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The Resurgence of Coach
10 Jul 2024

In the ever-changing world of fashion, only a select few brands endure and remain relevant over time. Coach, renowned for its timeless American style, has undergone a revival that has captivated a new generation of fashion enthusiasts. The factors contributing to Coach’s renewed popularity and the innovative strategies propelling its success are diverse. The Comeback […]

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A Fashion Recap | Vogue World: Paris
26 Jun 2024

On June 23, 2024, Vogue World made a grand return, this time taking over the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris. The event celebrated fashion, sports, and culture in a spectacular evening filled with runway shows, musical performances, athletic demonstrations, and more. The third installment of Vogue’s annual showcase kicked off Haute Couture Week and honored […]

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What is the Cup Fashion Students are Using?
17 Jun 2024

In the dynamic world of fashion, where trends come and go, there’s one unexpected accessory that’s taken the industry by storm – the Stanley Cup. No, not the iconic trophy awarded to champions of the National Hockey League, but the humble Stanley Quencher H2.0 40oz Tumbler. What began as a simple, utilitarian product in 1913 […]

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Roberto Cavalli: Innovation and Glamor in the Fashion World
30 Apr 2024

On April 12, 2024, the fashion world lost one of its iconic designers, Roberto Cavalli. Born November 15, 1940, in Florence, Italy, the luxury designer grew up surrounded by artists, his grandfather being a painter and his mother a seamstress. Cavalli followed suit, attending Florence College of Art, where he found his love of fashion. […]

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Brand Customer Birthday Marketing Strategy: A Personal Journey
24 Apr 2024

As a fashion business and marketing professor at Istituto Marangoni Miami, I view all interactions with clients or students as valuable chances to connect. I experienced a range of birthday marketing tactics on my birthday, providing both emotional and insightful responses. The day began with warm wishes from friends, family, and colleagues, followed by messages […]

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Alessandro Michele: The ‘Nuovo Maestro’ Behind Valentino
02 Apr 2024

News flash: it turns out that the rumors are true! Alessandro Michele’s selection as Valentino has confirmed the new Creative Director, with the Roman designer replacing Pierpaolo Piccioli, whose former right hand, Salvador Desarno, is now at Gucci, where, of course, Michele used to preside. Talk about a game of Italian musical chairs. Michele released […]

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Olivier Rousteing: How Music Can Fuel Creativity
22 Mar 2024

When you type in “Olivier Rousteing pop music,” the first link you are met with is an Apple Music playlist curated by the fashion designer. This playlist is filled with songs from the early 2000s mixed with contemporary music by artists like Doja Cat, Beyoncé, and The Weeknd. When you think of Olivier Rousteing’s designs […]

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FUTURE FASHION CONCEPTS: An Exhibition on the Threads of Tomorrow’s Fashion
29 Feb 2024

“Future Fashion Concepts” illuminates the pressing call for environmentally conscious practices in fashion and interior design while celebrating the pioneering innovators driving transformative change. Curated by Annette and Daniela Felder, co-founders of Felder Felder, in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni Miami (IMM), the exhibition showcases a diverse array of responsible advancements, ranging from materials cultivated from […]

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Navigating Success: Vera Wang’s Entrepreneurial Journey
16 Feb 2024

Thriving in a creative realm requires abundant determination, time, and confidence. Artists must boldly venture beyond familiar territories in disciplines like fashion design, music, and beyond, forging their unique paths. A prime example of this is exemplified by designer and entrepreneur Vera Wang, who fearlessly pushed boundaries to achieve unparalleled success. Learning from Setbacks When […]

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The Evolution of Fashion Messaging: Unveiling the Power of the T-shirt
The Evolution of Fashion Messaging: Unveiling the Power of the T-shirt
29 Jan 2024

As we witness the resurgence of early 2000s fashion dominating the trends of 2023, it’s intriguing to see the slogan tee making a triumphant return. This simple white tee, which has been a vehicle for impactful statements driving social change in the past, is now becoming Gen Z’s canvas for broadcasting their thoughts and beliefs. […]

