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Fashion and Apparel News
MyBeautifulDressing today announced the launch of a new way of buying designer clothing online. While most websites only offer the equivalent of paper brochures transferred to the web, you can now choose items of clothing and shop for them directly using interactive videos – either live or after fashion shows.
The first e-commerce website to offer this technology, MyBD enables you to watch a fashion show just for you, giving you the possibility of experiencing something truly unique and immersive, browsing around the fashion show (you can focus on a particular model, have them re-show the clothes on the catwalk when you want, and place orders without having to wait for the official unveiling of the clothes in stores seven months later).
For this launch, MyBeautifulDressing is working with JC de Castelbajac and broadcast the Foxy Lady collection fashion show live on its website on 5 March – a collection available for pre-orders the following day on the website.
MyBD has already negotiated a number of other collaborations for live shows and pre-orders following shows with major names for the upcoming Fashion Week.
MyBeautifulDressing currently offers its customers “Watch, Click and Buy” sales for its Autumn/Winter 2014 collections from
• Vivienne Westwood
• Thierry Mugler
• Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
• Alexis Mabille
• Francesco Scognamiglio
• Richard Nicoll
• Veronique Branquinho
• Marios Schwab
• House of Holland
• Vera Wang
• Justicia Ruano
Most of these collections will be available for pre-ordering on the website from 20 March 2013.
During Fashion Week, MyBD is working alongside international blogger Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad in a video showing off her MyBeautifulDressing experience: “Shop like you were there!”
Watch the video at http://www.mybeautifuldressing.com/content/66-chiara-ferragni- and read about her experience at http://www.theblondesalad.com/2013/03/my-beautiful-dressing-exciting-experience.html
SandalUp knows that the feet are one of the most attractive features in a woman and with that, they are making it easier for women to make their feet stand out. The store specializes in women’s sandals, which are great at making the feet look ultra charming. At SandalUp, customers can be sure that the sandals are of premium quality.
Sandals are all about complementing the feet and customer will find great variety of fashionable sandals for women. If someone is looking for summer sandals, he is in luck since there are fabulous flip-flops, strappy flats and thong sandals to indulge in. Those who are looking to add some height to their look will also be pleased with the collection of high-heeled sandals. For comfort and foot support, there are terrific wedge sandals and gladiators as well.
SandalUp have earned an excellent reputation of for their fabulous sandals and customer. They have been in the shoe business for more than 10 years and this just goes to show that they have great experience in manufacturing women’s footwear. The company understands what women want and takes prides in providing quality and style altogether. The client is the most important person and a great shopping experience is always guaranteed. In this day and age, convenient shopping cannot be overlooked and this is exactly what SandalUp seeks to deliver with their online store. The company has grown over the 10 plus years it has been in business and customers can now shop from the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
SandalUp is set to enjoy extensive growth in the coming years by providing women with chic women’s sandals, summer sandals and various classic designs. Fashionista Georgina Perez from Upstate New York says that SandalUp is the go to place for the hottest trends when it comes to sandals for women.
Recently launched in beta, Style in View plans to collect all the latest looks from both the high street and boutiques. The aim is to make it easier for shoppers in the UK to find information on the latest trends all in one place. This week will see the first ASOS products appearing on Style in View.
Style in View co- founder Dexter Grima said that he was “very excited” about the arrangement with ASOS, as it has gained a reputation for having the “latest fashion and styles”, and is Britain’s “largest online-only fashion and beauty retailer”. ASOS has its own fashion line, as well as selling other brands and, Mr. Grima added, Style in View plans to add them within the next week. ASOS has a target audience of males and females aged between 18 and 34, and Mr. Grima is optimistic that Style in View will help young shoppers “find the latest trends and styles at prices that are more affordable.”
Thousands more brands from major retailers are to be added by Style in View in the next twelve months.
i.p.d. – International Pro Designs – known as a legendary surfboard brand/manufacturer based on Huntington Beach, California, has launched a new apparel business with its high end men’s clothing for adult surfers focused primarily on Japanese market.
i.p.d. was founded in 1981 by Bob Hurley (currently at Hurley International) as a small custom surfboard maker and eventually taken over by Eisaku Murata, one of Bob’s trusted surfboard shaper, when Hurley explored a new venture with a fashion business.
