Eastown native opens local vintage boutique in childhood neighborhood

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NEWS

If you live in Eastown or tramp the vintage goods markets around Grand Rapids, you may already be familiar with Tulipfox Creations, which has been located in Eastown Antiques nearly since the shop's initial opening about a decade ago. Behind...

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Fashion forward: Grand Rapids Film Festival to showcase student work

by (Meg Jewell)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF) is excited to host the first ever Fashion for Film Showcase on Thursday April 10, 7–9 pm at downtown Grand Rapids venue, the Pyramid Scheme. Bernadine Vida, world renowned costume and fashion designer, has...

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Fashion designer creates clothes for expressive people of all kinds

by (empichot)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under OPINION

"One of my favorite words is "iconoclast," says Ashley Triệu, designer of the year-and-a-half-old Iconoclasp.  "I would define it as someone who goes against the grain and feels comfortable breaking outside of societal norms...

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ProperFit Clothing Company aims to make its mark on Grand Rapids fashion

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

ProperFit Clothing Company's philosophy, and the name of the company itself, is based on customization. From the way clothing is made to the way customers place their orders, ProperFit hopes to offer a unique experience. Created by local...

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Art Couture: creativity blooms in local fashion scene

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-18-2013 under OPINION

A staircase on the fourth floor of the UICA building never looked so good as it did on Friday, June 14. Every few minutes well-dressed Grand Rapidians, often with cocktail in hand and the look of summery contentedness on their faces, would...

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Grand Valley student focuses on fashion and environment for senior thesis

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 11-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Alissa Krumlauf has a busy season ahead of her, graduating from Grand Valley State University, moving to California, and most important, the debut of her thesis project, Fashion Meets the Storm (Water). Krumlauf, a Photography and Natural Resource...

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Kev Couture: Red carpets, runways and Rooftop Couture

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 07-25-2012 under OPINION

Though his roots seed from Queens, New York, celebrity stylist Kev Couture is Michigan bred, after migrating to the mitten with his father in his pre-teen years. With the beginnings of a Yankee, this fashion guru’s adolescent exposure in the...

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Rob Smith, local and international fashion photographer, shares his story and the Flash Mob Foto Shoot

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 07-06-2012 under OPINION

“I’ve always been one who’s seen life in pictures,” says Grand Rapidian Rob "Sky Limit" Smith. A Michigan native, Smith is the creative visionary and founder of Smith Worldwide and is also an...

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Artists showcase work in local downtown resale shop

by (quackene)

Submitted 10-25-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

You might be surprised to walk into a women’s resale clothing store on a Friday evening and find not just fashionable used clothing, but also art, appetizers, and a crowd of art enthusiasts. However, if you are walking into downtown's...

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Grand Rapidian's Kickstarter project has reach beyond the city limits

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-10-2011 under NEWS

All summer, Fred Quillin has been working on a campaign. He shut off his social life to focus completely on bringing the Grand Rapids Shirt Company (GRSC) a couple of steps closer to reality, made bearable by the conviction that he would soon return...

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