Fashion Trucks: Bringing the Product to the Consumer

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Just a couple of months ago, I read a news article about fashion trucks – retailers selling clothing out of a truck. For companies, it is a way to bring products to the consumer, instead of waiting for consumers to come looking for their products. The first time I read this, I thought this was … Continue reading

Shiaparelli and Prada: Met Madness

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The Met Museum Shiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations – is the new feature at the Met Mueseum’s Spring 2012 Costume Exhibition – it “explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras.” Inspired by a Miguel Covarrubia’s Vanity fair interview in the 1930’s, and Baz Luhrman’s video of … Continue reading

FIDM Couture Fabric Fundraiser

2,150 yards of designer fabric – fabric from a private Couturier, Nora Martin- is being donated to the Fashion Institute of Designing and Merchandising. Instead of keeping the fabric for student use (which I would do) – it is being sold to raise funds for the FIDM Scholarship Store beginning May 21. At original prices ranging from … Continue reading

LED (light-up) DRESS: Ravishing Roses

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The reason I have not posted anything recently, is finally here! My UV-LED Dress that is made out of boning, LED lights that are individually wired, and 45 handcrafted, roses. (Message me if you would like to know how to make these roses, that may be another post that I will work on, this summer.) … Continue reading

Nature Designing: Starting with Biomimetics

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Sustainability is no longer accepted blindly, and the word green has become questionable as companies have “green washed” us. What claims to be “green” is not quite what they led us to believe. “Eco-friendly” is just a convenient slogan. 1 million tonnes of fabric waste ends up in landfills each year. Right now, fashion manufacturers … Continue reading