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EDGE Top Picks – Style Fashion Week NY | Brittany Nicole

Non-conforming, fun, whimsical, graphically bold, socially charged, playful, colorful, daring. This is not your usual stuff, hmm .  . . this potpourri collection stimulates conversation. Fashion should be a little lighthearted and make you take a pause. Brittany Allen, CEO and Creative Director of Brittany Nicole, who holds an MFA from Savannah College of Art […]

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EDGE Top Picks – Style Fashion Week NY | Grace Moon

The Korean American designer, Grace Moon, brings artistry to her designs with striking color block combinations, unconventional layering, and architectural cuts.  A work of art! Her designs reflect her Korean heritage and are based from the Korean traditional clothing, Hanbok. Of the 27 featured designers, Grace Moon is 1 out of a handful of emerging designers […]

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GAiETY uP | EDGE Talks to Patrick Kevin Francisco

If there’s a word to describe “GAiETY uP” it would be EXUBERANT – Patrick Kevin Francisco Patrick Kevin Francisco has been on the EDGE Radar for some time and is definitely an up and coming designer to watch.  A fashion show award winner and recent graduate from the Art Institute of California – Hollywood, he […]

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31 Designers and the Art of Transformation Defined by Them

31 fashion designers showcased their collection at The Art of Transformation Defined by You fashion show presented by the Art Institute of California [Ai].  For the first time, four southern Ai California campuses [of Argosy University] joined forces to produce one phenomenal show featuring final collections from graduating and recently graduated students. Claudine Papillon, CA […]

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Fashion Unknown Fact – The U.S. Fashion Industry Employs More Than 1.8 Million People

The fashion industry—including retailers, manufacturers, designers and wholesalers—employs more than 1.8 million people in the United States. It relies on workers in a wide range of occupations, including fashion designers, market research analysts, graphic design artists, computer systems developers, patternmakers, sewing machine operators, retail sales workers, wholesale buyers, accountants and business operations specialists.The U.S. fashion […]

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How Important is Sketching in Design?

Tapping into your audience/client at key points during the design process can save you a lot of disappointment of the ‘big reveal’ at the end. Consider this your focus group/feedback session. Sketches really help you “sell” your designs to the clients. – Icon Utopia Designers, the entire design process is of such meaning to your […]

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Fast & Cheap Fashion Consumption Leads to R.A.G.S.

Skip the landfill and discard your unwanted R.A.G.S. – Recycle Accessories Garments Shoes – responsibly. Americans discard more than 28 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles.  Charitable organizations and others collect roughly 15 percent of these items, while the remaining 85 percent — 24 billion pounds — end up in landfills.  – […]

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The Power of The Designer To Create Sustainable Change

Up to 80% of a garment’s environmental impact is decided in the design phase. Only a few designers and product developers realize their potential to create sustainable change through their decision. – Jonas Eder-Hansen, vice president & development director at the Danish Fashion Institute | Recycling International Designers should recognize that true innovation is best achieved by […]

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Next Up! The Best Designer Showcases of Art Hearts Fashion

EDGE’s selection of the best of Arts Hearts Fashion designer showcase are Patrick Kevin Francisco, Alena Sablan, Jovani, and Jessie Liu. Out of 38 designers, these 4 meet the EDGE criteria of design excellence. Photo Credit: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 17, Arun Nevader/Getty Images, Courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion More of Look at EDGE, click here. […]

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The EDGE Lookbook | Commatteo at Style Fashion Week

Antonella Commatteo labels her brand as a “fashion disruptor – fashion that lets you be who you want to be”.  The look of her prior collections have been disruptive, undisciplined with no continuity as a collection.  With this collection, there was discipline and a cohesive vision.  She took a simpler approach by mixing a primary color palette […]

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Stop! In Front of Time | EDGE Interviews Francesco Rasola

Francesco Rasola‘s new collection, “It’s Just Matter of Time”, expresses this Italian fashion designer’s gift in executing a look that defies mainstream [repetitive] fashion, brings meaning to the artistry of fashion, and showcases how the trajectory of our culture impacts fashion.  He embraced the concept of time and has given us something we never expected, not only […]

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Color! Have No Fear

In fashion, do we produce and consume too much of the color black?  Do you know why black is used in the branding of Chanel, YSL, and Armani Exchange?  How does the color spectrum affect consumer behavior?

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Skip The Landfill, Create The Art

Up to 95% of the textiles that are LAND-FILLED each year could be reused or recycled, according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles [SMART] One day you will have no use for what you wear.  It could be in a few months or a few years.  Where will you dispose of it?  You say you […]

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The One Branding Tip You Can’t Live Without

In developing your brand, focus on engagement, not sales.  You want to engage the consumer on an emotional level and to effectively communicate it across their entire brand experience.  When you think of an emotional connection with a brand, Disney has one of the best practices of consumer engagement and brand leveraging across all its […]

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Ecological Impact of Clothing

My Letter to the editor | VC Reporter | Ventura California  I would like to recognize and thank you for David Goldstein’s article, Overwhelmed by a Flood of Clothing.  I strongly believe taking action to reduce textile waste is a responsibility for all of us – the fashion industry, the community, and consumers.  

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The State of Fashion 2017

The U.S. fashion industry has changed dramatically since the early part of the 20th century when its main focus was manufacturing. In 1931, the Garment District in New York was home to the highest concentration of clothing manufacturers in the world. – The New Economy of Fashion | Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress   […]

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The New Economy of Fashion

There are strong signs of a bright future for sectors of the fashion industry—primarily in design and high tech manufacturing. Fashion is a multi-trillion dollar global industry, encompassing everything from textile and apparel brands to wholesalers, importers and retailers. Over a trillion dollars is spent annually on apparel and footwear around the globe, with nearly […]

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Does The Fashion Awards cater to the establishment?

Are diversity and difference recognized from a new generation from what was formerly known as the British Fashion Awards?  The ceremony awards those for their contribution to the fashion industry. From i-D, Anders Christian Madsen, tells us his perspective in his piece, 2016: the year the gvasalias conquered fashion:

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Models, Make-Up, & Mayhem? Backstage at Fashion Week

A bit of chaos and confusion may be expected in contrast to a slick, sleek, and orderly fashion show.  We see the glamour and glitz in front of the stage, but what goes on behind-the-scenes [bts] requires  precision ‘military like’ planning, enormous preparation, and an experienced team of professionals to pull it off.  The goal: implement a […]

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