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JONATHAN PRODUCT LAUNCHES AT MBFW

JONATHAN PROVES DIRTY CAN BE SEXY, WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HAIR Hanging around the various venues that comprise New York Fashion Week, you can pick up tips and make sensational discoveries about more than, well, fashion.  Case in point:  … Continue reading

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MAISON DE URBANA FALL 2013

THE EYES HAVE IT, IN A MYSTERIOUS MIX OF FASHION AND CULTURE Consider the Burkha.  For most of us in the West, it is either an object of mystery, or an evil piece of cloth designed to imprison women and … Continue reading

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KARA LARICKS SPRING/SUMMER 2013

BOY MEETS GIRL IN THE NEXT FASHION STAR’S DEBUT COLLECTION In the interest of full disclosure, I wasn’t all that sure about “The Next Fashion Star”.  And when I finally committed to watching, I was pretty sure Kara Laricks would … Continue reading

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FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK: FASHION THAT’S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

THE DESIGN DUO TAKES A WILD RIDE INTO FUTURISTIC FASHION When the first model steps on to the runway wearing a see-through space helmet, you know what’s coming is not so much ready-to-wear as I-wish-I-could-wear-that.  I saw their Fall 2012 … Continue reading

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BADGLEY MISCHKA: THE COURSE OF TRUE FASHION RUNS SMOOTH WITH MARK AND JAMES

TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE BARD FOR SPRING Ethereal, I think, would be the word to describe the looks Badgley Mischka sent down the runway at Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week. Not surprisingly.  They took their inspiration from the 1935 … Continue reading

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JEREMY SCOTT BRINGS HIS PARTY BACK TO NEW YORK

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TAKING FUN TO THE RUNWAY AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK There’s one word you hear a lot around a Jeremy Scott runway show:  fun!  Just like that, “fun!” with a big exclamation point.  He’s fun.  His clothes are fun.  … Continue reading

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CALLULA LILLIBELLE FALL 2011 COLLECTION

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A FRESH, YOUNG DESIGN FIRM WITH A VERY GROWN-UP SOUL By fashion-world standards, Callula Lillibelle is making a meteoric rise.  William Calvert and Melanie Fraser Hart showed their first collection in Fall 2010, and this season, they’re already showing in … Continue reading

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ELENE CASSIS BRINGS ORDER TO THE CHAOS OF FASHION WEEK

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HER FALL/WINTER 2011 RUNWAY IS ALL ABOUT STRUCTURE Elene Cassis is famous for her classic, structured looks.  “I think it probably has to do with my personality,” she told me, just before her show at Mercedes-Benz Fall 2011 Fashion Week.  … Continue reading

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SON JUNG WAN BRINGS HER BRAND OF GLAMOUR TO NEW YORK

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THE TOP KOREAN DESIGNER DEBUTS AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK She is arguably South Korea’s number one designer.  But would Son Jung Wan find the same level of success here, in the Tents at Lincoln Center.  Well, judging from … Continue reading

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MILLY TAKES CINEMA FRANCAIS TO THE NEW YORK RUNWAY

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HER BOLD INSPIRATION TURNS TO FEMININE STYLE AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2010 FASHION WEEK No one does grown-up girly better, or more consistently, than Michelle Smith does with Milly.  The films of French director Jean-Luc Godard inspired her for Fall, and … Continue reading

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