I Am a change manager, in the process of change. I Am going through a transition, my preferences in prints and colors even textures has drastically, is drastically, changing I recently started exploring and experimenting with prints that spoke to a Pan African as well as Caribbean aesthetic. Prints, patterns, colors that spoke of my … Continue reading
For those looking for directions or a pattern on How to make the – ” Magic Dress”, the video instructional is now ready! This is an “adjustable” version designed for sale as it accommodates various heights. The magic dress also is known as the Morrocan magic dress because of the use of Cut on the bias, this is an … Continue reading
The challenge of an open business format is figuring out a revenue model to make it not just sustainable but profitable. Essentially I am taking my creative assets and offering it for others to use as a form of income. In so doing It is my hope that moms especially can be home when their … Continue reading
Bootylicious 101 is the first of NYukCo’s “Idea to income” workshops. Focused around better-fitted pants and skirts, these workshops taught “LEAN startup: within the fashion product lifecycle management. This is about selling a viable product in the shortest time possible. and building that product with direct consumer input. We facilitate the distance learning and mentoring … Continue reading
DUTCH Wax Print is Authentic African? Really? What part of that oxymoron makes one want to fight for this fabric. a colleague, Monique Nubia Sunshine Siders of Kush Designs commented on a FB post from which the image was screenshot. ” If you really do your research you will realize this is not true traditional African … Continue reading
“Hack the Rack” is a design hack celebrating the artisan, beginning with craft of custom dressmaking and open to all forms of specialized shelf items. The goal is engineering QUALITY, FIT, HERITAGE TECHNIQUES, to meet the needs of consumers and lastly ETHICS – there is a subtle difference between an inspiration and a knock off I … Continue reading
There is more to #fashiontech and digitalfashion than social media and e-commerce. Designers may be able to able to execute their concepts, organize production, conduct fittings, manage production, Show and sell flawlessly offline. Very few can translate those very skill within the digital space. At the core the questions that exist is not solely whether … Continue reading
Who you have access to, where you are selling , when and how you are able to execute the selling process affects what you sell! I’ve found that it’s hardest concept for “designers’ and artist to wrap their mind around! This morning I began thinking of how different selling fashion is for me compared to … Continue reading
“Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue looks at the socio-economic impact and intimacy of a diaspora tradition.
Braiding and it’s socio-economic importance- took center stage in “Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue! The young star is using her clout to reshape dialog on issues relevant to her. Well executed it opens dialog not just with broader audiences , but among black women themselves as to the greater value of wha tessentially is a ritual … Continue reading
@Scribblecolor pen and stylus is a #musthave for #fashiontech digital entrepreneur, consumers and color management!
The Scribble Color Picker Pen uses a color sensor and microprocessor to detect colors and mix the required ink for drawing. There is also a ScribbleStylus which connects with Scribble+ mobileapp bringing all the captured colors via bluetooth to the users cell phone or tablet. Both are small enough to fit in a pocket or … Continue reading
Rethinking Work- Rethinking the supply chain; in this case a nomad factory. We’ve heard of the digital nomad, the independent worker who moves from place to place . The nomad factory moves from place to place to locate workers. The project description:- Maquilas are border town factories in which Mexico provides raw materials and cheap labour, mostly women, and … Continue reading