Photographer/ Blogger Tommy Ton innovatively captures photos that fuel his obsession with fashion. Tommy Ton has the job that every fashionista dreams of, he takes photos of the fashion industry’s key players and posts them on his blog titled “Jak & Jil,” as well as style.com and gq.com. Ton doesn’t just snap pictures of celebs, but instead his blog is filled with photos of fashion editors, buyers and stylists.
Few fashion designers can say they began their career by ripping up doll clothes. After sketching outfit ideas for most of her youth, Atlanta based designer Adorr Reynolds-Jessie started to sew at age thirteen by creating new designs for her first clients— her toy dolls. “I loved it so much that I would cut up old clothes of mine just to have more fabric options for my dolls,” she told Savannah College of Art and Design student magazine SCAN. “I knew then I was destined to design.”
Moziah Bridges is a young, innovative, fashion-forward 11-year-old on his way to the top of the fashion industry. This young man has created a successful bow tie business that puts him in the same category as Ralph Lauren. Bridges started his reign as bow tie prince when, like many, he couldn’t find any bow ties that he fancied. “I really was a young, dapper man, and I couldn’t find any bow ties that I really liked,” he explained to Fox News about his start-up.
Fashion designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are a dynamic duo. Pilotto, half-Austrian and half-Italian, and De Vos, half-Belgian and half-Peruvian, have brought their design skills together to create a name for themselves on the international stage. Their empire grew fast, having only begun to receive greater recognition when they were cited as London guide’s Time Out magazine’s designers to watch in 2007.
You know that dream, the one that escalates you from a life of financial nightmare and turns you into an uber successful Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) donning Chanel and Versace on the Upper East Side of Manhattan? Well, sometimes, that actually happens.
Amancio Ortega is the third richest man in the world and but many people have not heard of his name until now. His company is more famous then the man behind the scenes. Ortega founded Zara, an affordable retail store that sells quality merchandise to consumers. Ortega, is from Leon, Spain, his father worked on the railroad and his mother helped support the family by working as a maid.
You know her name. You’ve seen her face everywhere. She’s not new to scandal or public criticism, with the media openly mocking her lifestyle and fashion choices. She shocks and inspires, but creates a profound imprint on the world. Whether you love her or hate her, you have to respect her bold confidence and industry-changing achievements.
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After a full day of trying clothes that just aren’t right yet, we start to dream – personal tailors, tiny hips – a girl’s dream come true. However, we can’t tailor everything and hips don’t just get smaller. We’ve come to terms with the war zone that is the dressing room. We’ve decided that designers don’t know what’s up, so we might as well suffer in silence and move on to the next battle. Then, there’s Giambattista Valli. He absolutely loves women and has decided that fashion isn’t all about that size 2 sample.
The irony of buying a $700 sweatshirt that once would cost you $15 at Walmart is not lost on most people. Most people would have never dreamed that their once low-budget school clothing would now be deemed “vintage” and worn by some of the most famous celebrities.