In a previous blog post, we discussed how designers become inspired to create. Fashion is often about borrowing inspiration from others and making it your own. Inspiration can come from nature, cultural factors, and sometimes other already manufactured pieces! Designers often gather inspiration from other designs (without this, there would be no trends). It isn’t about copying another designer, but taking something different and breathing new life into it, or putting your own spin on it. This Before and After blog post is dedicated to an athletic wear collection, and how it came to be. A designer may see one piece from another collection andRead More →

  On Sunday night,  we had the opportunity to attend a fashion show, put on by the Portland Art Institute. It was a part of Portland Fashion Week, spring 2014. The show was very well-done and featured many talented young designers. One of our former interns, Caroline Onzik, showed off her western-inspired collection. Onzik’s collection for Portland Fashion Week was titled “Homestead” and featured western-inspired looks that were created with excellent craftsmanship. Everything about this collection was totally thought-out, from the music, Johnny Cash’s “I walk the line” to the shoes and accessories on the models. Some were wearing cowboy hats, while others had big,Read More →

This spring Levi’s and Liberty London teamed up to create a perfect collection of cool, summer ready denim. Both company’s design aesthetic remained true in this collection by uniting Liberty London’s passion for prints and Levi’s classic denim styles. They chose two patterns to combine with the denim, the Carlin floral which was inspired by a print from the 70s, and the Kerr bandana which gives off a 40s vibe. Since denim is so popular this season, this collaboration is the perfect way to update your denim and include some more unique pieces in your wardrobe. The patterned touches on Levi’s classic denim pieces makeRead More →

The design houses Suno and Uniqlo have combined to make all of our printed, cool kid summer fashion dreams come true. The theme for this collection is Japanese Americana, the classic stripes combined with Asian influenced florals makes that theme come to life. This collaboration makes the coveted designs by this year’s CFDA Award nominated team Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, who make up Suno, affordable, which is every fashionista’s dream come true. The collection that has come together from the two design teams is completely wearable, chic and encompasses everything we love about summer separates. Every piece could easily transform from day to nightRead More →