Transforming A Culture Through Fashion

There is something inherently transformative about experiencing a different culture. The sights, sounds, tastes, and interactions change us and become a source of inspiration. In February 2020, Stars Design Group CEO/President Bret Schnitker and chief strategy officer (CSO) and Emily Lane were provided that opportunity in El Salvador. As part of an 11 person U.S. delegation, Schnitker and Lane were … Read More

Consulting in the Apparel World

Apparel consulting is just one facet of Stars Design Group.

Throughout the years, I have engaged with a variety of consultants with mixed results. It’s always a challenge to have high expectations in a short interaction with anyone, let alone an individual who is contracted to bring about change or correction to a current issue. Much like a great therapist, time spent understanding the complete landscape, the unique challenges, and … Read More

Technology and Its Influence on the Fashion Industry

Living in a world that is being revolutionized by technology, the fashion industry is playing its part with the innovation and evolution of 3D design. This technology has transformed the way designers think about the garments they are creating, and what the apparel industry will look like in a post-covid world. (Image above from Valentin Karabanov [website, Instagram, LinkedIn]).  The … Read More

The Hype of Sustainability

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Looking up the word sustainability on Google, it will be defined as “the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.” That can mean a lot of things, but what does it mean when applied to the fashion industry? Is it secondhand shopping, purchasing from brands that are ethical, using vegan leather or recycled materials? What does being … Read More

Fashion History: The High-Rise of Denim

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Denim may not have been invented in the United States, yet jeans and denim-wear have become a distinctly “American” look. It has symbolized the working class, counterculture, and youthfulness for generations. The styling and cut have changed over the years, while the heart and soul of denim has stayed the same. In denim, there is the promise of change and … Read More