Month: October 2013

DISA Keeps Iridium Satellite Access With $438 Million in New Contracts – Nextgov

DISA Keeps Iridium Satellite Access With $438 Million in New Contracts  Nextgov

Designer Ted Kim RVN Beyonce Michelle Obama

Ted Kim. (Photo by Fernando Pereira Gomes)

On  the morning of July 9, 2012, Ted Kim really screwed up.

Operating out of the family-owned factory in Los Angeles, his cousin was set to produce the final pieces in Mr. Kim’s debut collection for RVN. After a year of preparations, evinced by the hundreds of images lining the designer’s sketchbook, today was the big day. But if Mr. Kim had prepared a sentimental speech, with the long-awaited bottle of Pommery close by, it would have to be put on hold.

“Ted, the print came out wrong,” his cousin said frenziedly over the phone. “I … it was the wrong yarn. I don’t know how it happened. We have to start over.”

Mr. Kim sped over to the factory. “Everything I had worked for seemed to shatter,” he says of that moment. “Upset? Yeah, you could say that.”

But when he jogged into the building, the misprinted clothing laid out before him, his mood soon shifted color. Though Mr. Kim was unaware then that one of the pieces on display—a pair of black-and-white jacquard leggings—would one day grace Beyoncé in an iconic Super Bowl photo, the potential was far from lost.

“I turned to him and said, ‘Wait, this is…


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