Poppy King is what Simon Doonan would describe as a Wacky Chick. At the tender age of 18, Ms. King decided someone needed to fill the cosmetic void where matte lipstick should be, so she started her own company, Poppy Industries.
Considering the now ubiquitous trend of disposable fashion where all that seems to matter is a cute factor, Thomas Voorn’s intellectual take on clothing is not only refreshing, but enlightening. Voorn’s fascination with clothing calls to mind
Vintage-inspired clothing has long been leaking its way into mainstream fashion. Exemplified by such glamour pusses as Dita Von Teese, this pin-up Old Hollywood type of chic oozes sex appeal and elegance. For years one label, Stop Staring!, has been at the forefront of this retro-tinged trend and as a result, has been embraced by...
Ask any designer about their experiences starting out and they may wince in shame. The painful first-time experiences of designers are completely common. There are so many different things that can be said to explain their not so ostentatious beginnings: the collection wasn't ready, some of the invited guests did not show up...
Christine Rhee went from being an architectural design student to a full blown fashion designer. After seeing a preview of her fall 2008 collection, we're convinced that no wardrobe will be complete with something from this new talent. Christine Rhee is one to watch.
In recent years, the surge of independent designers has seen an all-time high. From hand knit scarves to commissioned furniture, artisans who know their craft and can identify with a client’s need for something unique continue
Simone Williams is a new breed of designer that bucks trends and creates pieces for her clients. Born and raised in East London, Williams learned at a young age from family members that designing can be a labor of love. Since that time
For the past few years, Amity Cooper has designed intricate handbags great for using, but best for collecting. Her label, Star 50 bags is now on the verge of wide reception with colleges and collectors alike. Adding a few states each season...
It seems almost too good to be true. A handbag that is good for you. This is what yoga enthusiast and health nut, Lauren Bailey set out to provide for any woman who has ever needed just one more reason to buy that "it" bag. In her desire to translate her love for healthy living to her even healthier obsession with handbags
In a few short seasons, Brook DeLorme has made quite the name for herself in Portland’s hipster chic scene. Focusing on wearable garments in sustainable fabrics, DeLorme knows where the future of fashion is headed and is taking it on full force.