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Afingo Fashion's Blog – June 2010 Archive (116)

Design Dreams Do Come True—Just Ask Mew New York

Mew New York's Spring Collection (Photos via The Cut)



We love to keep aspiring designers in the know. If there’s a…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Menswear Rules: The BFC Announces NEWGEN MEN Winners

Carolyn Massey A/W 2011 | Images via Flikr/Aki Quang2009



While big name designers continue to show collections this week in Milan, there is another set of men’s fashion designers to watch out for come fall. The…

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The Fabric Files: Textile Structure 101

Image via Flikr/bobbinsandbombshells



Know your fabrics. It’s a point I can’t stress enough. As a designer, understanding the different qualities of textile structures like chiffon and charmeuse, georgette and crepe, organza and gazar (I

could go on…) should be at the top of your list.…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Flea Bites: Box 185 At The Market NYC

Welcome to another edition of Flea Bites, where we take you into the best flea markets around New York City and the independent designers, sellers, and tastemakers who keep them running. Today, we introduce you to designer Sara Keiser who caught our eye at The Market NYC on Mulberry Street with her deconstructed collection of colorful accessories and dresses,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 23, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Keds Brings Jenny Holzer’s Art To Your Feet

Jenny Holzer's shoes for Keds - Courtesy of the New York Times



These days, it seems like every other celebrity has their own collaboration with a huge brand name—…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Seattle Fashion Week Intern Finds The Benefits Of Free Labor

We’ve heard it all before: Being an intern is a great way to learn, market yourself, and find the kind of work that suits you best. It’s also, for the time being, a grind. Even as Congress is trying to make

the unpaid internship a thing of the past, working 9-to-5 for course credit and a pat on the back in this touch-and-go economy isn’t very palatable. But this College Fashion post…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

So What Was That Anyway? The Mystery Of Resort Collections

Karlie Kloss Modeling Christian Dior Resort 2011 | Image via Flikr/yu chien 2000

Karlie Kloss Modeling Christian Dior Resort 2011 | Image via Flikr/yu chien 2000



No need to take a vacation to wear a piece from a designer resort collection. Gone are the days where…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wearing Only One Outfit For 30 Days: Impossible Or Inspirational?

Kelli Blake's picks from the Six Items or Less Project



Imagine wearing the same few items of clothing everyday for a month or, even worse, an entire year! Starting this week, a group of participants from California to Dubai are…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 23, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

History, Haute Couture, And Hamish Bowles—Balenciaga’s Coming To The Upper East Side

Left: Balenciaga flamenco-inspired evening dress,1951; Right: Balenciaga evening ensemble with toreador bolero, 1946. (Photos via The Cut - Henry Clarke/Vogue; Copyright© Condé Nast; Christian Bérard/Vogue; Copyright©Condé Nast)



Fashion buffs and history geeks…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Is Production Just An Upload Away? Online Design Engine Garmz.com Launches

Image via Garmz.com



If you haven’t been reading this blog much or hitting your head against the door that is fashion production, let’s just say this once and for all; starting a…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Intern Diaries: Printmaking, Dreaming of Zippers, and Ducking The Heat At Vena Cava

Photo, Daniela Jacobs



Happy summer! Today was the official start of summer, and the unofficial hottest day that ever was. It was also the day I continued working on illustrating the upcoming collection for Vena Cava in their

airy Soho…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 2:34pm — No Comments

When It Comes To Advertising, Print Is Old News

Photo via Flickr/CraigShipp.com



Whether you’re a techie or not, you know that the iPad is the talked about technological addition to your electronic device…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ellen DeGeneres Generates More Sales Than Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pretty Much Anyone Else

Believe it! Get the skinny on Shine and AdAge, then dance

up a storm
. [… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

"I’m obsessed with the cut. I like to cut and to work with a needle and thread as much as I can.”—Designer Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana

Seems even after 20 years, the Italian master still fancies himself

the craftsman. Oh, we wish you could read this whole interview. Darn premium… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

Introducing, Flea Bites: No Lost Witches At The Brooklyn Flea



Readers, we’d like to introduce you to our introduce you to our latest video segment, Flea Bites, where we take you into the many flea markets around New York City and the independent designers, sellers, and tastemakers who keep them running. This week, we took a trip to the Brooklyn Flea and found designer and print-maker Christina Avecedo of no lost witches… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

LOFT Listens To Their Social Network And Uses “Real” Models

Left: Ann Taylor Employee; Right: Ann Taylor Professional Model (Photos via Mashable)



Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past… forever, you’re aware that a majority of models tend to be skinny… frightfully skinny. And we get it: The unhealthy look shows…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Givenchy Leaves The Runway For A Private Couture Party… And You’re Not Invited

Photo via Flickr/kristina424



In an exclusive interview with…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Underemployed Creatives Take Note: Alex Wang And Others Are Hiring!

Got some free time on your hands and a yen to learn about the craft and

business of fashion? The ladies at Fashionista have a great little roundup of current

employment opportunities. Remember that almost every single designer

you care about…
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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 21, 2010 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Burton’s Creative Director Menswear Debut Stays Brit-Savvy And True To McQueen

Photos via Live Journal



With a recent ash burial for the late…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Print Placement: How To Get Noticed By Editors

Image via Flikr (breathetostay)



Designers; the countless hours of sketching, sewing, and restless nights, are only the beginning of the long road ahead. In order to survive in the ruthless…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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