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From Rags to Riches: Five Designers Sure To Inspire
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From Rags to Riches: Five Designers Sure To Inspire

Jan 22, 2015
Benjamin Fitzgerald, Source4Style Contributor
Ralph Lauren The king of Polo, Ralph Lauren, was born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York to a middle class Jewish family. Lauren finished school and served in the army befo...
Silk Brocade: Timeless Luxury
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Silk Brocade: Timeless Luxury

Jan 22, 2015
Susana Aguirre, Source4Style Contributor
Brocade fabric has a rich history that dates back to China's Song Dynasty, 960 to 1279 AD, a period known for the emergence of a unique...
Salmon Leather: A Sustainable and Exotic Material for the Future
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Salmon Leather: A Sustainable and Exotic Material for the Future

Jan 22, 2015
Susana Aguirre, Source4Style Contributor
Salmon leather is a premium option for making quality leather goods. Made out of salmon skin, which is a byproduct of the fish processi...

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Mario Cavelli: Elegant Italian Interiors
One of the foremost producers of curtain and drapery fabric in the world is Mario Cavelli located in the city of Busto Arsizio in northern Italy.

Solstiss: French Elegance
Today, we embark on a journey to Caudry, one of the only two towns in France where lace is still produced. Home to the famed producer, Solstiss, Caudry remains one of the centers of the world lace industry, despite the decline of lace-making in the country as a whole.

Huddersfield Cloth: The Essence of Savile Row
Huddersfield Cloth - located in the town of Huddersfield, Yorkshire - is among the most renowned producers of wool suiting fabric today.

Top 5 Contests for Emerging Designers
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Top 5 Contests for Emerging Designers

Jan 21, 2015
Alexandra Saad, Source4Style Contributor
Contests for emerging designers are quickly becoming the springboards for many a lucrative and successful career. With new competitions being developed every year, these events gi...
London Collections: Menswear material trends for AW15
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London Collections: Menswear material trends for AW15

Jan 21, 2015
Benjamin Fitzgerald, Source4Style Contributor
The baby of all the men's fashion weeks, LCM is by no means the runt of the show pack - setting global trends in regards to looks, colors and materials season after season. In c...
5 Designers Using Smart Textiles in Intelligent Ways
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5 Designers Using Smart Textiles in Intelligent Ways

Jan 20, 2015
Alexandra Saad, Source4Style Contributor
Smart textiles can be broken into two different categories - aesthetic and performance enhancing.  Aesthetic textiles include everything from fabrics that light up to fabrics ...
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