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Are you interested in reading fashion news about haute couture, prêt-à-porter and avant-garde clothing? We hope so because you will learn about these topics as well as find style reports about emerging designers, new lifestyle brands, cutting edge fabrics, and much more. Anything relevant to the fashion industry is open for discussion.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Stitch Fix March 2019

Stitch Fix is an online subscription and personal styling service in the United States. Founded in 2011, Stitch Fix went public in 2017. Immediately after the initial public offering, Stitch Fix was valued at $1.6 billion.  As of this morning, the company has a market cap of $2.89 billion.

Rent The Runway Billion Dollar

Are you ready to put your closet in the cloud?

Today, online fashion company Rent the Runway announced that it has reached a $1 billion valuation.

Is that valuation deserved?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Gigi Hadid Sex Pistols T-shirt

Gigi Hadid posted a photo on Instagram wearing a Bravado Sex Pistols Tee during her recent ski vacation. Hadid accessorized the limited edition tee that will be available for purchase later this year with a leopard print bucket hat (https://www.bravado.com/).
Gigi Hadid

Hex Kindred Collection

HEX, award-winning fashion accessory brand, today announced the release of its new Kindred Collectionof bags. Featuring sneaker and gym duffels, backpacks, slings and waist pack models.   The collection features a subtle tonal-patterned neoprene that offers a sophisticated and distinctive look while also offering water resistance. The new look bags are available in eight of the best-selling HEX designs, including the Sneaker Duffel, Signal Backpack, Sling and Dopp Kit. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Billabong x Sincerely Jules

Billabong x Sincerely Jules, a collaborative apparel and swim collection between the iconic surf brand and Julie Sarinana, the powerhouse influencer behind the blog and social channels Sincerely Jules.
A staple ready to travel anywhere under the sun. Part of the special edition collection with lifestyle and fashion blogger, Sincerely Jules, the wide brim straw hat features a two-tone weave and raw edge for vintage look.

Sealed with a saltwater kiss. Part of the special edition collection with lifestyle and fashion blogger, Sincerely Jules, the Sincerely Yours bandeau top brings back a vintage scarf silhouette, adding a sandy palm leaf print and center front tie. 

Shop for the above pictured styles and more at https://eu.billabong.com (while supplies last).

Learn more about Sincerely Jules on Twitter or at her Sincerely Jules website.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Nike AF1 Rebel XX

Too early to announce a favorite women's basketball high top for 2019?

Yes, it is still far too early in the year.

Find fabulous women's basketball shoes at the Nike website.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Cottonized Hemp Denim

Levi's latest collaboration features fully recyclable styles, a tee made from recycled jeans and the first ever “cottonized” hemp denim.

Cottonized hemp looks, and more importantly feels, almost indistinguishable from cotton. The innovative development of this rain‑fed hemp allows it to be woven like cotton into your jeans – same great feel, a lot less water.
Cottonized Hemp Denim

Friday, March 15, 2019

Leigh-Anne Pinnock Umbro

Leigh-Anne Pinnock Umbro
The whole collection is now live on http://umbro.co.uk, so make sure to get your streetwear fix now. 
Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Ascena in Pain Today

Stock down 28% today.  That is painful for sure.
Wider loss than analysts expected.

Ascena is not alone in a very difficult retail environment.  Online shopping has changed the world of fashion.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nina Dobrev Wearing Zoe Lev

Nina Dobrev was photographed wearing Zoe Lev while promoting her new film, Run This Town at SXSW Festival. The actress posed for photos decked out in Zoe Lev's Diamond Safety Pin earring ($390), Diamond Snake Huggies ($690) & Rainbow Eternity Band ($440, www.zoelev.com). 

Keltie Knight Wears Beyond Proper Skirt

Earlier this week, Keltie Knight posted images wearing Beyond Proper while promoting the latest episode of LadyGang on E! Entertainment. The hostess posed for photos in Beyond Proper's Houndstooth Tweed Mini Skirt ($59.98). 
Keltie Knight Beyond Proper Skirt
Keltie Colleen Knight is a Canadian TV presenter and former professional dancer. She was formerly the weekend co-host and correspondent for the syndicated show The Insider; she is now a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.

