Fashion Designers

Bernhard Willhelm: Up Close & Personal

PARIS, Jun 17, 2005 (Updated Jun 27, 2009)/ FW/ — Fashion Windows caught up with German designer Bernhard Willhelm at his Paris atelier/office in early May. Upon our arrival, Willhelm was literally completing some finishing touches to his next men’s collection. That collection will be presented in less than two …
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De Fursac: Julia Smith Goes for a Total Look

PARIS, Jun 13, 2005/ FW/ — British designer Julia Smith welcomed Fashion Windows at her plush offices at De Fursac, the French fashion company that she has completely turned around and made over into a true fashion house. At De Fursac, the lovely Ms. Smith puts to work the various …
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Alexander McQueen To Design Trainers for Puma

DALLAS, May 31, 2005/ FW/ — The synergy between sportswear companies and fashion designers continues as PUMA announced its collaboration with Alexander McQueen to design a footwear line for the German company. In a joint statement today, both PUMA and Alexander McQueen confirmed that the new line of men’s and …
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Pink Tartan: Sportswear With a French Flair

DALLAS, Apr 5, 2005/ FW/ — When Kimberly Newport-Mimran started Pink Tartan in 2002, her design philosophy was simple: ‘a quality collection that blended sophisticated fashion with feminine details.’ Little did she know that her idea would become a Canadian fashion explosion that in 3 years since its inception, the …
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Riccardo Tisci Appointed Creative Director at Givenchy

PARIS, Mar 2, 2005/ FW/ — Last week in Milan, there was a rumour going around that Riccardo Tisci will be appointed Creative Director at Givenchy. It’s no longer a rumour! It’s now a fact. Yesterday, the venerable Paris fashion house sent out a communiqué de presse saying that the …
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Kris Van Assche: Nonchalant Elegance

PARIS, Jan 29, 2005 (Updated Jun 26, 2009) / FW/ — A poet and a romantic at heart, Kris Van Assche draws a fine balance between modernism and history as he is constantly inspired by the past but always have one foot forward towards the future.  Born in Belgium in …
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Number (N)ine by Takahiro Miyashitashi

PARIS, Jan 29, 2005 (Updated Jan 24, 2009) / FW/ — The brainchild of Takahiro Miyashitashi, Number (N)ine is well known for its rock & roll inspired silhouettes that made Stetson hats and flannel become the new classics. Low key, almost subdued, Takahiro Miyashitashi vision is anathema to the bigger …
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Jean-Claude Jitrois: A Portrait

PARIS, Jan 11, 2005/ FW/ — If ever the path to glory takes roots in the success of a previous career, then French leather couturier, Jean-Claude Jitrois, is the quintessential success story by excellence. Jean-Claude Jitrois, a clinical psychologist and therapist in psycho-motility, taught psychology at Nice University. His debut …