THE FACTS Industry celebrated retailer Betsy Fisher specializes in fine contemporary fashion, offering both well-known and up-and-coming designer collections of clothing, shoes and accessories. Although the core of her seasonal collections consists of American designers, drawing from Europe, Asia and Australia allows the addition of distinctive colors and styling.
When Est. in 1988 Where Washington D.C. Web www.betsyfisher.com
Most Fashion Forward Customer
The one who is pushing past self-limiting ways of presenting herself. What is currently on your store walls?
Faux grass cloth in the dressing rooms, photos of how to wear the latest items over each bay of clothing. Store Playlist
Spotify selections ranging from Wayne Newton to Graffiti Six. Trending
Executives in two pieces instead of three. Buying
The holy grails: 12 hour heels and flats that are actually attractive with dresses – less widely distributed clothing lines.
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Structure flatters and empowers. Fashion Faux Pas
Red, fishnet tights. Family Escape
Riding and showing horses with Lyle, Kit and Jacey. You can’t possibly think retail when you’re grooming a horse or trying to get over a jump or two. . . Buying
Spring Dance dress for my daughter. Coveting
Yoga and store management.
Claire Pitcher / Design Director www.alicehannah.co.uk · Booth 211 What has been the main source of inspiration behind Alice Hannah?
In 2007, following a trip to Peru, where I was inspired by the rich colours and fabrics, I took the plunge and started the company called Alice Hannah – after my mother. Does the brand try to keep with the trends or create its own?
We kind of do both; by following the catwalk trends and doing our take on these we aren’t ‘following the pack’ and usually have something different. Of course we recognize that there are ‘must-haves’ each season, but we try to do these with a twist such as mixing faux fur with knit to create our popular slouchy beanie hat with a fur pom-pom. Name one “must-have” item for Fall/Winter ’14.
Our faux fur pom-pom beanie hat.
What is your personal fashion philosophy?
Alice Hannah strives to create high quality, knitted accessories that cleverly mix on-trend design with subtle hints of a yesteryear feel. Each season starts with a blank sheet of paper and by using trend boards and individual colour palettes, we are free to explore new approaches and are not tied to a formula.
Rachel Mulherin / Owner/Jewelry Designer/Creative Director (Does it all!) www.rachelmulherin.com · Booth 113 How do you ensure each piece of jewelry you create is stylish, unique and luxurious?
I typically design for myself. . . or a woman like me. I always look at what’s happening in the fashion world such as trends and the colors of the season. However, I generally think “Would we wear this? Would this make me feel beautiful?” I’m constantly looking for materials, stones and other amazing finds to make sure my designs are new, stylish, and fresh. I believe in daytime glamour and I make sure there’s something for every occasion. Statement pieces first; then pieces that can mix with jewelry you already own. What are some of your favorite places where you have spotted Rachel Mulherin jewelry?
As a new designer everything is exciting! My first national press came this past November in People StyleWatch and Redbook magazines. Since that was my first, it was special. Also, this Spring we had five pieces in Seventeen’s Prom Issue - which turned out amazing. How do you personally stay up-to-date with fashion?
I love fashion so staying up-to-date comes easy. For inspiration, I’m always reading fashion magazines or blogs and shopping. I know what works for me and I try to stick with that and keep it fresh. I’m obsessed with vintage and I’m not afraid to make a statement and try new things.
Urban Expressions is certified vegan by two well respected organizations: Vegan.org and PETA. They take pride in this as it guarantees that the product is friendly to both animals and the environment. Also recognized for their on-trend designs, quality and affordability, Urban Expressions has become a “go-to” amongst fashion editors.
The company’s concern for its customers, consumers and employees extends far beyond Brighton Headquarters and the stores that carry Brighton. Jerry and Terri have a deep commitment to empowering families through supporting the health of women and generously support a variety of charities including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Soles 4 Souls and numerous others that feed the hungry in and near the communities which Brighton serves. Brighton has donated nearly $7,000,000 to date and will continue in an effort to make this world a better place.
Erik & Mike
Erik & Mike’s “SOAN” collection is one of their new lines handmade in India. This collection is made through an intricate process that involves a group of beaders working on a shared, stretched screen of fabric. They freehand draw a design onto the canvas and then embroider beads directly onto it. Once done beading, they back it with a faux leather and carefully cut out the design from the outer shape to the inner negative space. Lastly, an individual piece - all finishing touches, including metal hardware are added. The craftspeople take great pride in what is truly a beautiful result. Handmade, but modern.
