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The Inaugural Women Entrepreneurs Festival: Building a Better Movement

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenni Avins

The Women Entrepreneurs Festival was more about building community -- the kind of community that seamlessly melds technology with art. It's the Women's Movement, 2.0.

In Reply to Andy Selsberg's Question: "Where are the Michael Pollans for Clothing?"

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenni Avins

"Where are the Michael Pollans for clothing?" Andy Selsberg asked, in an article entitled "Conscientious Clothing" published in this month's Believer....

Fashion, Journalism and Another Social Network

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

This week, it seems everyone in America is talking about the value of the social network.

'Making It' at New York Fashion Week (VIDEO)

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

As always at New York Fashion Week, there's been talk about our city's role in the industry. The consensus seems to be that while Paris may be forever more refined, New York is the place for young designers to get their start.

VIDEO: Historic Threads of NY Fashion Week

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

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Calendar Girls (VIDEO)

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

The fashion industry (or is it the media?) might be pushing us into fall, but it's still summer on the streets of New York! So how come I can't find a swimsuit?

Of Food and Fashion: Featuring Mina Stone

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I ran into fashion designer Mina Stone the other night in the neighborhood, and we were chatting about the NYC Garment District. Mina is known here in...

Can Globalization Be Glamorous? Check Out Brazil

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

The country's protectionist trade policy, urban migration and growing GDP are contributing to a Brazilian fashion industry that is attracting foreign investment and exporting Brazilian brands.

Video: Jenni Avins' Wardrobe Surgery with Junky Styling

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenni Avins

I first heard of Junky Styling from Mathilda Tham -- you may remember her as the brainy beauty from Sweden.closettour who introduced me to the intersection between environmentalism, psychology and my closet.

Sustainability and Swedish Fashion: A New Website and a New Exhibit

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

Four days of reporting in Stockholm was the first step in a journey to define sustainable style, a subject cloaked in mystery. For the last few weeks, I've continued the search for sustainability, enlisting the help of fashion designers, physicists, factory managers and farmers.

Fashion's Broken Calendar

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

Even when I worked in fashion, I struggled to understand a system that kept designers "creating" relentlessly, so stores could stock winter sweaters in July, and bikinis shortly after Christmas.

Bags, Tags and Automobiles

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

Most women in New York City do not drive cars. Sure, we ride the subway, but in many ways, our purses are our vehicles. They might be one of the first things a person notices about us.

Sustainable Fashion Strategy: Play Hard to Get, Take It Slow

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I've seen the topic of sustainability, appear with increasing frequency. And while the fashion industry and the media agree on its importance, no one seems able to land on a definition.

Opening Day at the CFDA Fashion Incubator: A Video Visit

Jenni Avins | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

The mood at Wednesday's official opening of the CFDA Fashion Incubator, the glossy-floored corridor of 12 glass-walled studios in New York City's Garment District, seemed giddy and full possibility--like Open House at the beginning of the school year.