New York Fashion Week Wedding Dresses


Our family owned and operated 9 apparel factories in the 1960s. We manufactured children's dresses and sportswear. We could turn around product, design, cut, sew, in a matter of days. Textiles came by the truck load within days of orders. We also had many automated machines on the sewing floor as well as high speed (7200 stitches per inch) overlock and single/ multi needle machines. None of that was a problem. The problem was skilled and super skilled labor that was disappearing everyday. We could even order new machines and get them over night. But a skilled machine operator was something to kill for!
I wonder what will happen when fashion items are desired and not just the same old repetitive skill items. Automation only works when complexity and new fashion is not required. Then custom skills are needed.

6 2016-01-29 13:16:47 - Jay

Ms. Collins needs to add a mathematician to her staff. There are 168 hours in a week. If her proposal were changed to require only a one hour nap each morning and only a one hour rest break each afternoon (i.e., a total of 14 hours per week), then the drivers could work 154 hours per week. This would nearly double the efficiency of her proposed 82+ hours per week and ensure that the many necessities of our lives (Hello Kitty dolls, Legos, Halloween costumes, Christmas oddments, would arrive in a timely fashion at all our magical bazaars.

4 2015-09-20 22:10:08 - Knick

I almost wish there was an emphasis on wearing Lilly P dresses and crafting bejeweled paddles at certain sororities at the University of Miami, as this would be preferable to dressing like a porn star, using fake IDs to get into over-21 clubs, and getting totally wasted at least 4 nights a week. I'll take a woman with a glue gun over one hoisting a giant bottle of vodka any day of the week.

15 2015-06-20 05:37:38 - GoCanes

Nowadays fashion house are fronts for mega corporations. Mega corporations are behemoths. And nothing big turns on a dime.

Normcore is safe but boring. But what else is offered? Armless dresses and tops, because they are cheap to manufacture. Sleezy fabrics. Clothes designed by amateurs?

5 2014-12-27 20:05:50 - Laughingdragon

Mediocrity is, by definition, the statistical norm, the center of the bell curve. We can't all be Einsteins and Picassos.

If you want something excellent, you have to do it yourself or seek it out.

As for clothing fashion and style, what is left that has not been done somewhere at some point in history?

We've had whalebone corsets, hoop skirts, spandex, see-through dresses, micro-miniskirts, black, prints, colors, flat shoes, impossibly high stilettos, knee-high boots—you name it. Human bodies don't change, and you can think of only so many practical garments to hang on them.

I look at the fashion show photos as something like the comics page. The search for novelty produces stuff that looks like it came from bad science fiction movies, and I'm fairly sure no one wears in real life.

- Jim

1 2014-11-06 13:02:56 - Jim Casey

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