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“Spotlight”: The Making of a Student Fashion Show

A student fashion show is not just “show and tell”, but a collaborative educational experience that showcases student’s marketing, design, and event production talents.  It’s applying the academics to real life.   I wanted to learn more about the “what, why, and how” of producing a show by the student body and in particular how it […]

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What Defines Fashion [versus Clothing]?

Yes, there is a difference.  The art of fashion – artistry; craftsmanship; attention to detail; creativity; innovation; bold and daring vision – defines fashion.  Fashion is about advancing the design forward. Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the […]

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LFW | EDGE [watch video]

The London Fashion Week is about EDGE – emerging designers who’ve GOT edge! EDGE salutes London’s reputation for shining the spotlight on up and coming design talent and celebrating diverse fashion cultures.

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EDGE at “Ai Does Hollywood” | Student Fashion and Award Show

Do you ever wonder how design collections are judged at a student fashion event? The Art Institute of California, North Hollywood, showcased it’s annual student produced fashion show – a collaboration between the students and faculty of the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management programs.   The designs featured were from 20 student designers […]

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EDGE Out of Africa

The industry needs fresh blood. Armani is tired. Galliano is trying to resuscitate himself. McQueen is gone. Gucci is failing to reinvigorate and Prada needs a new creative team. It’s time for the big fashion investors to start looking to Africa. Not appropriating our themes, but taking on our design talent. – Johannesburg designer David […]

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Lessons learned from Fashion Week LA

It was my first time participating at a fashion week event. I am Si Jie Loo, a visual and performing artist, and a new contributor of the EDGE team.  I owed it to EDGE for allowing me to assist in viewing and identifying innovative designers and see the nitty-gritty of carrying out fashion shows. There’s […]

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EDGE at Metamorphosis Fashion Show

Emerging designers emerged out of The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles annual student fashion show.  Presented in an industrial setting, Hangar 8 Santa Monica Airport, the Metamorphosis fashion show rocked with each designer’s cohesive collection and attention to detail.  Produced by the fashion marketing and design students the spirit of the show was […]

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EDGE at Invierno Fashion Show

For the up and coming fashion designer visibility and exposure comes in all shapes and sizes and is the first step in communicating their vision.  The Black Board Gallery [Camarillo, California] Invierno fashion show presented a big package of talent on an unpretentious, humbling scale.  This was not the mega “fashion week” exhibition nor did […]

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Fashion Beyond the Art Form | Part III

EDGE champions the gallery and museum venue as a new era of exposition for emerging designers. Fashion is an expression and designers are artists. Shows can be curated with a collective vision of both a historical context and a relevance to contemporary culture. The Met and V&A are landmark institutions that exhibit fashion, but the […]

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Fashion Beyond the Art Form | Part II

EDGE champions the gallery and museum venue as a new era of exposition for emerging designers.  Fashion designers are artists.  Shows can be curated with a collective vision of both a historical context and a relevance to contemporary culture. How does this transform? Emerging designers lack exposure and distribution to the local and international communities. […]

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Fashion Beyond The Art Form | Part I

The power of fashion lies in its power to transform identity and culture. There is a global phenomenon of fashion exhibitions at elite institutions the likes of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. As crowds, who appreciate and are fascinated with fashion, pour into museums and […]

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Fashion at the Art Gallery

I am an art enthusiast.  I love attending art exhibits at galleries and museums.  When it comes to fashion exhibitions at these institutions, it is typically the history of a fashion genre, designer, or culture.  Rarely do you see an event with current contemporary designers exhibiting what’s culturally relevant today.  The one exception is the […]

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