As a women-owned and women-operated business, we love to support others like us on this journey. Our first Women in Business feature is Lorica Clothing, founded by Elie Hutchinson. Today, Elie will talk about the story behind her brand and what’s in store for the future. Describe Lorica Clothing in 3 words: For Every Warrior What inspired you to start Lorica Clothing? Ever since I paged through my brother’s Dungeons and Dragons manuals as a kid, I’ve been smitten with images of epic heroes and flashing steel. If I had my way, I’d just wear full plate armor casually in my daily life. But inRead More →

In the past, we’ve had in-depth discussions on the blog about some unfamiliar fashion industry terms (such as Flat Sketches, Grading and Technical Design Packages), but there are still so many words and phrases you’ll need to know if you want to really speak the language in this world—and we’re here to help!Read More →

The fashion world lost an incredible soul yesterday. Designer Oscar de la Renta passed away at 82. We’ll remember him the only way we know how: to marvel at the beauty he created throughout his life. Oscar de la Renta, a name everyone says with an certain air in their voice changed the way the world saw American fashion; never sacrificing his vision. Everything he created was unapologeticallyRead More →

Question Answered: What are RN #s and where do they go? There are many small technical pieces that go into creating your own clothing collection. So many choices to make! From creating and refining the design, to selecting fabric(s), to picking your production factory. It is easy to forget the small, but still very important, things. One of these vital pieces to every apparel item is the label and RN #. We’ve had several designers ask us what this is.Read 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 →