing Junk Food today in Los Angeles. The supermodel looked causal as she ran errands in her Velvet Underground Raglan Tee ($30, www.junkfoodclothing.com).  
Alessandra Ambrosio in Velvet Underground
 Below is a better look at the actual rock t-shirt.
Velvet Underground Rock T-shirt
Learn more about super model Alessandra Ambrosia.

Tyra Banks in Parker Smith Skinny Jeans

Tyra Banks was photographed while wearing her Parker Smith jeans yesterday. The host and supermodel was chic in a white bodysuit and Parker Smith Ava Skinny Jeans in Eternal Black while out running errands in Los Angeles ($173, www.parkersmith.com).
Tyra Banks in Parker Smith
Parker Smith has recently become Tyra's new favorite denim brand! The host has been seen on several occasions wearing the premium locally made denim line including recent episodes of FABLife. 

Brett Lauren Jewelry

Brett Lauren is a handmade jewelry line featuring beautiful rare gemstones in a wide array of colors, styles, and sizes.
Brett Lauren Bracelet
Brett Lauren partners with charitable organizations such as Wounded Warriors, and Domestic Violence Shelters, to provide jobs to battered, and homeless women. Specially made by these women, Brett Lauren jewelry is a trendy line that makes both styling and giving back easy!
Brett Lauren Jewelry
Mix and match jewelry, or wear it separately on its own! With a wide array of collections and colors Brett Lauren jewelry makes personalizing possible.

Athletes Keep Cool with Coolcore

In order for athletes to remain at the top of their game, it is important to keep body temperature in check.

Coolcore is an accessories and apparel brand driven by material innovation and the world leader in proprietary cooling fabrics.  Coolcore’s mission is to combine cooling with trend right looks in their accessories and apparel to consumers worldwide.

Traditionally, cooling has been achieved using immobile air conditioning, ice packs and fabrics covered in chemicals that wick away sweat, keeping us dry when we perform. These previous methods do not necessarily cool and typically degrade over time.  Coolcore provides a cooling solution that goes beyond traditional moisture-management fabrics or evaporative cooling technologies that rely on chemicals or polymer crystal treatments.  The result is a technology that keeps you cooler, drier and more comfortable with a competitive advantage.

On October 22, 2015 Coolcore, the global leader in chemical-free cooling fabrics, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the company a patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,121,642) for “Method of Cooling an Object with a Fabric”.  The patent covers activation that includes wetting the item, wringing out excess liquid, and snapping or waving the fabric to activate the moisture control through the fabric.  Even more specifically, the present invention is for a fabric that becomes cool when activated by liquid and remains cool for an extended period of time thereafter.

Coolcore also owns U.S Patent No. 8,440,119 for its cooling material innovation.  The patent covers the manufacturing of any chemical-free cooling fabric that transfers moisture away from the skin, while regulating the movement and evaporation of that moisture throughout the fabric as described in the patent.  Coolcore fabric formulations have earned the prestigious “Innovative Technology” recognition from the Hohenstein Institute, a first for a U.S. company, and the only company globally to be awarded this recognition for “Cooling Power.” Additionally, it was recently announced that Coolcore is a finalist in two categories for the 2015 ITMA Future Materials Awards – “Groundbreaking Partnership” and “Best Innovation – Sports Textiles” for our cooling fabric innovations. Coolcore develops and provides private label cooling towels to its brand and retail partners globally, as well as cooling apparel and accessories. Additionally, Coolcore markets its cooling towels, accessories and headwear under the Dr. Cool brand name and distributes domestically and internationally. Aside from finished products, Coolcore develops fabrics for several global consumer brands.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. 

If you are an athlete looking to optimize your workouts with fabrics and fabrics that help with performance, you may want to also learn about compression fabrics.  You can visit our compression clothing term to learn more. 

We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Minnie Rose Holiday 2015

View the Minnie Rose Holiday 2015 collection on the Fashion Blogger site.

