Poems about designers



8 Singaporean designers who are also flying the flag high overseas

Andrew Gn

Probably the most prolific Singaporean designer, Gn graduated from the renowned Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London and the Domus Academy in Milan before joining Emanuel Ungaro in 1992. He launched his namesake label in 1996, establishing a fan base among the Parisian high society and A-list celebrities such as Jessica de Rothschild and Sarah Jessica Parker for his luxurious fabrics and exquisite embellishments. Gn was awarded the President's Design Award in 2007 and is stocked in all the major continents, with his atelier based in the Le Marais district in Paris.

Ashley Isham

The other Singaporean high fashion designer to hit big time in the international circuit, Isham established his namesake label in London in 2000, and is a show fixture at London Fashion Week. The label is known for its sharp, contemporary tailoring and high-octane glamour, and is a hit among film, TV and music stars as well as British royalty.


Self-taught designer Danelle Woo creates easy-breezy, ultra-feminine pieces in sustainable fabrics. Aijek is stocked at multi-label boutiques in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States.


The neo-Gothic ready-to-wear label's stark, minimalist designs are stocked in Hong Kong, Belgium, Japan and the U. S. , and counts celebrities like Adam Lambert and The Black-Eyed Peas as fans.

Sabrina Goh

The feted Singaporean designer stocks her easy-to-wear pieces from her namesake label at multi-label boutiques in the United States, the Fred Segal store in Japan and a London-based online store Not Just A Label.

Max Tan

The avant-garde label features experimental silhouettes and a contemporary artistic flair, and is stocked in Europe, the Middle East, San Francisco and Taiwan.

Benjamin Barker

This stylish menswear brand founded by designer Nelson Yap in 2009 now has two stores in Melbourne and offers custom tailoring as well. It also offers shipping to Australia and New Zealand via its website BenjaminBarker. co. .

In Good Company

The well-loved minimalist label with unusual silhouettes fronted by designers Sven Tan and Kane Tan is stocked in Hong Kong at Kapok, at various departmental stores in Jakarta, Indonesia, including Sogo, Seibu and Galleries Lafayette Jakarta and in New York's Saks Fifth Avenue. Read more at: http: //www. marieaustralia. com/formal-dresses-sydney | www. marieaustralia. com/formal-dresses-brisbane

designers,  flag,  flying,  high,  overseas.

Author: judy smith
Date: 01/04/2020



Walking on a ramp of hay
In a distinctively designed
Gown of black with blue

Woven by weaver bird
Stitched by tailor bird
Making her look unique

Smiled the nightingale
Thanking judges with a coo!


Author: Prathipa Nair
Date: 11/03/2020


4 Designers On The Hardest

Fashion is a female-fueled business. Many glossies have mastheads filled with women; there are tons of female designers; public relations, a key cog in the fashion-industry machine, is two-thirds women. Yet gender inequality is still a legitimate issue in the field — very few European design houses arehelmed by female talent, and women have only recently begun to catch up in terms of top-level executive roles at places like LVMH.

We're still a ways off from having gender parity in the most influential roles in fashion, not to mention equal pay, and better parental leave policies. But there are some advantages to being a female designer — an innate understanding of the female body and what women truly want to wear, for starters. In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, shopping app Spring gathered 33 of its female-led brands — including some of our favorite forward-thinking names in the biz — for a campaign called #SpringStories. The original shoot, lensed by Diego Uchitel, explores dozens of designers' experiences in (and contributions to) the fashion industry.

As part of #SpringStories, users on the e-tailer's app will be able to “swipe” to donate to I Am That Girl, a charity that aims to “help girls establish physical, emotional, and mental well-being and transform self-doubt into self-love by providing a safe space to have honest conversations about things that matter, ” according to the organization's site. Spring will then match all contributions to the charity.

A handful of the app's featured designers shared with Refinery29 the ongoing challenges they face as women in the fashion industry, as well as the highlights of getting to design for other women.

Getting the necessary capital to put out collection after collection is tougher for female talents, according to Laura Cramer, cofounder of Apiece Apart. "To build a grounded business poised for growth, you either need to raise money or have deep pockets. The uphill battle for women raising money is much steeper, particularly if you look at data around VC funding, where women-led companies get less than 5%, " Cramer says. "Early in our pitching days, I was pregnant and would watch eyes fall to my enlarging belly as we described our road map to success. A man will never know the feeling of people calculating your age, your marital status, and your child-bearing readiness. "

And once funding has been achieved, some designers feel a lack of support between women in the industry. “I think a lot of women don't support each other in the ways they should, and it always blows my mind that support and love isn't people's default setting all of the time, " says Aurora James of Brother Vellies. "There are a lot of women in this industry, and there is enough success for all of [us]. "

