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China National Silk Museum

The China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou will hold an exhibition on January 23 entitled Splendid Decade: Fashion China 2011-2020, featuring hundreds of China’s contemporary fashion garment masterpieces, sponsored by the China Fashion Association, Fabrics China and organized by the China National Silk Museum.

The exhibition – held annually since 2011 – showcases representative Chinese fashion designs selected throughout the year. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, this year’s Splendid Decade: Fashion China 2011-2020 will present a collection consisting of the most iconic examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear pieces drawn from over the last decade. Creations on display during the exhibition will be from one hundred of China’s top fashion designers including Wu Haiyan, Mark Cheung, Guo Pei, Lawrence Xu and Xiong Ying as well as innovative fabric products provided by 40 domestic textile enterprises.

Dr. Zhao Feng, Director of China National Silk Museum, believes fashion museums are a significant part of the whole fashion ecosystem. He noted, “A museum should be regarded as a hall for clothing culture as well as a classroom for fashion design education. Classic items of clothing, which indicate special characteristics of periods of time and technology, are ideal objects for museum collection.”

The displays will give visitors an instant insight into the creativity of the contemporary Chinese fashion industry. Expressions from traditional cultural resources to trending fashion concepts such as digitalization and sustainability can be found in the designs. According to Dr. Zhao, the National Silk Museum has accumulated a massive collection of almost 70,000 clothing and fashion objects from all over the world, which grants it the honor of being China’s…




Canada Goose Launches Exclusive Spring Capsule Collection With First Guest Designer: Angel Chen
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Canada Goose launched its first-ever capsule collection, created in partnership with guest designer Angel Chen. With her experimental approach to design and color, coupled with a fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics, Angel Chen is one of fashion’s brightest young talents. She brings Eastern elements and traditional techniques to…

Pnina Tornai Launches 2021 Couture Bridal Collection
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Leading wedding dress designer, Pnina Tornai, debuted her 2021 Couture collection in New York City exclusively at Kleinfeld yesterday. The highly anticipated wedding dress collection, ONE, has arrived at Kleinfeld just in time for engagement season.

The ONE Collection features couture wedding dresses sure to wow every bridal aisle this…

Coach Spring 2021 Ad Campaign Starring Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, and More
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Coach introduces “Coach It Forward,” its global advertising campaign for its Spring 2021 collection. Focusing on the power of positivity, collective action and the importance of everyday recognition for the people in our lives who help move our worlds forward, the campaign invites customers to leave a message of…

Bridal Designer Hayley Paige Files Response to JLM Couture Lawsuit
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The “Say Yes to the Dress” bridal designer, Hayley Page, who is enjoined from using her own name by demand of JLM Couture fired back Tuesday, in a blistering court filing filled with hundreds of prior Instagram posts and messages that…

Swedish Sports Luxury Boutique YNIQ Eyewear Selects the Vail Valley as Its North American Home
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Yniq Eyewear (Spoxury TR Group AB) announces that it has selected the Vail Valley as its North American home and Progression Brands Group (PBG) as its North American Operating Partner.

Yniq’s decision to partner with PBG and call the Vail Valley home comes at a time when…

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Interview with Kyle Leighton, Founder of Tapestry Girls

If Kyle Leighton’s success with Tapestry Girls tells us anything – and let’s be clear, when you’re bringing in seven figures in revenue within three years of launch, and have a cult-like social media following, you’re a success – it’s that to change an industry, you don’t need to be an expert. You just need to have an idea.

Tapestry Girls is the only United States-based tapestry company, and the company is quickly changing the way college girls decorate their dorm rooms and apartments.

Erich Rüthers: What inspired you to start Tapestry Girls?

Kyle Leighton: I’m a businessman and an investor and I’m always looking for new challenges and new opportunities. I used to teach business part-time at a college, and I knew tapestries were particularly popular among students. I noticed that there wasn’t a high-profile tapestry company that was based in the United States.