Diamond Veneer is introducing the revolutionary process of treating cubic zirconia with a film of carbon diamond-like particles. This process results in a flawless “G” color on the diamond color scale. This exciting new concept will change the way cubic zirconium jewels are regarded. The Diamond Veneer jewelry concept was invited to submit a video and application for consideration to be featured on the ABC‘s Shark Tank. 7
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Azi Tchatalbachian Designer/Creative Director www.misshalladay.com · Booth 1067 Describe the Halladay woman.
The Halladay woman is quiet, flirty, resourceful, subtle, loud, strong, playful, mysterious, worldly, captivating, free, serious, loving, coy, and seductive. When a woman is shopping your collection, how should she go about choosing an outfit most fitting for her?
We’ve designed each piece to work with the other pieces in the collection. Color, texture and fit have all been thought out and addressed. Which fashion era would you say best relates to your personal style?
My fashion era is from the 80s; very “Rock ‘n Roll.” However, my style is timeless. From where do you draw inspiration?
I draw inspiration from most couture lines but my fave has always been Roberto Cavalli. I love his sense of style, color, and print choice.
Dimitri Komarov / President · Shelley Komarov / Designer www.komarov.com · Booth 1005 Describe the Komarov Fall/Transition ‘14 collection.
The collection consists of contemporary sportswear, related separates, knits and textured wovens; elegant special occasion and plenty of wear to work or play dresses. How has your background as a costume designer helped in creating this collection?
I wanted to create chic clothing that travels well, is easy to pack when you’re on the go and looks like a million bucks when you put it on. This was the beginning of what has become a well-rounded collection of beautiful handmade garments. In what ways does the line support the local economy?
Komarov is 100% made in the USA; locally made in Los Angeles. How does the brand eliminate many of the challenges that women face with maintenance and fit in their wardrobes?
Our collection is made “measured to fit.” Our pleating technology emphasizes the good and hides the bad. It is size friendly, maintenance-free and wrinkle-free.
Theia Grazi is a small clothing company based in Northern California. All of their garments are produced in San Francisco, CA and they proudly claim that their products are “Made in the USA.” Theia Grazi cares a great deal about quality and makes sure that all of their garments are well made. They only produce in limited quantities, so get them while they last!
Petit Pois by Viviana G
Viviana Gabeiras has been celebrated as an exclusive leader in the mesh contemporary market for more than 15 years. Her brand, Petit Pois by Viviana G, reflects the power of women with its sweet individual essentials and strong whole looks. She understands a woman’s silhouette and her designs are like an empowering layer of skin. During Miami Fashion Week, she was awarded the Humanitarian Award as “Icon Designer of the Year.” Petit Pois by Viviana G is proudly “Made in the USA.”
Julian Chang is a Peruvian-born and now Miami, Florida-based fashion designer. His designs encompass sophisticated evening wear for Miami’s elite to a contemporary women’s collection that now sells in more than 500 boutiques worldwide to custom designs for celebrities including Britney Spears and Gloria Estefan. Julian Chang also received recognition from Gen Art’s “Fresh Faces in Fashion” as a top emerging designer. 11
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MTNG USA is a subsidiary of MTNG Experience (Mustang), a forty-year old veteran fashion footwear company in Europe. MTNG USA is comprised of two categories, MTNG Originals and Sixtyseven. The U.S. team consists of fashion footwear veterans in design and sales bringing over 20 years of experience while keeping a young attitude and focus. Proving their name in the industry, they have participated in some notable collaborations with brands such as Aldo, Free People, Kurt Geiger, Shoe Cult with NastyGal, and Topshop.
The first product in the BC x Della collaboration of shoes made using handmade fabrics from Ghana is hitting the marketplace and selling out quickly! The product has been featured in the pages of ELLE magazine as well as FOAM magazine and Refinery29. Based on the huge popularity, BC Footwear will be continuing with fresh new styles using Della fabrics for Fall ‘14. These shoes don’t only look good, but each pair sold helps women in Ghana build a better life through employment and education.
As Lucy Love approaches their ten-year anniversary, this built “by girls, for girls” brand is pushing a new frontier. The organically grown family business, founded by OC natives, Holly and Michael Sharp, have positioned the label into one of the top four woman surf brands in every core and specialty shop in the market. Lucy Love is proud to be manufactured in Southern California where the company is able to support the local economy.
Seychelles is celebrating 30 years of style! Born on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984, Seychelles has become a “go-to” source for women on the hunt for unique, timeless styles. Over the years they’ve stayed true to their vintage loving heritage while constantly looking forward to what’s new and now in fashion. For Fall ’14, Seychelles is re-releasing two fan favorites as well as two new twists on classic styles. 15
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