This past Saturday at the infamous Starck Club (now Zouk), Texas' Next Top Designer presented candidates for its 2011 award. Contenders for Next Top Designer include: Ann Hoang Anslee Connell Ashley Burghardt Blanquita Sullivan and Tara Pettinato Carissa Brown
 Charmaine Marshall Danh Ta...

Texas-based designers, and it provides grants and in-kind support tailored to the specific needs of these up-and-coming fashion pros. Portions of the evening's proceeds will benefit the organization. Sponsors include Danny Garcia, D. Reeves Production, DesignSociety.net, Global Fashion...

Fashion designer and Australia's Next Top Model judge Alex Perry has added a real estate developer to his repertoire with news that he has teamed up the Chrome Property Group to create the Alex Perry Residential apartment buildings in Queensland, Australia. Known for creating corseted gowns...

• Word is our beloved caped divo, André Leon Talley may be leaving America's Next Top Model. It seems Tyra has realized her show is creating reality TV stars, as opposed to top models. Fashion PR maven Kelly Cutrone is rumored to be taking his place, as the show moves away from its "normal"...

at The Reef in DTLA on February 7th and 8th, the show will onceagain showcase heirloom-worthy pieces from fashion's past. We hear that more than 150 dealers will be in the house, exhibiting a range of clothing, accessories, heritage lifestyle and more from designer, craftsman, and period...

Calling all aspiring interior designers! Vancouver Home + Design Show and Urban Barn are partnering up to look for the next big interior design star. From now until Friday July 19th, decorators and designers can enter the competition by creating a Pinterest board showcasing their decor style...

More and more budget retailers are tapping into star-studded designer partnerships to make a buck. It's a win-win. High end designers reach a new demographic, and budget retailers sell designer goods like hot cakes. (Missonifor Target anyone?) So where are designer collabs heading next?...

The lucky designer will also join an elite group of individuals where past winners like Abi Ferrin, Megan Summerville and Janette Wilkinson share their commitment to entrepreneurial work and fashion. Abi Ferrin Collection Texas' Next Top Designer, Inc. is a 100% volunteer organization...

Jeanette Wilkinson and Melissa Gieser There was, of course, the evening's big announcement: the winner of this year's competition, Austin-based Jeannie Vianney of BY Jeannie Jewelry; an unprecedented win as, for the first time ever, a jewelry designer happened to land the prize. Texas...

2011|12:24 PM It seems as though Dallas fashion design is getting its moment in the limelight. Six-month old women's contemporary apparel line Varela + Brooks, helmed by Isabel Varela and Ashlee Brooks, was honored as first runner-up in Texas' Next Top Designer Competition last...

 

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