Archives May 2023

Laurence Carr Launches Eco Design Brand

MILAN — Laurence Carr’s sustainable epiphany occurred in 2014, while working with a top leading interior architecture and design firm in New York City. At a time when the fashion industry was largely viewed as the culprit of the ongoing environmental crisis, Carr realized her own peers were ignoring their industry’s contribution. Conversations about an ecological approach to designing interiors were nonexistent between her colleagues, manufacturing reps, architects and designers, she reminisced.

“As a global citizen who has lived on four continents, as a designer, and as a mother of three children, I wanted a career that had a more meaningful legacy than simply beautifully designed spaces and products. I wanted to be part of solving the problems these industries were creating and foster a positive impact that would live on much longer than my own efforts,” said French-born Carr, who is the founder and chief executive officer of her

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Learn From Rachel O’mahony, A British Fashion Designer, How To Start A New Fashion Brand – ZEX PR WIRE

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London, UK, 27th May 2023, zex pr wire , Rachel O’Mahony, a British fashion designer and owner of two fashion brands, knows a lot about starting a business and making it a brand. Having a successful business can take a lot of time, but with tips and tricks from someone who is already a brand leader, she takes the guesswork out of it for startups.

Recently, Rachel O’Mahony talked about how to start a fashion brand and how to keep it successful among the target market internationally. The tips and secrets shared by her are according to the market for the textile and fashion industries and can be applied to other industries generally as well. Rachel consults with new designers often as part of her business and enjoys seeing other designers succeed in the competitive industry.Rachel had started a brand named Aloura London with her university

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How New Balance built a $5 billion brand

When Richie Roxas bought his first pair of New Balance sneakers in 1994, he had no idea he was 20 years early to a trend.

While his sneakerhead friends were busy chasing the latest Nike release, Roxas decided to forge his own path.

“I found New Balances to be the most comfortable,” he tells CNBC Make It. “They were sort of like this underdog brand. And I gravitated towards them because not a lot of people were wearing them.”

Now 43, the shoe collector owns over 600 pairs of sneakers from the Boston-based brand. As his floor-to-ceiling collection has grown, so has New Balance.

What was once commonly viewed as a favorite of dads across America — occasionally mocked for its “ugly,” chunky aesthetic — has over the past decade evolved into a fashion-forward brand in its own right.

Richie Roxas purchased his first pair of New Balance sneakers in

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Fashion Brand Orlebar Brown Evokes the Spirit of Summer in New Campaign

The legendary Bulldog is to Orlebar Brown what the Trenchcoat is to Burberry. With 25 years of heritage, it has stood the test of time and epitomises everything O.B. represents. Crafted from over 60 individual materials by hand, this film was ultimately commissioned not just to celebrate this icon, but to pay homage to the design work and heritage of the brand.

Director Cian McKenna and the design team used a mix of Super 8 memories and beautiful CG cloth animation to evoke the spirit of summer. Composer and sound designer Denis Kilty conjured up the sounds of the sea, holidays, and summer vibes.

The brand was launched in 2007 (UK) by then photographer, Adam Brown who after attending a friends birthday party at a beach identified a gap in the market for smart men’s swimwear. At the time Adam had no experience within the fashion industry but led by

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Atelier Jolie: Three things to know about Angelina Jolie’s collaborative fashion brand

NEW YORK, May 21 — Known as an actress, producer, model and activist, Angelina Jolie now intends to shine as an entrepreneur. The American actress has announced the launch of a fashion brand, Atelier Jolie, which stands out for its collaborative, ethical and eco-responsible approach — among other things — not to mention its desire to reconnect with the traditional fashion design process. Here are three things to know about this new label, launching in fall 2023.

