Archive for 2013

Wednesday, December 11 2013
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This holiday season, we’re all about supporting our incredible community of emerging designers & artists. Each and every product is made with passion, hard work and genuine creative talent.

Wednesday, November 27 2013
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In 1999 ROJAS opened as a laboratory to create and showcase innovative designs and as a testing ground for  new concepts. All ROJAS designs start off with the most cutting edge imported and domestic fabrics and end with a product that hits the street with a forward approach to sportswear. Year after year the ROJAS line provides the public with the newest in trends with special attention paid to style, fit and detail.

Wednesday, November 27 2013
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Proof got its start in a garage in Eagle, Idaho in 2010. The founders, 3 brothers, grew Proof to an internationally known brand that is loved the world over. The roots of Proof begin with the founders’ Grandpa Bud.

Wednesday, November 27 2013
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Sub_Urban RIOT is a modern independent apparel brand for those who want something different, and aren’t afraid to stray from the norm.  We prefer not to cater to everybody.  We like things a little off kilter, a little twisted, and that offer a little social commentary. There’s a little RIOT in all of us.  Take some chances, make individual statements, and have fun while you’re at it.

Tuesday, November 26 2013
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Created in 2011, Petals and Peacocks is the brainchild of Victoria Velasquez and Ryan Mante. With a love for fashion and a penchant for pushing boundaries with cheeky designs, this couple strives to put out creative and timeless pieces that consumers will appreciate.

Wednesday, November 13 2013
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What is the inspiration behind your brand?

Most of my inspirations come from simple, traditional jewelry what we transform into sophisticated pieces that fits the lifestyle of modern women. Our tagline is “European Style, American Creativity” which describes all about Anci Decor. We want to give  a feel for  elegant, feminine jewelry pieces with practical, comfortable solutions for our modern society. 

Tuesday, October 22 2013
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Today we’re happy to present one of the earliest series created by South Korean Fine Arts Photographer Yeong Ja Jung, titled “Exposure on the Mirror.” The artist began this project in 1980 and the pieces are in C-Print (1981).

Monday, October 07 2013

"Fashion trend stories are often cyclical, seasonal, and celebrity-driven. Increase your chances of coverage by succinctly pitching the the story angle or product that is both right for the editor and consistent with your brand. Begin by spending an afternoon at the library researching back issues of your target publications. Make note of story headlines, price points, brands featured, and who is writing what stories and use this intel to craft your next email."

Wednesday, September 25 2013
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LOOK BOOKS/CREATIVE DIRECTION:

 "I would stress the importance of a few different aspects of creating your look book. Make sure to select a model that appeals directly to your customers. As a designer you have a good grasp on who your customer is so make sure not to lose thought of who that is while selecting a model. Even if you have a specific theme that you are trying to convey when creating your shoot, make sure the model works not only for the theme but they are also someone your girl (or guy) can identify with on some level

Friday, September 06 2013
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Just a little video about The Urban Smith!  Check it out!

Tuesday, August 20 2013
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Get to know the JammyPack brand! Portable speakers disguised in a retro-inspired bag, we’re in. They are showing at POOL this week, booth 732.

Monday, August 19 2013

AMP Design Group scoured the floors at POOL in search of the most carefully curated, well designed booth. Congrats to Son of a Sailor for winning! They’ve been awarded a free booth at POOLTRADESHOW in February 2014.

Monday, August 05 2013
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From the creative depths of Thailand, Sure Design is proud to introduce our hip, trendy, comfortable and downright cool Brand of crinkly-cotton, super-soft cotton Clothing and Accessories. There is a reason Sure Design T-shirts are the  world’s most sought after fashionably funky printed T-Shirts, Dresses, Tanks & Hoodies.

Friday, August 02 2013
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We have a New & Noteworthy POOL brand to share with you today Joyo Lazer-Cut Jewelry. All Joyo laser cut jewelry is designed and handmade by Jenn Liddiard in Scituate, MA.

Friday, July 19 2013
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FILED UNDER: Absolut Open Canvas

Absolut’s Open Canvas project is traveling the nation to transform neighborhoods with street art from local artists. The site in Brooklyn was created by KATSU, Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman, and more. Next up, San Francisco!

