SUCCESS STORY – 2 Unusual Ways To Break Into The Fashion Industry

Hi Guys, Today we are going to go through unusual strategies used by two now thriving fashion companies to break out in the fashion business. The two examples  selected are no classic profiles. They did not graduate from a facny fashion school. They did not launch with an insanely glamorous fashion show. They did not […]

SUCCESS STORY: 4 Fierce Lessons That Led To The Nasty Gal Phenomenon

Hey guys, Last week we published an article with the lessons emerging designers could learn out of Nasty gal’s bankruptcy.  After having briefly analyzed what lead the fashion wunderkind to bankruptcy, I wanted to remember the effervescence of the beginning. From a simple eBay account to nearly 100 million dollars in sales in six years: […]

SUCCESS STORY: Miu Miu, How To Master A Diffusion Line

“Designing for me is a very complex process. There are many ideas that I want to express in one object, very often contradictory. The creative process in Miu Miu is completely different from that of Prada. Miu Miu is not as complicated and thought out as Prada. Rather than being young, Miu Miu is immediate. […]

SUCCESS STORY – Manoush, The Princess Of The Bohemian Style

“The brand’s identity? Poetic, bohemian, girly, some may even say kitsch, and they wouldn’t be wrong. I love things that shine, sing, glisten, and dance. Welcome to my world. Welcome to Manoush”. Sparkling sequins, metallic threads and neon fabrics are things most Fashion Designers steer clear of, but Frederique Trou-Roy is not most Fashion Designers.  […]

SUCCESS STORY: Once upon a time, there was Orla Kiely

Source: Getty Images EntertainmentTristan Fewings From mugs to handbags and wallpapers to dresses, print pro, Orla Kiely has developed a brand that seems to have no bounds.  Her use of pattern, colour and 60s influences has taken the design world by storm, and she’s become an iconic figure for a period we all still all love […]

SUCCESS STORY: Isaac Mizrahi, nail the fabulous and the affordable

Credit: Photograph © Jason Frank Rothenberg Hi all, Isaac Mizrahi : the present focus of a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York. From Couture fashion, mass market to TV shows. If there is someone who nailed the switch from fabulous to affordable, it’s him. The success formula? I would say it’s a mix of […]

SUCCESS STORY: Color the world the Manish Arora way

Source: GettyImages – Getty Images Entertainment – Kristy Sparow Hi all, Modernized Indian design wrapped into psychedelic colors…For today’s success story, I wanted to share with you the interview of a fashion designer I really love: Manish Arora. In this video by the Indian Design Forum, the designer tells us about his vision and the principles that got him […]

SUCCESS STORY: Tom Ford, the visionary

Source: Gettyimages – FilmMagic Axelle/Bauer-Griffin Hi all, Again the French won’t agree with me but as you may have guessed in my previous Monday quote post, I LOVE Tom Ford. I love how he understands shapes and the way he puts relevant pieces on the runway. So here are a few lessons we can take out of […]

SUCCESS STORY: Paul Smith – the fate behind a cycling crash

Source: The Goddess Guide Hi all, today’s Goddess Guide success story will be focussed on Paul Smith.  I chose him because I admire him. Firstly because fashion wasn’t what he was supposed to do at the beginning. As you probably know, he wanted to be a professional cyclist but an injury made him reconsider his […]

SUCCESS STORY: Diane von Furstenberg, make an empire out of a wrap dress

Source: Gettyimage – Getty Images Entertainment Antonello Trio Hi all, I am happy to share this Forbes interview of Diane von Furstenberg with you. DVF is a woman I adore. I love her sense of style, I love her timeless elegance, I love her story and I love the smart way she keeps reinventing the […]