iOS app Android app

Made in Midtown

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.

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.

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.

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.