Last Spring, chambray was the ‘it’ fabric for women with J Crew and Madewell being the front-runners behind the trend. Now, for Spring 2014, the trend has translated to the Male side. Men’s chambray is among … Continue reading
Who would PAY for intentional holes in their jeans? WE WOULD! And so would many others as this is one of the biggest trends for Spring! Ripped jeans have the biggest statements in fast fashion retail hubs such as Urban … Continue reading
Berlin Fashion Week was last week and QST was there to experience it!
There were tons of exhibitors there; however the big players (Hugo Boss, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, G-Star, Guess and the Bestseller Group) did not make an appearance this year. A lot of up-and-coming brands were in attendance.
Some of the biggest takeaways:
- Fashion denim was either heavily washed or had a normal stone/enzyme wash to it. There was no middle ground.
- There was a presence of yarn-dye checks and ornaments used in pocketing and yokes in denim as a special detail.
- Prepare-for-dye trousers and casual pants were visible.
- There was also a presence of yarn dye ticking stripes in pocketing.
- Prints and yarn dyes are not as intricate as last season.
I know it sounds crazy, but Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year. I love being at the mall, dodging people nearly trampling me to get to the sales. No really, I do! It’s the perfect … Continue reading
Across the globe we are seeing these rich wine tones updating the color palette for the fall season. The color is reaching all fashion outlets including stores from NYC to Hong Kong, celebs and on the street! See … Continue reading
We came across the following article from Sourcing Journal last Friday. Small and medium sized businesses in the garment industry actually benefit from choosing to manufacture in America from both a cost and operations perspective. QST Industries, Inc. prides itself on being globally positioned to accommodate all of customers, including our friends in the USA!
Seoul Fashion Week wrapped up this week and it is evident that Seoul’s most stylish trend-setters were in attendance. Check out some of the most unique get-ups off the runway!
A few weeks ago, some of us in the Chicago office went to the Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago which was the last stop on it’s world tour. Before it came here, it was … Continue reading