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028 – Crowdfunding with Dimitri Koumbis of Bishop Collective – The American Fashion Podcast

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ep_028Getting the package. Bishop Collective co-founder Dimitri Koumbis talks e-tail shop operations and crowdfunding. What’s wrong with traditional shopping malls? Charles reports on what Macy’s and DvF execs had to say at the Decoded Fashion New York Summit. Lisa talks about Patti Smith and Ann Demeulemeester, and  how you create new authentic things.

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027 – Crispin Argento, founder of Portland Apparel Lab – The American Fashion Podcast

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ep_027_smallA talent-based industry. Crispin Argento, founder of Portland Apparel Lab, has been traveling around the world trying to understand what designers need in terms of business support to grow their brands. This episode covers much of what he has been studying, from process to investment. In an exclusive clip from the Initiatives In Art and Culture Fashion Conference, Naeem Khan weighs in on the story about Ralph Rucci leaving his own company and how designers need to think about owning and selling their brand identities. In other clips from the same conference, Charles Beckwith argues with an Under Armour executive about textile waste, and interviews MJSA education director Peggy Jo Donahue about Made In USA issues for jewelry producers.

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026 – Lisa Dolan, Savile Row Society CEO – The American Fashion Podcast

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ep_026_sqThe value of curation. Lisa Dolan, CEO of Savile Row Society, speaks about her company’s remodel of the personal stylist concept, as well as issues in fashion business to business (b2b) e-commerce. Rob Sanchez sits in and talks fashiontech startups and business pitfalls. Seth ponders how brands can keep the right stock on hand, and it leads into discussion of new methods of wholesale inventory management. Can just in time business work in the fashion business? Shopping big city boutiques from anywhere. Bringing knowledgeable human interaction to e-commerce, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria.

Decoded Fashion’s New York Summit is coming up next week –  November 18-19 in Manhattan

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025 – Gretchen Harnick of Parsons and Pattern To Plan – American Fashion Podcast

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Episode 025Gretchen Harnick (Parson’s, The New School for Design) joins the team to talk about the current fashion business environment. Is bad marketing ruining social media? Are new payment methods like Apple Pay safe to use?Why does Kim Kardashian have 20 times more online followers than Vogue? Why don’t retailers stock the new and different anymore?

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024 – former Calvin Klein designer Asanti Austin and LIM College Fashion Librarian Nicole LaMoreaux – The American Fashion Podcast

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Are you tired of “it?” Guests, stylist and former Calvin Klein / London Fog design and production team member Asanti Austin, and LIM College Reference and Instruction Librarian Nicole LaMoreaux, discuss fashion labels dabbling in cosmetics, normcore, personal style apps, fashion labels gone but not forgotten, art and fashion history as an important foundation for design education, and many other topics.

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