In 2012, i.p.d. announced stepping into an apparel field while continuously providing quality surfboards. i.p.d. begins distribution toward Japan where its fashion market is the second largest in the world. The first line up consists of 2 core designs – high quality dress and casual white shirts for adult surf lovers.
Solo Ishijima, Apparel Business Director, states that “We don’t chase trends that go away quick. Speeds often hamper creative ideas. Let’s have fun and focus on quality and details that will be loved for ages. That is our philosophy. i.p.d. will always be proactive with regard to challenging and asserting ourselves. We provide quality after-surf life and detailed genuine fashion for adult surfers from Huntington Beach, California.”
One of the biggest trends that was spotted on the catwalks throughout the various Autumn/Winter ’12 shows was structured layering, and this is more than evident in the new season Winter Wonders collection from French designer Roland Mouret.
The Barnicles dress is a key look for the AW12 season, with its layered look giving the illusion of a two piece blouse and skirt set. The soft, fitted crepe top with long raglan sleeves contrasts with the heavier peplum of the A-line apron skirt that accentuates the waist, and the dress is drawn together with an exposed panel leading down the back.
Meanwhile, the Markham coat is sure to become a staple in any winter wardrobe this season. This double breasted coat is tailored using a grape/dark purple stretch felt, with a vent pleat formed at the back that brings a modern approach to this classic winter coat.
One of the highlights of the Roland Mouret AW12 show was this Drummle dress in a traditional looking Prince of Wale check. This layered long-sleeved dress features an asymmetrical neckline and a fitted inner layer underneath the skirt, with a tie at the back and the exposed zip reaching halfway down the dress that has become something of a signature in Roland Mouret pieces.
These are just some of the fantastic pieces from the latest collections that are currently available from Roland Mouret, and there is no better time to invest in the best items from the AW ’12 collections, as Roland Mouret are now offering free shipping on all orders made via their website throughout December.
Born in Lourdes in 1962, Roland trained at a fashion college in Paris but left after just three months to work as creative director at French magazine Gai Pied Hebdo in the 1980s. Having founded his own design group with Andre and Sharai Meyers in 2000, Roland left the group in 2005 and took a two-year hiatus from the fashion world, but now he is back in the forefront of the fashion industry, with the help of his new financial backer Simon Fuller.
His unconventional approach to fashion design, preferring to shape his fabrics directly onto the models rather than working from sketches, has seen Roland Mouret establish a reputation as one of the modern masters of structure and aesthetics. The now famousGalaxy dress, a firm favourite of Victoria Beckham and other A List celebrities, was widely proclaimed amongst fashion critics as the Dress of the Season in 2005.
To view the complete range of Winter Wonders that are now available from Roland Mouret, as well as getting a preview of the upcoming collections for the Spring/Summer ’13 season, visit the Roland Mouret website at http://www.rolandmouret.com/.
High End Online Apparel and Goods Distributor Unleashes Website And Seeks New Hermes Designer Handbag Distributor!
Rewards Shopping and Hermes Exclusive Bags provides buyers with quality high end merchandise at an extremely affordable price. Rewards Shopping even rewards shoppers when they save money on designer handbags, fashion accessories, electronic devices and other quality merchandise. Receive the best merchandise at the lowest price you can find, and get bonus gifts too.
The company has recently unleashed twin web sites, and is open for business and taking orders just in time for Christmas. Specializing in high end merchandise, like authentic breathtaking Hermes Birkin Handbags, Rewards Shopping and Exclusive Hermes Bags prides itself on making it easier and more affordable to buy the finer things in life.
The Hermes line of fine designer Handbags, for example are the most exquisite bags in the world. Carrying a Hermes designer handbag says something about you, about your sense of style, of taste, and your stature in the world. When you own a Hermes designer handbag, there’s no doubt that you’re someone very, very special.
