New York Daily News Fashion 101: Rent The Runway Targets Students Wall Street Journal Given the level of service involved in renting out dresses, "We're more like a hotel company than a fashion company," she muses. One of Rent The Runway's slogans on college campuses is "Have a one-night stand...

Today's Fashion 101: Why Luxury is Expensive is about the Hermès bag. First of all, the craftsman will train for several years before they are allowed to make a bag. Most of the Hermès craftsman come from a school in Paris called Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, who specialize in leather,...

I've been asked this question several times so I thought it was time to write a Fashion 101 about it. Burberry's woven raffia and cotton coat. First of all, designers don't go to fabric stores to get their fabrics, they buy it from manufacturers, wholesalers, or agents. In fact, fabric is...

dtd"> Fashion 101: Lessons in Denim Fashion 101: Lessons in Denim Naked & Famous Jeans By Alexandra SUHNER ISENBERG Editor-at-Large December 1 , 2010 - Most of you are probably well-versed in the world of selvage and raw denim, but if you are anything like me, and are not particularly obsessed...

Check back on Wednesday to read part 2 of Fashion 101: Brand Me.

I was happy though when Fashion Bomb reader Daphne wrote in asking how to deal with her under eye bags because it made me realize I've been slacking on mine. See... *sigh* Why do we get puffiness and under-eye bags? We can basically chalk it up to getting older (I'll be 29 again come...

This is actually a response to an Ask Alexandra request, one of my readers wanted to know what a buyer does, but I have structured this as a Fashion 101. There will be three parts, each describing different types of buyer's roles. The first part is from one of my ex-students, Katie, a buyer's...

So based on experience, what I learnt from Carole, and the mistakes I have made, here are a few tips on networking. 1. Plan what you'd like to accomplish at an event, and be reasonable. It is hard to expect that you are going to make fifteen very useful introductions in one evening, so...

Get your sample collection made. Now you are ready to order your sample collection, which will be the garments you use to show the buyers and eventually, media. 12. Sell your collection. This is the most difficult part of having your own collection! Good luck. 13. Put it into production!...

Normally a research folder (or mood board or sketchbook – however you want to store it) will contain inspiring visuals of things like art, photography, textiles, historical fashion, architecture, nature, or industrial design. I don't like to force too many rules onto the research process...

 

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