One of the more interesting shows I saw last month in New York (Nolcha) was “Priti By Design.” New Yorker Priti Bali is proof that if you do what your heart truly desires – dreams come true. It was just two years ago she made a career change from social sciences researcher to fashion designer. During a trip to the Indian city of Bangalore, she was helped by local designers to develop her unique style. She returned to New York and took continuing education classes at FIT to enhance some basic skills, followed by an apprenticeship with a costume designer and now…a spanking new clothing line. Brand philosophy: Multifunctional, sustainable design and construction, inspire style creativity, affordable fashion, cooperative entrepreneurship, dignity of labor and locally manufactured. www.pritibydesign.com
Trend note: Notice the braid hair adornments – all the rage now…all the rage in 2013.
I'm a media strategist, fashion fan and whimsical event planner. For years, I've been "reporting" from fashion shows and fabulous events to my loved one out of pure joy. Unbeknowest to me in February 2012 my sister started kristysamone.com with photos and letters I'd sent her from New York Fashion Week. She said, "I think you need a blog!" LOL! I've been trying keep us with this and life ever since:) Thanks so much for reading!View all KristySamone posts.