Archive for August, 2011

Singer memories wanted

August 28th, 2011

Singer Sewing Co.
The first Singer sewing machine debuted in 1851.

The Singer Sewing Co. has launched­, an interactive website that invites sewing fans across the country to share their stories and memories of Singer sewing machines in honor of the brand’s 160th anniversary.

The website includes a historical feature that allows people to learn where and when their antique machines were manufactured by entering a serial number.

Anyone who uses the website will be registered to win one of the limited-edition commemorative machines to be made available in January. The commemorative machine will be technologically advanced, with an antique design and appearance true to the company’s iconic designs.

The 1940s Featherweight.

Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation seeks next design stars

August 24th, 2011

Ecco Domani photo
Robert Verdi, center, with the 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation designers, from left, Kyle Fitzgibbons of Native Son, Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker of The Lake & Stars, Tara St. James of Study NY, Mandy Coon, Marcia Patmos of M. Patmos, Bibhu Mohapatra and jeweler Pamela Love.

The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation is giving designers the opportunity to join the ranks of some of fashion’s biggest names by showing at New York Fashion Week

Since 2001, Ecco Domani Wines of Italy has helped to launch the careers of more than 60 renowned designers including Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Rodarte, Erin Fetherston, and Alexander Wang. This year, a new class of seven talented emerging designers will be selected to each receive a $25,000 grant to show their collections during New York’s Fall 2012 Fashion Week.

In 2012, seven designers (four womenswear, one menswear, one accessories and one sustainable design) will be selected and given the opportunity to present their work on fashion’s biggest stage, New York Fall Fashion Week. Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of fashion experts who comb through hundreds of applications each year to identify the industry’s future stars.

In addition to the application forms and recommendation letters, entrants will be asked to submit a 2- to 3-minute video describing their design aesthetic and why they deserve to be an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award recipient.

Interested candidates can find out more and download an application form at Closing date for submission is 5 p.m. EST on Oct. 14, 2011. Finalists will be announced in January 2012. Complete requirements and official rules are available online.

You can see previous winners’ work on the website.