Fashion Designers

Carlos Miele: Unique & Exuberant

NEW YORK, Sep 21, 2001 (Updated Dec 18, 2008) / FW/ — Brazilian-born Carlos Miele made his debut at London Fashion Week on-schedule show during the Spring 2002 season.Known for his sexier-than-thou Lycra creations, Carlos Miele also uses “materials for recycling” such as plastic and soft drink bottles. Traditional patchwork, …
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Levi’s Recalls “Glossy Finish” Jeans

NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2001/ — In a move usually reserved for grocery store products or automobiles, Levi Strauss & Co. Europe has announced the voluntary recall of its limited edition “Glossy Finish” jeans, skirts and jackets. “Although we have had no customer complaints about these finishes, two employees who …
Fashion Designers

Tommy Hilfiger: A Portrait of Main Street America

NEW YORK, Aug 27, 2001 (Updated Dec 20, 2008) / FW/ — “America is my heritage and Americans are my inspiration” Tommy Hilfiger once said. That sums up his designs since he launched his eponymous label. For if there is an All American designer, Tommy Hilfiger fits the bill to …
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Princess Diaries: A Sneaky Guide to School Uniform Loopholes

NEW YORK, Aug 19, 2001/ — Dreading the months and months ahead of wearing school uniforms? Don’t. Schoolgirls Mandy Moore and Anne Hathaway look so cute in “The Princess Diaries.” And hey, you never have to worry about what to wear. Still, no uniform is good enough to wear if …
Fashion Designers

Dries Van Noten: Counterpoints

PARIS, Jul 25, 2001 (Updated Jan 25, 2009) / FW/ — Antwerp-native Dries Van Noten was born to the world of textiles in 1958 via his family who is in the business. He studied at the Royal Academy of Antwerp (1981) and worked as a freelance designer even while still …
Fashion Designers

Raf Simons: Inventive Collections

PARIS, July 2, 2001 (Updated Jun 27, 2009) / FW/ — Born in Neerpelt, Belgium in 1968, Raf Simons studied furniture design before launching his fashion career. He presented his first collection in Milan in 1995 but moved to Paris after just one season.   Inspired by uniforms of English …
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Miu Miu Menswear Spring 2002: Nerds Step Into the Ring

MILAN, Jun 26, 2001/ — Miu Miu, Prada’s younger collection that for the past few seasons has seemed designed for nerds, has toughened up its act. This season the sensitive souls designer Miuccia Prada has targeted of late have jumped in the ring and taken up kickboxing. Miuccia’s Big Idea …
Fashion Designers

Angel Sanchez: A Thimble on his Finger

DALLAS, Jun 2, 2001 / FW/ — Venezuelan-born Angel Sanchez was born with a thimble on his finger. His family owned a made-to-order dressmaking business in Valera, Venezuela. Although he showed at an early age his aptitude in fashion design, he went to architecture. In 1987, two years after practicing …