Korshak Q&A with Wes Gordon

We LOVE Wes Gordon, and let me tell you why…Wes Gordon is only 27 years old, and he is already causing a stir in the fashion world. He presented his first collection at the Fall/Winter 2010 New York Fashion Week. Since then, his designs have been a permanent fixture on the red carpet and on the pages of many major publications. In January 2012, Wes Gordon was awarded the prestigious Rising Star Award by Fashion Group International. Watch our quick Q&A to find out more about this up-and-coming (and super nice) designer!

Korshak Q&A with Bettye Muller

Why do we love Bettye Muller? She is laid back, a little quirky and extremely personable; plus, she designs killer shoes! Meet Bettye Muller in this Korshak Q&A video, and find out how she gets her design inspiration.

Like what you see? Shop Bettye Muller online. Some styles are now 50% off!

Stanley Korshak is proud to introduce up-and-coming designer Chadwick Bell to the women of Dallas. Chadwick Bell’s collections represent “the blend of romantic and utilitarian, the European tradition of tailoring mixed with a sense of American ease, and the combination of strength and vulnerability in his ideal woman.”

Chadwick Bell will be presenting Spring 2012 at the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon in Dallas on February 14th. Reception at Stanley Korshak to follow.
www.saintvalentinesdayluncheon.org

“The Bowtie King”
 Edward Armah Designer Profile

Although only two years old, EDWARD ARMAH, a company that designs, manufactures, and markets luxury bowties and pocket circles (yes, CIRCLES), is already one of the most innovative menswear accessory companies in the industry. A couple weeks ago, I had a delightful conversation with Edward Armah, the company’s founder and namesake.  

Armah got his start doing a fashion radio segment in his native country of Ghana. In 2000, he moved to the U.S. and worked in sales at several luxury retailers and fashion houses, including Oxxford. While at Oxxford, Armah designed bowties on the side, wearing them to work daily. Before long, his unique bowties, including the 4-way bowtie and the Butterfly Bowtie Collection, were gaining recognition at Oxxford trunk shows and on the streets of New York. Time to start a company!

The 4-way bowtie was a fashion revelation and has become Armah’s signature product. Last year the innovation continued with the launch of the “Doyle”. The “Doyle” was created in response to Armah’s observation that many men wanted to wear pocket squares but were not folding them correctly, leaving jagged corners. With the “Doyle” pocket circle, men no longer have to worry about folding, but simply tri-fold the pocket circle or grab it at the center and insert it in their breast pocket.

Edward Armah’s pocket circle and 4-way bowtie have become best sellers here at Stanley Korshak and have left all of us wondering, what’s the next big thing for the “Bowtie King”?

Call to order Edward Armah: 214.871.3645

Meet Nardos Imam:

Stanley Korshak is home to more than just the likes of Valentino and Christian Louboutin. Under our roof you’ll find a special treat only we offer—the lovely designs of our in-house designer, Nardos Imam.

Working her way up from custom alterations, Nardos has come a long way from her early upbringings in poverty-stricken Eritrea.

Fashion has always interested Nardos. Watching her mother make replicas of the gowns she saw in Vogue, Nardos knew she had a passion for fashion at a young age.

At 18 years old, Nardos came to the U.S. to pursue her dreams.

Today, she makes custom couture gowns for people of all age.

"These women each have their own individual style and I take that into consideration with each custom piece I design," said Nardos.

From a Sweet 16 dress, to a gown fit for the Royal Wedding, Nardos incorporates her clients own person style into each and every design she makes.

Nardos’ unique designs range from $2,000 for cocktail dresses to $3,000 and up for gowns.

Call or stop by for a complimentary consultation today! 

Nardos Imam at Stanley Korshak: 214-871-3456

Loved this article on Katie Ermilio from: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/the-vogue-intern-katie-ermilio/

The Vogue Intern | Katie Ermilio

Women’s Fashion

By CHELSEA ZALOPANY| May 31, 2011, 1:08 pm

It’s a well-known fact that Vogue assistants often move on to become designers: Irini Arakas of Prova, Aimee Cho of Gryphon and Eviana Hartman of Bodkin. But who knew that Vogue interns also graduate from the 12th floor right into their own fashion labels? In fairness, Katie Ermilio, who interned at Vogue, had a stint at Teen Vogue before leaving to devote herself full time to making clothes. “I grew up in the business,” says Ermilio, whose dad owns Ermilio Clothiers, a bespoke men’s-wear shop in Philadelphia. “But I always thought I was going to be a fashion editor — I had no interest in becoming a designer at all.”

