The CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America honored their own last night. I can't say I agree with every choice, but I will say I have never met anyone who didn't work their butt off to be here. Rihanna was honored with being the Style icon of the year. While her stylist-assisted...

Fashion designers, style entrepreneurs, make this your year to win. Here are this month's open calls for wearable tech, handbag design and reality shows. The prizes for success are so much better than a cash grab, they can make your career or make you a star! Have you idolized and know you...

Bring out your best and nail these open calls for fashion designers. Toronto's World Mastercard Fashion Week is the premier fashion event in the North. The Toronto Fashion Incubator's Press & Buyer's lunch is where up-and-coming designers get one to one time editors and retail buyers to jump...

After covering lots of high-tech fashion design, I wanted to bring you to an area of the world that proudly maintains the traditions of the past. In India, I was fortunate to visit fabric printing factories in Rajasthan. Here, they use a mud resist technique called Dabu, dating back hundreds...

New year, new designers to disrupt the fashion industry. There are fashion design contests all over the world for up-and-coming talent to take over and show us all what they are made of! Worldwide: The Arts of Fashion Competition seeks to bring together design talent from countries all over...

He may primarily be known as a musician, but his influence in style reaches far beyond that. In the 1970's and 1980's he was known for his androgynous, futuristic and avant-garde aesthetic. His Ziggy Stardust bodysuits were designed by Freddie Buretti and gave direction to activewear....

I don't understand why Stella Nolasco's design is described by the press as edgy and that she "earned a reputation as Puerto Rico's most avant garde designer". Her fashion show for Spring Summer 2015 at New York Fashion Week felt ethereal with soft pastel colors painting a romantic rainbow on...

Dover Street Market is my favorite temple of avant-garde fashion. I love that it brings contemporary art and style to the Murray Hill neighborhood in New York, an otherwise unchic area of the city. Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo has always been a pioneer of conceptual fashion. Dover Street...

What look represents Toronto street fashion? At World MasterCard Fashion Week, the best examples are out on display. While Toronto Fashion Week is still growing its reputation and credibility, the overall street fashion aesthetic has distinct characteristics. Based on personal experience,...

Wow, I thought I had seen it all in techie innovations for fashion. Last month, Dezeen Magazine showcased designer Ying Gao's edgy dresses. Their styles are avant-garde enough, until you discover that they they slither and writhe as you look at them! The dresses themselves are constructed...

 

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