Learn more about the Beyond Proper fashion brand.  You can also purchase that skirt on their website.

Commando Chafing Avoid Infections

Call it ‘free balling’, ‘going commando’ or ‘floppin’; men who do not wear underwear during spring break, or any other time, are at far greater risk of infections from swamp chafe, that the chaffage ensues according to the Internet and a conversation overheard in the men’s room late last week. The makers of SwampButt Underwear™ offer this announcement as a public service for men and boys who think that not wearing underwear is a good idea.
hot guy underwear

Festival Ready Fashion Bags from Solo New York

Fashion bag news you can use...

Coachella is right around the corner and Solo New York makes stylish, cost conscious, and size appropriate backpacks perfect for upcoming music festivals. Both bags are within Coachella's size limitations but actually have room to hold all of your essentials.
Peak Backpack

Saturday, March 2, 2019

More Followers on Facebook

How can the fashion industry get more followers on Facebook?  OK, first let me start by being honest.  The honest answer is that I don't have the slightest clue regarding how to get more followers on Facebook.  This is evident by the fact that Apparel Search has only a very small number of followers on Facebook.  Clearly, we should not be your "go to" resource on this topic.  Anyway, here are my thoughts of what "in theory" should help.

1) Post interesting comments, photos & videos about fashion.

2) Make friends with fashion influencers (stylish people that have many followers)

3) Work on above over and over and over again.

Oh, if you are pretty (or handsome) post a ton of selfies.  If you are not so attractive, post images of attractive people instead of selfies.  Are you an ugly fashion blogger?  

Thursday, February 28, 2019

GAP Separating Into TWO Public Traded Companies

Just heard on Bloomberg, that the GAP will become two publicly traded companies.

Old Navy being stand alone company.

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Martha Stewart CBD

Is it fashionable to be involved with pot plants?

Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC)  and Sequential Brands Group, Inc. announced today that Martha Stewart has joined the Company in an advisory role to assist with developing and positioning a broad new line of product offerings across multiple categories. 

Not sure if she is high, but the Sequential Brands Group stock is high today.  This is not the closing price, but this afternoon the stock at one point was up over 20% for the day.
sequential stock high

Jamie Chung Wearing Mules

Jamie Chung shared a photo on Instagram yesterday wearing 42Gold! The actress looked chic documenting her travels in Abu Dhabi wearing the Castle Mule, one of the styles from her curated collection with the brand ($120; www.chineselaundry.com).  

Jamie Chung

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Celebrities Dazzle 2019 Oscars : Before, During & After

Celebrities start the parties before, during and after the Oscars.

Judith Light was photographed wearing Cynthia Rowley to the Night Before Oscar party on Friday night. The actress posed in Cynthia Rowley's Illusion Geometric Sequin Blazer ($675) and the matching Illusion Geometric Sequin Flare Pants ($262, www.cynthiarowley.com). 
Judith Light
Judith Light Wears Cynthia Rowley
Sofija Milo was photographed wearing Gabriel NY while singer Lauren Jauregi posed in Ruthie Davis and KIMSU during the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party! Sofija accessorized her dashing look with Gabriel NY's 14k Yellow Gold 80MM Inside Out Diamond Hoop ($6,225, www.gabrielny.com) and Lauren Jauregi topped of her outfit in Ruthie Davis' Christina- Black Heel ($210, ruthiedavis.com) and KIMSU'sMinimalist Ring in Silver ($71; www.kimsu.co).

Sofija Milo

Here is a closer look at the earrings.

Closer look at the shoes.
Actress Ainsley Ross attended the 4th Annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner Icon Awards and After Party accessorizing her gold gown with J.ING's Heirloom earrings ($58, www.jingus.com).
Actress Ainsley Ross

Actress Ainsley Ross Oscar Party
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Laura Harrier Red Carpet 91st Academy Awards

Laura Harrier
As a partner with Suzy Amis Cameron’s celebrated Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) campaign,  BlacKkKlansman lead actress Laura Harrier, wowed the crowd as she arrived to the 91st Academy Awards ® wearing bespoke ethical gown made by Louis Vuitton.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Heather Hemmens wears Azulu Dress

Heather Hemmens was photographed wearing Azulu last night at the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration in LA! The Roswell, New Mexico actress stepped out looking sleek in Azulu's Maldives Dress ($330; www.int.azulu.com). 
Heather Hemmens

