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Vogue’s Fashion Guide Spring 2014

Spring 2014 is about transformative clothes. It’s about boiling down everything that was on the runways to the one thing (or 75-plus things) to buy next season that will instantly update a look. And the statements are simple: Try a longer skirt, one that hits midcalf or the upper ankle. Feel the power of flowers, […]

Fashion Color Report Fall 2014

On Thursday, February 6th, Pantone published its Fashion Color Report Fall 2014 just as New York Fashion Week got underway. To produce this semi-annual report, Pantone begins well before Fashion Week, interviewing today’s top fashion designers to find out what colors are on their minds, on their drawing tables and on their radar for next season. The […]

Velvet Fabrics with Retro Inspiration

It may only be October, but the holidays will be here in the blink of an eye. Meaning? It’s time to get a jump on sewing those formal gowns, party dresses and maybe a darling frock or two for the little girl in your life. Perhaps the fabric most closely linked to winter months—aside from […]

Designing With Denim Fabrics

With the ’90s revival in full force, it shouldn’t surprise you that denim fabrics are everywhere right now. And I’m not just talking blue jeans! From chambray button-ups to shirtdresses and skirts, the heavy-duty fabric is actually quite versatile. While we all tremble in horror at the memory of Justin and Britney’s matching denim suits, […]

Making Animal Print Fabric Chic

We’ve all seen it, animal print fabric can range from frightfully tacky to amazingly stylish. So what are the defining elements of success? How do we avoid Snooki and shoot for Heidi Klum? And how do we implement this into our next creations? There are three rules for success: classy cuts, classy lengths and classy fits. […]

Creative (Stylish!) Designs With Cotton Flannel Fabric

Cotton flannel fabric is generally reserved for cuddly pajamas—cue those winter time memories of hot chocolate by the fire—but this year the fabric is getting a makeover. As summer neared an end, we started to see a heavy dose of plaid in stores and on the most fashionable celebrities (think Gwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham). Then […]

That ‘70s Style Corduroy Fabric

If you adore vintage clothing as much as I do, you probably also have an affinity for corduroy fabric. GAP brings back the trend every few years, but it doesn’t have quite the same retro vibe on a pair of skinny jeans. The touchable textile looks cutest in the silhouettes of the ‘60s and ‘70s—I’m talking […]