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Soaking in the glamour at Naeem Khan

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.
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Sea goes oversize at New York Fashion Week

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.
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ApparelMagic Client Jonathan Simkhai shows a springtime daydream

After winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015, great things have been expected for New York-based designer and ApparelMagic client Jonathan Simkhai.

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Elizabeth Kennedy’s Surreal Stunners

“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.

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Eckhaus Latta’s Underground Art Scene

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.

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Ballgowns on the Beach at Badgley Mischka

ApparelMagic client Badgley Mischka’s spring show offered a breath of fresh air direct from the French Riviera.

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ApparelMagic Client Sachin & Babi take its followers to Turkey

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.

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Client Spotlight: Liya Kebede’s lemlem gives back

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.

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Lena Dunham, Solange, and More Wear ApparelMagic Clients at the Met Gala

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.

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Eckhaus Latta’s Department Store Takeover

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.

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Rebels with a cause at Public School

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.

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Seizing the Day with Badgley Mischka

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.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo’s Velvety Vision

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.

 

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Putting on the Glitz at Naeem Khan

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.

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Thom Browne takes to the Ice

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.

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Jonathan Simkhai takes a trip to Spain for New York Fashion Week

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.

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Jill Stuart’s Victorian Vamps

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.

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Nicole Miller goes Glam Rock Grunge

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.

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Sachin & Babi amp up the opulence at New York Fashion Week

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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Take your business to the NEXT LEVEL…with ApparelMagic Desktop and QueCentric

Unlock the infinite potential of ApparelMagic Desktop to grow and streamline your apparel operation.

ApparelMagic has been an apparel industry leader since 1984. Managing styles, orders, customers, purchasing, production and inventory, ApparelMagic Desktop is the most popular application of its kind.

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ApparelMagic clients rule the runway at New York Fashion Week

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.

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Revolutionize your selling with RepSpark and ApparelMagic Desktop

California-based golfing brand Linksoul has paired their ApparelMagic Desktop solution with RepSpark to take their sales to the next level.

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Philadelphia Fashion Incubator introduces ApparelMagic Cloud Software

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.

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ApparelMagic client Thom Browne wins third CFDA Award

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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New Feature: Shopify Multi-Channel Retailing with ApparelMagic

New from ApparelMagic: Shopify Multi-Store. Make E-Commerce and POS Retail work for you by integrating multiple Shopify stores with ApparelMagic Cloud. Manage your stores independently with the ability to set separate integration configurations customized to each store.

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Thom Browne returning to the CFDA Awards

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.

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The brightest stars at New York Fashion Week are ApparelMagic clients

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.

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ApparelMagic clients shine at New York Fashion Week

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.

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Thom Browne shows in Paris

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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How do world-class fashion schools set themselves apart?

Preparing students for careers in the fashion industry is the number one job of a fashion educator, and to the world’s top schools, that means giving students access to industry standard tools that will set themselves up for success for their first job and beyond.

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Apparel News features ApparelMagic PLM

ApparelMagic was recently featured in California Apparel News for its powerful PLM features. ApparelMagic CEO John Murphy spoke with the media outlet about the importance of strong PLM in today’s fashion industry.

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ApparelMagic clients gain critical acclaim at New York Fashion Week

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.

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ApparelMagic client Hood By Air wins CFDA Award

An ApparelMagic client took home an awards at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards presented in New York City at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

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CFDA Award winner and ApparelMagic client Thom Browne earns another nomination

Thom Browne’s idiosyncratic style has netted him a nomination from the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Menswear Designer of the Year.

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Hood By Air, ApparelMagic client, nominated for CFDA

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.

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ApparelMagic client Krochet Kids makes a difference

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.

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Amanda Uprichard celebrates its third year with ApparelMagic

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.

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ApparelMagic Cloud offers fashion companies integrated PLM, ERP, Sales & Accounting, plus 3rd party expansion

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.

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KELTEK selects ApparelMagic as its ERP solution

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.

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ApparelMagic + NuORDER integration expands B2B options

NuORDER, the leading wholesale B2B ordering platform boasting 500 fashion brands and eighty thousand retailers, has completed its integration with ApparelMagic ERP.

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New Quickbooks link simplifies accounting

From design department, to customer service, to inventory management, nothing beats the power and integration of ApparelMagic. And your accounting department will appreciate ApparelMagic ERP’s integration with 123sync for Quickbooks.

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ApparelMagic streamlines Mustard Pie’s ordering

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.”

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Industrial Revolution II selects ApparelMagic to support Haiti revitalization

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.

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Jill Stuart, Badgley Mischka get logistics boost from ApparelMagic & Statco

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.

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Elevee finds ApparelMagic “tailor-made”

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.Read More

Best Business Practices – Get expert advice!

ApparelMagic gives you the tools you need to manage your business better. And our Best Business Practices consulting, for groups or one-on-one, lets you get even more from ApparelMagic.

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Power Seminar Series speeds implementation

ApparelMagic features the industry’s friendliest user interface. So it’s easy to learn. But to make sure our user community gets the most out of ApparelMagic, we offer the acclaimed Power Seminar Series training program, included with every system.

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Apparel Magazine highlights ApparelMagic clients

ApparelMagic stood out as Apparel Magazine‘s Jordan Speer spoke with several leading fashion companies.

Among them, Christine Bell Currence, president of Badgley Mischka, praised the software’s speed and reduction in customer-response time.

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Pure Karma uses ApparelMagic for its ease and flexibility

When Apparel Magazine‘s Jessica Binns interviewed Scott Kallman of Pure Karma, a Los Angeles-based active lifestyle clothing firm, Kallman extolled the virtues of ApparelMagic’s user-friendly system.

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ApparelMagic salutes client Thom Browne, CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year

ApparelMagic is proud to salute our client Thom Browne, Inc. on receiving the 2013 CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year last night at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

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Seven7 Jeans achieves multi-brand management

“ApparelMagic’s software has been essential in managing the products and designs that we bring to market. The system helps our teams collaborate and control key aspects of our business, beginning with the costing and production phase, and continuing through order processing, fulfillment, maintaining customer satisfaction, and analyzing our sales patterns.

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