Puma x Ader Error Sneakers 2019

Puma x Ader Error 2019

Nafessa Williams Lovely in J.ING

Nafessa Williams attended the Shadow and Act awards wearing J.ING. The Black Lightning actress looked daytime chic in a J.ING dress (www.jingus.com) accentuated with gold jewelry. 
Nafessa Williams wears J.ING

Friday, February 22, 2019

Recycled Runway Show by Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina will travel over 4,000 miles to Paris to present “Opera Recycles,” an eco-couture fashion show at Paris Fashion Week on March 4 at the InterContinental Paris - Le Grand. This unique opportunity will showcase the art of opera and environmental conservation on an international scale. 
Recycled Runway Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld RIP

“I design like I breathe,” he says of his artistic process, “you don’t ask to breathe — it just happens.”

Similar to fashion trends, all great things must come to an end.

1938: Karl Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany.
2019: Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85.

Karl Lagerfeld
He will always be watching...

Friday, February 15, 2019

Levi's Going Public Again

Levi's IPO will mark the second time that Levi Strauss has gone public.

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced February 13, 2019 that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock.

LS&Co. intends to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “LEVI.”

In case you were curious, Levi's went public in the United States in 1971.  It was bought back by the Strauss family in 1985.  Well, it is time to have another go at being a publicly traded company.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sneaker Release Dates

Trendy sneakers are the rage.  Have you ever seen those long lines outside Finish Line and Foot Locker?  People sleep out overnight in order to purchase the hot sneakers.  How do consumers know when it is time to wait on line?
Sneak Drop Dates

Sneaker Release Dates (Finish Line)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Impact of Microfibers from Outdoor Apparel on our Waters

Analysis jointly undertaken by the Plastic Soup Foundation, Italian institute IPCB-CNR, PlanetCare and Sympatex demonstrates initial ways to curb the release of microfibers and where further research opportunities remain.
Save the Environment

Prym Fashion Certified Sustainable Metal Fasteners

To meet the increasing global demand for sustainable apparel, Prym Fashion, one of the world’s leading fashion and apparel accessories suppliers, this week announced the introduction of L.I.F.E. Certified fasteners, which are manufactured to significantly lower the process and environmental footprint of Prym Fashion products compared to conventional manufacturing processes.  L.I.F.E., which stands for Low Impact Fastener Ensemble, Certified metal fasteners will be on display at Premiere Vision Paris, which will be held Feb. 12-14, at Paris Nord Villepinte. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Harper Wilde Launches Extended Sizing

Harper Wilde is thrilled to announce it will expand its size offering by an astonishing 60%. Beginning today, the startup will now offer 31 sizes, across all styles and colors, with band sizes of up to 42 and cups A through F at the same accessible price point of $40.
Plus Size Under Garments

Bouguessa Introducing Chromatic Fashion Collection

The exclusive Bouguessa brings the AW19 chromatic collection, breaking the patterns of black and white colors and giving this season a special colorful touch. It embellishes every women by enhancing their differences in body shape, personality and skin color and every characteristic that makes every women unique.

Unifi Asia Pacific Agreement with KIPAS

Unifi Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Company, Limited (UAP) announced today that it has entered into a strategic commercial agreement with Kipas Mensucat Isletmeleri A.S. (KIPAS) for the supply of REPREVE® staple fibers into the Republic of Turkey.  UAP and KIPAS will leverage the supply infrastructure in Turkey to provide quality, service, speed-to-market and REPREVE-based staple fiber offerings to fabric mills as well as brand and retail partners.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SOURCING at MAGIC February 2019

Feb 2019 Show Happenings - What to expect at next months trade show event.

#1) WHY THE FOCUS ON Smart Design / Advanced Manufacturing?

