By Ellen Lewis
Last July, we introduced the Evolution Concept Show in this column. Captained by Samantha Chang, this online market platform was created to provide a podium for brands caught in a Pandemic web of confinement. Launched in July with 50 participating companies, Evolution Concept Show, embarking this week on their second virtual market, now claims 80 members, a 60% increase of brands showcasing their new collections. The site is easy to … Read More
By TINA WILSON
Long lines, voter suppression, voter aggression and intimidation, it’s enough to make you want to stay home…Do not be deterred. Democracy needs you. Women can be the voice that brings us out of the abyss. Women have so much to lose so we must show up.
Which brings us to what to wear, when voting?
It never mattered before. It does now. A women’s guide to dressing for the vote is in … Read More
By ELLEN LEWIS
Much of what we saw at Curve Expo in New York replicates trends shown in Paris. But the dichotomy of emphasis between the USA and Paris shows indicate clear differences in the cultural priorities that guide these markets. However, one emphasis that proved universal is sustainability. Without exception this topic dominated both venues and brands that are taking the cause to heart found traction from buyers. Sustainability has a … Read More
Photographed by STEPHANIE HYNESCommando
In search of a theme for our holiday lingerie fashion editorial, Stephanie and I wanted to stay true to our creative aesthetic. How classic is the Nutcracker Suite! I suggested a story about the intimate world in which the dancers live while they are backstage in rehearsal and during the performance. Thirty two brands contributed to this visual panorama of exquisite intimates photographed to capture the symbiotic relationship between lingerie … Read More
By Cristina Casciano-King
It seems that every season leg wear everywhere are covered in Polka Dots. Whether they are teeny weeny ( Polka dot Bikini style! ) or extra large- season after season polka dots are the safe pattern for all.
The Dot craze bubbled up again with Falke in Fall 2011- they held strong through Spring and did so well that as Fall arrives Dots are now a permanent fixture of the Falke basics … Read More
Last week I accompanied my 13 year old nephew to a concert at Carnegie Hall in which his cousin was performing an oboe solo with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. I enjoy music, but I am not a connoisseur. In fact, I have been accused of being tone deaf. Music has never been an art form that has generated a visceral reaction from me. I am a devotee of silence and the visual, which for … Read More