Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eastern Styled Silk Skirt with Zari brocade

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Recently I have explored a very elegant styled short silk skirt at while on my search for a contemporary styled silk skirt for my sister. She had her college reunion party and wished to wear something that will leave everyone admiring, something very antique and beautiful to be worn.

As online designer clothing store have been the best alternative to find a wide range of products with minimal efforts and time I started searching some antique designer skirts online. While on my search I founded this silk brocade skirt made up of 100 % silk “zari” brocade.

This eastern inspired silk brocade skirt comes with a contrasting color belt. It is available in two colors – Black/Red and Fushia/Green. It has been proved worthy of being chosen for such special occasions.

Silk with its texture and elegance gives antique look to every type of clothing as it does to this silk brocade skirt and other silk skirts, silk tops and silk wraps available on the online designer store – Zentrend. Thanks to that I could make a wonderful choice

Friday, April 11, 2008

E-Commerce Gets Collaborative adjudged to be making efforts in promoting undiscovered designers, unique designer clothing from beaded corsets to silk and lace dresses right your way in an article by Robert McAllister, Technology Editor,

By Robert McAllister : Collaboration has been the buzz in B2B software applications such as PLM (product lifecycle management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning). Now it’s becoming more important in B2C applications. Two Bay Area Web resources have rolled out separate e-commerce entities that go straight to the horse’s mouth to determine what clothing styles to sell on the Web.

Mountain View, Calif.–based ZenTrend and Emeryville, Calif.–based IndiCustom are taking similar concepts of using consumer input to sell apparel, but they are taking different approaches.

ZenTrend ( is a collaborative e-commerce site launched last year by former HP and Symantec executive Lekha Srinivasan. The site offers clothing from up-and-coming yet undiscovered designers in the contemporary and misses categories with price tags from $30 to $120. Merchandise ranges from beaded corsets to silk and lace dresses.

The main thrust behind the business is a new technology called iStyler>, which is a collaborative platform enabling the site’s visitors to take the seat of “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to designs via fashion illustrations by the designers. The input received helps determine whether the style makes the cut into next season’s merchandise mix at ZenTrend. Consumers providing input are entered into a drawing for a prize.

“It gives the consumer more power. They tell us things like ‘I really love that style, but if you offer it in taupe rather than red, I would buy it,” Srinivasan said. “Historically, consumers are never really asked up front in the process of apparel design and manufacturing. They’re pushed into what’s available, what the designer has to offer. I wanted to change that.”

ZenTrend actually contracts the production and manufacturing for the garments, using only illustrations, technical specifications, fit analysis or other pre-production processes from the selected designers, who receive compensation and are promoted and marketed through the site.

The company is currently working with several designers from Europe. Designers are required to have experience working with significant companies as well as have the ability to create sellable styles. The site features an area where designers can submit portfolios. And a portion of proceeds is donated to a number of charities.

“One of our visions is to promote these undiscovered designers and try to bring them to the forefront and provide them with a platform,” Srinivasan said. “There’s a lot of talent out there that does not have the capital and resources to get their names known.”

Source By: Robert McAllister, Technology Editor, (January 25, 2008)