The is the fourth industrial revolution is here! Smart design and advanced manufacturing are changing the game – making businesses more flexible, more collaborative, and lean. These areas are evolving at record speed and creating a wave of new efficiencies that are forcing the industry to listen and shift. Topics include:
Smart Design
o   Make design changes in real time digitally
o   Digital rendering of design in 3-D
o   3D to 2D digital pattern rendering
o   Smart color management “rip “system
o   Create and manage a virtual inventory

Advanced Manufacturing
o   Precision cutting of textile materials
o   Working with advanced materials
o   Digital “direct to garment” printing (cotton and synthetics)
o   Sublimation printing

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cooling Sweaters

“Who wants a summer sweater that makes you sweat?” says Betabrand Design Chief Cathy Ahn. “Beach wraps are a much-loved style, but heat and humidity can make them too toasty. Jade delivers a cooling effect that’s refreshingly real, thanks to the natural heat-reducing qualities of the stone.”
Online clothier Betabrand has just released the world’s coolest sweater. With thermoregulating green jade infused right into the knit, this garment is able to deliver a unique cooling effect that lets women enjoy sweater coziness in warmer temps. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Vegan Fashion Week 2019

The launch of Vegan Fashion Week.
Vegan Fashion Week
CMC is proud to host the launch of the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week (VFW), an experience dedicated to elevating ethical fashion globally by providing a platform where fashion meets activism, produced by Le Frenchlab.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Giza 45 Luxury Egyptian Cotton

Ayman and Tamer Nassar are spearheading the luxury Egyptian cotton industry as textile leaders on a micro and macro level.  Up until the mid-90s’, the private sector was prohibited from trading and exporting Egyptian cotton. Immediately following the liberalization of Egyptian cotton in 1994, the Nassar brothers co-founded Nassco Trading SAE and began purchasing Giza 45 and exporting it as raw cotton in 1995, quickly becoming one of Egypt’s leading cotton exporters.  By 1996, Ayman Nassar was known as a cotton-classing expert certified by the Cotton Arbitration and Testing General Organization (CATGO).  

Secret Tips to Find Fashion Trends

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What is this years hot fashion trend?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Betabrand Quells Furor Over Pocketless Women's Pants.

Last fall, the fashion world faced a full-scale trouser revolt as women demanded equal access to pants with pockets.

Social media exploded with pant protests, but conventional clothing companies couldn't react quickly enough. So crowdsourcing-based Betabrand leapt into action,  inviting hundreds of thousands of customers to help reinvent women's professional pants.  In just a few weeks, the online clothier had launched a brand-new line of its popular Dress Pant Yoga Pants featuring  pocketed styles.

Nike Men's Yoga Clothing

There’s a secret workout weapon many competitive athletes, from skateboarders to sprinters, have in their sport-performance arsenal: yoga
This is Nike’s first yoga-specific apparel for men.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Jeannie Mai and Torey Devitto Golden Globe Sparkle

Jeannie Mai stepped out on the red carpet at the 2019 Golden Globes last night wearing LIVEN CO's Small Diamond Huggie Earrings ($450; www.livenco.com).  

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Google Evil Empire

Google+ Closed Possibly Due to Evil Empire Development

Is Google an evil empire?  "Don't be evil" was a motto that was officially used within Google's corporate code of conduct.  In October 2015, Alphabet (the new Google corporate name) took "Do the right thing" as its motto instead.  Why did they replace "don't be evil".  When they say "do the right thing" does that mean do the right thing for the "company"?  Clearly a distinction between doing the right thing for the company and doing the right thing for users of the service.  Hey Google, maybe it is time for, "Do the right thing and don't be evil".

The following article is only somewhat relevant to fashion.  It is relevant to fashion due to the fact that we had thoroughly enjoyed Google+ and had spent a great deal of time posting to our fashion relevant pages and communities on the social network.  In fact, each blog post from this fashion blog was posted on Google plus.  Apparel Search is very disappointing that Google has shut down the service due to what appears to be a poorly reported security breach.

Warning: If you are interested in reading only about clothing, shoes, handbags, etc., this is NOT the article for you.  Skip this one, unless you are curious.  Again, this particle article is not really relevant to our typical topic of interest.

Google+ Is Closing

Another FAILED Google Experiment

Why did Google+ close?  Read on for a strong possibility of the reason.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Karrueche Tran in High Waisted Girlfriend Jeans

Karrueche Tran was recently photographed shopping in Beverly Hills wearing daniel patrick. The actress looked casual and stylish in her High Waisted Girlfriend Jeans / Blue Wash ($175, www.danielpatrick.us). 

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