Savile Row Part 1 of 3
Great series by the BBC covering a transition on the historical Savile Row. In this episode they cover the impending opening of an A&F flagship store and what it may do to the rent. They also cover the business side of being a Savile Row tailor, which really peaked my interest. The series also covers some of the new blood on The Row by visiting the homie Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons. Very detailed series. I can’t find parts two and three. Will post when I find.
Olubiyi for Coggles Street Style Films
“Coggles have been snapping the good folk of London for some time now. While street style blogs currently take up *27% of the internet, it’s nice to see a little more in-depth investigation into the more stylish subjects.
With that in mind the store set about picking their favourites for a series of skillfully shot films. We’re introduced to the well dressed Olubiyi, a student at Central St Martins whose work is heavily influenced by his hero Jean-Michel Basquiat. Film director Terry Hall catches the man at work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I just knew him as the Asian Dude from The Life Aquatic. Wes Anderson knows some cool interesting people. Check this video from Style Like U.
A closer look at Waris Singh Ahluwalia.
Shout out to:parkandbond
Let me start by saying this; it takes a certain kind of person to pull off a double breasted jacket/suit coat of any kind. The type of person that likes to stand out from the pack and wants to be taken seriously. The type of person that knows what they want, and may not know exactly how they are going to achieve that, but knows that it will get done.
Shout out to:theaffluentacademy
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” GQ Eye.
So thanks to Social Survival for letting me know that the Hirsorn Museum here in D.C. has the Andy Warhol exhibit. Something that I look forward to attending this weekend with the fam.
“This is the first exhibition to examine the headline theme in the art of Andy Warhol (1928-1987). It includes some 80 works representing the full range of Warhol’s practice–from paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and sculpture to film, video, and television–demonstrating the artist’s career-long obsession with the tabloid news.”
September 25, 2011 – January 2, 2012:
10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday
11 am – 6 pm Sunday
“You can really make a living out of this. It’s tough, but if you work really hard you can create a business, if you’re smart about it and have something real to say.” - Scott Schuman
Shout out to:presentingcorey
A Bit Of Color - Cashmere tie by E. Marinella for Drumohr. The colored flecks are simply irresistible. If you are headed to Milan be sure and stop by Drumohr and see their stunning cashmere sweaters, scarves and accessories…..and especially these colorful ties.