Category: Fashion Designers

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Alessandro Dell’Acqua: Modern & Contemporary

MILAN, Sep 21, 2001 (Updated Nov 22, 2008)/ FW/ — A native of Naples, Italy, Alessandro Dell’Acqua studied at the Naples Belle Arti’s Accademia. He is from the same school of thought as Costume National and Helmut Lang – definitely a modernist. Before launching his own label in 1996, he …
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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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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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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 …
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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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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 …
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Hugo Boss: Clothes with German Engineering

DALLAS, May 22, 2001 / Updated Jan 23, 2009 / FW/ — German clothier Hugo Boss was founded by Mr. Hugo Boss in 1923 as a family-owned clothing factory in 1923, manufacturing worker’s clothes. Thirty years would pass before it makes its first men’s suit (1953) which would eventually be …
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Blaak: Designing Based On A Non-color

DALLAS, Mar 30, 2001 (Updated Jan 23, 2009) / FW/ —Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif are the design duo who make up Blaak.Both studied at St. Martins and started Blaak in 1998 as a contemplation on the emotions around the colour black (hence the label Blaak). In two years, their …
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Cerruti: Laden With History

DALLAS, Mar 17, 2001 (Updated Oct 27, 2009) / FW/ —The House of Cerruti has over 100 years of history. Founded in 1881 by Antonio Cerruti as a textile mill (Lanificio Felli Cerruti), the reigns of the company was handed to Nino Cerruti when he was only 20 years old …