In high school, I remember stepping in the door of the guidance counselor's office. I had a large black sketchbook in my hands, a few magazine clippings and the drive to stay in that office until I got what I wanted.
Having spent her formative years training as a bespoke tailor on Savile Row under Edward Sexton - the man responsible for creating clothing for stars like The Rolling Stones - Leanne Clulee has gone on to thread her philosophy on fashion sustainability into her practice.
We are all different in a unique amazing way, why not have all our pants feel awesome. Our thighs are like fingerprints: No two are the same. My biggest mission in life is to create designs, so we can feel free!
A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.
Athena is amazed that in such a short amount of time, her label is carried in some of the best stores worldwide and she has an international clientele. "It shows that there are boho women all over the world that chase the sun just like me!"
The team spent at least an hour with me on the phone the first time I reached out to them, I wanted to understand the Uzuri Closet vision, inspiration and goals, and boy did they open up to me.
New York's version is considered one of the four major fashion events in the world (the others are in Paris, Rome, and Milan). If you're lucky enough to be invited to a fashion show, there are some general rules for behavior that you should observe.
Your business is either growing or dying. The truth is that you need to proactively grow your business. Increase in sales today does not equate to growth in future. You must have a clear strategy and plan for both short and long-term. There is no such thing as ticking along.
Anna Wintour described the strongest collections of the season as those with a direct point of view -- a show whose "girl" was clearly distinguished through a consistent and powerful aesthetic that could be confused with no other. Enter: Lupe Gajardo.
I have known this man for decades -- not close like "besties" but rather kindred spirits of sorts. I always knew Isaac was a dog person, but when I learned that the two dogs he owns and loves were rescues, I was relentless. I mean RELENTLESS.
Anne Fontaine is one of France's most recognized fashion designers of the last 20 years. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she had always wished to experience another rhythm of life to the one the city offered.
Usually when one attends a runway show, there is hope to be wowed throughout the entirety of the presentation.
Just as taking a better look at a garment reveals intricacies in construction that are invisible to the naked eye, in the same way, the intricacies of food are only revealed through tasting the final product.
We're die-hard fans of Charlotte Ronson's fashion line, with its graceful cuts, splattered flowers, and well-balanced edge. And she's one of those unofficial arbiters of downtown cool: someone who follows her own unique eye, all while pulling off tousled beach hair with aplomb.
Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.
Designer Nazanin Rose Matin is coming off the tails of launching her brand new eponymous scarf collection, which is now available internationally on her website. We spoke to the designer about inspiration, the importance of a powerful print and the challenges of running a luxury accessories business.