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Afingo Fashion's Blog – August 2010 Archive (49)

Our Behind The Seams Panel Hits WWD

Hey loyal readers— if you happened to pick up today’s issue of WWD, you may have come across a familiar name. Yep, right down there on the lower left of page 8 (what, you don't get the print edition?) you'll find an ad for Afingo.com’s…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 31, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Afingo’s Co-Founder And Brulee Lingerie Designer Featured In WWD

Readers—we have some exciting news from our Afingo team. Our co-founder, friend, and Brulee designer Kristian Giambi appears in today’s WWD article, “Resort…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 31, 2010 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Fashion Writing Interns Needed For Apparel Production Blog

Afingo.com, the fashion industry's ultimate online networking destination is seeking editorial interns for the fall. To apply, click here http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/1922018856.html

Added by Afingo Fashion on August 30, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Museum Exhibit Explores The History Of The Chinese Qipao Dress

Designers— remember the first dress you put together? It was most likely one of the first pieces you ever created when you learned how to sew. As one of

the most basic articles of clothing you must know how to make, it's

helpful to know the history of this quintessential ladylike garment. For

instance, take this article we discovered. Inspired by the…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 30, 2010 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Inspirational Reads: From Vibrant Prints To Glossaries

Hey designers—here are two reads you may want to add to your coffee table and use as inspiration for your next creative moment. First up, is a

book on the life of Emilio Pucci. Appropriately titled,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 30, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Who's The New H&M Collab Designer? Our Guess

So there he sits, sipping on his espresso, plaid clad, and waxing philosophic on the beauty of smart women—so who the tell is he? H&M

is hoping you play along with this little guessing game as they begin

the PR buildup to the release of their next designer collaboration

series. Offering only this short video (available here at…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 30, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

The Mulleavys Go Corporate: Is LVMH About To Buy Rodarte?

Well, let's hope so. The Internets are abuzz this…

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

Interview Snags Rare Sit Down With A Bathing Ape's Reclusive Designer

Sk8thing, the lead designer behind the Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape (Bape), is the first to admit he likes to remain behind the scenes and keep his private life, well private. Despite the Tokyo-born designer’s shyness,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 27, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

NRDC Expands Eco Textile Program To Reduce Environmental Pollution

Did you know that little "Made in China" tag on your T-shirt and jeans traces back to the more than 50,000 textile factories in the country

that use as much as 200 tons of water for every ton of fabric produced?

In addition to water loss, the steam produced by coal-fire boilers

release high amounts of heavy pollutants and chemicals that are used

while processing textile dyes and finishes in the air everyday. Pretty

shocking facts right?

Back in 2008,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 26, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Ask A Question About Your Fashion Line, Win A Donni Charm Scarf Today!

Designers– just a quick reminder that our CEO and fashion biz guru Liza Deyrmenjian is taking questions via Twitter (@afingofashion) on anything and everything about the fashion industry. To help spread the word, we are giving away one Donni Charm scarf to the 10th person who…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 26, 2010 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Fashion's Laying Down The Law... Formally: Fordham's School Of Fashion Law Almost Open







chung CHUNG. It’s finally happening. The much-anticipated (and first ever!) Fashion Law program at NYC’s very own…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 25, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

You Ask, Liza Answers: What’s In A Name?

As you may have heard—our CEO and fashion industry expert Liza Deyrmenjian is answering your questions about the fashion biz. (Just follow and tweet @afingofashion to ask your question whether it’s on sourcing, production, or costing). We…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Designer Isabel Marant Hates Celebs, Hootchie Girls, The Fashion Industry

Over at Katie Grand's LOVE magazine, they took some column inches out to explain their love (there's that word again) of the brilliantly iconoclastic (and

apparently highly quotable) French designer Isabel Marant. On top of a providing lovely pic of the…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Live Like Mega Designer Donna Karan... For Four Days

In terms of career emulation, you could do worse than following in the steps of New York based megabrand founder Donna Karan. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to do better. Now, we know, Karan is a one-in-a-million entrepreneur—a woman who has combined talent, perseverance,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 24, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Hey Designers! Ask Fashion Industry Expert Liza Deyrmenjian Questions About Your Fashion Line

Got questions about your fashion line? Tweet our CEO Liza @afingofashion a question on sourcing, production, costing - you ask, she answers

Added by Afingo Fashion on August 24, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Have Questions? We've Got The Answers: Tweet Us For Insider Tips On The Fashion Biz

Have Questions? We've Got The Answers: Tweet Us For Insider Tips On The Fashion Biz

While those five tips we just gave you on how not to run a fashion company should come in pretty helpful, perhaps you've got a couple of questions about developing your business strategy or launching your clothing line

that need…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 23, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

More Bad News On International Pricing Hikes

We've warned you and warned you, and now it's finally starting. In these tough economic times where materials costs are rising like a balloon,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 23, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Johanna Blakley Speaks Up Again, Says Fashion Copyright Bill Is “A Terrible Mistake”

Designers— seems like the proposed law to protect original designs is making progress and University of Southern California researcher Johanna Blakley has something else she’d like to say about it. Just to remind you, Blakley…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 23, 2010 at 3:19pm — No Comments

A Video Moment With Sunghee Bang At We The People's Fall Party

Last but not least in our We The People Fall Party coverage, is designer Sunghee Bang. We met up with this FIT grad at the store's Fall preview earlier this week to talk about her industrial-inspired collection of chunky knits

and coats. During our chat, we discovered in addition to being…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 20, 2010 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Knitwear Designer Victor Glemaud Used His PR Background To Launch His Clothing Line

We've been over this before—sometimes the best preparation one can have for launching your own clothing line lies outside of design schools and the

studio. Architecture training has helped some aspiring clothiers out. Still others used their…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 20, 2010 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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