Fashion Group International 8th Annual Rising Star Awards (DALLAS)

Craig Muller was our Fashion Design Honoree this year at the star studded black tie gala on November 8. It was my pleasure to co-chair this event with Lori Veith's Dana Melton for Fashion Group International Dallas. The event was hosted at Hotel Palomar Dallas, other honorees were: Toni & Guy in Career Achievement, Jan Strimple in Fashion Innovation, Pink Memo in Fashion Communication, Kenneth Craighead in Inspirational Leadership, Kacky & Carl in New Community Retailer and Holly Johnson Gallery in Art. Dallas is truly the fashion hub for the fashion devotees.


c a r n c e Dallas Designer Emerges

A new rising star has emerged from the local scene in Dallas, Chance Jackson is the talent behind of the most coveted new line of handbags and apparel.


Koi Sunwannagate Needs a Margarita

I am not so sure about her designs as a fashion designer. Her rework of cashmere pieces were quite unique and beautiful, back then, when she was still an unknown designer. This resort 2009 collection does not have anything to it. Fashion designers could have mental blocks like writers and painters. Relax, have a margarita, that may help!


McQueen's Femme Fatale

I have been secretly admiring Alexander McQueen as a fashion designer for years. The Hitchcock influence on his collections has been going on for quite some time now and he continues to be seduced by his femme fatale. The grey suit that Doris Day and Kim Novak had worn in Alfred's movies, and the rouge lips, OMG!


ICON STYLE P. Valentine Designer Competition

In the spirit of Project Runway and a pursuit for new design talent, P.Valentine in conjunction with IconStyle Inc. launches its first annual "City's Most Loved Designer" competition. Winner of this contest will be announced on February 27, 2008 and the designer will receive a gift subscription to our Fashion Business Basics 101 course to help jump start their fashion business.


Birds of Ohio at PrintSource New York Show

Just finished trend scouting at New York City's Direction Show and PrintSource for inspirations. Both shows are held at the Penn Plaza right across from the Madison Square Garden on 7th. Spotted some great talents at the show, Birds of Ohio brings in fresh eyes on vintage print interpretation and new print design ideas. Missi and Brian are very helpful and personable. For designers who want to do their own fabric prints, talk to the Birds of Ohio team at missi@birdsofoh!


2008 Fashion Colors

This Spring and Fall we are seeing lots of brights. Our Kate and Cate design team's creating fruity and garden inspired classics for those who just can't wait to be at the front of the trend. The linesheet will be available some time next week. Kick off the year by previewing the hottest new colors.