BLOCH Ballet Slippers worn by Penelope Disick

Penelope Disick was spotted wearing BLOCH ballet slippers while leaving a dance class with cousin North West in Los Angeles this week. She was looking like a trendy little dancer next to her casually dressed and very fit mother Kourtney Kardashian. The stylish toddler looked perfectly prepared for class finishing her pink and black ballet outfit with BLOCH Dansoft Ballet Slipper in Black ($18; BlochWorld.com).
Penelope Disick
Penelope Disick
BLOCH ballet slippers have become the Penelope's favorite slippers for dance class! The little ballerina has also been seen on two separate occasions wearing this same style of ballet slippers but in pink while attending class in recent months.  
BLOCH ballet slippers
Kourtney Kardashian and Penelope Disick
Penelope Disick & Kourtney Kardashian
See more of Penelope's mom, Kourtney Kardashian

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Minnie Rose Wisp of Gypsy

Minnie Rose delivers a wisp of gypsy with the sophistication of the global jet set. Designed by iconic fashion insider, Lisa Shaller-Goldberg was the driving force behind iconic 90's and 2000’s brands Juicy Couture, Camp Beverly Hills, Ugg Australia, True Religion, and Hard Candy. Minnie Rose is named as a tribute to Lisa’s wild-spirited grandmothers who were a perpetual source of love, comfort and support.
Minnie Rose features rich cashmere ponchos that wrap you in pure luxury. In true confidence, you’ll evoke Park Avenue sophistication but without the pretense. Gone are the days of stodgy sweaters, this season it's all about whisper-thin cotton fringe serapes, shawls and wraps. Layer it up or pair with the perfectly fitted Minnie Rose flared leg pants to gain instant icon status. 
Celebrity fans include the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Selma Blair, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, Guilana Rancic, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lisa Rinna, January Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Hudgens and Christie Brinkley. The collection is available at high profile specialty boutiques such as Planet Blue, Neiman Marcus, Elyse Walker, Stanley Korshak, Shopbop, and minnierose.com and retails from $86 – $450.

View the Minnie Rose Fall Fashion Look Book for 2015.

See more from Minnie Rose.

Kule Stripes are in for Fall 2015

The nautical striped T-shirt has always been an essential warm-weather staple and favorite of the everyman and fashion insider alike, but stripes are certainly not just for summer. Kule’s range of seasonless silhouettes, inspires us to swap out our basic tees and start layering in stripes. The core collection, inspired by fashion icons like Alexa Chung, Jane Birkin, Bridgette Bardot, Picasso, and Sofia Coppola, represents Nikki Kule’s merging of her design aesthetic and timeless Francophile style. Kule has not stopped at just the striped T-shirt but has brought her keen knowledge to a collection of striped furs that will effortlessly transition any stripe fanatic into the wintery weather. 
striped women's fashion
The core collection, Kule Stripes, consists of four pieces: The Modern, The Modern Long, The Boyfriend and The Classic, ranging from $88-$128.  
Kule Stripes are in for Fall 2015
The Kule Fur collection includes scarves ranging from $625-$650, and a pullover, cardigan, and jacket ranging from $1800-$2400.
striped scarf
View the Kule Stripes Lookbook for additional striped fashion.

If you want to be trendy this season, you should be wearing Kule Stripes.

Chic New Sunglasses by Vera Wang

This season, gild the lily with stylish new sunwear from Vera Wang. 
Belloza Sunglasses
Juxtaposing unexpected materials with classic shapes, these fashionable shades translate Vera’s iconic jewelry motifs and modern aesthetic into a beautifully textured eyewear collection perfect for the turn of the season.

Pictured above you can see Belloza; Chic New Sunwear from Vera Wang.

Just in time for the holidays, Belloza combines a classic square shape in Black, Crystal and Tortoise acetate with CR39 lenses and temples that dazzle with authentic Swarovski crystals.

Belloza is not the only new eyewear option for this season.

Experience gorgeous clarity with Laurice (pictured below), a minimalistic style in hand-polished acetate and contrasting temples. The mirrored lenses reflect a thoroughly modern approach to eyewear. Available in Black, Blush and Tortoise, with CR39 lenses.
Learn more about Vera Wang eyewear at Kenmark.

By the way, we used the word Juxtaposing in our post.  In case you are not sure the meaning and have to look it up as I had, it means, "place or deal with close together for contrasting effect".

You may wish to visit our fashion blog archive section to search for additional topics of interest.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trunfio Universe Fine Jewelry

