Tuesday, July 24, 2007

DIY Thing Interviews Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson has quickly become a cult favorite among Unsung customers. You know and love her vintage inspired looks (that's her multi-tier Victorian skirt on the left) and her thrift store fairytale style (from t-shirt ball gowns to garter skirts with tulle). But did you know Angela's black Bubble Dress will be on the next season of America's Next Top Model? Read this insightful interview where she shares, among other things, what it takes to be a successful indie fashion designer:

Part I

Part II

Friday, July 06, 2007

Verrieres & Sako Spring 2007 Runway Show

Verrieres & Sako have recently collaborated with Victor Ingrassia, a San Francisco Bay Area based video and media artist, to transform the designer's Spring 2007 runway show into an animated rotoscope.

Victor Ingrassia's animation is a swirl of film, video and enriched digital painting. Doing what he calls "digital monk's work", his early explorations in experimental film, hand rotoscoped animation, audio collage, stereoscopic & hand colored photography, have evolved into ground breaking computer animation which cuts against the grain of much current digital animation. Victrolux Productions' "digital animation with an analog heart" has been used in narrative, documentary, music video, dance, theater, corporate and private projects, including the BBC mini series, "Gory Greek Gods". His work has screened in Atlanta, Berkeley, Boulder, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Phyl Couture Named Fashion Award Finalist

Phyl Couture is a finalist in the Contemporary Category for the Dallas Fashion Awards. Congratulations Phyl!

Leaders of the Pack

DALLAS -- Since nominations for the 32nd annual Dallas Fashion Awards are based on sales, the 24 finalists are already store favorites. Retailers, though, soon will have the final word as they cast their votes in the eight different categories. (Voting takes place during the upcoming market, Aug. 19-22, or online at dallasmarketcenter.com.) Winners will be named Oct. 21 at a gala in The Grand Pavilion at the Dallas Trade Mart, part of the Dallas Market Center complex that also includes FashionCenterDallas. That same night, Dallas luxury retailer Neiman Marcus will be honored with the Fashion Excellence Award, while New York-based designer Phillip Lim will receive the Rising Star Award for his edgy and popular 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.

Nominees in the eight categories are:

Modern Wear: Maggy London, Tribal, Tyler Boe
Jewelry: Brighton, Liz Palacios, Seasonal Whispers
Contemporary: Yoana Baraschi, Johnny Was, Phyl Couture
Bridge/Designer: Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Louben
Casual Contemporary: XCVI, Paige Premium Denim, Seven For All Mankind
After 5: Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka, Marisa Baratelli
Accessories: Lockheart, Francesco Biasia, Charm and Luck
Children's Wear: Charlie Rocket, Kissy Kissy, Le Top

(WWD, Thursday, June 28, 2007)