#FashionCapitals – coming to NY check out Global Fashion Capital at the FIT June 2 – November 14, 2015


The past ten years have seen a phenomenal rise in the number of cities worldwide that host fashion weeks. Paris, New York, Milan, and London are currently the four leading fashion capitals, but other cities with emerging fashion scenes are beginning to challenge that exclusivity. Governments seeking to “re-brand” their cities as centers of creativity and innovation acknowledge the power of fashion to elevate an international profile.

The success of a fashion city depends upon a delicate balance of economic, social, and cultural factors. A single week of spectacular runway presentations does not guarantee acceptance by fashion buyers and the international press. Yet with so many cities vying to become the fifth major fashion capital, a new, polycentric fashion 

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#FashionCapitals – coming to NY check out Global Fashion Capitals
at the Fashion & Textile History Gallery June 2 – November 14, 2015

 

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VidCon 2015: YouTube Announces New Mobile App, More VR, Diamond Play Button -and vertical video playbacks


The new app will also feature vertical video playback as well as new creator tools (Wojckicki didn’t go into details) and a way for fans to opt-in to all notifications from your channel. “That’s what we have for today,” she said. “More coming next week.”

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Fashion Needs @Youtubes Vertical video playback-everything else is usually  dead space! So yes I am excited LOl 

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#Shop2Support NYukCo #Selffund #fashiontech #Startup to helps local designers build global busiensses


Fashioning Change EMBRACE DA BS-

Simply put these products are sell designed for Fit, Fashion and functionailty and  that should be the only reason you need to purchase.   These pre sale intros are at a steal, (designers use sweat equaity to cut cost)  and one time offers.  However  Please scroll down to read about WHY you should support! 

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#Shop2Support NYukCo #Selffund #fashiontech #Startup to helps local designers build global busiensses.  New Youk has it’s share of Fashion incubators and accelerators, few allow for or cater to the organic cottage industry that actually exist.  We chose to start as a pre-stratup lab project  so that we can do what we do best… custom design products that fit our consumers needs. In this case our consumers are our design colleagues  in  less than 3 months we have made significant progress and can stand toe to toe with others well funded projects. However  to move forward we require non eguity funding.  So we tappedin to what we do best design great product, service sand merchandise and offer it as a pre-sale startup to our network! … Thanks for your support 
Bonnie Sandy .. 
Creative Industrialist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Tech  Advocate  & Project lead 

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#Selffunding #fashiontech #Startup that takes a direct stab at the local supply chain- globally


Fashioning Change EMBRACE DA BS-

Simply put the fashion items offered products are well designed for Fit, Fashion and functionailty and  that should be the only reason you need to purchase.   The items in these pre sale intros are at a steal, (designers use sweat equaity to cut cost)  and one time offers.  However  Please scroll down to read about WHY you should support! 

 

New Youk has it’s share of Fashion incubators and accelerators, few allow for or cater to the organic Cottage industry that exist.  We chose to start as a pre-stratup lab project  so that we can do what we do best… custom design products that fit our consumers needs. In this case our consumers are our design colleagues  in  less than 3 months we have made significant progress and can stand toe to toe with others well funded projects. However  to move forward we require non eguity funding.  So we tappedin to what we do best design great product, service sand merchandise and offer it as a pre-sale startup to our network! … Thanks for your support 
Bonnie Sandy ..
Creative Industrialist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Tech  Advocate  & Project lead 

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Where’s the focus, fashion? | A global discussion on the Business of Fashion From Trinidad, With Style


“Of course there is a downside to everything. While the idea is encouraging, and the opportunity is great (designers attended this event free of charge) who exactly are “the buyers”? The Shop, Exhibit A and NMFV come to mind. That can’t be all though, right? Three shops that mostly operate on a consignment basis? (NMFV does some wholesale buying, but I wasn’t able to meet anyone anyway so we don’t count). No designer that I have spoken to has said that they met with significant buyers. It would have been nice to see some regional or international department store reps present. I think that is what the designers were expecting as well. Yet, if say Macy’s was there and needed 500 pieces of a particular style in a week, which Trinidad based designer could fulfill such an order?

