Vogue: 5 expert tips on how to store clothes
Many people separate their clothing into two seasons and rotate dependent on the time of year. This is a great space saving idea. Although tempting, it’s best not to vacuum pack everything, as the pressure can put stress on seams, zippers and buttons, leaving strong indentations. As Julie Ann Clauss, founder of New York-based archiving studio The Wardrobe, explains: “Garments are meant to be worn on a three-dimensional body, so you always want to think of how you can support them to ape that when they are in storage.”
A FASHION ARCHIVIST SHARES HER TIPS FOR STORING CLOTHING
Clauss is the founder of The Wardrobe, a fashion archive company catering to the needs of top designers, celebrities, socialites and private individuals.
Archiving Fashion With Julie Ann Orsini
For those who’d like to create or organize their archives, Julie Ann Orsini of The Wardrobe offers that service, and, in that capacity has been a consultant to Tom Ford and Jason Wu.
DESKSIDE / JULIE ANN ORSINI
It’s people like Julie Ann Orsini—you know, who ‘fall into’ that unicorn-like career we’ve only wished we thought of first—that show us what life fulfillment is really all about.
BUSINESS OF FASHION:
FOR BRANDS BIG AND SMALL, FASHION ARCHIVES CAN BE A POWERFUL ASSET
Fashion brands, both emerging and established, have been investing significant resources in building and maintaining their archives. BoF investigates.
ONE Girl, FOUR Looks — Fashion's Top Archivist Gives Us Spring Inspiration
We caught up with the on-the-go entrepreneur for an inspiring interview about how to make it in the biz, and of course, an exclusive look at four of her favorite transitional outfits.
FASHION'S MOST IN-DEMAND ARCHIVIST
When Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week wraps in New York and designers and editors come up for air after a strenuous month of runway shows and events, that’s when The Wardrobe founder Julie Ann Orsini begins her work.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL:
FASHION COMPANIES HAVE DISCOVERED THEIR SECRET WEAPON—ARCHIVES
When I reach fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini on her mobile, she can't tell me whose archive she's standing in at that moment – discretion is essential in this business – and only admits that she's in a warehouse, "somewhere in New York City."
LEARN ABOUT ALTERNATIVE FASHION CAREERS
Julie Ann Orsini has turned her love of fashion history into a job as a fashion archivist, founding collection management service The Wardrobe, in which she helps fashion companies like Tom Ford and Jason Wu create or organize their archives, as well as consult them on which of their creations are valuable to keep and which are meant to be worn.
THE NEW POTATO:
NOT YOUR MOM’S CHOCOLATE CAKE
It’s no secret that more and more fashion brands are focusing on archiving their collections, but this has never been surprising for fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini.
Julie Ann Orsini, founder of fashion archiving service The Wardrobe LLC, creates museum-quality storage conditions for both private collectors and the archives of designers including Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, and Jason Wu. We asked her for some professional advice on how to collect and care for clothing.
JULIE ANN ORSINI
A native New Yorker, Orsini is a museum-trained fashion archivist who appreciates quality— in food and in fashion. After earning her Masters of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT, she founded her business, The Wardrobe, where she works to preserve the collections of such industry power players as Tom Ford, Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler (FYI she’ll work with private clients too).
BUSINESS OF FASHION:
WHY YOUNGER DESIGNERS ARE BUILDING ARCHIVES
Once the preserve of luxury megabrands with long histories, archives are becoming de rigueur for a handful of fashion labels striding into their second decade.
JULIE ANN ORSINI, FASHION ARCHIVIST
The New York-based fashion archivist Julie Ann Orsini of The Wardrobe has worked with top designers including Tom Ford, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler on meticulously organizing and archiving their most precious garments.
FASHION PLAYERS — JULIE ANN ORSINI
Fashionista, your go-to destination for the ins and outs of fashion, presents the How to Make it in Fashion conference. Get professional and creative insight to the industry in this exclusive piece on Look TV.