Rewards shopping US is looking for both a Hermes wholesale distributor and distributors and drop shippers of other fine merchandise as well.
ComfyBabies are now stocking brand new Baby Changing Bags as part of their expanding range. The popular Wallaboo changing bags are made from faux suede with a fleece trim and function both as a stylish shoulder bag and baby changing facility. Adapt the Wallaboo to carry on your shoulder or attach to a pram, to alleviate strain. This bag makes a trip out and about easier and less stressful, as you can compartmentalise all your baby’s items. Inside there are five pockets and two large compartments, made especially for nappies and wipes. The two carrying straps are padded and adjustable to suit your height, making carriage as comfortable as possible.
Inside the Wallaboo baby changing bag, there is a thermal bottle holder, which will keep your baby’s drink warm or cool for a few hours. A special pouch for used nappies and wipes makes it ideal for separating your own items, such as your mobile, diaries etc. all contained in two interior zip-up pockets. This bag also holds the essential baby changing mat, which is padded and washable that you can bring out at any time when you’re in a cafe or restaurant wash facility. The interior lining of the Wallaboo makes it easy to clean and wipe dry, so you won’t have to worry about stains.
The Wallaboo Changing Bag has a number of detachable features, including the insulated bottle holder, which you can replace with space for your own bits and bobs. Uniquely, the Wallaboo is water resistant, so you can afford spills of any kind without ruining the appearance or durability of the bag. Wallaboos are available in six gorgeous colours, including red, blue, pink, lime, chocolate and black. Generous dimensions and excellent quality will make this bag part of your new baby essentials.
The two iconic brands have joined forces in a special collaboration to produce the most elegant and glamorous of wellington boots, which will be exclusive to customers in North America.
The luxury fashion brands, J.Mendel and Hunter Boot have come together to create a new wellington boots collection that will showcase the look and feel of J.Mendel’s classic designs with the timeless functionality of Hunter Boot. This collaboration, which combines the unexpected embellishment of the classic Hunter welly boot by J.Mendel has resulted in a stunning collection that perfectly reconciles form, function, ornament and use.
Susan Sokol, President and COO of J. Mendel explains: “Hunter Boot, like J. Mendel, is a brand that combines a strong European heritage and reputation for quality with modern-day relevance. We are therefore delighted to be part of this collaboration, and thought it would be a fun, innovative way of showcasing the expertise that J. Mendel is known for.”
J. Mendel and Hunter Boot’s new collection is comprised of three styles. A modified design of the iconic Hunter Boot, which will be available in either black or white rubber, and a shorter black motorcycle version of the boot. As part of this unique collaboration, each and every pair of rain boots in this exclusive collection will also feature a signature gold J. Mendel ankle buckle and luxurious trim detail.
Wendy Svarre, CEO of Hunter Boot North America, comments: “As the luxury boot among wellies, it’s only natural for Hunter to work with J. Mendel, bringing together high fashion and function in an exciting new way.”
With prices beginning from $585 for the classic black boots, to $795 for the white version, the collection will be available at leading department stores such as Saks New York and Nordstrom’s, as well as top-tier speciality stores such as Kirna Zabete. Arriving in stores November 2012, the J. Mendel for Hunter Boot collection is also available athttp://usa.hunter-boot.com/shop/womens/footwear/fashion-rubber, as well as on the new J. Mendel e-commerce site, which is due to launch this Fall.
Renowned wellington boot manufacturer, Hunter have released a new 2012 outerwear line for women, just in time for winter.
With temperatures set to drop over the next few weeks, Hunter is proud to announce the launch of their new women’s Outerwear collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. Featuring three key styles in classic colours, Hunter Boot have created a collection that is both functional and fashionable for the chilly winter season.
