In style + tech news: San Francisco-based ModCloth announced yesterday that it has acquired Velvet Brigade, a company that caught our eye earlier this year with its cool crowdsourcing platform for emerging fashion designers. So what does this mean for you – and for independent fashion?
When it comes to success in a creative field, there’s no question that ‘ole Edison’s one percent inspiration vs. 99 percent perspiration maxim applies. Hoping to wipe some of the sweat off designers’ furrowed brows is San Francisco-based startup Stitch Labs and its web-based platform for managing product lines, inventory and sales.
Want to see your name on a fashion label? Read on. It could happen, thanks to new crowdsourcing startup Velvet Brigade, a company from two Bay Area apparel industry vets that produces original pieces based on sketches from emerging designers who amass the most votes.
What do cupcakes, fixed gear-riding hipsters, punk rock and the color pink have in common? On the face of it, not much. But in the mind of 18-year-old San Francisco designer Alyssa Casares, they’re altogether fitting friends. Each was a source of inspiration in the spring 2010 collection of pretty skirts and party dresses Casares creates under the label Alyssa Nicole.
Need sartorial proof that opposites attract? Look no further than San Francisco designer Sarah Borruso’s just-launched line Stars + Ravens.