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Afingo Fashion's Blog – July 2010 Archive (65)

A Video Look At AirDye: The Latest Eco-Friendly Fabric Technology





Designers– looking for new materials for your next collection that are fashion forward and eco-friendly? Well, we’d like to introduce you to AirDye, a revolutionary textile process that dyes fabrics without water. We first heard about this sustainable technology…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 30, 2010 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Crafty Cloak Designer Lindsey Thornburg’s Love/Hate/Love Relationship With The Internet





Hip, sexy, talented, and, apparently, quite the comic interlocutor, Brooklyn-based designer of Navajo-inspired cloaks and all manner of 21st-Century Earth Mother wear, Lindsey Thornburg offered up her various opinions of the fashion Internets to…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 30, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

From The Wonderful World Of Cross Branding: Ed Hardy Hand Sanitizer





A friend of the site just sent this wonderful little pic to us during a recent trip to her local bodega. We

spent at least 10 minutes trying to come up with something sufficiently pithy, sharp, and Post-Structuralist to fully explain the absurdity of this magical, wonderful collision of… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on July 30, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Life As A Fashion Intern: Grueling or Rewarding?





As you may have noticed, we believe that the best way to start in this little industry of ours is interning for a great company. Hell, we post every good internship we find as soon as we can. But it’s not all…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 29, 2010 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Aspiring Retailers, A Vacancy Sign Could Be Your New Best Friend





No one likes a double-dipper—especially where recessions are concerned. And sadly, during this economic slump, it’s no surprise that retailers are taking a hit. But, future store owners, this could be your time to strike. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, open the best boutique ever… or something like that.…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 29, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Jewelry Designer Alexis Bittar Started By Selling Vintage On The Street At 13





Talk about your self-made men—though Alexis Bittar’s parents were professors, the now well-respected, highly successful jewelry maker never even graduated high school. Makes your Parsons

degree seem a little pointless, hunh? Just kidding. In any case, Bittar tells the videographers over at…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 28, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Online Shopping To Grow By 20 Percent This Year





Got some leftover change you’re looking to invest? Well, you might want to consider dropping some bucks into whatever stocks you can find attached to the online retail sector. According to VentureBeat, online luxury retail is going to be the future shopping method of… Continue

Added by Afingo Fashion on July 28, 2010 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Ethical Fashion Roundup: “Project Runway” Meets Sustainability And Other Green News





“Organic,” “naturally sourced,” “hand-dyed,”—these words are no longer selling points for hippies aged

and otherwise. They’re quickly becoming fashion industry buzz words that can change reputations and move units from stores. Environmentally-conscious fashion is leaking into mainstream media

faster than a bamboo shoot grows. Even mainstream television…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 27, 2010 at 4:28pm — 3 Comments

The Fashion Informer Takes Us Inside The Home Of Duckie Brown





In New York City’s Meatpacking District, you’ll find the home and creative studio of partners in design

and life Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of men’s line Duckie Brown. Somehow, The Fashion…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 27, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

A (Capsule) Video Moment With Steven Alan





Next up for our series of (Capsule) video moments, we bring you designer and retailer Steven Alan.

We ran into the the native New Yorker on our first day and had a chance…
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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 26, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

A Video Look at Ossington Bags For Men





We’ve been on a bit of a roll when it comes to men’s fashion: We provided you a peek at the (Capsule) Men’s Trade Show (with more to come) and now we’re introducing you to Ossington…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 26, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Power To The People Through Fashion Democracy





Sure, fashion school teaches you how to develop a trademark style in your designs. But, keeping your eyes and ears open to the public might just be your key to design success. With the rise of do-it-yourself companies like ModCloth and…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 26, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

A Video Tour Of Net-A-Porter’s Headquarters With Natalie Massenet





One look at the the offices of the luxury shopping website Net-A-Porter in West London and you’ll notice the 44,000 square feet headquarters most likely beats your average desk and cubicle space. Ever wondered what goes on behind the doors of this multimillion dollar retail company?…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 23, 2010 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Behind The Scenes Video: Billy Reid’s Big GQ Win





Remember those old Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes commercials where the sainted Ed McMahon’s prize crew would deliver over sized checks to ecstatic, unsuspecting winners? Well, what if that unsuspecting winner was a fashion designer and instead of Ed McMahon, it was the editorial staff of GQ dropping…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 23, 2010 at 1:52pm — No Comments

A (Capsule) Video Moment With Jen Mankins Of Bird





With continuing to capture footage for our ongoing (Capsule) video series, we ran into the smart, stylish, and if we may say so, lovely owner of Brooklyn boutique Bird, Ms.…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Black Film Society Is Looking For Designers To Show At London Fashion Week





Calling all designers based in the London area! If you’ve always wanted to be a part of London

Fashion Week
coming up, this may be your shot. Working with the Black Film Society,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 22, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Burqa Ban Is Out Of Style At London “Faith And Fashion” Program





Know what? Maybe Sex and the City 2 was onto something. Although a particular scene in the last part of the movie made us gag (don’t worry—we won’t spoil anything), the flick did have a meaningful message: Fashion is universal. And now, the…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Diane Von Furstenberg Raps About Perseverance, Fashion Without Designers, Weeds At New York Times Event

Photo: Todd Heisler/New York Times



While we were enjoying Pulino’s pizza and brews at the…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on July 21, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

The FashionStake Diaries Chronicles BoF’s Own Start-Up Journey

The FashionStake Diaries | Image via Business of Fashion



Ideas are easy. Money, however, is hard. If you’ve ever considered starting your own line or business, you already know that funding is the most significant and…

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

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