Chris Dewbury, Sales Director at Hunter explains: “Hunter’s Outerwear collection is a natural extension of the footwear brand. Over the years our brand has become synonymous with style and great British manufacturing quality, and so, we decided to evolve our existing outerwear range to give our female customers a little bit of extra comfort, warmth and a bit of Hunter’s signature style this season. ”
Hunter’s Women’s Outerwear collection is comprised of three key pieces, each of which are also available in three different colours and sizes, and designed to fit just right with an existing winter wardrobe. The collection includes:
The ¾ Quilted Down Parka: Designed to help keep women warm and stylish this winter the Hunter ¾ length quilted down parka has roomy pockets and super-soft quilting will keep the wearer snug, while the sleek silhouette and luxe detailing ensure that there won’t be any sacrifice on chic and effortless Hunter style. Wear with a cashmere polo neck, skinny jeans and a pair of our classic boots for an effortlessly cool winter look.
The Short Quilted Down Sports Jacket: Hunter believe that no winter wardrobe is complete without a chic down coat, and the updated style of the Short Quilted Down Sports Jacketis the perfect investment for the cold winter months. It comes in classic black, red or navy and features sports-luxe down quilting, a removable hood and double entry pockets, perfect for keeping hands warm and toasty, whether the wearer is apres-ski or in the city.
The Short Quilted Down Jacket: This is the ultimate sports-luxe cover-up, designed to keep the wearer warm dry and casual. The Hunter Quilted Down Jacket is also available in navy, red and black and is stamped with Hunter’s signature license plate, making it a Hunter classic that every woman should own.
Chris Dewbury, continues: “While winter is undoubtedly on its way, we know that our customers will need clothing that will keep them warm and dry this season. We believe that our new Hunter outerwear range for women is not only going to keep women cosy, but also let them experience Hunter’s world-renowned quality and design in another part of their winter wardrobe, which we’re really excited about.”
Removable hood with faux fur trim
Gum rubber Hunter license plate on upper left arm
Colours: Red, black or navyThe Hunter Outerwear collection is available in S (UK 6-8, EU 34-36), M (UK 10-12, EU 38-40), L (UK 14-16, EU 42-44) and XL (UK 18, EU 46) exclusively at http://www.hunter-boot.com/
Designed to keep children’s feet dry, Hunter Boots’ new kids collection is perfect for school trips, rainy mornings and weekends spent in the great outdoors this Autumn. The new Autumn/Winter collection features brand new styles designed to be fun and useful, such as Hunter’s first glow-in-the-dark boot and a roll-up kids welly boot.
With the nights drawing in, Hunter are proud to announce the launch of their new Kids collection for Autumn/Winter 2012. Featuring an amazing selection of colours, designs, features and accessories, Hunter Boot have created a collection that will keep kids and their parents happy.
Chris Dewbury, Sales Director at Hunter explains: “The team at Hunter are particularly happy with our latest kids collection because it offers so much choice for all the family, from boots, to socks, to bags. We’re especially pleased with our Original Kids’ Glow Bootwhich glows green in the dark and is fitted with light reflective strips and a reflective logo, making it perfect for after dark activities, such as Halloween and Bonfire Night.”
As well as glowing green boots, Hunter’s latest kids collection also offers a number of handy accessories that are great for kids and their parents, such as a mini version of the Classic Boot Bag, the Kids’ Rucksack Boot Bag. The bag, which is available in two vibrant colours, fuschia and blue, is designed to be useful as well as stylish. Featuring adjustable shoulder straps, a reinforced back panel, a reflective logo and an extra internal pocket, it can be used for much more than just carrying muddy wellies this Autumn.
Because the nights are getting darker and colder, Hunter know that keeping little toes toasty this Autumn is very important. So the collection also features a number of variations on their classic welly socks. Kids can choose to accessorise their welly boots with anything from classic school shades such as navy, green and black, or go for bright stripes that will add a pop of fun to their welly boots. The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection features Hunters Kids’ First Welly Socks which are designed to fit the smallest of feet.
