Category: Fashion Designers

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Toni Maticevski: Modern, Innovative Style

DALLAS, May 8, 2002 (Updated Sep 23, 2009) / FW/ — A Melbourne, Australia native, Toni Maticevski studied fashion design at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) where he graduated with First Class Honours.   Winning a Fashion Group International Award on his graduation earned him a placement with Donna …
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Lacoste: It Began with the Crocodile

NEW YORK, Feb 5, 2002 (Updated Sep 19, 2009) / FW/ — The history of Lacoste reads like a history of tennis. It was founded by legendary tennis player René Lacoste, who with his teammates “The Musketeers” won the Davis Cup in 1927. Even the crocodile logo associated with the …
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Tracy Reese

NEW YORK, Feb 1, 2002 (Updated Feb 6, 2009) / — ‘Daddy’s little girl gets cool with a little Diana Ross and Marisa Berenson circa 1972 thrown in’ is how designer Tracy Reese describes the theme for her Fall 2002 collection. Happily, what sounds schizophrenic and a tad pretentious translates …
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Neil Barrett: Hip & Contemporary

MILAN, Jan 19, 2002 (updated Jun 21, 2009) / FW/ — British by birth, Neil Barrett trained under Miuccia Prada before launching his own label in 1998. Inventive and imaginative, he designs clothes which are hip and wearable. His creations translate well from the runway to the sales floor. With …
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Veronique Branquinho: Monochrome Romanticism

PARIS, Jan 3, 2002 (Updated Mar 16, 2009) / FW/ — Born in Vilvoorde, Belgium in 1973, Veronique Branquinho studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (1991 – 1995). Two years after graduation (1997), she debuted her eponymous womenswear label in Paris. Immediately noticed by …
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Diego Binetti

NEW YORK, Dec 16, 2001 (Updated Jan 30, 2009)/ — Diego Binetti’s love for women’s clothes is a genetic trait. Born to Italian parents in Buenos Aires, the designer grew up watching his mother, who worked for a bridal house, making “dresses and gowns for the ladies to go to …
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Yigal Azrouel

DALLAS, Oct 31, 2001 (Updated Sep 15, 2009) / FW/ — Born in Israel of French-Morrocan parents, Yigal Azrouel moved to New York when he was 22 to pursue his dream of fashion design. He started as a couture and wedding dress designer and became adept with working on intricate detailing …
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Zac Posen: Impeccably Elegant

NEW YORK, Oct 30, 2001 (Updated Dec 1, 2009 to add photo)/ — “It’s my 21st birthday!” exclaims up-and-coming fashion designer Zac Posen from atop a flight of stairs leading to his Soho studio, which is actually his parents’ apartment. But, before you think this is the story of a …
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Cynthia Steffe: Contemporary Chic

DALLAS, Oct 22, 2001 (Updated Dec 8, 2008) / FW/ — A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, Cynthia Steffe is part of the new generation designers at New York’s garment district. Women’s Wear Daily has hailed her as part of the “New Majors.”   As a …