Catwalk vs. Sidewalk

Usually street style follows runway style and vice versa. However, this season there appears to be almost no agreement between the two. Take a look at both the catwalk and sidewalk trends to decide for yourself which you prefer.

Fashionable Things: Summ19

Here’s what we’ve noticed. What are YOU seeing out there? It’s summer—the perfect time to let body and mind wander. During our travels this season, we’re keeping our eyes open for predicted trends as well as interesting departures. Regional Differences According to travel company Expedia, the top fashion hot spots in the U.S. include Portland, […]

Recommended Reads

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 […]

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 […]