Call For Applications
Deadline: December 15, 2011
The DC Fashion Incubator project is currently seeking designers who are interested in being located in our Phase One location at 760 N Street NW near the Convention Center.
Opportunities are available for 4 designers. 24/7 access to the studio, access to industrial sewing equipment, 2 hours per month of one-to-one business consulting, discounted technical design classes like sewing, pattern-making, product development, production and manufacturing through “Fashionably Business” and free business courses.
Applications can be downloaded here:
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
The DC Fashion Incubator (DCFI - www.dcfashionincubator.org) is based on the successful model found in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DCFI provides resources, infrastructure and programming that nurtures the District’s budding fashion industry so that it can reach its full potential. The DC Fashion Incubator serves as the foundation of business support for the fashion industry in the District and a model that can be implemented throughout the US.
The primary objective of DCFI is to serve as the cornerstone of small business development and support for the fashion industry in Washington, DC by helping fashion entrepreneurs:
Develop the appropriate industry skills to become successful artisans;
Facilitate and support the launching and growth of their small businesses by providing access to shared work-space and operational resources;
Enhance their skill set by providing local training and professional development opportunities; and
Benefit from cross-fertilization and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and professional service providers
DCFI will be moving into it’s permanent location, 1231-25 Good Hope Road SE in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in July 2012. The facility is 16,000 square feet, on 2 levels and will allow DCFI to offer both a traditional incubator and a large job training and education facility.
The incubator and training facility offers affordable rental space, co-op retail space, shared studio facilities and equipment, a knowledge center, shared administrative services and access to professional development workshops and fashion business counselors. The goal is to help resident designers and other business members reduce their initial overhead costs and capital investment requirements, to give them opportunities to build stronger businesses in the start-up phase.
GoodWood DC Taken From Expressions Realia
Throughout the day we did make our way to many of the cities most valued attractions: The White House, Treasury, Washington Monument, Museum for American Art & Portraiture, the list happily goes on. But while here it was a point of interest to explore what DC had to offer in terms of thrift shops. I was happy to know of some good people here in DC, that could point me in the right direction. Grant Harris, fellow writer at Image Granted lent me his recommendation of must visit shops.
What a great find. With Grant mentioning this shop was originally for mercantile and dry goods, I was a bit nervous at what I would find, with the time on our trip wearing thin. But he was correct, I saw quite a few clothing items there. It seems they are expanding their horizons, which proved to be good for us. I was able to scope out the space, seeing anything from vintage satchels, shoes, aftershave, cabinets, to stainless steel flasks. Everything was worn, but in the best way.
The aesthetic had no real rhyme or reason, as if one had climbed into an old attic, going on a search through anything and everything. I appreciated that casual feel of the space, for a thrift shop. A warm welcome as we came in, the folks were more than happy to assist, even modeling one of my potential purchases. Made for a good time.
This plaid tie cost a modest $12, a little higher than the shops back West, but worth it nonetheless. I was surprised upon purchase the clerk began packaging the tie in front of me, with great craftsmanship. Unexpected from a thrift shop, but this sort of gesture does not go unnoticed.
Overall a great experience with GoodWood and I’m glad to have stopped by.
1428 U Street NW • Washington D.C., 20009
Asked by wellpressedgamer
My partner in crime Grant Harris of Image Granted posted this list back in Feb. This should definitely help you. Also a new spot on Wisconsin just opened up called Tari , they have a fresh collection of menswear items that gets the approval. Hope this helps. Stay Fresh.
Shout out to:NiceTryBro
Recently we took our sartorial journey to the windy city of Chicago and spoke with the owner and proprietor of Sebastien Grey (SG) a high end custom clothier with several locations throughout Chicago. SG offers its clientele a full MTM experience from cutting a single pattern to offering the highest quality fabrics, and Bemberg linings. Everything from shirts to waistcoats, to tuxedos and suits. Suiting takes at least 4 weeks depending on fabric detail and quantity. Entry level suits start at $799 and the highest offerings come in at $2499 and above although the average is between $1000-$1500. They offer fabrics at $20 a yard and others at $500 a yard. Depending on your needs and how deep your pockets are they can accommodate you. 100% cotton shirting begins at $119 and goes up to $250. Trousers and waistcoats come in at $150, sportcoats at $499, outerwear begins at $799, and tuxedos come in at $899.
All SG product is made here in the USA with manufacturing plants in New York and Chicago handmade by local tailors. The owners actually started out in the salon and barbershop game and decided to add clothing to their operation. HALO [for men] is the namesake of their barbershop and they own and operate several across Chicago but only three offer SB bespoke services. They offer an English cut with high armholes, a nipped waist with tapered trousers. In the near future looking to expand their 3 Chicago locations to Ann Arbor, Michigan and NYC. San Diego, and LA are also on the map with DC not too far in the future. Check them out the next time you’re in the windy city.
Jack Wills Coming to D.C. You just got put on by. @ImageGranted.
The British are invading again. This time in the form of Tweed jackets, country brogues, Fair Isle sweaters and Union Jack flags. Born and bred for the collegiate prep, Jack Wills is the newest retail shop to open its doors to DC. Located in Georgetown, the English born brand celebrated its grand opening last week. We’ll be stopping in to give you a peek at the offerings but we think the most interesting news about Jack Wills is the shoemaker behind its brogues.
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The Homie @ cbenjaminrucker Review of Hugh and Crye and Repping Columbia Heights Metro.
A big point of contention amongst menswear bloggers is OTR shirts and which ones fit the best. Most shirt makers make shirts for a particular build and if you don’t fit that mold you are SOL. Well Hugh and Crye is a shirt company that has a different approach to fit that is based on different bod types as opposed to simple neck, chest, and sleeve measurements raised incrementally. If you have a hard time finding shirts that fit OTR because you are short and muscular or tall and skinny and don’t want to bother with the wait times of MTM shirting give Hugh and Crye a shot.
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Shout out to:cbenjamin
Influencers / Style: @MarcusTroy Life Collection. “My Studio Session”
What I take from listening to Marcus is when blogging, you have to be 100% honest with yourself to truly be successful. That means if you don’t like something, don’t blog about it because you feel you “have to” And don’t make decisions that would comprimise the integrity of your brand.
My goal when I started ADT was to inspire people to create. Hopefully we could build a small community that would do the same. From there they could have a place that has aggregated media that inspires them to do so. Once I see tangible proof of that, I will be pleased. Until then I will keep posting media and my interpretations of how it inspires me.