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Bauhaus Design Movement: Past, Present & Its Fashion Influence
25 Jun 2023

Bauhaus – “the house of building” originating from the German word ‘Hausbau’ Bauhaus Movement – the study, integration, and teaching of architecture, sculpture, painting, and textiles in relation to the material world & the reflection of unity in all arts. (Walter Gropius, 1919) Origins & Understanding When we peel back the layers of history, we […]

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All You Need to Know About a Career in Fashion Merchandising
05 Jun 2023

The fashion industry overall is a dynamic and vibrant field but it’s also competitive. Dependent on creativity, research, and innovation, fashion merchandising is a vital component of the fashion and luxury environment that goes beyond everything to know about fashion. By combining the aspects of business and creativity, fashion merchandising allows you to understand consumer […]

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Commercial vs. Fashion Modeling
25 May 2023

Although similar in the way that both types of modeling are used for storytelling and expressing certain aesthetics, the style and platform used alter the objective and message of the brand or service. Understanding the different types of modeling is important not only for the models themselves but also for those who have to work […]

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What It Takes To Become a Fashion Director
05 May 2023

It takes more than just a passion for fashion to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Becoming a fashion director requires a unique combination of skills and experience, including a deep understanding of the fashion industry, strong leadership skills, and a creative vision. This guide outlines the key points to consider while on the career path toward becoming a fashion director.

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15 Project Ideas to Develop Your AP Art Portfolio
02 May 2023

Choosing the right direction for an AP art portfolio is probably the most important and the most difficult part, as the artists should focus on one theme or related elements that will show their full potential and capabilities. An AP Art Portfolio is a crucial tool that allows students to showcase their artistic skills and creativity while demonstrating their dedication and passion for the arts to move their educations and careers forward.

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What is E-Fashion? CLO 3D, You & Me
What is E-Fashion? CLO 3D, You & Me
28 Apr 2023

The fashion industry is currently seeing many conversations about how brands can integrate sustainable efforts into their core mission, as well as further brainstorming toward how we can enhance the shopping experience and if augmented realities are the new wave of designer displays. The shift to tech is reshaping the way that consumers engage with brands and their products.

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Pantone Color of the Year: Understanding Its Impact on Fashion Design
Pantone Color of the Year: Understanding Its Impact on Fashion Design
25 Apr 2023

Pantone was brought to life in 1963 through the printing industry from the need for a solution to color matching and continuous complications. Thus creating the ‘Pantone Color System’ where every Color of the Year sets the tone for fashion and design. Contributions to universal language through colors that can be used to make critical decisions from brand creation to the manufacturing process.

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Five Blazer Styles to Include in Your Workwear
21 Apr 2023

Blazers are a staple in any professional’s wardrobe, and they’re versatile enough to be worn beyond the office. They are a type of jacket that originated from the British Navy and have evolved over time to become a staple piece of clothing in both formal and casual settings. Depending on the occasion and formality, here are five blazer styles you can coordinate into your office looks.

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Five Shoe Designs to Inspire Your Own Shoe Design Ideas
18 Apr 2023

Shoe design is a field that combines creativity, functionality, and style. From classic and timeless designs to edgy and modern styles, the possibilities in shoe design are endless and will help encourage you to create your own innovative designs. For shoe designers, there are five designs to promote inspiration to create your own innovative shoe designs.

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The Five Stages of the Design Process
14 Apr 2023

The fashion design classes at Istituto Marangoni Miami are designed to teach all steps, aspects, and techniques to students while providing them with the necessary tools to become successful in the fashion industry. Even with as much passion as possible, students wanting to enter the creative field must know the ins and outs of the […]

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The Rise of E-Fashion: E-Fashion & E-Textiles
The Rise of E-Fashion: E-Fashion & E-Textiles
14 Apr 2023

Technology in fashion takes on many forms. When we think of e-fashion, it’s natural for word association to bring us to think of e-commerce. However, E-fashion can also be used to describe the role that technology is playing in our clothing, fabrics, and accessories. Another layer in tech movements within fashion involves the exploration of […]

