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StartingAClothingLine Unveils Mobile App for Designers

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StartingAClothingLine.com, an innovator in clothing design software, today announced the launch of its free mobile app – The Fashion StartUp App. The app is designed to empower aspiring fashion designers with information that can help them start and design their own clothing lines. The app also features many extra benefits that users will enjoy such as a fashion sketch gallery, the latest fashion news and videos.

“The Fashion StartUp App brings our one of kind resources directly to a growing mobile market segment,” said John Thomas, marketing director at StartingAClothingLine.com. “We want our clients to have access to great resources no matter where they are. We also know that we still need to inform the vast majority of people that the types of resources we provide even exist. Many people don’t know that even if they can’t draw or haven’t attended fashion school they can still become fashion designers and start a successful clothing business. The Fashion StartUp App is positioned to bring that awareness.”

According to Lance Smith, Media Relations at StartingAClothingLine.com, “People just want to be empowered and inspired. Just as our website has done for our nine years now, we believe The Fashion StartUp App will bring the same enthusiasm to people once they explore it. Not only does the app come with industry savvy information, it also points users to additional resources that will guide them through how to start their line, design it, and get their line made and in stores.”

The mobile app is available for free download in Google Play and in the Apple App Store. It is available for Android Mobile Devices and for iPhones and iPads. Another feature of the app is it automatically updates without the need to re-download it so the user always has the latest information. Download it now.

About StartingAClothingLine.com

Founded in 2004, StartingAClothingLine.com is a US-based web company specializing in helping individuals start and design their own clothing lines. The company fulfills this mission through its innovative products such as Digital Fashion Pro Fashion Design Software and The Official Step by Step by Step Guide to Starting a Clothing Line Course. StartingAClothingLine.com serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Courtesy:  StartingAClothingLine.com

Emerging NYC-based designers complete program at FIT

The first class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), the free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run a business, culminated with presentations of business plans by 15 of the 35 designers who participated in the program. The event took place at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) on September 20. DENYC was launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and FIT.

Three panels of business and banking executives heard and commented on five plans each. Three designers were then selected by the executives to receive additional mentoring to further refine their plans and continue to learn how to successfully run a design business.

The selected designers were women’s ready-to-wear designer Mimi Plange, Hippototamus children’s wear designer James Talbot, and Jes Wade, whose women’s collection is handcrafted in house exclusively for private clients. Each will receive two sessions in consumer brand support from Ari Bloom and five pro bono hours of legal support from Charles Klein.

Bloom works closely with creative entrepreneurs to develop innovative consumer concepts and to establish sustainable businesses around them. He is an advisor to the CFDA Fashion Incubator and has advised such brands as Chris Benz, Richard Chai, and Steven Alan.

Klein is a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, specializing in corporate licensing and litigation matters for the fashion industry. He is an active member of the fashion law community, having founded the Fashion Roundtable and the Fashion Service Network.

Seth Pinsky, president of the EDC, gave opening remarks. Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, and Jeanette Nostra, DENYC executive-in-residence and president of G-III Apparel Group, closed the event. Panel moderators were Steven Frumkin, dean, FIT’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology; Nostra; and Yolanda Wardowski, MD Avalon Group and DENYC advisor/instructor.

The panel of industry executives that selected Mimi Plange included Jay Margolis, investor and former chief executive officer, Reebok; Ellen Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer, French Connection; Edwin Goodman, FIT trustee, and partner and co-founder, Milestone Venture Partners; and Robin Burns-McNeill, vice chair, FIT Board of Trustees, and chair and co-founder, Batallure Beauty.

James Talbot was named by Simon Dallimore, chief executive officer, Dallimore & Co.; Tim Baxter, executive vice president, Macy’s; Morris Goldfarb, chief executive officer, G-III Apparel Group; and Jonathan Duskin, chief executive officer, Macellum Capital Management, and director, Wet Seal.

Jes Wade was chosen by Lisa Schultz, executive vice president-Design, Sears Holdings Corporation; Bob Mahan, management consultant, Kaufman Franco; Gail Cook, president and chief executive officer, Gail Cook & Co.; and Renaud Dutreil, chairman, LVMH USA.

Westchester Puts On A Show

When you hear about your local mall putting on a fashion show, you think of local town show.

Well, not Westchester!

Simon Fashion Now presented by Greenwich Hospital put on a show that might as well be added to New York Fashion Week agenda.

The runway was phenomenally built and decorated like the runways you would see at the tents during NYFW. The models were not only residents of Westchester but have potential or may even be signed to a model agency.

Lastly, Simon Fashion Now Design Wars was impeccable. Young inspiring designers from Westchester Fashion Academy & Westchester Community College,  had the opportunity to show their talent by designing evening gowns out of shopping bags from the stores within the mall. These designers were as young as 6 years old.

Is that not amazing?

Westchester Mall has brought the term fashion to another level for the Westchester community.

Keep it going!

CLICK HERE for the images from the event.

Simon is look for their next fashion blogger for Westchester.

If you could rock a paper bag with the right accessories. See every hallway as another runway. Then this maybe your calling.

Text Simon to 74666. Or visit http://www.stylesetter.simon.com for details.

Goodluck!

Written, Images, Video by: Qui Joacin