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    van Laack

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Van Laack, German Shirt Label, founded 1881 by Heinrich van Laack in Berlin. When founded in 1881, Heinrich van Laack’s aim was to manufacture the best shirts in the world. In the 1920’s his high quality shirts became especially popular, when shirt labels started to matter and resulted in great company growth. Van Laack has stood for high quality, modern dress shirts and blouses ever since. The love for detail and high quality craftsmanship is carried on and the company has largely expanded with over 90 mono-brand stores worldwide and many more point of sale. The brand continues to be well known for high quality and made to measure shirts that are sourced internationally.

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    van Bommel, Floris

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Floris van Bommel, Dutch Shoe Brand, founded 1734 by the van Bommel Family. Floris van Bommel is a family-run business in its 9th generation. The company started out as a shoe manufacturer and has continued to provide beautiful designs in high quality leather. All shoes are made in the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain with leather sourced in Italy. Floris van Bommel currently runs the company and is trying to build the brands reputation by offering new and modern designs and continuing to focus on environmental and social responsibility, which has always been a big part of the companies identity.

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    van Herpen, Iris

    August 3rd, 2015

    Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer, born 1984 in Wamel, Netherlands. After studying at the prestigious ArtEZ College and interning for Alexander McQueen, Herpen had already grabbed the industry’s attention when she founded her namesake label in 2007. Herpen is much influenced by artists and likes to experiment with new materials and new technologies. She sees herself more as a sculptor than a fashion designer. With highly creative and innovative materials, Herpen creates haute couture that is artwork, worn on the body. She likes to make use of traditional craftsmanship and mix it with the most modern technologies such as 3-D printing. Since 2011, and at the age of 27, Herpen became a Member of the Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.

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    Viscose-Jersey

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Viscose jersey is a knitted fabric made of the natural cotton substitute viscose. Viscose jersey is light, elastic and very soft and is used for garments that are worn close to the body. Viscose jersey is typically used for t-shirts, dresses and underwear.

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    Voo Store

    September 22nd, 2014

    Voo Store, German fashion store, founded by Kaan and Yasin Müjdeci. The Voo Store, located in Berlin’s Kreuzberg is an internationally renowned concept store. Built into the store of a former locksmith, Voo Store offers a variety of international street wear design brands as well as design objects, books and it includes an in-store coffee. The buyer Herbert Hofmann puts a focus on timeless fashion that will last for a life-time.

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    Vic Matie

    September 22nd, 2014

    Vic Matie, Italian shoe label, founded by Silvia Curzi. Vic Matie is a “made in Italy” shoe label known for unique shoe design made of luxurious leathers. The designs are creative, beautiful and timeless and adapt to the changing needs of modern women. In collaboration with the renowned production firm Linea Marche the highest possible quality is guaranteed.

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    Viscose

    September 5th, 2014

    Viscose is a synthetic fiber won from natural cellulose extracted for example from wood using a sodium-hydroxide solution. Viscose is used as a substitute or mixed with cotton and has very similar features. As a synthetic fiber viscose can be manipulated to adapt to many needs in a textile and therefor is often preferred to cotton.

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    Vanessa Friedman

    März 27th, 2014

    Vanessa Friedman, American fashion journalist, born in the US. Friedman is one of the most influential and respected fashion journalists worldwide. Known for her objective and straight-to-the-point writing she has worked for some of the most critical magazines and newspapers to the fashion industry. After working freelance for years, contributing to magazines such as Vogue and The New Yorker, she became the fashion editor of the Financial Times in 2003 and replaced Suzy Menkes as fashion editor and chief fashion critic of The International New York Times in March 2014. Friedman might have replaced journalists such as Anna Wintour and Cathy Horyn as the most influential international fashion journalist.

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    Vionnet

    Dezember 9th, 2013

    Vionnet, French haute couture house, founded 1912 by Madeleine Vionnet in Paris. The famous French haute couture designer Madeleine Vionnet first opened her business in Paris in 1912. Already in the 20’s her fashion house had become very popular and was expanding to New York where the brand was sold to Saks Fifth Avenue. A store was opened where mostly one-size-fits-all dresses were sold, a best seller among the customers. Around this time, Vionnet designed her first ready-to-wear line, which was sold in the US and was the first RTW line made by a French couturier. After the beginning of WWII, Vionnet closed the fashion house and left the country. It wasn’t until 2006 that the brand Vionnet was re-launched and has since been very successful again following the standards once set by Madeleine Vionnet.

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    Vincent, Cynthia

    September 27th, 2013

    Cynthia Vincent, American fashion designer. After graduating from Parsons School for Design, Vincent was awarded with the silver thimble for design. She was then designing for different fashion brands such as Harriet Selwyn, before she decided to find her own fashion brand St. Vincent in 1993. Her classic yet diverse silhouettes lead the company to great success. In 2003, Vincent first showed her collection at New York Fashion week and started expanding her brand internationally. Today, St. Vincent, now Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, is sold in over 300 boutiques world-wide, is sold at Barneys and Bloomingdales and has had collaborations with Target and QVC which have been a huge success.

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