Because welly boots can take up a lot of space in bags and the car, Hunter boots have put their innovative stamp on a pair of boots that kids can take with them easily when they travel. The Original Kids’ Tour has a light, flexible leg crafted onto a durable Hunter rubber sole so it can be quickly rolled away and packed into a suitcase without taking up lots of space or weight. With a comfortable cuff top and Hunter buckle to the side, the Tour maintains its good looks, as well as its functionality, making it perfect for camping, weekends away and festivals.
Dewbury continues: “Hunter’s Autumn/Winter Kids collection is inspired by our adult collection of wellington boots giving little ones the chance to have as much fun as mum and dad do in their Hunter boots. We’ve also added lots of little fun features, such as reflective strips and the added bonus of extra colours and accessories to make sure that kids feet are warm, dry and fashionable this year. ”
Hunter Original Kids’ boot is available in sizes 8 – 14 and the Hunter Kids’ First boot is available in sizes 4 – 1.
Hunter’s new Autumn Winter 2012 collection captures the key trends of the season with their latest fashion range and cutting edge innovation in their Balmoral package. These finely detailed new fashion styles offer equestrian-inspired elegance, while unique textures and colours burst with pattern and luminescence. The technical Balmoral range offers a greater choice for the keen sportsman with warmer linings and shorter styles.
A spokesperson for Hunter Boot explains: “We’ve been working on our new Autumn and Winter collection, and we believe that our iconic Hunter Original Tall Gloss boot has captured all the definitive colours of the season with four rich new shades, including lagoon green and cocoa. We’ve also created a new pearlescent rubber, which is an updated version of the Original Tall and available in green, orange and purple, while our Original Brit is now available in gold.”
Hunter have also revamped their best-selling equestrian-inspired Regent boot, which now boasts a wealth of new Hunter detailing and contoured lines. A new last shape, with a clean, simple silhouette, the Belsize adds classic allure, while the versatile Belsize Calidore is a two-in one-style which can be worn long with a buckled calf piece, or as a short ankle boot.
The spokesperson for Hunter continues: “Hunter’s Snow collection was launched very successfully in Autumn Winter 2011, and the boots combined benefits of warmth, grip and style were a real hit with our customers. For Autumn Winter 2012, we have introduced the Original Snow Gloss, the Original Snow Quilt and the Original Snow Short to the range. And we haven’t forgotten about the kids, as our Original Kids Glow, which glows in the dark, is perfect for winter, and will be fun to wear at Halloween, on Bonfire Night or even for building a fun pillow fort indoors.”
Camilla Olson Produces unique looks and innovative textile design at the right price point for the 2012 Coterie show in New York City, September 19th, 20th and 21st
Showing at Coterie, Camilla Olson’shttp://camillaolson.com/ anticipated Spring 2013 collection showcases their eco friendly modern aesthetic as well as the impeccable textile design talents of Ally Rix. The collection reveals the company’s utilization of an innovative all natural iron transfer process that creates one of a kind pieces. Special attention to the exceptional knowledge of fabric fit and form complete unique and luxurious looks at an affordable price.
The Spring 2013 prints are inspired by historical and contemporary music. Influences range from the design and details of an instrument, to sheet music and even speakers; Camilla admires all forms of design and interprets them into fashion. She incorporates this muse into each detail of her collection; even the colors have a song to sing. The Spring 2013 collection showcases shades of cognac and blush. Within both of these colors there is a wide variety of tones ranging from cream hues to golden taupe, depending on design.
Camilla Olson premiered her first collection as part of Mercedes Benz fashion week NYC in fall of 2010. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Maryland and Honorable Mention as “Best Second Act Reinvention” on the website SecondAct.com.
Visit her booth #4155 on level one at Coterie in NYC to meet Camilla and staff and be inspired by her designs.
Actress Tanna Frederick is the face of the 2013 and artwork is currently available for press. If you would like high-resolution photography or to schedule an interview with Camilla Olson, please contact Rose Cefalu below.
It’s not always easy for plus size women to find clothing, shoes and accessories that not only compliment their body shapes, but are comfortable and fit into their life-styles as well. After years of fighting the frustration of shopping and not finding a good selection of quality women’s plus size clothing in local stores and malls, Bob and Diana Gillig from Elkton, Maryland, pulled their efforts and research together and developed a website www.shapelyplus.com, designed specifically for plus size women who may have experienced some of the same shopping frustrations.
