Tag Archives: fashion competition

Olsen Twins and The Row get the CFDA Nomination….and We Like It!

17 Mar

I’ve already lauded The Olsen Twins for their incredible endeavors for bringing manufacturing back to the U.S as they work with NYC’s garment district and have gone to Washington D.C. to lobby.  Now they are being nominated for the most prestigious award in the Fashion Industry and that is the coveted CFDA Award.  They are deserving of it as they are their own entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with whose aesthetics and business ethics remain  unchallenged by others.  Though they are not complete saints, but are no Alexander Wang or Nike in the sense of where they make their garments and how they treat their employees.  Their attention to quality is sterling with The Row’s collections.  The Row made almost entirely in the U.S.A. has minimal detailing that is specific to the body and emphasizing the luxury of fabrics and lines.  They have brought back an almost 90’s minimalism that designed by Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Jil Sander and the radical Helmut Lang where the quality of fabric, construction and laser like attention to line as a detail made these garments so amazing.  This will certainly push them into a bigger arena of fashion attention as I’ve watched them evolve over the last 4 years.  Hopefully I will make that huge plunge and invest in their incredible cashmere coats!

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Sustainable Chic Designer On The Move: Carrie Perry wins prize at Amsterdam Fashion Week

16 Feb

Carrie Perry is someone to watch in the newest echelon of the fashion world that is cultivating a following for sustainability.  I’ve profiled her before  now doing it again because she keeps making headlines in the fashion press and she is an indie fashion designer.  She recently took home a prize of 15,000 at Amsterdam Fashion Week for her innovative designs that project confident, feminine tailoring and sustainable practice in their materials and manufacturing.  Perry’s idea of making clothes more convertible from season to season extending the garments wearability is a generous thought in the obsessive ideology  of over consumption of fashion for profit that takes an inevitable toll on the environment.  Perry has worked for Marc Jacobs and Norma Kamali before going independently to come up and above with a cause that transcends the fashion world in so many ways without sacrificing beauty or the planet.

http://fashion.elle.com/fashion/insider/2011/05/24/new-designer-alert-carrie-parry/

 

Model of Environmentally Conscietious Fashion

2 Sep

   Laura Bailey, who has been around for a good 15 years or so is making the move of going green in the Fashion world.  Though she is not as famous as the super models we all know, she has made campaigns with GUESS Jeans and dated Richard Gere! (You may remember him in Runaway Bride?)  Well, she is working with the likes of UK company Tesco to help judge sustainable fashion design from around the globe. Entry into the competition is closed, but the winners will show up with a fashion show in London and NYC.

NYC will host NOLCHA that caters to Independent Designers and works mostly in social media and E-Commerce.

If you are a fashion designer – anywhere in the world, you have great designs and you are considering the environment and the people behind your product, Ethical Fashion Forum wants to put you in the spotlight! This season The Fairtrade Foundation has teamed up with the Ethical Fashion Forum. For the first time the competition will run a Fairtrade cotton category sponsored by Tesco, which will be judged by fashion model Laura Bailey. The winning entrant will be invited to work with the F&F brand at Tesco.

Here is one of the American winners http://www.carrieparry.com

Carrie Parry achieves a timeless style rooted in sustainability and wearability. It’s a concept, an aesthetic, a philosophy, and a lifestyle, designing clothes of the finest quality rendered from responsible sources that transition effortlessly from day to night, season to season. Sophisticated, tailored and with an appreciation for luxury and simplicity, CARRIE PARRY is in the details, from intricately textured fabrics to whimsical touches and fastidious workmanship.

http://www.carrieparry.com