Ermilio is 25 and the quintessential fashion girl: she met me with a bubbly smile at Dean & Deluca wearing a bright pink blazer of her own design, red jeans, Valentino studded flats and a Céline luggage tote. She gives the editors at Vogue a lot of credit for her style: “It’s this very put-together look, very chic but with a fashion twist.” She started to make little dresses to wear to the office. And it was one dress in particular — a white sheath with a leather strap across the scoop back — that changed her direction. Her colleagues kept asking her where she bought it, and could they get one?

“To make extra money, I would put my dresses in my dad’s storefront and they started to sell,” she says. Ermilio designs with a classically tailored Gossip Girl in mind. Her fall 2011 debut, featured double-breasted velvet blazers, wide wool-satin trousers and flirty chiffon tees paired with big swing skirts.

She says she relies on bespoke tailoring techniques and feels lucky for such “such a strong understanding and untraditional education.” These days, you can find Katie Ermilio frocks not only in the windows of her father’s storefront but also at Stanley Korshak in Dallas and Shopbop.com.

“I’m designing 24/7, but I want to take each step slow,” Ermilio says. Gretchen Mol has already been spotted in her colorful designs, and she dreams of dressing high fashion Hollywood types like Carey Mulligan and the Anne Hathaway. In fact, if Ermilio keeps it up, you can be sure to see her in the offices of Vogue again, this time on the backs of all those iconic editors.

Save the date for the Katie Ermilio Trunk Show at Stanley Korshak on August 25th!

Abi Ferrin Designs “With Purpose”
At an “industry” party at the ever-trendy Kitson Boutique in Hollywood, Abi donned one of her very first designs and Extra’s host Dayna Devon noticed. The small screen darling made a beeline for Abi and exclaimed, “Where did you get that top? I love it!” Abi smiled and without thinking, announced, “I made it. I’m a designer.” Dayna Devon said she had to have it, and in no time, Abi quit her sales job at a major studio and made her statement a reality.
Over the last year, Abi has taken the fashion world by storm. Her collection features form flattering dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets all made using the finest fabrications. It doesn’t stop there. Abi’s motto, Fashion with Freedom and Purpose, is the driving force behind her brand. Abi Ferrin empowers and employs women rescued from the sex trade in Nepal by incorporating their hand-made buttons into her designs. She purchases the buttons at fair market value; then donates an additional 600% of the asking price back to the organization.
While literally changing the world one outfit at a time, Abi Ferrin is redefining the meaning of “fashion designer.”
Stanley Korshak is proud to announce our EXCLUSIVE ABI FERRIN ONLINE BOUTIQUE, featuring her Spring collection.

Abi Ferrin Designs “With Purpose”

At an “industry” party at the ever-trendy Kitson Boutique in Hollywood, Abi donned one of her very first designs and Extra’s host Dayna Devon noticed. The small screen darling made a beeline for Abi and exclaimed, “Where did you get that top? I love it!” Abi smiled and without thinking, announced, “I made it. I’m a designer.” Dayna Devon said she had to have it, and in no time, Abi quit her sales job at a major studio and made her statement a reality.

Over the last year, Abi has taken the fashion world by storm. Her collection features form flattering dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets all made using the finest fabrications. It doesn’t stop there. Abi’s motto, Fashion with Freedom and Purpose, is the driving force behind her brand. Abi Ferrin empowers and employs women rescued from the sex trade in Nepal by incorporating their hand-made buttons into her designs. She purchases the buttons at fair market value; then donates an additional 600% of the asking price back to the organization.

While literally changing the world one outfit at a time, Abi Ferrin is redefining the meaning of “fashion designer.”

Stanley Korshak is proud to announce our EXCLUSIVE ABI FERRIN ONLINE BOUTIQUE, featuring her Spring collection.

(Source: abiferrin.com)