145 – Anita Dongre, A Visitor From India

Almost every week a new store is opening in SoHo, and this week that store is Anita Dongre’s Grassroot, at 484 Broome Street. The store feature’s the premiere Indian designer’s vision of sustainable fashion, featuring the Grassroot line which provides employment to artisan villages in India, as well as a bridal boutique. In this interview, she discusses where the concept for the label came from, what she hopes to accomplish in New York City, and how she approaches management of the vast House of Anita Dongre fashion company. Continue Reading

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144 – Philadelphia Fashion Incubator – Part 2

Part 2 of a roadtrip show with the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, this roundtable discussion features three members of the current incubator class: Janell Wysock, Latasha Hall, and Sara Keel. Executive Director Elissa Bloom helps lead the discussion. Conversation centers on the launch point for new designers and new brands, touching on design, marketing, business strategies, social media, and runway shows. Continue Reading

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