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Ways to stay sharp over the summer break. It’s June. Time to kick back, enjoy the warm weather and sip iced tea. But many of us also want to tackle some new sewing projects and perhaps pack some knowledge in before the fall semester starts. With that in mind, we took a look at our […]

What’s Splashin’ in Fashion?

This summer’s swimwear trends Some might think that bathing suits, as small as they are, leave little room for design details. But if you’re a fashionista, you know otherwise. What color, how high the waistline, or how wide the straps are all choices that can dramatically alter a suit’s visual impact. Each year swimwear designers […]

FabMarvelous FabMo!

If you love fabrics, a day spent at textile rescue organization FabMo is a day you won’t soon forget. Check out their Special Sale this Saturday, April 27 beginning at 9AM sharp! Find more information about the event here. For more information about FabMo click here. Note that some events require an appointment.

Has Pantone’s Color of the Year Panned Out?

CFD looks for shades of “Living Coral” Pantone Color Institute has been selecting a featured Color of the Year (COY) for 20 years now. Designers of all sorts look to Pantone for guidance as to upcoming lines of clothing, accessories, home furnishings and more. Ultimately, however, it is retailers and shoppers who determine whether the […]

Farewell, Karl Lagerfeld

A pictorial tribute to his career and impact By now you’ve heard about the passing of fashion mega-designer Karl Lagerfeld, and many have already honored him in the press. Here is our favorite piece about Lagerfeld’s career, along with our own homage (below) to the fearless designer. These “before and after” images demonstrate the immense impact he had […]

Hope for NY’s Garment District?

If you could travel back 80 or even 50 years, nearly everything you’d be wearing would have come from New York’s Garment District. At that time hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of workers were jammed into just a few square blocks of Manhattan, pumping steam out the windows from the heavy-duty pressing machinery. […]

Street Style: Where Fashion Finds Inspiration

When you think of fashion, glamorous runways may come to mind—complete with flashing cameras and impossibly long-limbed models. We could call this a “top-down” view, where big-name designers decide what the Next Big Thing is going to be. But fashion is as bottom-up as it is top-down, and the truth is that the zone in […]

Italian Fashion Quiz

How well do you know Italian fashion design? Test your IQ (Italian fashion Quotient) below! What Italian designer is known for his use of bold reds? For what major Italian fashion house is Allesandro Michele currently the Creative Director? What 1980s TV show featured men’s clothing by Giorgio Armani? Pitti Uomo is a) a famous […]