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Tim’s Smoking Gunn; It’s Not Designer’s Duty to Offer Plus Size

It’s a weighty topic but I decided to weigh in for FashionUnited.com… In a display of designer-shaming last week, Tim Gunn wrote a lengthy piece for The Washington Post published just in time for New York Fashion Week in which he addresses

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Tim’s Smoking Gunn; It’s Not Designer’s Duty to Offer Plus Size

It’s a weighty topic but I decided to weigh in for FashionUnited.com… In a display of designer-shaming last week, Tim Gunn wrote a lengthy piece for The Washington Post published just in time for New York Fashion Week in which he addresses

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Supima Student Design Show

Any time I come across solid student work and witness the drive to excel that some students possess, I admit I get a little emotional. Fashion is a tough gig and I can’t help thinking back to when I was

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Supima Student Design Show

Any time I come across solid student work and witness the drive to excel that some students possess, I admit I get a little emotional. Fashion is a tough gig and I can’t help thinking back to when I was

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5 Suggested Ways for Overseas Designers to “Crack America”

I wrote this piece for FashionUnited this week. Writing it reminded me of a time long ago when my fellow graduates were discussing the possibility of finding work in NYC and I shrunk back horrified at the prospect. And yet

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5 Suggested Ways for Overseas Designers to “Crack America”

I wrote this piece for FashionUnited this week. Writing it reminded me of a time long ago when my fellow graduates were discussing the possibility of finding work in NYC and I shrunk back horrified at the prospect. And yet

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A Day in the Life of a Textile Designer

I love it when my job allows me to spotlight talented friends. This individual’s work appears on runways all around the world, in glossy magazine pages and in stores. Designers keep his number close at hand, he’s always in demand but

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A Day in the Life of a Textile Designer

I love it when my job allows me to spotlight talented friends. This individual’s work appears on runways all around the world, in glossy magazine pages and in stores. Designers keep his number close at hand, he’s always in demand but

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Ten Tips for Designers to Excel in the Fashion Industry

Following on from my last post advising students how to transition from school into the fashion industry, this one is for those already working who want to get recognized, get promoted, and generally impress their way up the ladder. Illustrated

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Ten Tips for Designers to Excel in the Fashion Industry

Following on from my last post advising students how to transition from school into the fashion industry, this one is for those already working who want to get recognized, get promoted, and generally impress their way up the ladder. Illustrated

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Calling All Fashion Students; How to Make it as a Designer

Fashion United is dedicating the month of August to spotlighting people who work within the fashion industry. In this article I address those who hope to work within it. I’ve squeezed my drain dry of what I consider the best advice

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Calling All Fashion Students; How to Make it as a Designer

Fashion United is dedicating the month of August to spotlighting people who work within the fashion industry. In this article I address those who hope to work within it. I’ve squeezed my drain dry of what I consider the best advice

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The Troubled Past of Fashion Wunderkind Jonathan Anderson

We share the same “interesting” past, he and I. Good or bad, it has inevitably left its mark on us. Let me set the scene… Jonathan Anderson grew up just down the road from me on a farm in a

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The Troubled Past of Fashion Wunderkind Jonathan Anderson

We share the same “interesting” past, he and I. Good or bad, it has inevitably left its mark on us. Let me set the scene… Jonathan Anderson grew up just down the road from me on a farm in a