There were some small online stores here and there that offered them, and companies like Urban Outfitters or Poshmark offered a few, but no one was really dominating the tapestry market. It was almost as if tapestries were viewed as an accessory, not a prime business offering.

At the time, I didn’t know anything about décor,…

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Liv Schreiber shaping an exclusive online program for future style + marketing innovators

Founder of digital marketing agency, Brand Caffeine, and fashion Liv Schreiber is taking the virtual world by storm. With so many young people “stuck at home”, Schreiber noticed a mutual burning desire amongst young followers to gain insight into the fashion industry… and has since curated a virtual program, launching January 21st through February 24th.

Having been an asset in the launch of Spanx activewear & working alongside the fashion week launch at Teen Vogue, it is no surprise that Schreiber is now a go-to style expert for over 30,000 on Instagram and Tiktok. In regard to using her personal brand for good, Schreiber explained, ” If you have a voice- no matter how big or small- you must use it to help others. I saw this program – and my curious audience- as an opportunity to explore deep connections with industry leaders. Why not invite over 300 zoom “students” to tune in, strategize, network, and connect for free? It was simply a no-brainer.” The students for ZFW range in gender, age, and experience. All are welcome, and the program is free.

Beginning on January 21st, Liv will host the first ever “ZFW”…

Copenhagen Fashion Week Continues as Digital Edition for Fall/Winter 2021
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As the upcoming fashion week in February 2021 approaches, Copenhagen Fashion Week, CIFF, Revolver, Dansk Fashion & Textile, and WEAR have been in ongoing close dialogue regarding the development of COVID-19. With the authorities’ latest announcements and prolonged Denmark restrictions, the group is now ready with a final status.


Misahara Jewelry Brings Global Ethos to the Chain City Collection
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Traveling, just like fine jewelry, leaves a lasting impression on people. Since Misahara is all about making an impression, it announces the launch of its new Collection – Chain City. Inspired by the nuances of places worldwide, this Collection seeks to help wearers connect with their wanderlust spirit.


World’s Largest Selection of Exclusive Designer Fabrics & Wallpapers Now Available Online
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As the demand for home goods continues to surge, L.A. Design Concepts (LADC) announced its selection of luxury fabrics and wallpapers is now the largest in the world. Typically accessed through an interior designer, these trade-only brands are now available in one spot, direct to consumers across the country.


Miss Earth USA to Be Crowned In Orlando, FL
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A new USA representative for Miss Earth will be crowned on Sunday, January 17, at the Linda Chapin Theater located in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Female state and regional delegates will attend pageant activities hosted by the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Advocating Beauty for a Cause™,

Leibish Wins 16 Stones At 2020 Argyle Diamond Tender
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Leibish, an internationally recognized specialist and online dealer of natural fancy colored diamonds and colored diamond jewelry, takes home 16 stones at the 2020 Argyle Diamond Tender.

Rio Tinto-owned Argyle mine’s stellar annual event had every diamantaire craving an invitation, but few ever had the privilege. For the last three…

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Press conference in Shanghai on pre-launch of AFAB fashion mobile app. © AFAB Asia
AFAB's platform is dedicated to unite independent fashion designers to sell globally on a single platform with advanced technology
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Independent fashion designers are often held back by online fashion marketplaces that offer many of the same brands, products, and marketing tactics. Most online fashion shopping apps will only do business with brands rather than independent designers

AFAB helps indie fashion designers break out of the mold with a platform that enables designers to conduct business online as they would in their own boutique—all while expanding their target audience and bringing their artisan clothing brand to the world.

On AFAB’s virtual tailor mobile app, artificial intelligence technology allows designers to offer tailor-made or custom-made clothes to global customers and helps shoppers take body measurements. To encourage textile waste reduction, designers are encouraged to produce on-demand or limited editions or focus on a capsule collection, a benefit to those who lack the capital to mass-produce. Fashion designers can create a single look and start selling globally, while AFAB creates global marketing campaigns to promote them.

