The Emerging Designer Week in Review: News, Tips and Inspriation from Around the Web


"The Fashion Fund" (via The New York Times) This is our latest section called Week in Review that features curated news for emerging designers from around the web. Take a look at what we thought was interesting from the week:

1. Digital fashion shows: will this be the industry's newest medium? This Fashion Week, Prabal Gurung will be the first designer to give editors, buyers and fashion's who's who a private invitation to see his show. (via Racked)

2. Catch a glimpse of how the hottest emerging designers pitch their brand on "The Fashion Fund." Presenting to Diane von Furstenberg is a pretty tough feat, but this is how you do it. (via The New York Times)

3. Your on Facebook, Twitter and just starting your Pinterest Board. So what's next? Here's how how to build your social community (via Mashable)

4. Retail dynamics are changing and 2011 had some interesting advances. Read about lessons learned and retail predictions in 2012.  (via WWD)

5. His shoes are synonymous with comfort, craftsmanship and sophistication. Get inspired by this Q&A with Manolo Blahnik. (via The Wall Street Journal)

6. Most start-up companies are either an online or an app-based platform. To bridge the on and offline worlds, learn about A Start-Up Store in NYC that gives brands a short-lived retail pop-up experience and exposure to customers. (via Springwise)

7. We can't argue that Jay-Z and Kanye are two strong marketers. Here are 6 Branding Ideas from Jay-Z and Kanye that will get you inspired. (via Inc.)

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