Camaraderie is important, certainly, but it's necessary to have women installed in powerful, well-financed creative director roles at the biggest fashion conglomerates to truly work toward having equal opportunities in the industry. "There are many female designers, but not in the top tiers of fashion, " says Becca McCharen of Chromat. "The brands backed by companies like LVMH and Kering are predominantly run and owned by men. "

Women are especially adept at "designing for changing bodies, with curves, and incredibly diverse days, " Cramer explains. Yet there's a (albeit, generalized) contrast in what drives designers' ideas, according to Tanya Taylor: "Men design for desire and women design for purpose, " she says. "The biggest challenge is how you make purpose desirable. "

Though there certainly are ways to make clothing that elicits desire without being overtly sexy. "Becca [McCharen] from Chromat — she has an incredible understanding of the female body in all of its many incarnations and she designs for that; she basically builds scaffolding for the body, " James raves. "She supports women both ideologically and literally. It's lingerie, but it's not about sex — show me a man who has done anything like that. "

#SpringStories' eclectic roster also includes labels like Negative Underwear, Misha Nonoo, Marcia Patmos, Rebecca Minkoff, Outdoor Voices, and Eileen Fisher. See more at: http: //www. marieaustralia. com | www. marieaustralia. com/bridesmaid-dresses

designers,  hardest.

Author: judy smith
Date: 14/11/2019


We're all hell's interior designers

Even your guardian angel gave up on you and the tiny devil on your shoulder no longer felt needed.
You made your own demons. You dream up terrible angels.
You were a hell all on your own.

designers,  hell,  interior.

Author: 壱原侑子
Date: 22/09/2019


UKFT launches Made It to support graduate designers and UK manufacturers

UKFT has launched Made It, a collaboration between the trade body, Graduate Fashion Week and Marks & Spencer designed to bring together graduate designers and UK manufacturers.

As part of the initiative, which was launched at a reception at the Houses of Parliament last night, Marks & Spencer and the UKFT will sponsor a number of Graduate Fashion Week winners to have their collections made in the UK.

In addition, to promote a better understanding of UK manufacturers and to encourage designers to use them as their preferred source of manufacturing, the UKFT, Marks & Spencer and Graduate Fashion Week will host a series of Masterclasses at five select universities across the country.

Hosted by Damian Collins MP, UKFT and Graduate Fashion Week, the reception included a catwalk show and was attended by key policy makers, industry influencers, major retailers, leading brands and UK manufacturers, with special guests including Graduate Fashion Week ambassadors Alesha Dixon, Mandi Lennard and Caryn Franklin as well as designer Zandra Rhodes and fashion critic Suzy Menkes.

€The UK has some of the best designer graduates in the world and some of the most talented manufacturers – Made It brings them together. Not only will we see the creation of some stunning collections, the project will also help to ensure the success of the next generation in understanding the business of fashion, which is a fundamental part of UKFT's purpose and key whether you are developing a new brand, working with manufacturers or growing business overseas, ” said UKFT chairman Nigel Lugg.

Graduate Fashion Week managing director Martyn Roberts said the initiative was “a wonderful opportunity” for GFW students to get first hand knowledge and experience of working with British manufacturers. “These are vital skills for fashion design graduates and essential for keeping Britain at the forefront of design, ” he said. Read more at: http: //www. marieaustralia. com/bridesmaid-dresses | www. marieaustralia. com/red-carpet-celebrity-dresses

designers,  graduate,  launches,  support,  uk.

Author: judy smith
Date: 20/09/2019


The Designers, Shows, and Events You Shouldn't Miss During the City's Fall 2017 Collections

It's an annual tradition that London Fashion Week opens every February with the newest of the new—the bang-fizz of The Central Saint Martins's M. A. graduation show. These are the people who are destined to shape the fashion world—not least because they are talents gathered from everywhere. The class of 2017 has students from China, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Gibraltar, and the United States as well as Britain. This is just normal in London, a city that has built its reputation as a creative capital on the strength of talents from all over: all backgrounds, all nationalities. In the face of Brexit, and its possible future curb on immigration, London has its Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, the city's elected representative, who stands up for the vitality of diversity and interfaith harmony every day with his social media campaign from City Hall, #Londonisopen. In his words: “We don't simply tolerate each other's differences, we celebrate them. Many people from all over the globe live and work here, contributing to every aspect of life in our city. ”

Nowhere will that be better demonstrated than in what's to come in London Fashion Week. In defiance of dark times, its youth and multicultural camaraderie is about to roll out the welcome mat. Expect to see it coming from all directions, in kaleidoscopic variety. On the Central Saint Martins's runway, there's Gabriella Sardena's wildly decorative glam-femme collection to look forward to, for example (she's the one from Gibraltar). Day one, there's also the opening of The International Fashion Showcase at Somerset House, where emerging designers from 26 countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Khazakhstan, India, Romania, Czech Republic, Egypt, and Guatemala, will put forward their viewpoints on the theme “Local and Global. ”

Stand back for a blast from New York, too. Michael Halpern, one of the latest Central Saint Martins M. A. graduates (class of 2016) will unleash his first multi-sequined disco-fabulous collection in a presentation that is being aided and abetted with volunteer help from Patti Wilson and Sam McKnight, held at a posh venue laid on for free in the heart of St James on Saturday.

