I bet you have probably seen the weird runways pieces. A blanket skirt or a chicken shoes or whatever god awful designs are out there. You are probably wondering, Who would buy this? Or Who would design this? The reality is, most of the eccentric styles you see have one real intention – comparatively inexpensive ads.
What’s your name, artist name and where are you from?
Chantz Evariste, Luxurious Stylez (LS), Queens, New York
What makes you different as a person and as an artist?
Photo by Adam Moss
Entering Family Britches off King’s Street and you’re struck by an architectural set up that says welcome, and a four room expanse of impeccable arrangement that implies there’s plenty to choose from. “For us, this is theater,” says Barry Mishkin of the 10,000 square foot “emporium of quality.” But just like a fancy kitchen or an abundance of toys doesn’t necessarily translate to a nice place to live, the same idea applies to a store. So co-owners Barry Mishkin and Rick Buggee have made their particular clothing house a home for Chappaqua by making sure the part they play is commensurate with the role any good parent would.
1. Marketa, what’s your story? Why did you choose to dedicate your life to fashion and design?
The love of fashion is innate in me. Already as a child I played at my grandma's whole wardrobe and tried on every piece of fashion and dressed my younger sister. Afterwards the whole family sat in the living room and we presented our choice of clothes. My Czech grandmother was a seamstress, so I experienced the process of making clothes from a very young age.
Body by LaRen
Written By Erie LaRen
Body by LaRen is an independent, unique new brand that offers what most established brands only promise: encouraging, powerful clothing for curvy women.
This Florida native was determined to follow his own dreams after an old boss at a Saks Fifth Avenue told him that he would never make it in the fashion industry.
Imovezme is an accessory brand that I am attempting to launch. Since receiving my Accredited Jewelry Professional certificate from GIA life has not afforded me the opportunity to further my education with them. Most of my bench skills are self taught, but it is something I enjoy as a mode of expression.
Raising awareness on anorexia, obesity, and special physical needs through sales at ESTEEMbyDESIGN a store on Etsy.com.
The fashion landscape is ever-changing, ebbing and flowing around the current trends and offering a response to the societal pressures that people face. So, it’s appropriate that during these tumultuous times and with everything negative going on in the world, we should appreciate the achievements of people as a positive note. In light of the “Black lives Matter” movement, it’s the time for black creatives to take the spotlight and ultimately pave the way for better representation for the whole industry. So, in this article, I’ll divulge into a couple of my favourite black designers that should be or currently be on your radar.
Founder-designer Rachel Walters, of emerging women-wear, dress contemporary and sophisticated. What she gains the experience, she makes up in the know-how. Walters uses business acumen and communications as a result of making quality-made clothing.
A Love Letter to Black Designers
With the support of black stylists, artists and designers becoming an ever magnified topic I took the time out to explore some black designers who produce work both exciting and resonating. The craft of clothing design should aim to move, inspire - I believe the artists below engage with this in a way fluid throughout their work
Before knowing how trousers came to be the revolution of the ones who, after World War II, wanted independence for themselves, it is important to acknowledge a well-known fashion designer —who stayed afloat with the help of Nazi sympathizers, — Coco Chanel. An anti-semitic, who used her connections to comfortably live at the Ritz Hotel during the second world war with her German boyfriend, Baron Hans Günther von Dincklage, an officer in Abwehr, who kept her in high society.