Category: Fashion Designers

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Julien Fournié for Torrente

PARIS, Jan 19, 2004/ FW/ — With a Castilian mother and a French father, fashion flows in Julien Fournié’s blood. One set of grandparents were tanners: his genetic inheritance from them was a taste for fine materials. His grandmother on the other side of the family was a lingerie seamstress …
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Antonio Miro: Innovative Designs For The Intellectual Set

PARIS, Jan 23, 2004 (Updated Mar 29, 2009) / FW/ — Antonio Miro started his career in fashion during the 1970s when he established a shop called Groc, an unconventional fashion store, which catered to innovative and intellectual clientele. In 1986, together with Fernando Zallo and Ignacio Mallet, Antonio Miro …
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Lilly Pulitzer: True American Classic

DALLAS, Jan 2, 2004 (updated Nov 11, 2008)/ FW/ — For Lilly Pulitzer, it started as a fruit juice stand in Palm Beach, Florida to become one of the true American classics. As a young, sassy New York socialite, Lilly Pulitzer moved to Palm Beach as the young bride of …
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Paco Rabanne: Ahead of His Time

PARIS, Oct 11, 2003/ FW/ — Paco Rabanne was born Francesco Rabaneda Cuervo in Spain on February 18, 1934, but he was raised in France. He trained as an architect at the Ecole National des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a member of class 1955. It would be 10 years …
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Amir Slama for Rosa Chá & Sais: Swimsuit King

NEW YORK, Sep 15, 2003 (updated Dec 20, 2008) / FW/ — Designer Amir Slama launched Rosa Chá in 1988 and it became one of the best known beachwear labels in Brazil. After conquering his native country with his sexy and very revealing swimwear, Amir Slama entered the U.S. market …
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Elie Saab: Taking Luxury To Its Zenith

DALLAS, May 27, 2003 (Updated Jul 9, 2009)/ FW/ — He is known as the designer who dressed Halle Berry when she accepted her Oscar. And though his prêt-a porter collection, (available at Neiman Marcus), has experienced great success, he has remained a mystery to a large group of fashionistas. …
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On Aura Tout Vu

PARIS, Jan 21, 2003 (Updated Jul 9, 2009) / FW/ — “We love to distort fashion and glam”, the three-member design team of On Aura Tout Vu confessed in their website.   Paris-based On Aura Tout Vu broke into the French fashion scene with a tongue-in-cheek attitude that proved to …
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Cia Maritima

NEW YORK, Jul 17, 2002 (Updated Jul 19, 2009) / FW/ — Considered the hottest and most sought after beachwear line in Brazil, Cia.Maritima was launched by Benny Rosset in 1990. It belongs to group Rosset, the largest lycra manufacturer in South America, and their know-how is the foundation for the …
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Zuhair Murad: Passion for Fashion

PARIS, Jul 12, 2002 (Updated Jan 27, 2011)/ FW/ — A native of Beirut (born 1971), Zuhair Murad studied art and design before opening his first atelier in his home city in 1995.   “Ever since I was a child, I used to imagine designs for imaginary client. I have …