Fighting gloom with glitter is a London thing. Ashish Gupta, born in India, longtime London trailblazer for LGBTQ rights, is the king of that. Given last September, when he took his bow in a T-shirt emblazoned IMMIGRANT, admirers will surely be packing his Ashish show to the rafters. These times demand a standing up for pride in identity. Osman Yousefzada, more quietly creative, with his strong art-world following, will be coming out with a statement about his British-Asian roots: “Before, we were rarities, trophies and exotics from distant lands...some of us fleeing famine, war, or persecution, ” he writes. “We were thought of as good labourers, businessmen and women—hungry, reliable and eager to succeed...and then some wanted to close the doors. Today, I bring you colour, opulence, texture, tailoring, a modern woman in different hues who isn't scared to stand out and have fun, and embrace the beauty and difference around her. ”

London is open to more newcomers. The Ports 1961 women's show has relocated here from Milan this season. It's actually a homecoming of a sort: This collection, placed on a woman-friendly lifestyle-centric wavelength somewhere on the continuum between The Row and Coline, has in fact been designed by the Slovenian-born Natasa Cagalj (also a CSM M. A. alumna) from a studio in London's Farringdon all along. Two more “returners” to the schedule are Hussein Chalayan and Roland Mouret, long rooted in London since the '90s, who are repatriating their shows from Paris.

It's a whole London creative community picture, in fact—one that makes a complete commercial nonsense on every level of the “Little Britain” xenophobia of the send-them-home faction in U. K. politics. Cohesion and creativity, the welcome and support given to the newest, from everywhere—that's the flag that flies over London Fashion Week. Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Austria, America, Serbia, Canada, Syria, India, Germany, Pakistan, Nigeria, Turkey, Ghana, New Zealand, Portugal—come one, come all, says fashion. There'll be protest and prettiness, resistance and humor—that's a given this week. Here's glitter in your eye! Read more at: http: //www. marieaustralia. com/formal-dresses | www. marieaustralia. com/red-carpet-celebrity-dresses

city,  collections,  designers,  events,  fall,  t.

Author: judy smith
Date: 20/08/2019


Fashion designers raise concern over plagiarism

With fake and cheap copies of high-end popular designer wears increasing in the market, fashion experts have expressed their concern over plagiarism being on the rise in the industry.

"I think it (plagiarism) is an international problem, it is not just an Indian problem. It is said that plagiarism is a form of flattery (as the designs are getting copied). I don't subscribe to it. I am against it, " noted designer Wendell Rodricks said.

"It took me seven years to patent my name Wendel l Rodricks as a brand. One should look to solve this problem the earliest, " he said.

According to well-known designer Anita Dongre, the fashion industry should come together to tackle the issue.

"Now everything is digital, some of the designs get copied immediately online. All my lehengas are copied. It is sad, " she said.

Echoing similar sentiments, designer Masaba also feels that plagiarism is the worst part of the fashion industry.

"It is sad that there is no control on the copycats... and too many undeserving people are getting recognition and chances to showcase, " she said.

Masaba is known for her innovative prints and one can often see fake designs being sold at lesser prices.

"We are one of the most copied design houses in the country, and you just have to figure it if it eats into your business. If it doesn't, you shouldn't waste your time and money on it, " she said.

Masaba, however, feels one can take culprits to court.

"Legal action can be taken if you have the bandwidth, but the fake market is too huge to tackle and lawmakers are extremely slow to act on it. "

Wendell also thinks in a country like India, the legal matters pile up and it takes time, which is the sad part.

"The amount of time it takes in this country to bring someone (guilty) to court is too much. Ritu Kumar (designer) had taken people to court and won. But it is one of its kind of a case. You need to give that much amount of time, " he said.

According to designer Gaurang Shah, one should take it as a compliment if their designs are copied.

"In a way it is a compliment that others are following you. But it is annoying as you work so hard and the design gets copied. It is a challenge for designers to come up with new ideas, " he added. Read more at: www. marieaustralia. com/formal-dresses-2016 | www. marieaustralia. com/formal-dresses-brisbane

concern,  designers,  fashion,  plagiarism,  raise.

Author: judy smith
Date: 18/06/2019


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Love all styles
Trends or not
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Creativity a zest
At its best
Never put it to rest

Happy World Poetry Day

designers,  hp.

Author: Sarita Aditya Verma
Date: 17/03/2019