ApparelMagic client Badgley Mischka has always oozed glamour, but this time they’ve turned it up to 11. Give them a gown, skirt—even an overcoat!—and they know just the way to cover it in embroidery, drape it in lace, or encrust it in sequins.
Local manufacturing. Eco-friendly fabrics. A sustainable design ethos. ApparelMagic client Maria Cornejo’s values reflect everything we want to see in the fashion industry. And more than that, they seem totally authentic to her.
ApparelMagic client Nicole Miller keeps her finger on the pulse of the fashion. Hitting all the trends out of the ballpark at her New York Fashion Week show this week, she imbued her vision of the Nicole Miller girl with a hint of borrowed-from-the-boys style.
Just as the fashion world is getting comfortable calling Eckhaus Latta the hot young thing, designers Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus showed they are capable of dressing not just über cool clubbers but now arty intelligentsia too.
Always centered on the target and hitting the trends at the exact right moment, Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini’s brand Sea constantly puts out the kind of clothes that ahead-of-the-curve women want.
ApparelMagic client Sachin & Babi went on a darkly elegant outing for their prefall collection. Their many fans are set to be full on Gatsby girls with chic black head wraps and earrings that dangled nearly to the shoulders.
For his Pre-Fall 2018 lookbook, über-romantic Jonathan Simkhai went back to the source material and put out a collection deeply engaged with fashion history.
New York Bridal Fashion Week designers, including ApparelMagic clients, showed that wedding gowns don’t have to be simple white strapless dresses anymore. In fact, sometimes they don’t have to be white, or even dresses.
Ten years after the first iPhone was released and in a time when the thought of dial-up internet is positively nostalgic, it seems like the time is just right to have a fond look back at recent history.
It’s only a pipe dream for many fashion designers to show a collection in Paris, the undisputed capital of fashion, but for New York-based ApparelMagic client Thom Browne, it’s now reality.
For ApparelMagic client Zero + Maria Cornejo’s show at New York Fashion Week, the conversation is squarely on the body. How do we cover ourselves? Should our clothes encase us tightly, following every muscle and curve, or should they sit around us, forming silhouettes entirely separate?
After last season’s nineties grunge theme, Nicole Miller took on something totally different for spring. Under a moody canopy of tropical flora, her collection at New York Fashion Week was a vision of a jungle paradise where the ground is hard enough for heels and the heat bearable enough to layer a cute leather jacket.
2018 is going to be a year of reflection for ApparelMagic client Jill Stuart. Since her line’s inception in 1993, it has been a consistent power player at New York Fashion Week.
It’s all about high drama with Naeem Khan. Taking to the runway with a balletic spring collection at New York Fashion Week, the ApparelMagic client essentially dismissed the everyday in favor of eveningwear at its most extreme.
In an age when the fashion world is transitioning away from skinny jeans, cigarette pants, and bodycon dresses, Sea by designers Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan knows exactly what’s next. Volume, volume, volume.
After winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015, great things have been expected for New York-based designer and ApparelMagic client Jonathan Simkhai.
“This is not a jacket.” So read a sleek white jacket with the quote along a sleeve in the style of René Magritte. An embroidered hand holding a rose sat on the center of the piece with bright red fingernails forming the buttons.
With New York Fashion Week in a state of flux, the fashion industry has been in need of a jolt of excitement. At ApparelMagic client Eckhaus Latta’s show this season, that is exactly what they got.
Sirens of social media take note: wearing any of ApparelMagic client Sachin & Babi’s spring collection will make your next vacation’s content go viral.
Liya Kebede is one of the world’s most in-demand supermodels, walking on red carpets in New York and runways in Paris and representing brands like Estée Lauder, Louis Vuitton, and Gap, but that doesn’t stop this Ethiopian-born beauty from giving back.
The stars of movies, music, TV, and fashion converged last night at the Met Gala in New York City. The red carpet, often deemed the “Fashion Oscars” due to the high-profile celebrities, included a number of them promoting ApparelMagic clients.
Leave it to New York’s premier provocateurs to show their latest fall collection in an abandoned store in midtown Manhattan. The dated, neglected retail space, patchy carpet and all, proved to be the perfect foil for Eckhaus Latta’s dowdy-cum-avant-garde designs. The ApparelMagic clients, a design duo of Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, have been upending the trend-driven fashion landscape with their own brand of cerebral cool, but this collection shows that they are ready for the big leagues.
America, the beautiful. Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne put out a collection this season at New York Fashion Week dedicated to their country from sea to shining sea. Or maybe more accurately, From Manhattan city street to great plains field to Los Angeles basketball court.
Starting with the runway itself, which was set with vignettes of furniture from their brand-new home line, this was a season of firsts for Badgley Mischka. The ApparelMagic client is known around the world for their elegant gowns and cocktail dresses, but starting this fall, their loyal customers can wear Badgley Mischka all day long.
What could be more luxurious than wrapping yourself in huge swathes of crimson velvet? Not much, according to Zero + Maria Cornejo. The ApparelMagic client’s fall runway show at New York Fashion Week was dedicated to the indulgent fabric in all of its luster.
This awards season, expect more glitz and glamor than ever. As one of Hollywood’s favorite brands, ApparelMagic client Naeem Khan took to the runway at New York Fashion Week with a collection heavy on crystal, tinsel, and everything that shines.
From their looks to the way they move, penguins are arguably the funniest of the animal kingdom. And for a designer who loves to inject more than a little bit of humor into his fashion, Thom Browne’s adoption of a penguin motif this season seems particularly apt.
Bullfighting may be on its way out on the other side of the Atlantic, but its iconic uniforms may never go out of style, especially if ApparelMagic client Jonathan Simkhai is involved. Indeed, his fall collection was an ode to Spain and all of its traditional costumes, short maybe only of mantillas.
