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Garment District

Hot Damn! Lingerie Goes Country

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

I don't know about you, but the idea of attending a fashion show much less Fashion Week in NYC, makes me start to look for a rafter from which I can hang myself. This would be my worst case scenario:

Catherine New

Small Designer Takes On Kmart In Brand Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- When women's fashion designer Liz Seklir received an email from a stranger in October 2011 thanking her for a sequined top, she passed it ...

Simon Says

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

I never knew Mr. Simon's first name. It seemed to me that after 82 years of building a life, a business through sheer force of will, Mr. Simon was an appropriate moniker.

Bringing the Caché of "Made in NY"... Home

Michelle Vale | Posted 06.13.2011 | Style
Michelle Vale

With all the banter about job creation in the press and Congress, consumers remain largely apathetic towards where their consumer goods are produced.

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...

The American Garmento: An Endangered Species in its Natural Habitat

Jenni Avins | Posted 08.01.2011 | New York
Jenni Avins

Gave a peek into New York City's Garment District's nooks and crannies via a few little videos, for a glimpse at the American Garmento -- an endangered species in its natural habitat.

Made in Midtown: Meet Jason Wu

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Jason Wu is describing his recent visit to the Smithsonian to watch his one-shouldered, intricately embroidered dress be inducted into the museum's collection.

Sidewalk Catwalk Launches Mannequin Art Exhibition

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pianos are officially out. The latest trend in the New York public art scene? Mannequins donning couture made of weather-proof materials, designed by ...

Made in Midtown: Meet Paul Cavazza, Create-a-Marker

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Made in Midtown's journalism fellow Tom Vanderbilt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion world, and reveals how an industry inseparable from New York continues to thrive.

Made in Midtown: Meet Tony Singh, Four Seasons Fashion

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

There are many reasons why Tony Singh would like to keep his factory at its current location on 39th Street. The last time he moved, more than a decade ago, it cost him roughly $75,000.

Made in Midtown: Meet Anna Sui

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

While her reach and influence are felt across the world, Sui's story began in the Garment District and continues there to the present day, as she chats in her lacquered black and purple studio.

The Garment District: 38th Street 3 Ways

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I've been attending events surrounding the New York City Garment District, one of those concentrated areas of artistic and innovative types that makes cities like New York cultural hot-spots.

Made in Midtown: Meet In God We Trust

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

"Fashion was always something I wanted to get into," says Shana Tabor, founder of the Brooklyn-based boutique In God We Trust, "but on my own terms." This is not mere bravado.

Job Growth Requires Vibrant Urban Neighborhoods

Vin Cipolla | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vin Cipolla

It's the traditional New York City neighborhood that suits the entrepreneur, with its mix of storefronts, upstairs apartments, inexpensive street food, and 24-hour diners.

Made in Midtown: Why Creative Industries Matter to NYC

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

This morning my organization, the Design Trust for Public Space, launched madeinmidtown.org, an inside look at the Garment District, the heart of American fashion.

Fashion Mannequins To Take Over NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A series of fashion mannequins are set to takeover New York City this summer as part of an initiative to revive the Garment District, WWD reports. Dub...

Made in Midtown: Meet Ron Frasch

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

New York City is considering changing the zoning in the Garment District, the heart of American fashion. This decision would transform the industry and the neighborhood.

Made in Midtown: Meet Andrew Rosen, Theory

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

The Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit devoted to improving New York City's public realm, has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to create Made in Midtown.

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.

Made in Midtown: Meet Shelly Steffee

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Currently the City of New York is considering a proposal to change the zoning in the Garment District -- decisions that would transform the industry and the neighborhood.

Made in Midtown: Meet Ramdat Harihar

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

Ramdat Harihar's ability to make specialized stitches for his designer clients, from Anna Sui to Zack Posen, is central to his survival amidst the declining ranks of apparel manufacturers in New York.

Exploring Midtown's Urban Fabric

Deborah Marton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Marton

Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center is big news, but anyone who cares about fashion should know that even bigger changes are afoot. New York may soon dramatically change zoning in the Garment District.

A Sorry State of the City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg needs to acknowledge that residents require more than just minimum-wage employment to survive and thrive.

Fashion NYC 2020 To Rethink Garment District

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Seventy-five of fashion's most influential minds are set to meet on Monday night to begin the Fashion NYC 2020 yearlong project with New York's Mayor ...

NY Designers Rally To Preserve Garment District, Block Olive Gardens

New York Daily News | Amanda Sidman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Nanette Lepore, Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors all rallied Wednesday to support the Garment Center, which is in trouble because of zoning laws...