How are you coping?
Today, we are seeing an unprecedented time in our cities, states and across the country.
Only weeks ago, while driving to Omaha, NE for Omaha Nebraska Fashion Week, my wife and I heard an advertisement on the radio for one of those doomsday food suppliers. You know, the food packets that you buy in 30-day increments, and last for 25 years. Well, that prompted a discussion about what logical circumstance could we see that would necessitate this type of apocalyptic preparations.
The Amazing Universe
It is always amazing what the universe throws at you. Holes, obstacles, and steep inclines pockmark my path in life. Some I have created, others, well, shit happens. I have, thus far, been able to keep moving forward, steadfast and positive. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still have doubts, and many screams of, “Why Me?” However, I stand back up, get back on the motorcycle and ride like I stole it. In fact, during our current epidemic, I have expressed very passionately that Duane Topping as a brand will not survive this crisis. The truth is, we will. And so, will YOU.
With all this, we have been forced to adjust our goals and plans for the year. Originally, we were going to debut our newest collection during Omaha Fashion Week and Kansas City Fashion Week. Obviously, we only made it to one event. Sadly, KCFW has been canceled for the Spring, with high hopes to begin anew in the Fall.
That doesn’t spell the end for the F/W 2020 Collection. In fact, we have amazing shots of every look from Omaha. We will, of course, be looking to shoot this collection as soon as we can safely. Instead of this being the Fall / Winter, it is now the 2020 Collection Part 2. Subtle, I know, but what this means is once we get it up on the website, it can be in your closet. Also, May 16th, if all goes well, we will be back in Phoenix for Spring into Style, where you’ll get a chance to see 4 pieces from this latest line. Check out PHXFW Spring into Style HERE. And look for us on INSTAGRAM for a few sneak peeks over the next week.
Now, how will we survive the lockdown?
First of all, we are indeed braving the outside world and will continue to be in the studio periodically during the quarantine. Well, at least I will be, LOL.
Currently, we are making masks for a few of our local Denver friends in the health care industry as many designers are doing. It is wonderful to see this community working together.
When the fires have burned, and the ashes have fallen, the smoke will clear, and we will be standing!
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