The website offers pages chock-full of great information for plus size women, how to identify their body shape, whether they have a tall or petite frame, and reasons why certain fashions look better on one shape versus another. “The way your clothes fit your shape and make you look when you glance in the mirror can make you feel great about yourself, or absolutely miserable”, said Diana. “We strive to find the best fashion trends and choices for plus size women, whether tall or petite, and bring them together on our website”.
Finding great online retail stores that offer real plus size clothing choices was just part of their research. They spend hours each week checking the latest fashion trends and styles to make sure they are only offering the most up-to-date fashion information, and focus on fashion trends for plus size women.
Many times, some of the featured retailers for plus size women’s fashions offer special sale discounts on dresses, separates, casual or corporate wear, swimsuits, maternity clothes, formals, wedding dresses, and dresses to outfit an entire bridal party. Numerous stores also offer accessories, handbags and shoes.
A section of their site is dedicated just for men who shop for their plus size women. They may be in need of a special gift, or plan to buy something special for their lady, but are not sure how to read plus size charts. Pages on the site explain fashion terminology, and offer information to help men make good fashion choices for their plus size women.
According to Bob and Diana, the research continues, and new information on current fashion trends and styles for plus size women is always being included on the site. To learn more about Shapely Plus, you may visit www.shapelyplus.com or contact Bob and Diana at email@example.com.
Thursday 6th September 2012 marks Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, and as part of the event taking place in various locations around London, designer Roland Mouret is inviting dedicated followers of fashion to step through the looking glass and into the world of a style icon.
Mouret has created the inimitable ‘La Baba’ dress inspired by the iconic style of jewellery designer, and all-around fashion idol, Catherine Baba. Limited edition patterns of the dress will be available on the night, along with Veuve Clicquot champagne and delectable cake pops.
The pattern will be available in two size ranges, one to fit size 6-10, and another to fit size 12-14. Each pattern comes with step by step instructions and a draping video, showing Roland creating ‘La Baba’ dress has also been made. The event is one of the most hotly anticipated elements of what is sure to be an exceptional evening of fashion and fun in the style capital of the world.
For those of you who don’t know, Roland Mouret is considered one of the masters of structure and aesthetics in the world of high fashion. He is the brilliant mind behind the now legendary Galaxy dress, and boasts a huge celebrity following which includes Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel and other A-List celebs.
He is renowned for his flattering approach to fashion design, in particular his fondness for simply shaping his fabrics directly onto his models rather than working from sketches. The latest Roland Mouret designer dresses for Autumn Winter 2012 are available right now from the designer’s official site. Here you’ll find sensational designs like the Titanium Dress and much more.
Pay a visit to the site today to find out more and don’t miss what is sure to be a fantastic occasion for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Find out more here: http://www.rolandmouret.com/pages/vfno.aspx
For any inquiries regarding specific items or purchase info, please call us at our Head Office and Flagship Store.
HUF is back with another high quality drop at the 5 Pointz online store. This major urban brand is famous for mixing classic, clean design with an array of unexpected graphics from a variety of diverse influences; whether it’s a vintage liquor label of the shield emblem of the NFL. The Autumn Winter 12 Collection looks to be no different.
The excellent AW’12 range from HUF clothing features the ‘Classic H Varsity’ jacket, complete with traditional collegiate styling and big ‘H’ print on the left chest. The 5 Pointz team predict big things for this simple yet effective outerwear piece; guaranteed to be a wardrobe essential for the colder months.
The ‘Classic H’ can also be found on the ‘Hail Mary Pocket’ tee, which also features the reworked NFL logo. Pocket tees are a major part of this all new drop, and the ‘Hail Mary’ is an effective example, which demonstrates the irreverent HUF attitude, but also the quality of HUF tailoring.
