The NYC Fashion Industry: Keeping It Local

(DGIwire) – Over the past few decades, the fashion industry’s intimate relationship with New York City has evolved in exciting ways. For example, there was the louche, sexy 1970s Studio 54 era; the All-American workwear period of the ’80s; the rise of minimalism and grunge courtesy of the ’90s; and today’s crop of designers, whose […]

What Keeps New York’s Fashion Industry Humming? People, People, People

(DGIwire) – The days before Fashion Week in New York City are perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. Frantic designers rush around looking for gold buttons with blue inlay, for seamstresses to make pleats and for patternmakers with spare fabric. They make modifications to dresses in real time under enormous deadline pressures. Yet […]

Fashion Industry 2016: Hiring Is Looking Up

(DGIwire) – This is a time of great uncertainty in the fashion industry. Retail is changing rapidly and companies are under intense pressure to remain relevant and deliver exciting products to consumers while struggling to manage foot traffic and global competition. But as reported by the Third Annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study—released by the United […]

The Latest Fashion Trend: Shake-Ups in the C-Suite

(DGIwire) – The fashion industry is in a state of flux in 2016. According to The Financial Times, a wide-ranging set of factors—including challenging economic headwinds and an exodus of designer talent from some major fashion houses—has precipitated the turmoil. One particular source of upheaval in the fashion world is due to shake-ups in the […]

As Fashion Industry Evolves, So Does Its Workforce

(DGIwire) – Fashion is one of many industries in the midst of a seismic shift. As the customer base evolves, styles are sure to change—but the need for fresh workers in the industry is likely to stay strong. According to the 2015 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, conducted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, […]

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