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Fashion Xchange Magazine
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Blanc Noir & Couture | Issue No.9

 

We end 2014 with the Bay Area’s only classically trained Paris couture designer, Colleen Quen as she continues to produce timeless pieces. In this issue, we highlight several designers that construct their unique masterpieces by hand from start to finish, high quality, and often distinctive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail from Sue Wong, Le Jolie, Dar Sara, Rachel Riot, Ronita Wheatfall & more!

 

 

Read the five marketing strategies that every fashion tech company should use. Learn about the history of the world of couture design by Alexa Rae Palacios. Take a glimpse into the world of Dark Beauty with our interview with Topher Adam, artist extraordinaire and Editor-In-Chief of Dark Beauty Magazine. Become introduced to new ways to break into the world of becoming a Stylist with David Michael and Hannah Be.

 

Celebrate the life and glamorous design house of Oscar de la Renta. Runway images from the  LA Fashion Week Spring 2015 Collections; Style Fashion Week, Project Ethos & Art Hearts.

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