Monday, July 24, 2017

New York Fashion Week Men's Saving Grace? Diversity, and Lots of It

Late on Wednesday afternoon of the New York Fashion Week: Men’s Spring 2018 shows, a parade of young men with come hither stares cut through the Eagle, the notorious leather bar on the far west lip of Chelsea, and they weren't there for jockstrap night.

They were models walking in Willy Chavarria’s avant-Cholo collection, a double entendre splicing of low rider culture and gay fetish the designer called “Cruising.” What was notable, aside from the flowing pant legs and appropriated Marlboro graphics, was that the models were exclusively black and Latino.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Marketing luxury goods in Latin America

Latin America’s economic slowdown is squeezing luxury retailers. What’s more, currency devaluations in the region mean visitors to Miami are spending less on luxury goods when they travel.

But top-end retailers aren’t holding their breath until conditions improve. In fact, they say, now is the time to refine their retail strategies for Latin American customers.

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Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show 2016 generated over $80 million dollars

The recent tradeshow Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show 2016 generated over $80 million dollars with over 1500 buyers attending reported Magali Silva, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

Most of the buyers invited by PromPeru and the Commercial Office of Peru Aboard (OCEX) were from the United States other large buyers were Brazil, UK, Italy and Chile. Buyers also came from 44 countries that span Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

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Peru Textiles brand to debut at Peru Moda fair

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva announced that 'Peru Textiles' brand will make its official debut at the 20th edition of Peru Moda, set to take place next week in Lima.

“Peru Textiles will be launched at this year’s edition of Peru Moda and Peru Gift Show fairs. The brand will make a difference as it will be showcased as one about natural fibers like pima cotton and alpaca,” she noted.

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How Fashion Entrepreneurs Become Millionaires

When it comes to personal wealth creation, the fashion industry in many ways parallels the entertainment industry. While talent is very important, other factors such as hard work and persistence are critical to long term accomplishments. As seen by self-made millionaires in every industry, there are going to be setbacks. Sometimes these obstacles can be quite severe. Nevertheless, the people who excel confront their setbacks and persevere.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Spring Fashion Acquires a Spanish Accent

During the recent New York Fashion week, three front-row fixtures turned up at the Proenza Schouler show wearing flirty white and black-trimmed crepe blouses from the label’s spring collection.

“There is something about a ruffle and off-the-shoulder cut that makes women feel sexy without being too overtly bare,” said one of those attendees, Roopal Patel, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue, who Instagrammed a snap of herself with seatmates Beth Buccini, co-owner of the New York boutique Kirna ZabĂȘte, and Alina Cho, a fashion-book editor.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Why This New York Fashion Week Was Actually the Most Diverse Yet

Inclusion — the word we're using to replace the more commonly used but a bit less accurate "diversity" — is at the forefront of a slew of industries right now: entertainment, beauty, technology, and of course, fashion.

Industry insiders expressed optimism in December when we reported on the state of inclusion for black women in fashion in 2015 and we’re happy to note that progress is indeed being made. The fall 2016 season of New York Fashion Week, which just wrapped, was one of the most inclusive to date, with 31.9% of collections featuring models of color.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Digital Couture? Check Out These Latin American Designers

NEW YORK, NY -- High fashion from a printer? Though it sounds crazy, the results are stunning.

Eleven designers from all over the Americas recently showcased collections before the official start of New York Fashion Week 2016. As part of Epson's 'Digital Couture Project' and under the theme of "Harmony and Peace Through Fashion,"" designers were able to create their pieces using direct-to-garment and digital dye-sublimation printing.

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Shoe designer Andrea Gomez brings the heat to runways of NY Fashion Week

Let’s face it, nothing says sexy like a one-of-a-kind standout pair of sky high heels.

For the past five years, Andrea Gomez, a shoe designer from Venezuela, has been channeling her deepest desires alongside countryman and well-established couturier Angel Sanchez.

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