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The Rise of E-Fashion: E-Commerce Creating Gateways
03 Apr 2023

As technology continues to advance, we notice fashion houses and small brands adapt and follow suit. Everything from designing on 3D programming, laboratory-made fabrics, and artificial intelligence are rapidly taking hold of our current fashion climates. While efforts like laboratory-made leather bring us to the forefront of new sustainability strides, AI involvement, and 3D creations […]

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Five Resources for Fashion Students to Improve Their Fashion Designs
30 Mar 2023

Sometimes as a student or as a professional, you may be given a task where you’re unsure where or how to start. Within the fashion industry, every project, task, and assignment requires some kind of innovation mixed with individuality and originality. But constantly generating new ideas could become difficult after some time. In that case, […]

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Mastering Leadership: Skills To Develop For Your Fashion Career
Mastering Leadership: Skills To Develop For Your Fashion Career
24 Mar 2023

The fashion industry is competitive, rigorous, and exciting. Whether your path is to work hands-on in a retail store, for a brand or fashion house, or even at an editorial fashion magazine – there is deep importance in developing your leadership skills. As a student in the fashion industry, one of the best ways to develop leadership skills is to allow yourself to not be perfect and ask questions.

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How to Perfect Your Fashion Sketches
How to Perfect Your Fashion Sketches
17 Mar 2023

Fashion sketches and thorough illustrations are the basis of every design and provide a visual interpretation of a designer’s vision of a garment. Essentially, fashion drawing is an art that communicates and explains fashion and design. While beginner fashion designers may explore their style of sketching before discovering their most comfortable technique, even experienced designers […]

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Five African Luxury Brands You Should Know About in 2023
16 Mar 2023

The fashion industry in Africa is growing and it’s growing quickly. It’s expected that Africa’s fashion industry will be one of the most prominent in the continent by 2023, reaching $32 billion. This growth is due to the rising number of high-end designers and the wave of technology and social media in order to better […]

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Fashion Design vs. Fashion Styling: Here’s What You Should Know!
Fashion Design vs. Fashion Styling: Here’s What You Should Know!
06 Mar 2023

Fashion design is to fashion styling as the thread is to a needle. Two components that communicate different tasks but hold hands together in matrimony. In this article, we break down the ins and outs of fashion styling vs. fashion design. Fashion Design When you look at the runway, one of the first things our […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Fashion School in Miami
10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Fashion School in Miami
03 Mar 2023

Usually, when people think of attending fashion school, they imagine the bustling streets and flowing creativity of New York City or Los Angeles. But Miami doesn’t fall very far behind. Fashion design schools in the area are mostly unknown, if not uncommon, but Marangoni is changing the fashion foundation of Miami, transforming it into the […]

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10 Textiles To Use in Your Next Design
17 Feb 2023

The choice of fabric is vital in the design and production of garments. Not only does the design affect the fabric but also the target audience. The age of the intended demographic decides the type of material that would best suit the use. Clothing for infants would normally be breathable and comfortable to avoid irritating […]

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2000s Clothing Trends You Should Know About
09 Feb 2023

The 2000s were a time of anything and everything. People used fashion to express themselves or just to experiment with the multitude of trends that were floating around. While the 00s seemed chaotic, the fashion styles of the era also went along with it. From dresses over jeans or velour tracksuits, the decade had looks […]

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“I Want to Design my Own Clothes” Stop Saying, Start Sewing Today
03 Feb 2023

The world of fashion and design is competitive, with many talented creatives around every corner. Although intense, it’s an industry that is highly rewarding once you reach your desired career stage. The journey toward being known in fashion as a designer and creating your own clothes is not an easy feat, but the dream is […]

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10 Amazing Art Pieces that are Guaranteed to Inspire your Next Fashion Design
10 Amazing Art Pieces that are Guaranteed to Inspire your Next Fashion Design
31 Jan 2023

Designers, as original as they are, acquire their ideas from somewhere. More often than expected, this inspiration comes from past art pieces. Artwork playing with concepts like Surrealism, Impressionism, and Cubism, among others, have sparked new designs for brands and filled the runway space for decades. The perspective of the designers who reform the art […]

