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Sunday, September 25, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: The Supima Design Competition

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—As the fashion world recovers from New York Fashion Week, reports are still coming in about the runway finale of the fourth annual Supima Design Competition.

Here’s some of what staff reporter Yi Yang, writing in The Epoch Times, […] Continue reading


Sunday, September 25, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: DNA testing

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Supima has always been known as an industry leader.

Now its initiative on DNA authentication is setting the standard for other high-end textile makers.

In a recent story, Gizmodo noted that wool merchants are now using Applied DNA […] Continue reading


Saturday, September 24, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Robin Tomas in The Inquirer

By Nancy Boyd

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MANILA—Robin Tomas, a winner in the 2010 edition of the Supima Design Competition, continues to attract international attention for his design career.

Writing in today’s edition of The Philippine Daily Inquirer, here’s what reporter Vicky Herrera had to […] Continue reading


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Fessler in Textile World

By Nancy Boyd

NEW YORK—The headline read “Onshore, On Time.”

The subject?

FesslerUSA, a longtime Supima licensee.

Writing in a recent issue of trade journal Textile World, here’s some of what associate editor Sarah Thomasson had to say:

“Made in the USA” is a mantra increasingly heard in the textile and […] Continue reading


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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SOFT, CUDDLY . . . SUPIMA!

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Another reason you won’t want to miss the initial installation of this year’s BOFFO?

A gigantic panda. Designed by Nicola Formichetti. Made entirely of Supima corduroy. (Seen above.)

And a smaller panda-purse. Designed by Nicola Formichetti. Made entirely of Supima […] Continue reading


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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SUPIMA GOES BOFFO!!

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—September 8 was quite a day for Supima.

Not only was it the opening day of New York Fashion Week and the runway finale of the fourth annual Supima Design Competition (but the first ever held as part of the […] Continue reading


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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AGAVE AND TESLA: At Daskalos in Walnut Creek

By Nancy Boyd

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Here at Daskalos, the premiere menswear story in the East Bay, long-time licensee Agave joined with Tesla Motors to give customers a look at Agave’s Fall collection and a test drive of the Tesla Electric […] Continue reading


Sunday, September 18, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Business Insider

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Few in the fashion world have the “insider” status of Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, a founder of the Gilt Groupe.

In the course of New York Fashion Week, she’s in the front row for all the major shows. All the […] Continue reading


Saturday, September 17, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: NYT, WSJ, and the best runway soundtracks

By Nancy Boyd

NEW YORK—New York Fashion Week may now be over, but the newspapers and blogs are still buzzing about what went on in those tents.

Inlcuding the music.

The DJ for the Supima show, Javier Peral, has been singled out for special attention.

The Wall Street Journal’s blog quoted him […] Continue reading


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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CELEBS IN SUPIMA: Gisele in Marc Allison

By Nancy Boyd

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LOS ANGELES—What does a supermodel wear in her off hours?

Supima.

This week’s DenimHunt.com took note of Gisele Bundchen stepping out in her Marc Allison jeans.

Meanwhile, the site also devoted a long feature to the denim designs […] Continue reading


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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THE WINNER: An interview with Jusil Carroll

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Jusil Carroll’s winning collection in last week’s runway finale of the fourth annual Supima Design Competition continues to attract posts on fashion sites like Temple of Glam, Addikted2Fashion, FashionWindows, and Fashionetc.

Here, an interview with […] Continue reading


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: CNBC

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—The finals of the fourth annual Supima Design Competition yielded some of the most striking images in CNBC’s coverage of fashion week.

In Supima’s front row shown above, that’s (left to right) competition judge Coco Rocha, event emcee Rachel Zoe, and […] Continue reading


Sunday, September 11, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Competition finals in the NYT

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—Photos of the runway finale of Supima’s fourth annual Design Competition form the most striking images in the current New York Times’ slide show devoted to New York Fashion Week. (Both photos shown below by Yana Paskova for The New […] Continue reading


Friday, September 09, 2011

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SUPIMA IN THE NEWS: Jusil Carroll in WWD

By Nancy Boyd

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NEW YORK—The coverage keeps on coming.

This morning’s Women’s Wear Daily carried news of Jusil Carroll’s win in the live runway finale of the fourth annual Supima Design Competition that opened New York Fashion Week yesterday: SUPIMA’S BEST: Jusil Carroll, […] Continue reading


Thursday, September 08, 2011

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AND THE WINNER IS . . . JUSIL CARROLL

By Nancy Boyd

NEW YORK – Jusil Carroll, 34, a 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, took first place in the Supima Design Competition held earlier today.

In front of the industry elite who packed the Studio tent at Lincoln Center—as well as an international […] Continue reading