Definitely the Event of the Year

My wife and I, both being philanthropists, are always looking for the best fundraising events to attend. I could write up a list of the events we are both involved in, but that would probably come across as boorish behavior. Nonetheless, we do donate a lot of money to a constellation of worthy organizations, but we also feel we can do a lot more. In these times where the one percent can come across as snooty and out of touch, we like to think we are in tune with the needs of people who aren’t benefiting from the current economic system.

My wife heard from some friends that there is an event we haven’t heard about before, one benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs which we both know is a very worthy organization that helps out underprivileged youth. There is an organization presenting luxury goods the proceeds of which will … Read the rest

Craves’ new fashion app tells you what the celebs are wearing and finds you similar items

Want to have a wardrobe like Tay-tay’s? You can now, thanks to Craves. The company is today debuting a mobile fashion application that takes advantage of visual search technology to identify clothing and accessories as seen in photos. In particular, it’s focused on showing you what celebrities are wearing and where you can buy those items – or something similar, but more affordable. You can either browse through its feed of celebs and Hollywood A-listers, or you can simply snap a photo of a magazine image, then have Craves return its fashion suggestions.

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Craves actually launched last year as a tool for finding fashion by analyzing images found in your smartphone’s Camera Roll. That is, it could search against a photo of someone’s street style or a screenshot you saved, then return visually similar items. To do so, Craves uses technology from parent company Slyce, where it operates as a … Read the rest

Giorgio Armani Lays Groundwork for Future of His Fashion House

Giorgio Armani intends to create a foundation, a move aimed at laying the groundwork for the future of his fashion house, he said in a statement.

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In a communiqué issued Friday, the 82-year-old designer said that a foundation would safeguard the group he founded 40 years ago and ensure that the house remains “consistent with some principles that are particularly important to me.”

The future of one of the icons of Italian fashion has long been a question, given the tight control that Mr. Armani, who is the house’s sole shareholder, maintains over his brand. He is still deeply involved in the day-to-day management of the group and hasn’t designated an heir. While he has long mulled the establishment of a foundation as a solution for when he steps down or passes away, he had not formally announced such a move until Friday.

Succession issues have long bedeviled Italian family-owned … Read the rest

Fashion Weeks

Trimming the fat is hardly a mantra that needs to be followed at fashion weeks, of all places, even in these straitened times. But with the recessionista having replaced the fashionista as the global chill hit haute couture, it was just a matter of time before “show-sentation” (a cross between a show and presentation) made its debut in the fashion lexicon.

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That, in essence means cutting out the show-off quotient of ramps, sets, top models and apres-show parties and getting down to the basics of wooing columnist comments and buyers’ approvals instead in smaller gatherings. In fact a company that provides backstage support such as ironing, hemming and dressing models in New York’s fashion week catwalk shows has admitted to a 25% drop in business this season.

To add to the woes of record low temperatures and snowy weather, January retail sales figures showed a 1.8% fall for the top

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Clothing Stores Industry Profile From First Research (11)

Clothing StoresRed Cross Shops sell new and donated garments, accessories and homewares to lift funds to assist individuals in want. Small shops can compete by offering distinctive merchandise, targeting a selected demographic, offering superior customer support, or serving a neighborhood market. Our outlets settle for high quality clothing donations, accessories, books and bric-a-brac and homewares. Large firms can provide large choices of clothes and have benefits in purchasing, distribution, and advertising and marketing. The US clothing store business consists of about one hundred,000 stores with mixed annual revenue of about $190 billion.

Small stores can compete by offering unique merchandise, focusing on a particular demographic, offering superior customer support, or serving a local market. Our shops settle for high quality clothes donations, accessories, books and bric-a-brac and homewares. Large firms can supply large picks of clothing and have advantages in buying, distribution, and marketing. The US clothing store trade includes about … Read the rest

Summer Fashion Trends (4)

Fashion TrendsAs always, the end of New York Fashion Week brings with it the inevitable forecasting of next yr’s greatest traits, and while it is nonetheless too early to inform which types the lots will take to, there was a handful of robust recurring seems to be that emerged with a vengeance from the excessive-style Fall 2016 runways.  Our specialists are available to collaborate with you to action tendencies in a way that works on your model and shopper, to get the results you need, when & the place you want them. Over the previous decade, Trendstop has tracked hundreds of fashion and life-style developments with proven business worth, giving the world’s best firms invaluable confidence of their development decision making.

Wearing brief shorts is a given however you need not look like you just awoke. Add a female contact to the purposeful summer season staple with some pretty pops of … Read the rest