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This is a global issue – there are some  core types of Fashion  events a design label would encounter and need to consider engaging in. 

The fashion tech event, confernce, summit and/or Hack i have attended these and frankly I love hacks but  their were not teh right mix of fashion, bsuienss  and tech… The fashion tech conferences today  tend to be skeweed towards luxury retail brands and so the info just  does not apply. ost of teh audience usually cannot even follow the discussions. Ther is a lot of opportunity there
FASHION SOURCING – Here designer go to find resources and helps— they cannot be "showing or selling to consumers’ or for that matter buyers’ they  are there to learn and absorb, to shop their suppliers. Too many organizers htake  only their own concerns and needs into account and the designers are  a line item in their budget  If you’re doing a Fashion Busienss conference their is not room for anything else…  Fashion as Market – Trade events where fashion designers get  to present BUYERS and only buyers –  samples are  ahead of the  current season with shipping  immediate (stock required for future) When you are selling to trade you need to concentrate on Selling to trade… no tim e to be cute and social. 
Fashion as EVENT  – the various consumer focused trade endeavors including  Evnding &  Popups and consumer shows… Items are  current and priced to move…  they train  consumers to depend on  sales rather than regularly shop your store.. They are neded but ned to be redesigned. 
Fashion as conversation – Story telling – Think Fashion week, Fashion Film, Where the DESIGNERS present  their vison and statement… They choose their models , runway etc…  it can also be installaion  etc
Fashion as Entertainment where patrons pay to  be entertained – The  designers do not organize, but are TALENDT and shoudl be paid… hint if there is a door price and a billing of "Fashion" then  designers are talent! PAY THEM..  I hav eparticipate din my share of shows and they are necessary  at a certain oint to help develop your style and voice. However They cost… 

There is a lot of work BEFORE presenting a trade conference. Trade should NOT be a charitable project there is a conflict of interest…  if you want a charity event throw a show  or auction… 

I am presently in discussion  to create a couple of such fashion related conferences and trade events.

The first I trade event I ever organized, was in Trinidad circa 1987/88 and I was a little over 20 but 
there were buyers (Courtesy ICD) I remember a buyer from Canada wanting my  2 piece dye extracted suits… I had no idea what  to expect or how to navigate. I was so happy that I was scheduled to leave for Fashion Institute shorthly after. 

Today  I have attended, partcipated organized several fashion related business events including a trade show sponsored by Macy’s. We gut  5 businesses in to see their buyers teh first year and a couple more teh second.   FYI,  if Macy’s selects your product there is a process that takes months, you need to  be prepped to be on the floors and have financial backing to cover your space and opportuniyt… Tehen there is compliance issues as well as global shipping challenges.  It’s not only the  ability to  deliver but a solid business plan and finacial backing. 
First up though the  quality  control and sizing and other compliance issues… need to be addressed. This article was brought to my attention by a  designer colleague from Trinidad in our Global indie fashion group on Facebook 
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Virgin America Offering $38 Flights ‘Biggest Deal Of The Year’ ends 7pm pacific Jul 7th


Virgin America is offering flights as low as $38 during an epic 8-hour flash sale, which the airline calls its

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Virgin America Offering $38 Flights ‘Biggest Deal Of The Year’  ends 7pm pacific Jul 7th  hey  hopefully  we’ll be ready   with out travel collection & essentials at www.facebook.com/nyukco Lol 

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“There’s nothing innovative or new about this Uber is just capitalism, in its most naked form”


There’s nothing innovative or new about this business model. Uber is just capitalism, in its most naked form

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"The Idolatry-of-Self" and the seven deadly sins, wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.  The greater question is why do many simply  fall for these , and  willingly play  a part in their own demise… many simply do not want the responsibility or "work", of "fair cost", associated with doing the alternatives. The truth is people are placing themselfves in these situations because of laziness, greed, and a focus on self… they can only see and are only concerned with, " immediate benefit to themselves ". Tackle that problem of a "me", "The Idolatry-of-Self" – based society and Ubers etc will not gain traction!  Self https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins
  

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