Spotted: J Crew Fall/Winter 2014

J Crew Autumn Winter 2014 by The Sartorialist

Well we have been quiet this week! It’s been all systems go here preparing for next weeks BC Home + Garden Show, (if you would like free tickets, just leave us a comment at the bottom of the blog post – we have 2 left to give away). Anyway, we have to get back to the grind, but I wanted to show you something I saw today via The Sartorialist: The J Crew 2013 Autumn/Winter Collection in the hopes that it might give you a bit of Inspiration today!

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An Eco-Friendly New York Fashion Week

Ah New York Fashion Week. The time every year I secretly (well, no too secretly) long to live in the city and be venturing off to the tents at Bryant Park for a sneak peak at what’s to come this year in fashion. Such was the case earlier this month when designers debuted their much-anticipated collections for the Fall of 2012/2013. Among the flock of designers who revealed their clothing was Costello Tagliapietra.

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Empowering Women through Design and Fair Trade: One Mango Tree

I am so excited to introduce you to One Mango Tree. There are a variety of businesses that use the fair trade model to bring you products and help impoverished areas. However, One Mango Tree is the first company I have seen that actually sells products I would want to buy for a price I am willing to pay!

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Textiles Inspiration: Mary Katrantzou, born 1983

Print Design by Mary Katrantzou. Photography by Erik Madigan Heck

Mary Katrantzou says she wants to push print design to its very limits, and I think she is in the process of doing so. The Greek born 28 year old first studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design but eventually transfered her studies to Central Saint Martins Fashion Textiles degree in London where she later got her masters degree. Her first solo show for autumn/winter 2008 came after a stint of working for Sophia Kokosalaki and freelancing for the likes of Bill Blass.

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Handmade and Hot: Crewnecks by Alexander Campaz

Crewneck Sweatshirts by Alexander Campaz

This weeks Handmade and Hot features Alexander Campaz’s crewnecks. Check out his shop.

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