No HUF clothing line would be complete without some fresh headwear designs, and so the first drop of the season features New Era Caps and Snapbacks with a mash-up of fabrics, including suede, corduroy, wool and cotton twill. A highlight of the caps collection for AW’12 has to be the ‘Metal H’ snapback, which is emblazoned with an eye-catching metallic badge on the front. This reimagining of the classic HUF ‘H’ logo creates something new, unexpected and individual, whilst at the same time remaining unmistakeably HUF.
Head over to the 5 Pointz online store today, to check out all of the latest HUF additions, as well as brand new Autumn Winter lines from other important streetwear brands. It’s an exciting time to freshen up your urban wardrobe as the leading labels in the game update their output for the new season.
Balluun Introduces New Social Business Platform To Empower Fashion Designers To Create Impact For Their Brands And Businesses
Leading up to the 2012 MAGIC show, social business upstart, Balluun, today announced its patent-pending technology platform for emerging fashion designers and the wholesale marketplace. On the same day, Balluun announced a new advisory board member, fashion maverick, Nicole Miller. “We are so honored and excited to be able to tap such a visionary innovator and designer to add to our distinguished group of advisors,” said Peter Koch, CEO of Balluun. “She will bring an invaluable perspective, aesthetic eye and reality check to our overall effort.”
Balluun is the future of commerce for fashion, as we know it. Fashion designers who are Balluun members can easily upload their collections on Balluun’s website prior to the show and take advantage of Balluun’s mobile app to display specifications of their lines and conduct transactions with buyers online at the show.
Balluun’s focus is the world of fashion and redefining how fashion is accessed, experienced, shared, purchased and sold in the real and digital worlds. Some of Balluun’s primary features and benefits include:
- Balluun provides the ability for sellers to share product updates and entire collections and for buyers to view and discover new designs and track product trends.
- Balluun enables buyers to communicate directly with the sellers before, during and after creating a purchase order.
- Balluun accommodates all terms and forms of payment traditionally found in the fashion industry.
- Balluun records all of the information for the seller and the buyer, and all order information is maintained online for easy reference anytime, anywhere.
“Balluun is truly game-changing for young fashion designers who want to create impact with their brands and build businesses within an increasingly competitive climate.” said Peter Koch, CEO of Balluun. “With the continued evolution of the internet, the cloud and social networking, Balluun has been able to develop transformative ways to do business.”
Brief Balluun Product Snapshot
Visually Rich Marketplace To Show & Share Collections- Balluun provides a robust platform on which designers/manufacturers can sell their products and independent retailers can shop for products in a visually rich digital environment. Social Business Community All Your Own- Balluun’s platform is optimized for ongoing social inter-action and like an in-person interaction, people communicate with one another back and forth while purchasing goods. Balluun accomplishes this and deploys technology to thread the communication exchange throughout a transaction. The Paperless Office- Balluun enables designers, retailers and manufacturers the ability to search products by price and style, review line sheets and collections, create and pay purchase orders online. Balluun provides a hassle-free digital option from paper-based lookbooks/catalogs, business cards and order forms in a social business solution.
With the 2012 summer being one of the wettest on record the UK’s weather has been even barmier than usual. For Damart, the Bingley based clothing manufacturer, the unpredictable British weather is nothing new and as such they have developed a brilliantly balanced clothing range which is both versatile and stylish and perfect for getting you through the summer months.
Damart’s soft thermals are just right for when the occasional colder nights creep in. Designed to provide light protection and comfort for mild to coldish weather they are perfect for festival evenings and late night outdoor sporting events. The on trend French Neck Vest is a stylish piece proving very popular at the moment. Great under tops or by itself the intricate and pretty design will have you looking stylish and comfortable. Priced at £9.00 and available in various colours this chic number demonstrates classic Damart value and design.
For when the sun does make a rare appearance Damart’s gorgeous dresses offer something traditionally more summary and stylish. Fashionable, pretty and comfortable the range is large so all tastes are catered for. The fashionable Stretchy Jersey Dress is a lovely maxi dress that comes in various colours and is a great example of the quality throughout Damart’s dress range. Priced at £35.00 this on trend dress will have you feeling fabulous and looking great for all summer occasions.