TRUNFIO UNIVERSE™ is a fine jewelry company founded in 2015 upon the manifestation of the Universe Bracelet. Founded by Jewelry designer and Supermodel NICOLE TRUNFIO, who has acquired the iconic trademark logo and intend to consistently create forever long lasting conceptual pieces, which inspire. 
TRUNFIO UNIVERSE
“While enjoying pregnancy I spent my time building Trunfio Universe, making it special, sentimental, and as unique as it could possibly be, with the intention to inspire women all over the world. Today, finally, www.trunfiouniverse.com will be live and our e-commerce store will come to life. I am so excited and honored to have built something I hope will inspire you all,” states Trunfio. The e-tail website will showcase the range that is now available to purchase and includes the following collections: Trunfio Universe Bracelet™, Shooting Stars, Universi and Zodiac.
Nicole Trunfio
The Australian model who is known as a creative force in the industry, whether it’s hosting The Face alongside Naomi Campbell, starring in the film Paper Planes opposite Sam Worthington, or celebrating motherhood by gracing the cover of  Elle Magazine breastfeeding her child Zion, Nicole’s passion also lies in fine jewelry. As the sole proprietor of Trunfio Universe™, this collection is an expression of this love. The hero piece of the collection is the Trunfio Universe Bracelet (patent pending), is defined by an array of collectable solid gold and diamond pave bracelets, and decorative locking mechanisms.
At Trunfio Universe™ quality is what they pride themselves on. All jewelry is handcrafted by the skilled artisans of the House Of Cerrone. Only using the finest 18K Gold or Platinum, and VS2 E-F White Diamonds, with workmanship and integrity that will stand the test of time. Each jewel is accompanied by a custom box, which converts into a lasting jewelry box, and a suede lined embossed leather pouch that is perfect for storage or travel. A Certificate of Authenticity is assigned on purchase and accompanies each Trunfio Universe™ piece.
Nicole Trunfio Jewelry
TRUNFIO UNIVERSE Collection:
Shooting Stars – inspiring its owner to believe in the power of a shooting star, and to make a wish. Proving we are part of something bigger, beyond our control, the shooting star is a symbol of possibility, love and destiny. Poised in the eye of belief, this is truly a statement collection for the bold and dreamy.

Trunfio Universe Bracelet – a classic staple in the world of fine jewelry, complimenting the whim and allure of a virtuous woman. This modern day charm bracelet, exuding sentiment and class, was created to empower and inspire. The locking mechanism is decorated by an interchangeable pyramid charm, suited to the taste and personality of each individual woman. Upon winding the charm into the bracelet, we encourage our clients to repeat the words they live by, a daily ritual to lock in your own power. Also offering the option of having a mantra, quote or words of inspiration to be laser engraved into the inner face of the bracelet.

Universi – ‘Universi’ reminds us that the universe is simply everything, meaning everything that is and is not created. Oneness. We have the power to ask the universe to create with us. Every piece was designed to be unisex, making them universally timeless and unique, holding the sentiment of our brand message. “one you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. This collection is a constant reminder that the universe is always on our said, working for us.

Zodiac – Meaning the circle of life, reflects the moods and virtues of each unique individual. A conceptual ring series featuring a subtle hint of each zodiac sign. Whether it’s the sun, rising or moon sign, the mystic in design keeps the jewels personal and sentimental. Collect your zodiac, to compliment your personality and define who you are. 

Learn more about supermodel Nicole Trunfio here on Apparel Search.

See more of the Nicole Trunfio Jewelry collection on the Fashion Blogger site.

Bootmobile by L.L. Bean

Bootmobile

The original L.L.Bean Boot was designed to help people enjoy the outdoors – and their larger-than-life mobile replica was also. The Bootmobile has covered more than 40,000 miles, appeared at hundreds of events in 10 states and dozen college campuses, and made tracks to every L.L.Bean store.  The original Bootmobile was so popular, it needed a sidekick. So, they built a second.  It's a bit smaller, lighter and greener; the engine is biodiesel compatible.  An interactive entertainment system adds to the fun.  Now they have a fleet of big feet, revving up for a season of special events near and far.
Boot Truck
Boot Automobile
Learn more about the L.L. Bean Bootmobile at http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/514369 

Talon Stretches into Athleisure Market

Talon International is working new stretch and recovery technology for the athletic and growing athleisure markets.  

They are utilizing the Tekfit stretch which has also been recently introduced into the dress shirt market.  The Flex Collar men's dress shirt designed with Talon's Tekfit technology is said to provide men with an additional half inch of expanding collar comfort without wrinkling or compromising the collar structure.


Thank you for taking the time to read our textile industry blog post.

L.L. Bean Duck Boot

What is a duck boot?

An avid outdoorsman, Leon Leonwood Bean wanted to create a comfortable, dry pair of boots for tromping through the backwoods of Maine.  
Duck Boots
The L.L. Bean signature boots are still sewn in Maine and have stood the test of time.  They keep feet remarkably warm in chilly weather thanks to Thinsulate Insulation.  The supportive steel shank and rubber chain-tread bottom provide comfort and traction.

