Month: August 2021

Fashion Group International to Offer NYFW Info

LINES OF COMMUNICATION: When it comes to the ins and outs of New York Fashion Week, clarity is always in demand.

An addition to the battalion of analysis is the Fashion Group International’s Communique, a nightly fashion report that will be sent out throughout NYFW.

NYFW will be awash with vaccinated critics, TikTok-ers, influencers, editors and other fashion authorities, from the time it gets underway Sept. 8 until the finale on Sept. 12. FGI aims to stake its territory amidst the daily trend reporting with this new digital offering that has paid sponsors.

With the average person encountering an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 ads a day (nearly double the average in 2007), NYFW is another dose of visual stimulation. Designed to keep showgoers and work-from-homers up to speed about each day’s shows and presentations, the dispatch will be crafted by Mint Moda founder and creative director Sharon Graubard

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Will China’s Three-Child Policy Spark a Kidswear Boom? | China Decoded, BoF Professional

As Chinese kids return to school this week, their parents are facing a new era of child rearing in the world’s most populous country — one that will likely coincide with impressive growth in the children’s fashion market.

Prior to the pandemic, China’s children’s fashion segment (encompassing both children’s clothing and footwear for newborn to 14-year-olds) was already growing at a rate faster than its men’s or women’s fashion sectors, clocking 12.5 percent year-on-year growth in 2019, according to data from market research provider, Euromonitor International.

In 2020, the pandemic caused a slight decline: the children’s fashion market in China dropped 3.75 percent year-on-year to a total value of 290.83 billion yuan ($44.85 billion). But the sector is expected to come roaring back this year, with Euromonitor estimating sales of 346.6 billion yuan ($53.46 billion) in 2021, representing growth of close to 20 percent year-on-year.

This boom is set to

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Georgian Fashion Foundation Launches Prize for Emerging Brands

Sofia Tchkonia, founder of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi and now also the force behind the Georgian Fashion Foundation and its GFF Prize. Georgian Fashion Foundation

The Georgian Fashion Foundation is the latest brainchild of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi founder and creative director, Sofia Tchkonia. It aims to help creatives struggling under the financial strain caused by the pandemic, and its first major initiative will be the GFF Prize.

Applications for the prize, the winners of which will be rewarded with a combination of financial grants for collection production, PR support and showroom participation in either Paris or Milan, are open until September 15 to fashion brands of all nationalities, with at least three years experience, existing branding and visual aesthetics, working in the fields of womenswear, women’s accessories or unisex design.

“The idea is to support emerging designers and brands. To strengthen and support fashion industry and its players,” Tchkonia

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Dolly Monroe Academy: Tampa woman celebrates Black Business Month

TAMPA, Fla. — As we wrap up National Black Business Month, we wanted to highlight a local business that is celebrating huge success. The Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy is projected to gross a million dollars in revenue this year after opening just two years ago. The young woman behind this business is definitely breaking barriers.

“I think I am a profound example of turning your mess into your message,” owner Dolly Monroe said. 

 And she certainly has a message. When Dolly couldn’t find what she needed, she created it by opening the Dolly Monroe Beauty Academy. 

“I could not find a program or institution that would cater towards specifically esthetics and make up artistry.”  

Success quickly followed.  

“Over a million dollars in revenue this year is what we anticipate to finish out the year at. I’m very excited to say that we have educated over 266 students at this point

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