NEW YORK — Using city streets for runway shows, turning loading docks into pop-up stores, creating a NYC-Made logo and offering manufacturers tax incentives are among the suggestions presented in the Making Midtown study that was released Wednesday.
With help from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Design Trust for Public Space spent three years analyzing the Garment District’s impact on New York City. While sustaining manufacturing as the industry’s core remains a key objective, the study calls for unleashing the neighborhood’s real estate value which has an incremental annual economic impact of $340 million. Design Trust’s executive director Susan Chin said her group is proposing “a model for an urban creative district that leverages rather than replaces the presence of manufacturing.”
For their newest project, @agjeans partnered with individuals who are more than what they appear to be on the surface, from models who play in bands to freelance writers and artists who are influential in their communities. Read the first edition of The #MoreThan Project on www.agjeans.com.
Earlier this month at the #WWDStyleDimension, @origins previewed its latest face mask— Hello Calm with relaxing and hydrating Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. It’s now available in Origins stores & online, and on @sephora.com. Perfect for some post fashion week R&R. #DiscoverOrigins
Since winning her first Emmy last year for lead actress in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Elisabeth Moss has certainly kept herself busy! She has produced two films and starred in three more. Read our full interview with her at the link in our bio. #wwdeye
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