While many boots on the market might look similar to L.L.Bean Boots, they lack the attention to detail and the premium-quality materials that have allowed this footwear brand to stand the test of time.  Thinsulate™ Insulation olefin/polyester in rubber bottom for extra warmth during cold snaps.  Best of all, they are made in Maine, one pair at a time.

These shoes are used as hunting shoes because they are comfortable to walk on snow and water. This shoe was first invented in 1912 by Leonwood Bean (L.L Bean).  The Duck Boot was originally referred to as the L.L. Bean Boot.

The company L.L.Bean was founded in 1912 by its namesake, avid hunter and fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean in Freeport, Maine. The company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe (aka L.L.Bean Boot).  Bean had developed a waterproof boot (a combination of lightweight leather uppers and rubber bottoms) that he sold to hunters. He obtained a list of nonresident Maine hunting license holders, prepared a descriptive mail order circular, set up a shop in his brother's basement in Freeport, Maine, and started a nationwide mail order business. By 1912, he was selling the "Bean Boot", or Maine Hunting Shoe, through a four-page mail-order catalog, and the boot remains a staple of the company's outdoor image.

In addition to the original purpose of walking in wet conditions, the duck boot has also become successful simply for its style and appearance.  The duck boot has gone in and out of fashion similar to many other styles of fashion footwear.

Learn more about the duck boot options at L.L. Bean or other fine footwear retailers.

We are not certain how L.L. Bean first designed the boots, but some companies make the boots with the upper section of the shoes produced using water repellant fabric called duck cloth canvass and the bottom of the shoes made with a rubber sole.  The boots are intended for the rainy season or if you live in an area with a good amount of water like a duck may.

About Duck Fabric:

Cotton duck (from Dutch: doek, "linen canvas"), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric. Duck canvas differs from plain canvas in that the threads in the former are more tightly woven. There is also linen duck, which is less often used.  Cotton duck is used in a wide range of applications, from sneakers to painting canvases to tents to sandbags.  Duck fabric is woven with two yarns together in the warp and a single yarn in the weft.  Find duck fabric mills here on Apparel Search.  Learn more about fabric in our fabric definitions section.

Thank you for taking the time to read our footwear industry blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Flex Collar Dress Shirts with Tekfit Stretch

Talon International, Inc. announced that PVH Corp. has launched its Van Heusen Flex Collar men's dress shirts in retail stores.  Flex Collar incorporates Talon's Tekfit® proprietary stretch technology, allowing expandable collar comfort with half inch of stretch.  As a man that wears dress shirts, and hates a tight fitting neckline, this sounds like a fantastic garment.

The Flex Collar men's dress shirt designed with Talon's Tekfit technology is said to provide men with an additional half inch of expanding collar comfort without wrinkling or compromising the collar structure. PVH also announced a comprehensive 360-degree marketing campaign that will support the launch of the Van Heusen Flex Collar shirt this fall and is anchored by a national commercial highlighting iconic tight collar moments from classic movies to popular TV shows.

Further, as a long-time sponsor of the New York Giants, Van Heusen unveiled branded in-stadium creative and various digital shorts shot at MetLife Stadium starring running back Rashad Jennings, guard Justin Pugh, center Weston Richburg, linebacker Devon Kennard, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and New York Giants' legend Jessie Armstead. The unique and humorous videos showcase the players in situations where extra space equals more comfort and will be shown on local New York media and across the brand's social media channels.

According to David Sirkin, President of Dress Shirts at PVH Corp. " currently at three key retailers Kohl's, J.C. Penney, and Macy's, the Flex Collar shirt has received positive reaction from customers. If the trend continues, 2016 could be an even stronger roll out of the product. We are also exploring incorporating Tekfit into our other brands as we focus on product innovation and market leadership."

The Tekfit technology transforms an otherwise non-stretchable fabric into a fabric with the ability to stretch and recover, resulting, in this instance, in an unusually comfortable, flexible shirt collar without compromising the style, look or feel of the garment; only the wearer knows the stretch is there.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers, complete trim solutions and stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand ("The World's Original Zipper Since 1893"); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products; and provides stretch technology for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon®, and TekFit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, FatFace, Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Tom Tailor, Levi Strauss & Co., Juicy Couture, and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.  Learn more about Talon International, Inc.

