So she created it. StartUp FASHION is now a global community 30,000 strong comprised of emerging and independent designers in apparel, accessories and jewelry. Last week, they hosted a GGDB Superstar Sneakers Sale "How to Fund Your Fashion Business" event in NYC which outlined several truly viable, realistic funding model options for designers. For those of us that didnt attend, I caught up with Nicole to get the highlights, plus learn more about why in fashion, only the strong survive.

The designer’s signature has always been minimalist and clean with a penchant Golden Goose Sneakers Outlet for white, however there has been a real shift in the past two collections that have cemented her position in London Fashion Week as a real game-changer among the new-guard designers of London, including the likes of J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha.

Miss: Harry Potter actress Natalia Tena might have been reacting to a glimpse of herself in the mirror in this photo; her inexplicable pairing of a floral dress with cowboy boots and an orange feather hair accessory is pretty screamworthy. The vintage-inspired dress with a train would’ve passed on its own, which goes to show the potential power of accessories as outfit-ruiners.

Deborah: Intimate apparel buyers from department stores such as Barneys, and Henri Bendel are shown the collection by appointment in our studio, and then they order the line for their lingerie departments. We have a 3-5 month lead time to produce the order and ship to stores.tFS: Do you find that your sales are more or less consistent, or are there fluctuations from season to season based on fashion trends? Deborah: Our sales our generally higher in warmer months May, June, July, August, then again in the Fall (back to school) September, October, November. Holidays are busy especially Christmas and Valentines day. January is kind of slow since everyone is away, although that is changing too, because some people like to start the new year with new underwear. If other clothing or lingerie brands use lots of fluorescent colors, this enhances our sales and brand as well. tFS: When shopping for lingerie what are some key things to look for? Deborah: Look for brands that fit well and are sewn well so they will last through washings.Photos courtesy of

The "Free Produce Movement," created in 1827 by the Quakers, is an interesting example of a growing awareness of ethicalconsciousness regarding the production of cotton: it had actually made a case for an all-encompassing boycott of slave-produced cotton. In lieu of this, dry goods stores along the Eastern seaboard of North America sold cotton that had been grown in North Carolina, without the stain of slave labor attached to it. This is an early example of principals taking precedence in the dialogue of cotton and ethics.Cotton harvesting in the Southern US, mid 19th century / Image: Getty

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