Supporting Ukrainian Designers at NYFW | Kyiv Art & Fashion Days

Images of the designers from Kyiv Art and Fashion Days

Forced to relocate and reinvent, six Ukrainian designers displaced by war are keeping their brands alive in the most dire of circumstances. These designers were part of the inaugural Kyiv Art & Fashion Days, held in Ukraine in October, 2021. The event was created to establish the city as a cultural epicenter where all forms of art exist both independently … Read More

Moving Production while Managing a Manufacturing Portfolio

The question: “How can we move our production out of China to domestic or near shore options?” is becoming a daily conversation. Considering that China supports nearly 80 percent of the worlds apparel manufacturing, there is not a simple answer to this question, nor an immediate “flip the switch” solution. With planning and awareness on strengths by country however, there … Read More

What Came First: Fashion or Interior Design? The Chicken or The Egg?

Header Image: The Times, photographed by Lorne Campell/Guzelian. Make-up: Lauren Curtis Generational Media Influence Coming of age in the era of social media accompanied by the rise of influencers, I learned about the worlds of fashion and interior design through a screen. I did not have Cosmopolitan, Elle, or Vanity Fair magazines on my coffee table, instead I would scroll … Read More

The Business of Independent Fashion

Designers graduate with dreams of becoming the next multi-million dollar brand, most won’t make it, but not because of a lack of talent, Stefan Siegel is changing that. Siegel is the Founder of NOT JUST A LABEL, an online community of fashion designers disrupting the industry and making an impact on sustainability through intentional design and manufacturing. Stars Design Group, … Read More

Going from a Material World to Virtual in Fashion

{As we navigate this ever-evolving landscape, we decided to have a little extra fun with this article. We hope you enjoy the musical playlist that “just so happens” to align with each section. Find the playlist at the bottom of the article, grab a coffee or beverage of choice, push play, and read on}. Material Girl – A Material World … Read More