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EDGE Talks to Michael Ngo | Debut Fashion Show

The man who has no imagination has no wings – Muhammad Ali This is a quote on the Designs By Michael Ngo website. The designer, Michael Ngo, uses his imagination to push the boundaries of fashion with fabric, design, and technology. Michael is a graduate and valedictorian of the graduating class of Fall 2014 – […]

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EDGE Talks to Karen Morris Millinery

Karen Morris, a Hong Kong born milliner, describes her business as “Hatting the Ladies of America… And the World”. – Karen Morris Millinery.  Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Karen designs artistically crafted hats.  EDGE is delighted to interview Karen and share her unique skill and business model to the EDGE network. RPHill: Tell us about […]

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EDGE . . .thoughts from a graduating designer

. . .it’s’ better to see the live thing than an actual picture. . .” Alia Adel, graduating student of The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, sharing her thoughts on exposing her collections in Metamorphosis Fashion Show – the annual student designer fashion show.  She shares comments on the production, the emotional pull, and […]

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EDGE Talks to Designer Marion Ayonote

Nigerian born and educated Marion Ayonote designs beautifully innovative and feminine footwear.  There is a need for each of these unique pieces to reflect the personality, lifestyle and aspirations of its owner.  With offices based in London, Marion Ayonote creates collections that appeal to Women the World over and her approach to design has been […]

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EDGE Talks To Dapper Young Gentlemen

The global menswear market had total revenues of $423.2bn in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% between 2009 and 2013 from Marketline.  This trend has led to an increase in menswear fashion bloggers, celebrities and those that aspire have become more conscious of their style, and media outlets and retail are […]

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EDGE Talks To 4 Corners Of A Circle

“In what looks like a circle, there might exist corners.” This line reflects the brand’s origin–the designer’s confidence in herself and her designs. She has a strong belief in what some can see but others might not comprehend.  – http://vvvv-o.com/about/ Our interview with the designer and visionary of “4 Corners Of A Circle”, Natsuko Kanno. […]

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EDGE Talks To Amabelle Aguiluz

Amabelle Aguiluz  is an artist and knitwear designer working and living in Los Angeles.  Her brand fits the EDGE designer profile.  She is innovative in her approach to texture and sustainable in her development of textiles.  Her designs are culturally relevant and yet wearable works of art.   In blending ancient techniques with machine knitting, along […]

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EDGE Talks to Charles Cua and Melchor Guinto

I recently met Charles Cua [women’s designer] and Melchor Guinto [men’s designer] at the S|S 2015 LA Fashion Market SELECT Contemporary Trade Show as they were a new addition to this curated show.  These two up and coming designers, who presented a bold and progressive look, were featured in the SELECT Runway Show and in […]

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EDGE Talks to Giammona Collective

A brand that’s good for the environment, good for the retailer – no minimums and 1 month lead times – and good for the consumer’s wallet.   How refreshing it was to meet Carly Giammona, CEO+Founder Giammona Collective, at the Spring|Summer 2015 Select Contemporary Tradeshow, LA Fashion Market. Giammona Collective is the first major innovation in […]

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E D G E Talks to Unzicker Design

Elaine Unzicker, artist and designer, of Unzicker Design sat down to talk with me at the Standing In Boots art exhibition. This Ojai California resident makes jewelry and clothing from chain mail piece goods, the bases and uniqueness of her brand.  Elaine and her husband, Keith, travel globally to show and sell her collections.  She […]

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Fashion Connection with Michelle Hébert

As a very talented designer, Michelle Hébert truly defines how fashion is art and art is fashion.  Her design vision is seamless, dramatic, yet wearable. I recently had a phone conversation with her to get her feedback on EDGE and how fashion designers can expose their brands and connect with retailers.  As an up-and-coming brand, […]

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