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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

Waterproof, Dudeproof Silicon Valley Menswear Collection Offers Lesson In Launching Your Line

Any Business 101 class will tell you to keep the consumer in mind when developing your product. So, considering this, Saboteur might be a good model for your up-and-coming business plan. The brand’s creator, Kristen Slowe, noticed that male entrepreneurs (especially ones in…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 19, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

A Video Moment With Bedford Street Laundry At We The People's Fall Party

We took a trip back to We The People Tuesday night for the store's Fall 2010 Party. During our visit to the packed Lower East Side boutique, we met up with Jessica Yuen of Bedford Street Laundry, another one of the designers picked up for…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 19, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments

The Fabric Files: A Guide to Finishing Your Fabrics

As a designer, you have a vision of exactly how you want your garments to look. From cut and drape to pattern and color, you need to be working with the proper cloth. As a textile

supplier, the only way I can help you achieve this vision is if I

completely understand it. That’s why it is so important to know your

fabrics (remember,…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 18, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

The Latest Bloggy Fashion Challenge: 365 Days, 365 Looks, For $365

Most of you may have heard about The Uniform Project—Sheena’s Matheiken’s one-year mission to take one dress and transform it into a different look each day. As impressive—and…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 18, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Maroon 5's Adam Levine "Uses" His Celebrity For New Casuals Line

Oy. Here we go again. Another celeb line. A step down from the supposed Angelina Jolie children's line, auto-tuned signer and semi-heartthrob Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has also jumped aboard the trend with his 222 line. Interestingly—and frankly, this is probably the most…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 17, 2010 at 2:19pm — 1 Comment

Labor Disputes At Lincoln Center: Will Picket Lines Shadow The Runways At New York Fashion Week?

September 9th and the beginning of New York Fashion Week are just around the corner. Indeed, the event's preliminary set-up at it's new home, Lincoln Center, is set to start this week. But instead of setting up tents, NYFW organizer…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 17, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

During Tough Economic Times, Does Dickie’s Campaign Hit the Spot?

While most fashion brands choose to advertise their garments on highly-paid models or on a celebrity spokesperson, Dickie’s has a very different idea of what exactly is “effective advertising”. Instead of stressing the trendiness or the sexiness of their “Original 874” jeans, Dickie’s points out their durability and value, by featuring two motorcyclists revving their engines, trying to tear apart the jeans.



According to the ad, no…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Haiti Apparel Center To Stabilize Garment Sector



We know…Post-design school time is a grab-and-sew frenzy where you take whatever you can find to muster up your dream ensemble. But, if you take the time to consider where you get your textiles, you can contribute to the global economy while helping a developing country get back on its feet. Well, that’s what the Haitian Economic Lift Program…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 12, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

American Apparel Late To File Financial Reports And Dov Plays Coy

American Apparel has had its fair share of financial and legal troubles this year. In addition to its potential lawsuit from Levi & Korsinsky and its recent stock plunge, the retail company is now saying it will miss the filling deadline for its second quarter posting and expects to see losses. The retailer lost its accountant Deloitte & Touche due to “the material weaknesses in internal control” in… Continue

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

The Creators Project Visits Brazilian Fashion House Amapo

Designers Carolina Gold and Pitty Taliani of Amapo sure know how to make a statement with their collection of bold, colorful patterns. But what makes this line even more unique is the process the designers go through to…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Video Moment With Carranza Jeans At Colombiamoda 2010



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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 10, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Help Wanted: Express Seeks Senior Graphics Designer







We tend to…

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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

TOMs To Donate Its One-Millionth Pair Of Shoes To Charity



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Added by Afingo Fashion on August 9, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

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