This year, models strutted down the catwalk at the W hotel donning diverse looks from aspiring designers Ty Sinnett, Maryanne Meservey, Chynna Pope, Dominique Quinque, and Jeffrey Dickerson who showed capsule collections of their latest creations.
The fashion industry is broken not because fast fashion exists; it's suffering because designers are beginning to think like they are fast fashion outlets. It's not an easy problem to fix, but the first step is to understand that we are perpetuating our own problems.
As I attempt to read the tea leaves and draw fundamental parallels between this country's economic collapse and its reckless outsourcing of American jobs, I am certain that New York City will rise again and become a significant manufacturing center.
With the increasing number of fashion blogs focusing on indie designers, it's now easier for designers with limited funds to reach a wide audience without putting on an expensive fashion show or spending a lot of money on marketing.