Author: Amanda Curtis

#QUADRUPLERAINBOW Breaking The Internet & @19thAmendment Learnings From Going Viral

by Amanda Curtis | Featured Contributor Luck is when opportunity meets hard work. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been working hard to make a better space for fashion at Nineteenth Amendment. I believe so much in our mission to do this, in our designers’ talent, and in giving everyone a voice through fashion but my biggest challenge is always reaching […]

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Brand, Sweat, and Tears: How Much Does It Take to Start a Fashion Brand by @amanda_curtis of @19thAmendment

by Amanda Curtis | Featured Contributor How much does it take to start a fashion brand? Blood, sweat, tears, and between $300,000 – $3 million upfront.  Granted, it’s quite a range, but this is what it takes to launch a fashion brand in 2015 and there is no guarantee of success.  The risk is so high that 60% […]

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Five Reasons the Fashion Calendar is Passé by @amanda_curtis of @19thamendment

by Amanda Curtis | Featured Contributor  With the announcement that this will be New York Fashion Week’s last soiree at Lincoln Center and last year with Mercedes Benz as a sponsor, I decided to take a hard look at fashion week and ask, “Is NYFW getting stale?” Here are five reasons why I think it’s time for a […]

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With The Right Tools, Creatives are Great at Business by @amanda_curtis

by Amanda Curtis | Featured Contributor Stop calling creatives bad at business. Creative types who are driven and can execute are excellent at business. As a creative who spends a lot of time with business types, I hear all too often the perception that fashion designers are right-brained individuals who are not naturally good at business, which […]

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