Celebrities have been launching new brands in the fashion and beauty sectors for several years. There’s Rihanna’s brand Fenty, focusing on cosmetics and lingerie, Lizzo and her brand of sculpting underwear, Yitty, and Selena Gomez with her Rare Beauty makeup brand. So many labels that have managed to win over consumers, no doubt thanks to their creators’ large fan communities, but also (and especially) thanks to their commitments. Stars are no longer

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Advisory Board Crystals Has the Universe on Its Side

Southern California-based fashion label Advisory Board Crystals has the universe on its side. The brand’s co-founders, Remington Guest and Heather Haber, double as designers and lovers — and, of all places, their origin story begins in a rather awkward Uber Pool ride in 2015.

Guest, who was visiting Los Angeles at the time, hopped in the backseat of the car alongside his friend to find Haber, who, in typical Pool fashion, wanted nothing to do with the strangers cooped up next to her. “We’re both antisocial, so she was on her side of the car looking out the window — like, not towards me — and I didn’t wanna see who else was in the car either,” Guest told Hypebeast. “I only took the Pool because it was four dollars,” Haber added.

In their six-minute-and-49-second ride, however, they discovered that they had both worked for Scott Sternberg’s cult brand, Band

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Amazon’s Secret Designer Outlet Is Chock-Full of Premium Fashion Deals for Up to 73% Off

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Including Vince sneakers, Ugg sandals, and 7 for All Mankind jeans.

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The weekend is finally here, and it’s time to treat yourself — aka rest, relax, and revamp your closet, of course. After a long week, there’s nothing better than a little retail therapy, and now that spring is in full swing, a shopping spree is in order. If you’re looking to elevate your wardrobe without breaking the bank this season, you’re in luck — Amazon’s Premium Brands Outlet is overflowing with major deals on designer fashion items. And, to make your weekend shopping a breeze, I narrowed down the massive sale section to the 20 best premium picks to add to your cart, with prices starting at just $15.

Below, you’ll find wedding guest dresses, your new go-to jeans, and the perfect

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PCC Fashion Design students prepare for spring show

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima Community College’s Fashion Design program has five decades under its belt—a true hidden gem on campus, according to some.

“A lot people don’t know that Pima has a fashion program,” says Savannah Franco. Franco is the director of the program’s upcoming showcase on Friday, May 19.

“I actually started off doing criminal justice, I had no idea a fashion program existed here,” says Franco.

Though some may not know about it, PCC’s Fashion Design and Clothing Department has a lot to offer students wanting to pursue a career in fashion.

“I did not know how to sew when I started in the fashion program and then I came out with my own clothing brand,” Franco tells me.



Pima fashion design student Savannah Franco says she started her college career studying criminal justice.

From the basics to the more advanced, there is something

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How ‘It Girl’ Vashtie Kola Embraced Her Trinidadian Roots and Found Her Style

  • Vashtie Kola directed music videos with Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna and is the first woman to design Air Jordans.
  • Named one of New York Magazine’s “It Girls,” Kola became famous for her monthly “1992” parties.
  • Kola spoke with Insider reporter Yoonji Han about embracing her Trinidadian roots and finding her style.

This is an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Vashtie Kola, a music video director, filmmaker, artist, designer, and DJ. It has been edited for length and clarity.

My parents immigrated from Trinidad to upstate New York, where we lived in a predominantly Black American and Afro-Jamaican community. My dad is ethnically Indian and my mom is Indian and African, but growing up, I was confused because I didn’t understand how the cultures came

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Project Runway All-Stars: Meet the Season 20 Designers

The workroom is officially back open, as Project Runway is set to return for an epic 20th season on Thursday, June 15 at 8 p.m. with a special two-part premiere. The 14 designers in the cast will all look familiar to fans, as the season will be All-Stars themed for the first time in the show’s storied history.

Mentor Christian Siriano is returning to help guide the designers through the competition, and Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth return as judges.

In addition to bringing back designers from past seasons, Season 20 will stand apart for another reason: each episode will be 90 minutes long. 

Though all of the designers on Season 20 know the workroom all too well, fans may need a refresher on who is competing. 

A fan favorite from Project Runway Season 18, Brittany Allen hit a streak of success with her eponymous line. With home

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