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Apparel1's Blog – January 2008 Archive (17)

Winter Fashion vs Summer Fashion : Timing of Fashion

Recieved a news letter today from Steve Madden (shoe company). After clicking on the image on the newsletter it brought me to the shoe above. The description of the shoe; basket weave wedge comes in this seasons hottest hues and is perfect for any warm weather outfit. I guess the question I have is should clothing retailers and shoe stores do a better job targeting their audience. For example, I happen to live on the East Coast of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 31, 2008 at 7:49am — 1 Comment

Your Fashion Stinks

Please do not take the title of my blog to heart.. I am not insulting your sense of style nor the smell of your old gym socks.. Actually, I just wanted to inform you about a new fabric that claims to be ODOR - FIGHTING. Their is a new odor fighting fabric called VisaEndurance. This fabric is developed by Milliken & Company and is available to apparel and other product… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on January 29, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Brief Thoughts on The Project Show, Collective, and Blue January 2008

Well, last week was predictably a very busy one. There were shows all over town (New York City), and the cabs were kept active carting buyers and Designers around in 20 degree weather.

The Project show, way downtown @ 7 world trade center, was a visual Wonder by all accounts. The Views were Spectacular, and the products shown Generally lived up to the hype. Four floors of where Premium direction is going. Lot's of good new vendors,…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

WWD Fashion Career Expo New York February 2008

For those of you looking for a career in fashion, this event may be helpful to you. I have never personally attended the event, but I would image it is a good place to visit if you are searching for employment....

WWD Fashion Career Expo is the premier opportunity to interview with hiring decision-makers of marquee companies in fashion, retail and beauty, with the exclusive support of Womens Wear Daily, one of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Swimwear the Old Fashion Way - still looking good

Atonement has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 80th Annual Academy Awards® for the category of best motion picture of the year. In my opinion, this particular image from the film captures the simple elegance of the time. The film is set in the 1930's and captures suttle beauty in a full one piece bathing suit... Anyway, I could not resist posting the image. See ladies, you can look smashing without…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Academy Awards Certainly Relevant to Fashion

The Academy Awards are around the corner. As we can all understand, the awards are primarily about movie stars and Hollywood... However, the event also has a great deal to do with Fashion and Stylists. Obviously, the first question to most stars as they walk the red carpet is "what designer are you wearing?"

Anyway, I decided to put together a section to help us all keep better track of what is going on with the Oscars. Actually, I have so far created two…


Added by Apparel1 on January 24, 2008 at 11:38pm — No Comments

For Those of You In France - Fashion Show Jan 2008

To present the Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collections, WHO’S NEXT

takes over halls 3&4 of the Parc des Expositions at

Porte de Versailles, right next to the International

Fashion Accessory Designers Trade Show : PREMIERE


Added by Apparel1 on January 23, 2008 at 7:53am — No Comments

Properly Applied Eye Liner Or Not

Is this eye liner properly applied?

Looks good to me? Maybe a bit dark for some, but she obviously can pull it off.

Eyeliner can make even the smallest eyes appear larger. When applied to already delicious eyes, the liner works wonders. Applying it correctly is key, you don't want the line to be too dark, harsh and obvious or you risk looking overstated.

Note: This…


Added by Apparel1 on January 23, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Nocha Fashion Week : London February 2008

If you plan to be in London in the middle of February...

Nolcha is thrilled to host the exclusive Nolcha Fashion Week: London February 11th - 16th 2008 at The Crystal Room at The Mayfair Hotel. Nolcha will transform this amazing and gorgeous space into a fashion Mecca with catwalk shows, networking events and seminars. Invitees to NFW: London include: UK and European press, stylists, industry figures…


Added by Apparel1 on January 22, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Can Beautiful People Have Bad Hair Days?

Do you watch LOST (the TV series on ABC)? Currently, it is my favorite show...

Well, this is an image of Evangeline Lily (Kate) stuck in a cell and caught in the rain. Yes, her hair is a mess, but does she look bad??? Well, don't tell my wife, but I do not think Evangelines can ever have a bad hair day...

When some of us think we are having a bad hair day, others may think it looks good...…


Added by Apparel1 on January 19, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Isaac Mizrahi Creative Director : Promotion or Demotion

Liz Claiborne Inc. has announced that Isaac Mizrahi has been named Creative Director for the Liz Claiborne brand. In this role, Mr. Mizrahi will oversee the design and marketing functions for women's apparel, accessories and licensing. Mr. Mizrahi's first collection for Liz Claiborne will arrive in stores in spring 2009.

OK, do not take what I am about to say the wrong way. I…


Added by Apparel1 on January 15, 2008 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Sewing Standard Rate Setting Service : Clothing Production Management Software

Magnal Solutions announced the official launch of its STARS standard rate setting service for the sewn products industry. With the use of our Magnal SDM software based on MTM standard data, their engineers validate rates currently in use by a factory, or set accurate and objective rates for new operations. When requested, method improvements will be provided.

MAGNAL FACTS production management software is designed to help apparel factory management successfully optimize plant…


Added by Apparel1 on January 15, 2008 at 8:28am — No Comments

New Clothing Store News Website

This weekend, I have been rather busy working on a new fashion website. The new one is designed specifically for presenting current news regarding clothing stores (fashion retailers online and offline). The site will contain news about fashion boutiques, departments stores etc. Currently, I have it set up mostly for the larger fashion retailers. However, I hope to have more stores listed in the future. The new site is called Clothing Store…


Added by Apparel1 on January 14, 2008 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Women's Wear Daily : Fashion News

Where is the best place to find womenswear news? The answer to this question may depend on who you ask. In addition, the answer may depend on if you are talking about online news or offline news. Certainly, if you are looking for any sort of fashion news, you should first look to Apparel Search. However, if you have already taken that step their are plenty of other very interesting and capable sources for reading about… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on January 12, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Liz Claiborne Fashion Brand Review

Liz Claiborne Inc. has provided an update on four brands which were put under strategic review as part of the Company's long-term growth plan. The Company has reached a definitive agreement to sell Laundry By Design and C&C California; is closing Sigrid Olsen; and is retaining the Enyce brand. The first phase of the review, which involved seven other brands, was completed in October 2007. You can learn more at the… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on January 8, 2008 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Russell Athletic New Site January 2008

Russell Athletic is a very large apparel company... I am curious about why their website currently indicates "New Site Coming January 2008" (by the way, today is January 7th). In my opinion, a company of this size should transition between sites a bit faster. They certainly could have managed to keep their old site in place until the new site was complete, tested, and ready to go. I am not sure how long…


Added by Apparel1 on January 7, 2008 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Fashion Companies Beware - Watch Your Expenses

In my opinion, this year will be a critical one for fashion designers, fashion boutiques, and all other apparel relevant companies. IF the consumer is truly slowing as the stock market may have signaled again today, shouldn't we be on high alert?

If retail sales are slow, will clothing store buyers have a slower turn of merchandise...

If the turn is slower, won't that slow the rate of purchasing new…


Added by Apparel1 on January 4, 2008 at 10:51pm — No Comments

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