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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Preview: Tracy Reese Makes Use of Expressive Colors for Fall 2009

Tracy Reese Fall 2009 Preview DALLAS, Feb 6, 2009 / FW/ — Tracy Reese known for her artistic pieces was inspired by post-impressionist portraiture for Fall 2009. With the works of Vuillard, Van Gogh, Modigliani and their expressive use of color as a vehicle to convey mood as her muse, Reese combines pattern mixing and rich color combinations to create arty garments.... 

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Georges Chakra Takes Manhattan

Queen Latifah with Georges Chakra (left) and Jean Paul Cauvin (right) DALLAS, Feb 5, 2009 / FW/ — For haute couture habitués, Georges Chakra does not need any introduction. The Lebanese designer had been showing during haute couture week in Paris since 2001. To American movie buffs, he will always be the designer who dressed Helen Mirren when she won her Oscar for... 

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Preview: Carlos Campos Dissects the Uniform for Fall 2009

Carlos Campos Preview DALLAS, Feb 5, 2009 / FW/ — Burn Notice’s Michael Western played by actor Jeffrey Donovan said it best, “There is a reason why an army wears uniforms. A uniform suggests organization, power and number.” For Fall 2009, Carlos Campos explores the different facets of the uniform – from the sexiness it exudes to the darkness that comes from... 

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Updated London Fashion Week Catwalk Schedule

London Fashion Week LONDON, Feb 4, 2009 / FW/ — The British Fashion Council released yesterday the updated London Fashion Week catwalk schedule. Slated on Feb 20 – 24, 2009, London Fashion Week is the second stop of the international women’s ready-to-wear fashion season that begins in New York and ends in Paris. New York, London, Milan and Paris are the four... 

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Runway Show Schedule Update: New York Fashion Week Fall 2009

Tent at Bryant Park Spring 2009 season NEW YORK, Feb 4, 2009 / FW/ — The countdown has started for the Fall 2009 New York season. Officially called Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in honor of its title sponsor, there are also a lot of designers showing outside the official venue at Bryant Park. Listed below is the tentative schedule for shows at Bryant Park, Mercedes-Benz... 

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Diet Coke is the Presenting Sponsor of the Red Dress Collection

Diet Coke presents the Red Dress Collection DALLAS, Feb 3, 2009 / FW/ — With the mantra, “Take Women’s Health to Heart. Get Involved. Spread the Word,” Diet Coke announced its sponsorship of The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. The soda label teamed up with The Heart Truth campaign in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease. With... 

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Preview: Karen Sabag Dances with Nature for Fall 2009

Karen Sabag on the runway DALLAS, Feb 2, 2009 / FW/ — New York-based designer Karen Sabag is on a roll. In the last week, she garnered the title of Best in Show in the Supima runway for emerging designers. The award winning bridal gown, which was made Cotonifico Albini Marcella and poplin shirting, closed the show. Last December she was a prestigious submission in... 

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JANTAMINIAU Couture Spring 2009: Check, Check Mate!

Designer Jan Taminiau (right) PARIS, Feb 2, 2009 / FW/ — To reach a wider audience this season, Jan Taminiau designing under the label JANTAMINIAU (his name written as one word), unveiled his Spring / Summer 2009 haute couture collection online last Monday, January 26, 2009 at www.jantaminiau.com. Entitled ‘Check, Check Mate’, Jantaminiau’s fourth couture... 

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Nicholas K, Sergio Davila and Mara Hoffman Share the Catwalk at Bryant Park

Nicholas K, Sergio Davila and Mara Hoffman DALLAS, Feb 1, 2009 / FW/ — Fashion wins over recession as three emerging designers decided to pool their resources and share the catwalk when they unveil their Fall 2009 collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this month in New York. Forging new grounds in fashion, Nicholas K, Sergio Davila and Mara Hoffman will... 

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Preview: Ports 1961 making a sojourn to the Mughal courts of India

Ports 1961 Fall 2009 Preview DALLAS, Jan 31, 2009 / FW/ — For Fall 2009, Tia Cibani is making a sojourn to the Mughal courts of India. So, what can we expect? Clothes based on the angarkha, which is the national Indian dress, one of the legacies of the Mughal Empire, which ruled India from 1526-1858. And as with the angarkha, expect apparel that defines the waist... 

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