Preview: Joanna Mastroianni Fall 2009

Joanna Mastroianni on the runway DALLAS, Feb 11, 2009 / FW/ — Drawing inspiration from Erte and the elements of Art Deco, Joanna Mastroianni’s signature feminine silhouettes is transformed into modern and flirty gowns and dresses with couture details. With vibrant colors and original detailing, the cocktail dresses are the focus of this collection. Says Joanna... 

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Armand Basi Menswear Fall 2009: Colorful Classics

Armand Basi Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Feb 10, 2009 / FW/ — Known for its impeccable tailoring for the classic gentleman, Armand Basi did not stray too far away from its core clientele for Fall 2009. Sending double-breasted jackets and double-breasted winter coats on the runway in vibrant shades of purple and rust, the message is clear – happy classicalism. [SARA... 

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Walter van Beirendonck Menswear Fall 2009: High Concept Fetishes

Walter van Beirendonck Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Feb 10, 2009 / FW/ — Sexuality on the runway is nothing new, but when it is shown as high concept that is also artistic, the salaciousness usually associated with it goes away. Instead, it is replaced by a deeper understanding of human sexuality on a cerebral level and still retains the perception of carnal pleasure... 

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Simona Ventura Star Chic Collection: Tracksuits as High Fashion

Star Chic Collection NEW YORK, Feb 9, 2009 / FW/ — A well-known Italian celebrity and TV anchor, Simona Ventura leads a hectic yet active lifestyle. Always on the go, she asks herself this question everyday; what can I wear during the day that will take me to the evening? Together with her friend Federica de Pompeis and now her business partner, Simona answered... 

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Imane Ayissi Fall 2009: Voodoo Mood

Imane Ayissi on the runway PARIS, Feb 9, 2009 / FW/ — A native of Cameroon, Imane Ayissi revisited his home continent of Africa as he paid homage to the continent’s religious rites named Bissim Cameroon, Eboka Guinea and Gabon or Vaudoun Benin, the religion that gave the Voodoo (or Voodoo) Haiti. Translating the mystery and mystic of Voodoo into garments, Ayissi... 

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Juun J Menswear Fall 2009: The Winter Coat Aesthetics

Juun J Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 26, 2009 (Updated Feb 9, 2009) FW/ — Korean designer Juun J who debuted in Paris in 2007 during the Spring 2008 season caught the eye of the menswear critics with his multiple variations of the trench coat and its declinations. On his fourth season here, Juun J expanded his interest to the numerous kinds of coat beginning with... 

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Kazuyuki Kumagai / Attachment Menswear Fall 2009: Timeless

Kazuyuki Kumagai / Attachment Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 26, 2009 (Updated Feb 8, 2009) / FW/ — A beautiful rendition of the Euro-Japanese aesthetics that started developing during the second part of the 20th century, Kazuyuki Kumagai proposed a predominantly black collection that is timeless and masculine. With references to the classics, grunge and rock &... 

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Maison Martin Margiela Menswear Fall 2009: New York, New York

Maison Martin Margiela Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 26, 2009 (Updated Feb 8, 2009) / FW/ — A police lineup complete with the board announcing the holder’s name and vital statistics, Martin Margiela surprisingly took on the classics adding a few twists that are so reminiscent of New York. This is not the first time that the Paris-based designer had taken on an... 

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Mikhael Kale Debuts in New York

Mikhael Kale Fall 2009 NEW YORK, Feb 7, 2009 / FW/ — A native of Canada, Kale graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins in 2003.That same year he was asked to create a jacket collection to be a part of the “New Designer” event in New York City hosted by i-D Magazine. With his first major break into the fashion industry right out of design school, Mikhael... 

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Lucky 13 Debutantes at New York Fashion Week Fall 2009

Tent at Bryant Park Spring 2009 NEW YORK, Feb 6, 2009 / FW/ — This season designers debuting collections in the Tents for the very first time includes THISDAY/Arise Magazine, Georges Chakra, Adam, Barbie’s®, Monarchy Collection, Nicholas K, E.Y. Wada, Farah Angsana, William Rast, Chocheng, Domencio Vacca, Mackage and Christian Siriano. THISDAY/Arise Magazine... 

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Preview: Rebecca Taylor Brings Fairytales to Life for Fall 2009

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2009 Preview DALLAS, Feb 6, 2009 / FW/ — Inspired by the imagery from Northern European fairytales, Rebecca Taylor brings the pastel shades of field flowers and the intense tint of the Scandinavian sea; contrasted with deep hues of violet, beetroot and pomegranate. Soft oversized wrap coats are belted to emphasize the waist and are worn over cool... 

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