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

“I tend to reject things that remind me of the work of others.”—Designer Olivier Theyskens

For the Belgian wunderkind, originality starts with at the

sketchpad… and the garbage can. “If I do a drawing and I have the

thought that it resembles something already done I never keep it.” [Models.com]… Continue

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“I never saw fashion as something you do alone. For me, that’s not even possible.”—Designer Raf Simons

The Jil Sander Creative Director and designer in his own

right
is more of a collaborator than a reclusive artist. “”This idea

of doing it alone is much less attractive than giving it to people and

enjoying it together.” Maybe it’s time you opened your studio door too. [… Continue

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“If I Can’t Make Love in It, I Am Not Interested”—Lifestyle Queen, Donna Karan

Granted, Ms. Karan, fantastic design philosophy. But need we remind you that your company also markets control-top pantyhose? [… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are E-Commerce Sites Slowly Taking Over Fashion Marketing?



“Retailers, take note: Polyvore is a pretty genius marketing tool” –Fashionista.com Yeah, we all know that advertising, marketing, and publicity are key to gettings your garments stocked and sold. Usually, brands have to do the heavy lifting when it comes to things like this all by their lonesome. But today we read in…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introducing, The Intern Diaries: Meet Designer, Vena Cava Studio Assistant, and Lady About Town, Daniela

Growing up between New York City and Mallorca, Spain, Daniela Jacobs has already created three seasons of her own collection, Allora, interned at CITYMagazine, Drella New York, and Refinery29. Currently working as a…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

“Women and men who are larger, we have to have clothing too and I just think it makes great business sense to include all the population”—Gwen DeVoe, Founder of Full Figured Fashion Week

“Sometimes we’ll spend a lot more money than the average consumer just because we don’t want to deal with the hassles of trying to find stuff that we usually can’t find.’ [Huffington Post]… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 18, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Your Video Entree To MOTHE’s Cocktail Party Fall 2010 Preview

Friends, bloggers, and combinations thereof gathered at the EVA New York boutique on Bowery as New York City-based designer May Kosaka presented her Georgia O’Keefe-inspired MOTHE Fall/Winter 2010 collection last night. If you listen closely, amid the din of chatty fashion followers sipping free Champagne, the designer shares with us the thought behind her current…

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“I never know if it’s Fall or Spring, and just to throw Resort in, it’s such an added complication, and then Pre-Fall? “—Paper Magazine Creative Director, Mickey Boardman

Seems the Fashion-Week stalwart Mr. Mickey is just as confused about all these damned collections as we are. At least he’s man enough to admit it. “There’s all these things, and honestly, I’m a knucklehead and never know what I’m looking at, or when it’s in stores or when it should be shot.” [… Continue

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“The last thing I’m interested in is keeping up with the times.”—Vivienne Westwood

The doyenne of Brit Punk style cares not a thing for the whims of the market,

God bless her. [La Vie in Fashion]… Continue

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5 Minute Makeup Fix: Packing for a Weekend Getaway



What’s that intoxicating smell on the breeze? Why, it’s the encroaching perfume of the weekend and, lucky you, it’s time to take a trip. Be it to Europe or just a quick island getaway with your honey,

there’s nothing like hopping a plane and getting the hell out of town.

While your clothes can easily fit in a small carry-on suitcase, there’s

just no…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Fabric Files: Rare Textile Sourcing For Dummies



Young designers—at the risk of insulting you, it amazes me how many of you don’t have the first clue about buying fabrics. I mean, your fabrics are the cornerstone of your designs and making sure you can get your hands on them for production before you make your samples, is essential. Why did you create that beautiful dress with a yard of novelty fabric that you…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Matthew Williamson CEO Joseph Velosa Wishes Designers Good Luck In Business Of Fashion Interview









Really, what would we do without Imran Amed and his essential Business of Fashion blog? We don’t even want to imagine it. For instance, his latest interviewee, Joseph Velosa, CEO of Matthew…

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"It’s all about creating your own signature, and I believe that is the same whether you are an architect, filmmaker, or fashion designer”—Diane Pernet

If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Pernet, a former designer and current black-clad journalist, or haven’t ever logged on to her site, this is a primer in her shaded view on fashion you just can’t miss. [… Continue

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Chinese Woman Embroiders Better Than You, But Without Arms

Quirky China News/Rex USA



Yeah, sure, pick stitching your senior project was a pain in the ass, but after checking out…

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“I went to Pratt basically to be an artist, but what I wanted to do was continue my cheerleading career.”—Designer Betsey Johnson

Wait, Pratt doesn’t have a cheerleading squad? Someone better get on that right away. [WWD]… Continue

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“Here is what I think is the future: Street life and lifestyle. Style is in. Fashion luxury, forget it. It’s over.”—Kelly Cutrone

Everyone’s favorite crazy aunt and PR sorceress holds forth on the future under the blue skies of Bryant Park. [Racked]… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 17, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Designer Already, Stacy Igel of Boy Meets Girl Finds New Success In Her Second Act

Left to right: Designer Stacy Igel, a look from Boy Meets Girl's Fall 2010 collection





“I love putting my friends and colleagues together, for business or pleasure,” says…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 17, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rowley Pulls Out Her Metrocard And Takes The Bus For A “Democratic” Public Fashion Show

“The ever-sharp Cynthia Rowley acknowledged the relevance of Resort by taking her collection to the streets in a bus that stopped for sidewalk shoots, as pictured above, at the Condé Nast and Hearst

buildings.” Fashion shows on delivery, interesting. Maybe in the future, we’ll order up a… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on June 16, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Video: Début Hosts The Third Annual Parsons Senior Showcase



The crowd at this year’s Third Annual Parsons Senior Showcase at Début was hoppin’ as friends, family, and shoppers gathered to check out the collections of ten select senior designers.…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on June 16, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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