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Ann Demeulemeester: Wearable Cutting Edge Fashion

DALLAS, Oct 11, 2001 (Updated Jun 27, 2009) / FW/ — Belgian-born Ann Demeulemeester studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. A master deconstructionist and legendary in cutting great pants, she was part of the group of young designers who emerged from Belgium during the 1980s. It …
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Emporio Armani by Giorgio Armani

DALLAS, Sep 29, 2001 (updated Jan 20, 2009) / FW/ — Giorgio Armani became a household name when he “dressed” Richard Gere in the movie American Gigolo. In the fashion world, he made a name long before the movie. Born in Placenza Italy in 1934, Giorgio Armani studied medicine at …
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Laura Biagiotti: Queen of Cashmere

DALLAS, Sep 29, 2001 (Updated Mar 16, 2009) / FW/ — Nicknamed the ‘Queen of Cashmere’ by the New York Times due to her refined and unusual approach in using this precious yarn, Laura Biagiotti was born in Rome in 1943. She studied literature expecting to become an archeologist, but …
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Nicole Miller: Glamour in Simplicity

NEW YORK, Sep 27, 2001 /(Updated Sep 18, 2009) / FW/ — Originally from New England, Nicole Miller studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Paris for a year at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne to learn haute couture. To hone …
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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 …