Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an intern at Appaman HQ? For Part 2 of our Intern Q&A series, we sat down with Danielle, our helpful, responsible, and all around awesome summer intern, to find out what she thought of her time as our right-hand gal.
Danielle Civil, Production/Design Intern
School: University of Delaware
Major: Apparel Design
Minor: Entrepreneurial Studies
Appaman: So, what was a typical day like at Appaman? Who did you work with the most?
Danielle: I did a lot of different things. It was all over the place…in a good way! I worked with everyone in the office, in all of the departments.
A: Yeah, that is how things usually go here. You did a lot of work with Nicole on the production side. What kind of projects were you focused on?
D: I worked a lot with the samples for Spring/Summer 2015. I would measure the new samples as they came in and compare them to the technical specs, so we could see if the factory was making the style how they’re supposed to. We then took the most recent samples to fittings to see if the fit was right according to the specs, or if the specs needed to be changed to get the right fit.
A: What was your favorite thing that you worked on?
D: I liked seeing the whole development process. Measuring samples, making changes, going to fittings.
A: Did you do anything at Appaman that was different than what you’ve done in class?
D: It’s different than what you do in school. I got to touch on a lot of different “behind the scenes” work. I’d never done anything with wholesale or online sales, for example. I’d had a little production experience, but nothing in-depth.
A: What area of the fashion industry do you think you want to go into?
D: Design or production
A: Ok, now most importantly, what was it like working with Party Hat, our office dog, every day?
D: Awesome. He is so fluffy. [Appaman note: Correct answer, Danielle]
A: Do you have any advice for other students who are looking to intern in the fashion industry?
D: Look for something you like, not just the first or easiest internship to get. You want to see if you could see yourself working there or in a company like it. Also, start looking early so you’re not rushed to find something. Reach out directly to companies that you’re interested in, because they don’t always post internship openings. They might not need to.
Thanks, Danielle! You earned an A+
It’s that time of year again, peeps! The day we release our new Fall collection on Appaman.com is fast approaching, so after you set your alarms to July 15th, take a look at our new video, a behind-the-scenes look at our Fall/Winter ’13 catalog photoshoot in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
This season’s collection is a our tribute to iconic American school style. We were inspired by the refined look of prep school cool, the sporty comfort of vintage varsity gear and the edgy, rebellious spirit of punk fashion.
Of course, Appaman kids can be found rocking their own personal style about anywhere on campus: shootin’ hoops on the playground, cheering from the bleachers, making music with the band, testing theories in the lab, or break dancing in the parking lot. We made a mix-and-match collection so you can make these looks your own, and be confined to just one style.
Once again, we’d like to thank videographer Mike Canzoniero for his cinematic skills and Boots for contributing original music.
Check out the video below, then scroll down to take a look at some photos of our Fall ’13 favorites:
Available July 15th on Appaman.com; Currently available through many of our awesome retailers.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to intern at Appaman HQ? We sat down with Jihaeng, a very talented young lady who was gracious enough to spend this past semester as we developed the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Read on to find out what she worked on during her Appaman internship, her advice for students going into fashion design, plus her tips on personal style…
Jihaeng Lee, Design Intern
School: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) - graduated May 2013
Major: Fashion Design with a specialization in Childrenswear
From: South Korea
Previous Experience: Internships at Khan Lucas and Rebecca Minkoff
(click through to read the full Q & A)
Every season, we join forces with local graffiti style street artists to create our Artist Capsule Collection. This season’s designs come from AVONE, the artist who inspired our very first ACC, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. His new series is inspired by the many historic and iconic landmarks of NYC, and his unique take on New York really shines through in his work.
Recently, AVONE stopped by to visit Appaman HQ and signed our evolving graffiti board. So even if we sell out of everyone of his awesome t-shirts, he has forever left his mark here at Appaman!
AVONE’s current collection features three unique styles: the Train Tee, the World Fair Tee, and the Williamsburg Bridge Tee. Each is available in two different colors. Shop the collection now on Appaman.com or from one of our retailers.
February 18, 2013 in NYC
It’s President’s Day, and you know what that means…NO SCHOOL! Heck yes! If you’re in NYC, we know you’ll be looking for something to do with the family on your day off, and we have one recommendation that is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults: batik, the ancient method of using wax and dye to create images on fabric.
We can’t say enough great things about Hiho Batik, a retail shop and art studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where can you shop from Hiho’s own line of beautiful, bright, one-of-a-kind batik clothing for kids and adults, or you can get hands-on and make your own creation on the spot. It’s like tie dying and painting your own pottery joined forces for the ultimate DIY experience that’s great for practically all ages and skill levels.
In fact, Appaman loves Hiho so much that we went there for our own staff appreciation party…sans kids! (We weren’t kidding about the “all ages” thing.) What made our experience so great is how Hiho owner Julia Silver Gordon has broken down a potentially complicated and messy process into something anyone can do with great results.
Here’s how our trip went:
Another year, another great time had by Appaman and friends at the Second Annual Gowanus Grand Prix. This year, 20 slot car racing teams competed in the tournament, headed by none other than Appaman co-founder (and all around awesome guy), Trackmaster Harald Husum. All proceeds from the event went to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, and thanks to our sponsors, Halyard’s Bar (for the cool and friendly venue), Izze (for tasty beverages), Skinny Pop (for awesome healthy snacks), Whole Foods (for delicious sandwiches), and Tattly (for THE best temporary tattoos we’ve ever seen), the event was a huge success! Another thanks to our friends and fans for coming out to Brooklyn on a chilly Sunday morning and bringing the fun. We couldn’t have done it without your great attitudes, generosity, and (lest we forget) your mad racing skills.
We’re already excited for next year! Scroll down to see photos from the event (click to enlarge).
Congrats to the winning team, the Grossman Boys! It was a tight race, but they triumphed.
More images after the jump…
Hey there Appaman fan,
As you know, NYC was his hard during Hurricane Sandy this past weekend. Our Lower East Side offices are currently out of power and not operational until further notice. Therefore, our wholesale and web orders will be delayed until we are up and running again.
Thank you for you patience, and we hope you and your family were able to stay safe during the storm!
- Team Appaman