PVH Corp., one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, and Ike Behar.  Learn more about PVH Corp.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Trupik Connect 3D Body Mapping for Virtual Try-Ons

TRUPIK is the result of a shared vision, of a group of people passionate about technology and user experiences, to design and develop a solution that could help clothing shoppers move seamlessly between the physical and virtual worlds.  What started out as an idea, back in 2013, to address the online-offline disconnect, soon developed into a platform with the potential to change the face of fashion retailing.  Over the last couple of years, TRUPIK has evolved to become the preferred choice of some of the largest fashion brands, helping them transition to the digital era.

Putting together all the necessary parts for an integrated experience and completing the first part of the journey, TRUPIK is ready to deliver an immersive shopping experience, dedicated to today’s connected shopper.  A seamless experience that is designed around the individual, allowing them to engage with brands on their own terms; unrestricted by time, location or channel.

For consumers of fashion:

Imagine an experience that lets you engage with your favorite brands on your terms. One that revolves around you, your convenience and everything you love about shopping. That’s exactly what TRUPIK CONNECT is about.  It’s a unique, highly personalized shopping experience in the virtual world that keeps you connected to your favorite stores. It lets you shop for your favorite styles from wherever you are, try on clothes with real-time draping and even share your choices with friends. Besides, you also get personalized recommendations from store associates along with the ability to interact with them, by setting aside options you may want to see in person.

Like a shirt or a pair of jeans? See how it drapes and how you look by trying it on your 3D digital self. And if you need another opinion, simply click share to send it to your close friends.  View their site at http://www.trupik.com/ for additional benefits. 

For fashion brands & designers:


TRUPIK helps you reinvent your retail and meet the expectations of today’s connected consumers. They help you stay relevant in the digital era by blending your online-offline channels and creating an experience that is rich, consistent and seamless. One that allows consumers to engage with your brand on their own terms, while helping you become more efficient, productive and future-ready.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Alexander McQueen Autumn 2015

Another reason to adore Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015 Collection.

Visit the Alexander Mcqueen website to view more of the Autumn 2015 Collection.

You may also want to view the Alexander McQueen Tweed Edit that we recently posted.

Say Hello to Fashion Boots for the Family

UGG® comfort comes in a size and style for everyone. Just ask Hello Fashion’s Christine Andrew and her family.
Christine Andrew and her family
Kids Fashion Boots 2015
Christine Andrew founded Hello Fashion in December 2011 as a way to showcase current trends in fresh, inspiring ways. Christine was born in South America, but she’s lived in all corners of the United States- from Montana to Washington DC. Christine discovered her love of fashion at a young age. With a strong appreciation towards all aesthetics, she’s created a style that’s entirely her own- pairing classic and edgy, feminine and masculine, and always adding a fashionable dose of global influence as a nod to her Latin roots. Hello Fashion allows Christine to communicate directly with “the everyday woman” and offer style inspiration and advice along the way.

Learn more about Hello Fashion and Christine Andrew.

Find these Ugg boots for the kids.

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Essentially, we cover most of the topics you would find in an industry journal as well as other topics that you would discover in a typical fashion magazine.

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry that has considerable impact on the way ordinary people dress and present themselves. Fashion is trend-driven and our fashion blog by Apparel Search provides a riveting way to follow and oversee these fast-paced trends. The blogoshepere has tons of style sites for your review. We thank you for taking the time to view ours.

If you have fashion news about your company, product, or service, that you wish to share with the world, let us know. You are also welcome to comment in the discussion area beneath each post and share with your friends on social media.

Looking for more resources? You are welcome to learn about other fashion blogs so that you can continue your research.

Who created this amazing blog?

Apparel Search Company - Visit our home page to learn more about the fashion industry at www.ApparelSearch.com

Our style blog incorporates topics such as clothing, footwear, jewelry, beauty products and fashion accessories. From luxury lifestyle choices stemming from Paris, Milan or Hong Kong to urban street trends from Chicago & the boroughs of New York, we have your style covered.
Take your time to browse the various areas of our blog, or head back over to the main area of our Apparel Search website to learn more about our industry.

Tips on Participation

The fashion blog is not only for reading. Nor is it about simply viewing pictures of super models, beautiful celebrities & trendy photographs of handbags & shoes. Consumers, fashionistas, and members of the apparel industry are welcome to participate at the bottom of each blog post.

Members of the garment industry, consumers, and fashionistas are welcome to comment at the bottom of our posts.

Yes, if you don't wish to participate, you are welcome to simply view our pages. Participation is not a requirement. Even you don't wish to share your thoughts that is perfectly understandable. It is our pleasure to present to you the fashion, beauty and style that intrigues Apparel Search. Hopefully our reporting will arouse your curiosity and interest as well. You can jump into the conversation if that is appealing to you.