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New Zealand Designer Karen Walker Reflects On Her Three Decades in Fashion

LONDON AND AUCKLAND VIA EMAIL—In the fashion world 30 years is a lifetime. Just ask New Zealand designer Karen Walker who not only made her New York Fashion Week runway debut of her collection in 1998 but also debuted her designs at Barneys New York that same year. “The major shifts I see in the industry are that [fashion] is a whole lot faster,” she told she-files.com’s Ginanne Brownell Mitic in an interview via email. “Trends get picked up, blown up and spat out in weeks rather than seasons because of the speed with which ideas spread now.’

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Rebel Nell: Detroit Design With a Difference

DETROIT, MICHIGAN—After disappearing into the workshop next door, Amy Peterson came back into the main office and put down a box. Inside were the first prototypes of what would become…

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Bespoke Rug Designer Jennifer Manners On Knowledge, Knotting and Nepal

LONDON—Five years ago, Kentucky-born London-based Jennifer Manners founded her eponymous design company focusing on luxurious bespoke rugs made in India and Nepal. She has experienced quite a lot of success…

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