UrbanSpace’s new market in the Garment District gives vendors access to prime real estate in New York City.
As fashion tenants slowly leave the Garment District, a group of small businesses, non-profits and emerging designers come together to revitalize the area’s stylish legacy.
Can you imagine the life of a Chinese immigrant who has been working in the Garment District of Manhattan for four decades? Here is the story of 61-year-old pattern maker William Wai, who came here in 1971, did odd jobs, attended school, married and divorced, earned citizenship, opened design companies and failed, and kept working.
VIDEO: Waves of Italian immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s brought a sidewalk cafe culture to Seventh Avenue. Watch the last remaining tailors, patternmakers, and other fashion professionals share their stories, espressos in hand.
After decades of outsourcing, some fashion designers are moving their production back to America.
Jennifer Cole left a successful business in Jackson, Mississippi to tackle the mean fashion world of New York. Unfamiliar surroundings and financial hardships aside, Cole has persevered.
Patricia Harper has had her studio in the heart of the Garment District for 5 years. But as the area changes, she worries about being left behind.
He runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, but it doesn’t stop him from being friends with fabulous celebrities.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a fashion buyer during Black Friday? Keep wondering, because fashion buyers from the Garment District will not reveal their secrets as we head into the biggest shopping season of the year.
New York looks to other global fashion cities like Paris, Milan, and London and to the continuing influence of Asia to help sustain its dominant place in the fashion world.
Researchers at Columbia University spent two weeks in July tracking designers and others in the fashion industry how they moved about the Garment District. Their trick for keeping track of the designers? Having them check in on their smartphones with Four Square, a popular social media application.
Congress passed a new free trade agreement with South Korea that may make the its fabric cheaper for the Garment District’s wholesalers and retailers. But it’s difficult to gauge the agreement effect on American jobs.
Word on Fashion Avenue is that designers are packing up and leaving New York City’s famed Garment District. In response, several designers have taken a stand: The district is still a valuable part of the city and they aren’t going anywhere. They’re promoting their clothing as 100 percent locally-made in Midtown Manhattan.
Yuvi Alpert of jewelry line Ruby Kobo offers an inside look at the CFDA Fashion Incubator and the life of an up and coming design team.
The Municipal Art Society of New York’s new report on the Garment District highlights the strengths and weaknesses of one of the nation’s premier fashion neighborhoods.
Carlos Diaz is not what you might expect of a well-connected man in fashion. He is part of a little corner of a quickly fading Manhattan clothing business.
Like 80 percent of the businesses that have left the garment district since 1980, accessories manufacturer Terry Schwartz is in danger of disappearing as more and more garment related business is conducted abroad.
An afternoon at Rhythm Break Studios at 33rd and Broadway gives people with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones a window on the past.