Now that Halloween is finally upon us, we felt a spooky surge of inspiration to share some of our favorite industry horror stories! Whether you’re a fashion industry veteran, or you’re just getting started, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. We’ve all had our fair share of disasters, and as grim as it can seem at times, everyone in the industry has had a similar or worse horror story to tell at some point – so just take a nice, deep breath, and know that you’re in good company.Read More →

The shift dress. What an iconic staple in every woman’s wardrobe! We all know they rose to fame in the sixties, but how? In this week’s edition of our Throwback Thursday, we are going to discuss shift dresses, their iconic structure, and how/when to incorporate them into your personal collections.Read More →

After using the mandarin collar as our term of the day, I thought, why not explore it more for the week’s throwback thursday. If you’re looking to create something that is simple but still has some interest, this type of collar can give your garment an unexpected update. The mandarin collar is a short unfolded stand-up collar style on a shirt or jacket (as seen above). It has been known to have a number of precarious names such asRead More →

Today, we don’t even bat an eyelash whenever we see women’s trousers. But throughout most of Western History women mainly wore skirts. And not just any skirts either; they were multi-layered, floor length and often came with a cage crinoline or bustles (depending on the era). For hundreds of years wealthy and impoverished women alike had worn these heavy floor length dresses. Eventually, they became more of burden than luxury.Read More →

Denim is the classic staple every person needs (has) in their closet. Whether it’s blue jeans or a denim jacket, it works with anything and is always in style. That’s why for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at where it all came from. Denim has been used since the late 18th century. It is said that the twill cotton fabric’s nameRead More →

With the 60s and 70s being a big trend on the runway, for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at 1970s prints and silhouttes that are inspiring us today. A while back we looked at 1960s prints, which had a heavy influence from geometry and the rise of television and media. The new attraction to exotic musical and artistic influences in the 1970s catapulted the paisley print in magazines and adorned the hippest pop icons of the day; most noticeably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kinks, and The Who. The paisley design was commonly associated with rebellion; it was a statement ofRead More →

With New York Fashion Week still flooding my senses, it was hard to choose what I wanted to take a look back at for Throwback Thursday. So I thought of something timeless, the wrap dress. We all know what it looks like: the deep v-neck, long sleeves and sitting just above the knee with the wrap tie placed right at the waist. What started out as a shirt and skirt turned into an iconic go-to style that flatters any woman.Read More →

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a look at shirt collars. There are so many different types of collars. There are shawl collars, sailor collars, mandarin, wing, peter pan… the list goes on. But there is nothing more necessary to everyone’s life than a classic shirt collar (pictured below). The collar is differentiated from other neckline forms like lapels and revers because it is made from a separate piece of fabric then attached rather than being an extension of the fabric that is folded or cut.Read More →

In the recent years, plaid has become a must have in every person’s closet. It’s the print of the fall season; and because the leaves are starting to change and the temperature’s are dropping again, it’s the perfect time to dissect the print we know and love. So what’s the story behind the hipster-turned-fashion-staple? Plaid, or Tartan, is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. The word tartan is derived from the Frend tiretain. This French word isderived fromRead More →

It’s Throwback Thursday! Which means we’re taking a look back at an era we love and the prints that made the time. The 1960s saw the rise in television and media. New technologies made it possible for media images of the US Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War to be transmitted worldwide within hours, leading to greater political awareness. Active TV and media coverage provided the younger generation with a new way to look at celebrities creating a bigger buzz for people like Twiggy, Cathy McGowen, and The Beatles. Prints always reflect the zeitgeist of the time (the spirit of the time) and in theRead More →