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Rumor Mill: Theory President To Buy Proenza Schouler?

Rumors surfaced earlier this year that Theory’s co-founder and president Andrew Rosen had planned to buy Proenza Schouler from the European private equity fund Permira. Like any executive worth his salt, Rosen quickly denied the gossip. Sources, however, are now

saying something is definitely going on between Rosen…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 21, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Lawyers On The Lookout For "Chanel" As An Adjective

Be careful on how you use the word “Chanel” these days. The Parisian fashion house released a back page note in yesterday’s WWD addressing all “fashion editors, advertisers, copywriters, and other well-intentioned mis-users” of the Chanel name. According to the

message, the word "Chanel" should only be described as the woman who

created the brand, and its perfume,…

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A Quick Look At Eco Fashion Week

While you may have been reading New York Fashion Week coverage galore, let’s not forget about another stylish event that also took place this week. The GreenShows is another set of shows that highlight the best…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 17, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Video: The Story Of Threadless

It's hard to believe that Threadless, the community-supported, crowd-sourced T-shirt e-commerce site is 10 years old already. What was initially an experiment in socially

networked design has now become a phenomenon, a model for the market,

and the subject of a doting video on Dell's website,…

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AFINGO: “Behind the Seams” - The Fashion Industry Forum



AFINGO: “Behind the Seams” - The Fashion Industry Forum


Start Date:
October 8, 2010, 8:30 AM


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October 8, 2010, 8:00 PM…


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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 16, 2010 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Spray-On Fabric Proposes Makes Seams, Hangers Obselete

Seems like once a week a new innovation in apparel comes along heralding a new future where needles, washing machines, and other staples may

become—nay—will become things of the past. Why should this week be any different? Introducing, spray-on clothing!…





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Social Media Takes Over Fashion Week

Couldn’t make it to any Fashion Week shows? No worries. That’s what social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs are for these days. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know by now that several fashion labels and media outlets are using social media as a way to become part of this online community,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Will Chinese Labor Modernization Kill American Fashion Production?

Already much of the production of American fashion is outsourced to places like India, Taiwan, and China. But, believe it or not, outsourcing may

actually increase in the coming months because one of those leaders in

manufacturing, China, is tired of being known as the creator of

lead-lined toys, soccer balls sewn by slaves, and all those other lovely

things for which they have become infamous. That's…

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Designer Gossip: Which L.A. Clothier's Studio Staged A Mutiny?

Wow. This is probably the wildest example of a designer having a dysfunctional relationship with their atelier since we learned that the

designers of As Four

used to share their communal bed with their interns (yick). What we

have right here is an L.A.-based clothesmaker whose studio up and left

after he forgot to pay them while…

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The Wall Street Journal Tracks Donna Karan's "Look 6" From Sketch To Sales Rack



You could say we're all about the process here at Afingo, where we connect you with producers, tradespeople, and retailers that can help move your

sketch from 2D paper and ink to a 3D garment on store shelves. That's

why we love…

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Upper East Side Goes Tribal With Milly’s S/S 2011 Collection



Now that Fashion Week is almost over, we don’t want you to forget that there’s another big show coming up next month. Our Behind The Seams event, which will bring a wide selection of fashion biz insiders to discuss in the…

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A Look At Tibi's S/S 2011 Collection



Tibi designer Amy Smilovic is known for her classic yet very feminine dresses and this season, she brought her signature frocks with even more exciting details. Smilovic…
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Imilla Road Pop Up Shop Closes Out New York Fashion Week



Back in June, we visited Imilla Road, a traveling boutique based in NYC. The store boutique, which features more than 20 emerging designers, popped up once again just in time for

Fashion Week at 2 Grand Street. We traveled down a few blocks to take a look at the store's offerings and speak with Rebecca Fitts, one of the co-founders of…

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Fashion Week’s Musical Chairs Roundup: Who’s In And Out

As much as New York Fashion Week is about next season’s collections, it is also a time for new hires and new fires. Contracts happen to usually end just before festivities kick

off and, really, could you think of a better time to announce your new

designer hire than early to middle September? Fashion is like a game of

musical chairs with many fashion…

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We Stalk Steven Alan On A Very Busy Fashion Week Friday

Ugh. Fashion Week can be a long haul. For proof, just look at Steven Alan's day last Friday. We caught up with the member of our Behind The Seams panel series (remember to buy some tix!) early in the afternoon during…

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Sunghee Bang Presents Her “Astronaut Vs. Samurai” S/S 2011 Collection At We The People

We met Korean designer Sunghee Bang last month during We The People’s Fall Party, where Bang is a featured designer for the season. Well, she loved the space so much that she decided to hold her first ever fashion presentation at the…

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Trina Turk Brings Palm Beach To Chelsea For Spring/Summer 2011

Ooo! That chill in the air is nice. Still, things were sunny and warm at Trina Turk's Spring/Summer 2010 presentation in Chelsea yesterday, partially because of the inviting atmosphere and free drinks, but mostly because of her

"Palm Springs Eternal" theme. Watch as Turk explains why there were

lounging, dancing models everywhere we looked and bedding, umbrellas,

and pillows emblazoned…

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A Video Moment With Alexandra Owen At New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week not only showcases impressive designers from the U.S., but from around the world. One designer we met up this week hails from the little island

of New Zealand. Designer Alexandra Owen

presented her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at a quaint little…

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A Video Moment With Organic By John Patrick At New York Fashion Week

Readers— here’s a little green video moment from New York Fashion Week. As you may know, more designers are going the sustainable route when it comes to creating their labels. John Patrick for Organic by John Patrick is one designer who focuses on eco-friendly clothing production (he’ll be speaking on our…

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A Video Moment With Alice Ritter At New York Fashion Week

French lady turned Brooklynite Alice Ritter presented her Spring 2011 collection earlier this week at the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator, a space for twelve selected designers to use and showcase their labels.…

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