Monday, February 11, 2013
In Honor of NYFW, The Garment Center
Right now, hoards of fashion fanatics of all kinds are in NYC to celebrate the coming of the industry's Fall/Winter 2013 Collections for New York Fashion Week. Here is a wonderful Op-Ed piece written last year by Nanette Lepore, NYC-based fashion designer, about why the Garment Center is so vital to NYC's fashion industry. She goes on to highlight the importance of American clothing manufacturing for the local and U.S. economy.
From Thirteen (Feb. 9, 2012): "Op-Ed: Without the Garment Center, There Would Be No Nanette Lepore"
Save the Garment Center is a trade organization dedicated to preserving the NYC fashion industry and keep manufacturing in New York City's garment district. Supporters include Lepore, Anna Sui, and Yeohlee Teng. Their website is extremely informative and has an extensive amount of information about clothing made in NYC.
In honor of NYFW, I'll be posting about fashion and clothing all week.
(Photo courtesy of Save the Garment Center.)