Mayor Bill de Blasio announced $15 million in programs and initiatives for New York fashion designers and manufacturers in February, but most of those programs have yet to take hold, industry members say.
Halloween weekend is finally upon us! We've had Halloween costumes on the brain all week and we're not the only ones. We decided to ask some of our favorite designers what they were planning on dressing up as because we figured that, as fashion designers, they'd have some pretty creative ideas. And we were right. From censored porn stars to an Irish version of Patty from Absolutely Fabulous, click through to find out what 12 of our designer friends told us about their costumes, and, if you care, our own costumes as well!
In the startup world, fashion/tech is a hotspot these days, and that's mostly because A. fashion people were slow to embrace technology until recently B. tech people don't always get fashion and were afraid of it until recently and C. Gilt Groupe proved that a fashion/tech company could be successful. So it's no surprise that Google recently launched Boutiques.com, that FashionStake is aiming to bring fashion investing to the masses, or that Style Trek wants its users to give designers direct feedback in a "Facebook-meets-Net-a-Porter" fashion. In the same vein as Style Trek, the recently-launched Desquval--not to be confused with Barcelona streetwear label Desigual--is using social networking to connect shoppers directly with the designers whose clothes they're purchasing.