Static Electricity -

New York...Victor Glemaud One of New York's emerging young designers, Victor Glemaud, wanted to do a collection that he described as "aggressive."  One can only imagine the interesting dreams Glemaud has had lately, because his print of choice looked like a creeping, buzzing army of flies and insects. Think of it as the nightmarish twin of Liberty of London's colorful and ...
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Fairy Tales can come true… -

New York...Jason Wu Jason Wu was recently thrust into the spotlight when first lady, Michelle Obama chose one of his evening gowns to wear on Inauguration Night. His much-anticipated collection for F/W 09 did anything but disappoint. Inspired by the fairy tale illustrations of Victorian artist, Arthur Rackham, Wu crafted a mood that evoked a princess in the forest. The same ...
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Interview with a Vampire -

New York...Robert Geller On the tails of winning GQ's Best New Designer of the Year award, Robert Geller continued the momentum of previous seasons, thinking outside the "too commercial" box so many other New York designers fall into. His influence was young men at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries, when Geller feels men's fashion was at its most ...
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Ninja Warrior -

New York...Rag & Bone David Neville and Marcus Wainwright never disappoint in their efforts to take traditional notions of tailoring and show modern and sophisticated ways for real men to dress without looking like fashion victims. For their F/W 09 collection, one that had a music soundtrack created by Radioheads's Thom Yorke, the designers gave us a man on a serious ...
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Eyes on the Prize -

New York...Duckie Brown Designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox cocooned many of their models in layered fabrics, leaving only the eyes visible. The point was to show how the men of F/W 09 have their eyes focused on the future, a thought also obviously on the minds of the Duckie Brown designers as they continue to be one of the most ...
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SHIPLEY & HALMOS -

NEW YORK…Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos, formerly of the laid-back label Trovata, have gracefully evolved their namesake line Shipley & Halmos since its debut last fall. An edgier, darker look prevailed this season, giving the collection a more modern feel than ever. While the clothes themselves verged on the side of simplicity, black and grey tones highlighted sharply cut basics. ...
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RACHEL COMEY -

NEW YORK…Rachel Comey delivered a predictably print heavy collection this season in her slouchy, layered runway show. As per the usual for Comey, an undone quirkiness ruled, embodied by chunky open knits and a mix of novelty prints, topped off with off-centered twisted head wraps. While the heavy, slightly boxy silhouette may be a bit bulky for juniors, most items ...
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RAG & BONE -

NEW YORK…The boys at Rag and Bone have done it again, delivering yet another a fresh and highly wearable collection for fall. Drawing inspiration from a recent trip to Japan, the look this season was defined by a curious ninja meets English schoolgirl feel, masterfully layering crisp jackets and shirts with seamed active inspired leggings and scrunched socks. Touches of ...
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CHARLOTTE RONSON -

NEW YORK…Taking her collection in a decidedly new direction, Charlotte Ronson turned away from the flirty florals and prim dresses of seasons past towards a new and fresh tough girl aesthetic for fall. Edgy black leather and strong-shouldered ‘80s silhouettes were balanced with body conscious knits peppered with suggestive cutouts and flirty asymmetrical necklines. Highlights included smartly tailored pants and ...
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Starting today, check this space for on-going coverage of the women’s F/W 09 collections from New York.
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Celebrity Denim

Some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities have recently been spotted wearing a wide range of styles. Sienna sported skinny black from Genetic Denim , while Eva opted for a skinny indigo jean from Rock & Republic. As trend leader, Heidi Klum grabbed the new flare from 7 For All Mankind and the Oscar nominated Kate Winslet went for a sophisticated look ...
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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK KICKS OFF -

NEW YORK...F/W 09 Fashion Week kicks off today in Manhattan, stay tuned for daily coverage of the most cutting edge junior collections.
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Best of Both Worlds -

New York...Gilded Age Stefan Miljanic took a huge leap into the 20th Century with his F/W 09 collection, inspired by interesting contrasts in dressing during the late '60s. Normally showcasing authentic designs inspired by a certain time period in the 19th Century, his "Harvard '69" collection was no less endearing and genuine. The designer noticed in vintage copies of magazines how ...
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Speakeasy Chic -

New York...John Bartlett John Bartlett was obviously in no mood to send waif models with painted on pants down the runway. Instead, he went back to a time when men dressed like men, and celebrated relaxed silhouettes. Inspired by "men of the road," Bartlett mixed what is probably the best of modern dandy with "Grapes of Wrath" perseverance. Wool sweater vests ...
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Bedford Beauties

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