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All You Need to Know When Designing Brand Identity & Tips on Portfolio Building
24 Jan 2023

Before expanding any brand, business, or company, it has to be organized and recognizable for your audience and potential clients. A brand identity shapes the different aspects of the brand and its marketing strategy while supporting the goals of the business and the consumer experience. A successful brand identity consists of various key elements that […]

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Counting Down to New York Fashion Week 2023
Counting Down to New York Fashion Week 2023
13 Jan 2023

Fashion Week in New York is the playground of anyone remotely interested in fashion. The event, which typically spans over 7 to 9 days, displays the anticipated collections of dozens of brands and designers to buyers, media outlets, and the general public. While some events may be by invitation or appointment only, other presentations are […]

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Fashion Trends 2021: The Year of Sustainability
Fashion Trends 2021: The Year of Sustainability
09 Nov 2021

The top fashion trends of 2021 are going to look a little bit different than the trends that we’ve seen in previous years. The defining factor this year is a movement toward sustainability and supporting local designers and local retailers, plus growing interest in the way fashion is produced. For brands, the sustainability trend means […]

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Summer Fashion Trends 2021: What You Need To Know
Summer Fashion Trends 2021: What You Need To Know
09 Nov 2021

Warmer weather is finally here, and with it comes all the expected fashion changes heralded by the summer. To fully discuss the upcoming summer fashion trends for 2021, it’s imperative to understand the main themes for this year, which include an emphasis on sustainability and getting back to the “human” aspect of fashion. This means […]

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How To Start A Career In Fashion
09 Nov 2021

Wondering how to start a career in fashion? Getting your foot in the door might seem like a fruitless endeavor, but there are definitely some tried and true steps that you can follow to help turn your fashion dreams into a reality. It’s totally normal to feel disoriented at the beginning stages of starting any […]

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Shaping the Future of Fashion and Sustainability
Shaping the Future of Fashion and Sustainability
09 Nov 2021

Fashion and sustainability haven’t always gone hand in hand throughout the past. However, a recent, growing focus on sustainability in the fashion industry discourse suggests a future where this may no longer be the case. You’ll find the roots of fast fashion, and the start of its environmental impact, in the early to mid-1800s, when […]

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Where to Find Fashion Inspiration
Where to Find Fashion Inspiration
04 Nov 2021

Wondering where to find fashion inspiration? Well, the simple answer is that creative inspiration exists all around you—you just have to know where to look. Like any artistic undertaking, fashion design and styling are often informed by outside influences, including those that inspire self-reflection and allow us to better understand ourselves. Tapping into the things, […]

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The Importance Of Earning A Masters In Fashion
The Importance Of Earning A Masters In Fashion
22 Oct 2021

What benefits could a Masters in fashion bring for a person aspiring to enter the fast-paced world of apparel design? While some do believe that the fashion world seems to value talent more than formal education, there are still many benefits to earning a degree in this field. Students learn organizational and construction skills, how […]

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What Are the Different Types of Fashion Degrees?
What Are the Different Types of Fashion Degrees?
22 Oct 2021

The world of fashion is an extensive one, and the many different types of fashion degrees may seem overwhelming to a student interested in pursuing a career path in the industry. Luckily, it is easy to break down the varying choices, so you can hone in on your particular talents and make the best out of […]

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5 Essential Fashion Designer Skills
22 Oct 2021

To become a successful fashion designer, you first need to have the right range of fashion designer skills. Some of these are skills that you pick up in your courses, while others are skills that you’ll develop and sharpen over time as you practice your techniques and push the limits of what you can do. […]

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NYFW Fashion Fall Trends 2021
18 Oct 2021

Fall Streetwear 2021 Fashion Week shows always bring the newest collections of seasonal haute couture and fall streetwear of 2021. If you’re trying to keep your style updated with the latest end-of-year fashion, keep the following trends in mind when you start walking the streets this fall and winter: Coats That Bring the Drama This fall’s […]

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