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Remembering Susan Dell's PHI Collection

Susan Dell's PHI Collection Storefront in New York City

My first contact with the PHI couture house, which some compared to Jil Sander and Helmut Lang for its timeless fashion, came unknowingly. (The company wrote PHI in caps but pronounced it as "fee," for the Greek letter.) Another company in New York City for which I worked as an assistant patternmaker had been hit hard by the recession in 2007, and I had begun to apply for other jobs in preparation for change. An anonymous ad in Women's Wear Daily caught my eye because it specified couture work, and I emailed a resume and follow-up message to apply for the job as an assistant patternmaker.

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Simple Modesty

Nicole Potgieter lives in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia, Africa, and blogs about her modest outfits, many of which she sews herself....

Modest and Modern

Handmade, modest and modern are the three rules that guide this home-based dressmaking company. Several ready-to-wear styles are...

Christian Modesty

Taylor Willett offers her Bible-based views on modesty and posts pictures of ideas for outfit variations within the plain clothes...