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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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Take a LOOK. . .The History and High Fashion of Menswear | ‘Reigning Men’ Exhibition

Reigning Men:  Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [ LACMA] Exhibition, explores the history of men’s fashionable dress.  Spanning 3 centuries of men’s fashion, this  exhibition explores the looks of “dandy” to “mod” to “ultra chic” and how political and cultural influences shaped fashionable dress for men. 200 looks brilliantly curated, […]

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inspiración. . .un lienzo en blanco

I travel for inspiration, visiting historic sites and ancient cities; I do so to remove myself from the current season, empty my mind and work from a blank space. – Marion Ayonote, Footwear Designer |a quote from EDGE talks to Marion Ayonote Inspiration can be taking in what’s around you in the world, observing the […]

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EDGE Gets Its Kicks

The  sneaker world inspires me from the technological advances the giants like Nike and adidas  develop. . . Fashion and technology: sports brands like Nike and adidas have been leading “technological innovation” in shoe design but the fashion industry is finally beginning to wake up to the possibilities of digital technologies, says Rem D Koolhaas, […]

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How Radical is Fashion Innovation?

“In fashion we see so many changes and so many incredible young talents with fresh perspectives and optimism, eager to take chances and shake things up.” -Anja Rubik [model] One of my favorite magazines is i-D.   I recently found myself re-reading the Summer 2014 issue – insi-De the new issue – and was inspired with […]

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Creativity and the Hot Rod Culture

Insights and Stories that thread our fascination with fashion. What do classic cars have in common with EDGE?  The visionaries behind the end product [the classic car owners and emerging designers] start with a blank canvas,  are creative, innovative,  and daring.   Through their passion for what they do they give us what we never thought […]

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Barbie® as Creative Inspiration

Insights and Stories that thread our fascination with fashion. Barbie® has been a muse to many artists over the past 5+ decades – including Andy Warhol and Peter Max. Over the years, Barbie® doll has always been a reflection of the times, art, and fashion whether following style trends or blazing her own fashion trail.   […]

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I Got a “D” – A Gift In Courage

Insights and Stories that thread our fascination with fashion. I got a grade of ‘D” on my first piece I made in my high school sewing class.  I cried all the way home.  The perceived failure was a gift in courage and determination to still pursue my dreams.  Twenty years later, I became Vice President […]

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