ApparelMagic client Jill Stuart cast a spell with her fall presentation at New York Fashion Week. Like red-lipped, retro witches, the models stood in pointed shoes on platforms above the crowd, looking down imposingly. Swathed in voluminous velvets and heavy melton wool, they were femme fatales with a flair for the seventies.
A backdrop peeling with urban decay set the perfect stage for Nicole Miller’s fall runway show at New York Fashion Week. The brand, an ApparelMagic client, oscillates between uptown and downtown, and this season the designer was resolutely below 14th Street. Taking on the Nirvana decade directly with combat boots and destroyed denim, Miller also twisted some of the trends of the era to bring them up to date. Bandanas became paisley-print pants or a handkerchief-hem dress with a flannel shirt knotted around the waist.
Looking back at their native India, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia combined ballgowns, bombers, and extensive beading in their collection at New York Fashion Week.
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ApparelMagic clients Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini hit all the right notes this season with their latest collection for their Sea New York line. Imbued with casual, beachy vibes, each item was washed or unfinished just enough to keep them equally elegant and effortless.
California-based golfing brand Linksoul has paired their ApparelMagic Desktop solution with RepSpark to take their sales to the next level.
As a proud supporter of up-and-coming labels in the fashion industry, ApparelMagic will be donating ApparelMagic Cloud systems free of charge to the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s 2016 class of Designers-in-Residence as well as alumni.
ApparelMagic client Thom Browne won top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2016 CFDA Awards last night at the famous Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The awards ceremony, frequently likened to the fashion Oscars, was hosted by actor Joel McHale, and included notable industry headlines such as Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein.
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced this year’s nominees for the CFDA Awards at an event Wednesday night at the New Museum in New York.
Included on the short list in the nominations presented by the CFDA’s Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski was ApparelMagic client and veteran CFDA award-winner Thom Browne and his iconic shrunken grey flannel suits.
Whereas last season Jill Stuart went to Studio 54 via a retro helping of minimalism, this time around she went full-on glam maximalist.While definitely a departure for a label with a more classically feminine reputation, the show hit all the trends squarely on the head.
Set in New York City between the wars, Thom Browne’s fall show was a veritable piece of theatre. Models slowly wandered down pathways in a set built up as a city park surrounded by canvas-fronted rowhouses.
Closing Paris Men’s Fashion Week for the fall/winter 2016 season was Thom Browne, an ApparelMagic client. Thom Browne, a multiple-time CFDA winner, took a characteristically theatrical take on traditional dressing that enthralled audiences as they took to Instagram posting shots of a chandelier-dominated theatre-in-the-round. Browne’s models were grouped in sets of three, each in matching suiting and outerwear, but each in a difference stage of decay: from moth eaten and destroyed to brand new and immaculate.
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As fashion week continues on from New York to Europe, we take a moment to look at ApparelMagic clients’ hard-won victories during spring 2016’s edition of New York Fashion Week.
Thom Browne’s idiosyncratic style has netted him a nomination from the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Menswear Designer of the Year.
Shane Oliver’s Hood By Air has been nominated by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for the Swarovski Award for Menswear, an award given to the most promising names in men’s fashion.
Krochet Kids is a California based non-profit that is helping empower the women of Uganda and Peru. All of Krochet Kids’ products are hand made and signed by the person who made them. Along with employing the impoverished women of Uganda and Peru, Krochet Kids also runs program to help these women escape poverty and the need for government aid.
Amanda Uprichard, the New-York based contemporary fashion label, has experienced impressive growth over the last decade, creating sophisticated designs for the working woman. Amanda Uprichard’s designs have been spotted on celebrities including Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Lupita Nyong’o and Emma Roberts, and the brand continues to grow in popularity.
ApparelMagic, a leading supplier of fashion ERP software, has introduced ApparelMagic Cloud, an affordable web-based service providing integrated PLM, ERP, order management and accounting. The service is accessible anywhere via the Web, and features zero-installation, no startup fees and no long-term commitments.
KELTEK Safety Apparel, a division of Kelsey Sportswear Ltd. chose ApparelMagic as its full ERP system. KELTEK has been an ApparelMagic client since 2005 and recently upgraded to the latest version of the system.
NuORDER, the leading wholesale B2B ordering platform boasting 500 fashion brands and eighty thousand retailers, has completed its integration with ApparelMagic ERP.
Mustard Pie Clothing, the popular baby and young girls’ clothing manufacturer, selected ApparelMagic for its transparency and ease of use.
“ApparelMagic has created solid transparency for the whole company,” Scott Rihm said in a February 2014 interview. “From our factory in India to New York to Chicago, anyone is able to pull up a ticket, an invoice, etc. and see it instantly.”
Innovative manufacturing company, Industrial Revolution II (IRII) is taking crucial steps in Haiti’s revitalization with the introduction of high-end manufacturing. The project creates direct employment for low-income Haitians and heightens the skill level of Haitian apparel workers.
Jill Stuart and Badgley Mischka recently launched their Spring 2014 collections at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. They have distinguished themselves for their stunning fashions and trend setting designs. Running a fashion business requires more than great designs, it also requires the right partners for managing your information and logistics. Badgley Mischka and Jill Stuart use ApparelMagic ERP and Statco Warehousing and Logistics to ensure that their businesses run properly.
Élevée, a luxury brand that has been creating custom hand tailored wardrobes for high profile executives, professional athletes, and celebrity elite, for more than a decade, has relied on ApparelMagic ERP to manage its very successful line since 2002. Élevée is able to create unique samples with every order to satisfy the needs of professional athletes such as Aaron Rodgers and Kevin Durant.
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