Wednesday, July 17 2013
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DESIGN: Manhattan in the Grand Canyon by Gus Petro

Swiss photographer Gus Petro traveled to New York City, where he was struck by its density. Then he traveled to the Grand Canyon, where he was struck by its emptiness. Petro combined the photos he took of both locations in a super cool series of photos called “Merge.” More after the jump.

Monday, July 15 2013

TORRIAN is a Portland-based recycled bag company that contributes to Cambodian artisans’ well being while encouraging style with a global conscience. Torrain aims to save energy and reduce the amount of pollutants in the environment by using all natural and recycled fabrics. Read more about Torrain here.

Monday, July 08 2013
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Dynomighty has opened up the Mighty Wallet canvas to the world and is offering POOLTRADESHOW exhibitors the chance to compete in an exclusive marketing opportunity. In order to compete, you will need to post your brand's wallet design to Dynomighty's Artist Collective site and get 30 backers in 30 days.

Friday, June 21 2013

Introducing two of POOL’s New & Noteworthy Brands: MAKESHIFT APPAREL and SON OF A SAILOR

Tuesday, June 18 2013
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From the Met Gala to the MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Is the punk trend making a comeback? Check out MOCAtv’s first episode of “The Art of Punk” featuring the punk band, Black Flag’s influence on art and music.http://bit.ly/196O8zV

Monday, June 17 2013

"Brinko Ties pushes the envelope of traditional neckwear by striving to give women a powerful yet feminine accessory created just for them, and for the men, a reprieve from the boring and expected.” http://bit.ly/MZ94k8 

Sunday, June 16 2013

So, you have a fashion brand. And you want to get better. Get in better stores. Be a better brand. And make a bigger splash at the tradeshows. Well, we designed SWIM LESSONS just for you. It's one day. It's free. And it just might change your life...

Tuesday, June 11 2013

We are thrilled to release a new look & feel for the show this August. New booth packages will be made available for brands, including both standard and custom booth options

Friday, June 07 2013

We want to give a shout out to two POOL New & Noteworthy Brands: graphic tee company, Buy Me Brunch, and jewelry line, Chandler the Robot

Tuesday, June 04 2013

Get your glue gun ready – we’re going to have some fun with this and splash one lucky POOL brand with big love and prizes. All booths presented at POOL August 2013 will be checked out, snooped over and admired by our booth design experts, Camp Design Group.

Wednesday, April 03 2013
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Mitsuo Miura, Japan 1946

 The art of Mitsuo Miura (Iwate, 1946), who has lived in Spain since 1966, stands out for its near-geometrical shapes and well-defined colours that vary according to the themes explored.

Thursday, February 28 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Wednesday, February 13 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Tuesday, February 12 2013
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Valoh Apparel is giving away this hip clutch belt to one lucky POOL fan. All you have to do is LIKE this post, LIKE the POOLTRADESHOW Facebook page, and you'll automatically be entered to win. 

 

Monday, February 11 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Thursday, February 07 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Tuesday, February 05 2013
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American Apothecary uses fashion as means to promote awareness of social and cultural diversity. Each season the POOL brand focuses on a specific American industry and uncovers unknown truths and misinterpretations by way of graphic tees + sweatshirts. 

Monday, February 04 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Monday, January 28 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Wednesday, January 23 2013
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In this series, we introduce you to the designers behind some of the leading brands at POOL. Gain an exclusive look into what it takes to build a brand and the tips to breaking into the biz.

Monday, January 21 2013
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We sat down with Kyle Grant, Principal Partner at Grey City, to discuss what a difference 6 months can make in the life of a brand and oh so much more.

Wednesday, January 16 2013
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We sat down with Elle Fure, PR guru at Studio Manhattan Art + Design, to discuss the important stuff, namely how a Vespa and a Canon camera launched the company and what to expect from the brand this season.

Monday, January 14 2013
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We sat down with Peter Giles, Managing Director of Motel Rocks, to discuss the important stuff, namely the differentiators between UK and US fashion and successful POOL sales.

Monday, January 07 2013
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We sat down with Kristine Lopez, Founder of HARDCOUTURE, to discuss the important stuff, namely vintage inspiration and successful POOL sales.