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Georges Hobeika Haute Couture Fall 2002: Initiales

PARIS, Jul 10, 2002/ FW/ — In a sign that bodes well for the future of Couture, there have been two simultaneous sets of shows this week in Paris. One is the official list, the calendar organized of the Fédération Française de la Couture, which includes the main houses, as …
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Georges Chakra Haute Couture Fall 2002: Over the Top Chakra

PARIS, Jul 10, 2002/ — Along with Elie Saab, Lebanese designer Georges Chakra is one of a new breed of media-savvy Middle Eastern designers with huge domestic businesses and an ever-growing client list. But while Saab’s work has adapted easily to the Western world – Hale Berry’s Oscar dress being …
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Miu Miu Menswear Spring 2003: Arty Innovations

MILAN, Jun 30, 2002/ — Anyone who says that you can’t invent anything new in menswear — and a lot of people, even critics, do — should have gone to the Miu Miu collection shown in Milan Thursday. Not to suggest that the collection was revolutionary, but at least designer …
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Georges Chakra Haute Couture Spring 2002

PARIS, Jun 19, 2002 / — Born and raised in Lebanon, Georges Chakra left for Canada to study Fashion Design at the Canadian Fashion Academy. At age 22, he returned to his native country to open his first workshop. Today, there a team of 60 work effortlessly and creatively at …
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Toni Maticevski Spring 2003: New Revelation

SYDNEY, May 8, 2002/— Australia’s new revelation is Toni Maticevski, whose comparatively low-key presentation followed Nevada’s high-energy happening. The Melbourne-based designer of Macedonian descent honed his skills during the late nineties working for Donna Karan in New York and Cerruti in Paris before returning down under to launch his signature …
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Miu Miu Fall 2002: Sporty Glamour

MILAN, Mar 8, 2002/  — The hefty dose of sex appeal that Miuccia Prada injected into Prada this season has tipped over into the house’s more junior line, Miu Miu. Out on the runway came a new type of doll: a Miu Miu Barbie. She’s not shy of a little …
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Miu Miu Menswear Fall 2002 Banishes the Nerds

MILAN, Jan 14, 2002/ — After several seasons where her Miu Miu collection was targeted almost exclusively at nerds, or, if one wanted to be kind, intellectuals, Miuccia Prada sent out a powerful collection of upbeat modern fashion. The show also had a sense of optimism, heightened by a great …
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Miu Miu Spring 2002 Subverts Fashion’s Vocabulary

MILAN, Oct 2, 2001/ — Though its spirit was very much in keeping with recent seasons, Miu Miu’s spring 2002 collection shown Monday in Milan produced some novel new twists to fashion’s vocabulary. Miuccia Prada is not the first designer to use underwear as outerwear. But while her peers dress …
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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 …