We are no stranger to 1960’s fashion (check out our previous blog post). We love the bright patterns, interesting silhouettes that this era brought to the fashion industry. Today, we are diving deeper into the history of the man who created the distinctive psychedelic patterns which proliferated during the mid-Sixties as well as his version of “leggings.” Emilio Pucci printed leggings are sensual, effortlessly elegant, and made to liberate a woman’s movement in every situation. Emilio Pucci was born in Naples, Italy on November 20th, 1914 to an illustrious Italian family. He graduated from the Università di Firenze in 1941 with a doctorate in political science, after having attended the UniversityRead More →

She is an all-star designer, creative, and woman. Jennifer Diana is JLD-Studios Founder and Creative Director. We are so excited to have her on the blog and share her stories on how JLD-Studios began. So why did you created JLD-Studios? Throughout my career in fashion, I’ve always been passionate about finding a way to create more jobs in the US.  Initially, we started as a freelance business servicing the apparel industry in apparel development and textile design. Over the years we’ve been able to build a team of hardworking women that together excel in all areas of full product development through manufacturing. Those women areRead More →

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 →

At JLD-Studios, we live and breathe leggings, especially printed leggings. Today, we are here to break down some of the easiest ways to style printed leggings. Here is to wearing leggings that go beyond plain black… 1. Pair with Solids: Prints and solids can balance each other. Let your bold leggings style be the center of attention by wearing a solid color top. 2. Color Inspiration from the Print: To create a cohesive look, it is great to incorporate some of the colors from your printed leggings into your outfit. Don’t be afraid of color and mix and matching your prints. 3. Dress it Up: Style printed leggings withRead More →

We strongly believe that the price of manufacturing in the USA outweighs the price of social and environmental justice lost at many overseas facilities, that’s why we are proud of what we do in the Pacific Northwest. Are you in interested in starting your own brand? Are you looking into manufacturing overseas but are skeptical? Here are some of our favorite documentaries to watch to help you make these important business decisions.   The True Cost Why You Should Watch: This documentary tells the story of fast fashion and its impact on our society and the environment. If you’re ready to find the “true cost”Read 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 →

framaroot android I am in love with bringing power to femininity and 2015’s Spring Couture has done just that. Spring Couture 2015 collections have shown us both ends of the femininity spectrum, from soft to edgy. Below are some pieces worth remembering, and hopefully bring some inspiration to a season that is right around the corner. Read More →

  It’s officially winter! That means that spring is right around the corner and we are all in a blitz to solidify our designs, fabrics, patterns, and (hopefully) getting our designs out for production. Spring 2015 emphasizes on the softer and cooler side of the color spectrum by casting bold colors as a supportive role, accenting Pantone’s® picks for SS15. Read More →

April Showers… It wouldn’t be spring without floral prints, and this spring it is all about Flower Power. From soft to edgy, we see this season essential return to us year after year, reminding us that summer is on the horizon. click hereThis can be applied to anything from feminine lines to edgy designs, and everything in between.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 →

Are those your Grandma’s clothes? Fashion is all about recycling old ideas and making them new. This retro inspired trend takes that idea and does a headstand with it! We are seeing color, structure, and attitude reawaken from the sixties and seventies and I don’t think they want to leave just yet.Read More →