Taking the focus off of mass-production means designers can focus more on individual items and creativity. They can also use better quality and environmentally friendly fabrics—all of it local. This prevents supply-chain disruptions and enables designers to have total control over craftsmanship.

AFAB is the first and only platform dedicated to helping independent fashion designers sell globally and digitally transform their business. This benefits consumers, particularly Millennials and Gen-Z, who are more socially responsible than their predecessors and always look for the best sustainable brands. Customers can select…


Simone Rocha and H&M in a Unique Designer Collaboration
Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M announced
Liza Koshy Debuts First-Ever Activewear Collection With Fabletics
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Fabletics kicks off 2021 to announce a brand-new collaboration with actor, producer, and entertainer Liza Koshy. The all-new Liza Koshy for Fabletics capsule is designed to reshape your expectations of activewear—so you can take on the new year in pieces that allow you to be versatile, stylish, and spontaneous….

Exquisite Perfume Collection by Benigna Parfums Premiering Soon in a Cinema
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Benigna Parfums, whose heart and focus has been dedicated to using the rarest and most expensive ingredients combined with superior craftsmanship, recently launched The Floral Trio. And, in a bold, creative move – they are set to premiere a film inspired by their exquisite perfumes in Cinema soon.

With a…

Pomellato Opens New Prêt-à-Porter Fine Jewelry Boutique in Chicago
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Pomellato is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Chicago with the relocation of its Oak Street boutique to 37 Oak Street. As the most prestigious shopping street in Chicago, the beautiful new boutique enjoys a fitting home amidst international couture houses, luxury brands, and local specialty stores. Nestled in the…

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Ten/Ten Collection. © Blue Nile
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Ten/Ten design collaboration of limited-edition engagement rings launches on Blue Nile

Ten/Ten, a limited capsule collection of 100 commitment rings, designed in collaboration with ten independent jewelry designers, was unveiled on The program concept challenged the innovative group of collaborators to reinterpret the classic symbol of love and commitment to a new audience. Each of the ten ring designs is available in a limited edition of ten, and all of the designs feature responsibly sourced natural diamonds from Botswana. The collection is accessibly priced between $3,000 and $4,500, and the rings are available for purchase starting today. One design features a hidden inscription on the band, and several offer the opportunity for personalization by integrating bands or other rings.

Conceived during the early stages of the pandemic and made possible by De Beers Group’s support, Ten/Ten was specifically created to promote diamonds from Botswana, a country whose economy relies largely on diamond revenues also as a way to increase the visibility of designers. The ten designers each have their own jewelry brand and were chosen for their unique and distinct views. The Ten/Ten collaborators are Catherine Sarr of ALMASIKA, Aurora Lopez Mejia, Bea Bongiasca, Lauren Harwell Godfrey of Harwell Godfrey, Lola Oladunjoye of Lola Fenhirst, Marla…



Simone Rocha and H&M in a Unique Designer Collaboration

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Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M announced a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature
Alpaca del Peru: Where Luxury Fashion Meets Sustainability
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Alpaca from Peru stands its versatility, sustainability and quality. The textures, designs and colors of garments made with alpaca are synonymous with some of the best luxury brands in the United States & Europe.

Peru is the number one exporter of Alpaca in the world, and a source for international…

MARQUE Luxury Continues U.S. Expansion With New Location in New York City
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MARQUE Luxury, the wholesale industry’s leading authority in authentic pre-owned designer goods, announced the opening of its New York City showroom located at 261 5th Avenue, Manhattan.

MARQUE’s New York City showroom is the first in the Northeast and third East Coast location. The opening’s strategic location will also add…

New York Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Designer Hayley Paige After She Hijacked the JLM Couture Instagram Account
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JLM Couture, the standout wedding gown manufacturer, announced a fact-check of Hayley Paige Gutman’s teary Instagram video reveals several falsehoods aimed at misleading the public and her fans – and disparaging her former employer.

Hayley posted the video days after New York-based JLM sued the wedding gown designer after she…