Another great summer must have are the Lineastyl Ankle Leggings which are extremely popular and justifiably so. Simple yet stylish these comfortable leggings have become known as ‘miracle leggings’ due to the innovative material they have been made from which, amazingly enough, actually facilitates slimming of the legs. Made from a unique fabric containing microcapsules of Amazonian tree sap, red algae and horse chestnut amongst other properties, these leggings define Damart’s innovation streak.
In addition to this lovely summer wear Damart also has an extensive range of ladies underwear that includes well known brands as well as their own popular branded items. Home to bras, girdles, pants, shapewear, corselets and much more the collection offers value, comfort, style and is perfect for going under your summer wear.
Damart’s collection really does have it all and is packed with the perfect clothing to help you look great for the remainder of this barmy British summer. Visit www.damart.co.uk for all your summer fashion needs.
5 Pointz is a leading UK supplier of urban clothing and accessories from the biggest and best names in the street industry; providing a range of brand new lines to UK fans at competitive prices.
The Red, White & Blue Pack from US brand HUF Clothing was originally released to commemorate American Independence Day, but since us Brits have just as much reason to celebrate the red, white and blue this month, there couldn’t be a better time to grab these great looking pieces from the 5 Pointz store.
From t shirts and a choice of socks to 5 Panel caps, the latest release from HUF Clothing look great together or as part of any patriotic street wear ensemble.
Celebrate a great summer of sporting events with the classic 10K t shirt by HUF. Available in heather grey or black, the 10K tee features a screen print of a three colour HUF logo with horizontal lines running through it.
The HUF Plantlife socks come is blue with red and white marijuana leaf patterning. The HUF Fuck It socks are available in a choice of black or white, with a ‘Fuck It’ jacquard pattern around the ankle complete with stars and stripes detailing. Both sock designs feature double lining on the heel and toe.
Finally, the HUF 10K Volley 5 Panel cap features the same italic red, white and blue logo as the 10K t shirt, along with painted metal eyelets and woven logo label sewn into the back. Made from 100% cotton, the back of the cap features an adjustable nylon strap with plastic clip.
Choose any or all of these fantastic new HUF releases and champion the red, white and blue this summer, wherever it takes you.
Visit the 5 Pointz online store, today, and discover the latest HUF clothing and more, from all of the most important labels in the urban fashion industry.
Maryland fashion stylist, beauty expert and blogger Kimberly West has launched Style+Life+Fashion (http://stylelifefashion.com) which will bring together all facets of high fashion, lifestyle, and personal styling. Style+Life+Fashion will publish numerous articles for women of all ages and walks of life in order to share information that will help readers in achieving their desired level of style, personal wellness and life happiness. Kimberly being a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant, Style+Life+Fashion will also serve as a platform to highlight the success and look of Kimberly’s clients, as well as to share ideas on personal style.
Style+Life+Fashion will be one of Maryland’s first international high fashion blogs and will help further cement the relevance of Maryland’s rapidly growing fashion scene and industry. Over the last few years, Maryland has produced high visibility events such as Baltimore Fashion Week, and most recently the Fashion Awards Maryland. Style+Life+Fashion will be one more avenue that will allow the expansion of the Baltimore based fashion scene. For more information, visit http://stylelifefashion.com/info/
Style+Life+Fashion is the brainchild of Kimberly West, an image consultant, fashion stylist and beauty expert. Although Kim started blogging as a hobby due to her love for Fashion, she quickly gained a loyal following as a respected industry expert and contributor for numerous fashion websites. A Fashion Educator by trade, Kim seeks to provide the latest trends as well as educate consumers about all aspects of fashion. Kim has done fashion interviews with well known industry experts such as Julie Weiss, Clinton Kelly, Gianni Rich, and Darius Gibbs. She has also collaborated with Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Macy’s, and worked to stream digital content and video for New York Fashion Week 2010. Kim holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Design from Alabama A&M University.