EDGE Radar, EDGExposition

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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EDGE Market & News, EDGE-ucation

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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EDGE Market & News

Fashion Weeks, Are They Really Relevant?

We spend an enormous amount of money and energy to stage an event that creates excitement too far in advance of when the collection is available to the consumer. –Tom Ford, WWD Are Fashion Week runway events still relevant?   Is this model in crisis mode and what role does it really play in the […]

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sustainable EDGE

Is Fashion Frivolous?

EDGE shares this perspective from Karen Roth: On the surface, fashion may pale in comparison to weightier endeavors. And yet, the truth of the matter is that the fashion industry is an economic, social, and environmental heavyweight – a $1.2 trillion industry that employs over 1.9 million in the US alone and 23.6 million worldwide. […]

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EDGE-ucation, sustainable EDGE

Sustainable Fashion Never Goes Out of Style

IMAGINE A FUTURE LIKE THIS: Community Couture [Scenario 2] 1.   The world is… struggling to cope with the impacts of climate change and resource shortages but community bonds are strong – many strive for self-sufficiency. 2.   Fashion is… expensive new or cheap and second-hand… very high costs of raw materials and disrupted supply chains have […]

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