KPNY

The Korean Preview textile show was not necessary my favorite thing we’ve been to. I’m a Fashion Media minor so I don’t know much about fabric. ¬†Of course it was interesting to look at, but I didn’t know what most of the fabrics would be used for. Before leaving I got to talk to you about the whole process of buy textiles and manufacturing and I actually thought that was the most intriguing part. It seems like such a stressful job to have to do that.

Honestly, my favorite part of the KPNY was the free danishes and coffee. It probably would have been more interesting if there had been more people who were there. Shadowing someone in the business to see what they look for and how they look for it would be interesting to see.

 

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Capsule Mens NY

I really liked the Capsule Mens Show. It’s the first time I’ve ever been to a market trade show and I really don’t know much about them, or men’s fashion week in general. Before walking in to the trade show, I didn’t know where to go, so I followed the good-looking and well-dressed men and found it easily. It was quite obvious who were there for the show and who weren’t.

I enjoyed looking at all of the different brands and seeing different trends among them. They really were catering to all different styles. Something I found interesting was that much of the clothing looked like it could also be women’s clothing from the cuts and colors. I actually really like men’s clothing so I think it would be so much fun to actually go to the show to purchase.

These were the only two pictures I got. They aren’t very good, but they didn’t seem to want photos taken so it was difficult.

Isaac Mizrahi Exhibit

The Isaac Mizrahi exhibit at the Jewish Museum was honestly one of the best exhibits I’ve seen in New York. I’ve obvioulsy heard of him but seeing so many of his designs in front of me was astounding. Also, I had no clue that he did costumes, which were two of my favorite pieces. The train on the garment on the right was unbelievably long and gorgeous. The sweater on the left may not look like much but Carrie wore it on Sex and the City, so it automatically makes it awesome in my book.

The green multi-layer outfit, the colorblock dress and the geometric shape pantsuit were three of my favorite pieces from the entire exhibit. They’re all so different but beautiful.

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Cooper Hewitt

I really liked going to Cooper Hewitt. All art is unique but those pieces were extremely unique and very cool.

Something that made this museum unique was the pen, which I thought was so neat. I lost the code I copied everything down on, but I’ve never had a museum experience so interactive.

My favorite exhibits included the dress immediately upon walking in. I loved the sporty top with the high-end ruffled skirt. Another exhibit I thought was very intriguing was the huge clock that continuously changed. It was hard to look at but the idea was so unique. The last piece I found beyond interesting was the smell wall. I can’t even imagine how hard that was to develop and long it took to collect all the different smells in Central Park.

Even more than the exhibit, I liked the original woodwork and chadeliers in the restored Andrew Carnegie. It was gorgeous and exquisite and I can’t even imagine living in such a place.

Doneger

The presentation from Doneger was very cool. I haven’t taken Fashion Forecasting so it was quite interesting seeing how they do research and travel to come up with the big colors and trends for the upcoming year. The job seems extremely demanding from what I saw. Between traveling all the time and always having an eye open for trends, it would be hard to not work.

The most interesting aspect of Doneger was the different services they offer and the different companies who use them. The services ranged in price and quality basically. It ranged from having access to their books to full consultation services. I was surprised when she said that Dick’s was one of their biggest clients. She said they work with them very extensively, which makes sense but I still didn’t expect it. She said they also work a lot with furniture places.

A job like this seems like it would be very fulfilling. All the different color story books they made and all the clients they work with would make me feel accomplished.

Quick Turn Clothing

I thought Quick Turn Clothing was extremely interesting. I’m a PR major with a Fashion Media minor so I honestly know nothing about the production process. The man and woman were extremely knowledgable and I enjoyed listening to both of them. It was very cool seeing how they bring the designs to life.

I found it interesting when she said that they:

  • can’t change the fabric after they already have the design because all material lays differently and does different things.
  • the production process occurs in stages. They can’t make one of each size then do more later. They have to make them all in one round.
  • often go to Zara or H&M to look at different clothing shapes.

Below are some of the photos I took from my experience at Quick Turn Clothing:

Bergdorf’s and Barney’s

This was my second time going to Bergdorf’s and Barney’s. These stores amaze me. I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio and I can’t even imagine anyone even considering shopping in one of them. There was at least one person in each designer’s space willing to help and assist shoppers. Some were nice, some obviously knew I was not a shopper.

Walking in to both stores, I knew everything would be expensive, but it really didn’t hit me until I actually looked at the price tags. A lot of the stuff was in the $1,000 – $3,000 range, but I saw a coat worth $25,000.

The photos above are from Bergdorfs, which I definitely liked better. The people seemed to be friendlier and the experience seemed more tailored. Each space was personalized and every space was different. Some had graffiti on the walls, while others had carpet.

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