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A Video Moment With Gemma Redux At New York Fashion Week

The week we've been waiting for has finally begun and we've been out and about to check out some of New York Fashion Week's best events. First up, we'd like to introduce you to Rachel Dooley, head designer of…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 9, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Our Interview With The Wild, Woolly Designers Of Spirit Hoods

Perhaps you’ve seen their work atop Ke$ha’s dome on the cover of Paper, or maybe resting on the head of your favorite party monster. They’re Spirit Hoods, the heard of four-plus LA-based feral fashion children that we…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 9, 2010 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Alexander Wang Rumored To Host A Carnival Fashion Week After-Party

Alexander Wang sure knows how to throw a party. If gossip is true, the edgy downtown designer will be having his fashion week after-party at a “miniature

amusement park.” According to Fashionologie,

who leaked the rumor…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 2, 2010 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Manufacturing 101: Lessons From Fashion Incubator

In Part 1 and 2 of “Who Sells The Most At The Market”, apparel industry expert Kathleen Fasanella provides advice to designers on how they…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 2, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

More American Apparel News: Employee Found Dead At L.A. Headquarters

American Apparel might just be having the worst year ever. Just when the company’s public relations department was getting a break, AA just made the news

yet again. But this time, the topic doesn’t have to do with its financial…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on September 1, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Hurt Couture, The World's First Dedicated Self-Defense Accessories Line

You're headed home after another long night of things you'd rather not remember tomorrow. The sidewalks are near empty. The streetlights barely

illuminate your way and… what's that in the shadows? Your hand dives

into your purse and, like so many times before, you grasp your keys,

slipping those metal tines between your fingers and hoping that a

fistful of pointy copper will be an adequate defense…

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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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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

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