In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion

The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art features about 100 men’s and women’s ensembles by a diverse range of American designers from the 1940s to the present. Featured image: Gypsy Sport – top synthetic plain weave embroidered with cotton thread; shorts of cotton and synthetic plain weave.

Curve New York at Spring Studios

It was showtime for Curve New York 2021, this time at Spring Studios in TriBeCa, NY. Even though it was a much smaller show than in the past, buyers were still able to see the latest trends for the coming season. Relaxed looks are still an ongoing trend but now there is a noticeable push… Continue reading Curve New York at Spring Studios

It’s Good To Be Back!

Ready for some optimism, fun, color and fashion? Not to mention putting the last year very far in the rear view mirror? Yes! That was the feeling from attending my first in person shows since the pandemic: Cabana (women) in Miami Beach and Liberty Fairs (men) in the same venue at the Miami Beach Convention… Continue reading It’s Good To Be Back!

Slightly Alabama

Founded in 2013 by Dana Glaeser, Slightly Alabama is a brand of leather goods and a small atelier producing limited quantity leather bags, wallets, belts, cases and accessories. Along with Arthouse Books, this well curated store in NYC offers a mix of handcrafted American made goods, vintage records, first edition books and a few wonderful… Continue reading Slightly Alabama

The Next Great Lingerie Brands

One of the many takeaways from the February Curve New York show this week was the amazingly talented and innovative makers in the show. These are designers not came up with great ideas, but was able to execute that thought into beautifully wearable products with an eye beyond fashion to fit, quality and craftsmanship. Designers… Continue reading The Next Great Lingerie Brands

What’s Next In Men’s Fashion

Two shows this month highlights what’s next in men’s fashion: UBM Fashion’s Project/MRket Show and Liberty Fairs both in NYC. Some of the trends shown were: corduroy, puffer jackets in new ways, plaids, textured fabrics, utility influenced accessories, relaxed silhouettes, Fair Isle/intarsia patterns and recycled/sustainable fabrics and practices to name a few. Featured image: Educated… Continue reading What’s Next In Men’s Fashion

Sustainable Development Goals

Happy 2020! Starting off the year thinking of how to make this year better than past ones. One major focus is sustainability which encompasses many things including climate change and human rights. I had the pleasure of attending last month a sustainability press conference at the United Nations Headquarters in NY with Texpertise Network of… Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals