Posts tagged "fashion design"

Today In Sad Fashion News: Betsey Johnson’s Liquidation Begins

A couple weeks ago we read that favorite fashionista Betsey Johnson declared bankruptcy, and was forced to shut down many of her stores. Cuts were made to her design team and production on her next line was halted. Well it seems there’s even more bad news for the legendarily wacky designer: A deal has bee…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 11, 2012

Calvin Klein Talks About Being Discovered

“My first real job was designing coats and suits for a company that was run by a man whose name was Dan Milstein … I decided that while I was on the job, I could make some samples at night and on weekends and then I would leave my job. The people I was working…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 23, 2011

An Outfit Made From Chocolate Chain Mail

First thoughts upon seeing this gladiator outfit made entirely out of 300 pieces of chocolate: 1) That looks repulsively sticky and uncomfortable and oh, God, the melting in the sun! 2) What a waste of perfectly good chocolate for eating? WHY!? It turns out the getup was designed by Benjamin Brass and constructed by Puyricard,

By: Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2011

Emma Watson Is The Latest Celeb Turned Designer

Now that the “Harry Potter” kids no longer have a bazillion dollar franchise to support, Emma Watson has got some free time, and it seems she’s opted to pick up some work as a fashion designer. No longer content to merely serve as a model/muse for Burberry, Watson is said to be launching her ow…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 25, 2011

Lanvin’s Girls Make Fighting Look So Good

Behold! The Lanvin Spring/Summer 2011 campaign video, with beautiful models in Alber Elbaz clothes languishing, frolicking and fighting, and looking deadly glamorous while doing so.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2011

Don’t Pee Where You Dress

See this lovely white party dress? Coveting the full skirt and plunging collar? Well not so fast! This gorgeous garment was made from 530 TOILET SEAT COVERS. The toilet seat cover company Toletta employed the fashion designer Laura Dieger to come up with the design. Stunning, and so sanitary, too. [Toletta]…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 13, 2011

The Case For Letting Kids Just Be Kids: Cecilia Cassini

Meet Cecilia Cassini, the youngest fashion designer in the country, and perhaps one of the most terrifying children we’ve ever seen. Listen as the 10-year-old talks about her “ruuuuuude” sewing teacher and opines that “all little girls should have a dress, not pants!” [BuzzFeed]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2010

Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh…

By: Ali Jawin / July 7, 2009

Amy Winehouse To Make 2009 Comeback As A Fashion Designer?

Looks like Amy Winehouse may have that 2009 comeback we were hoping to see, after all…but as a fashion designer, not a singer. The Sun reports that Amy blurted out at a hotel bar while on vacation in St. Lucia that she’s negotiating a deal with top British label Fred Perry and has already started…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 5, 2009

Hey, What’s It Like Being A Lingerie Designer?

Would you take your clothes off for Kathryn Hull? The budding twenty-something designer of Deshabille Lingerie sits down with The Frisky to discuss who’s wearing her panties, creative freedom, and whether romance is alive and kicking.

Why underthings?
Honestly, I designed clothes for various companies for years and I found that I personally loved…

By: Natalie Krinsky / April 10, 2008