Fashion Designers

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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Miu Miu Menswear Spring 2002: Nerds Step Into the Ring

MILAN, Jun 26, 2001/ — Miu Miu, Prada’s younger collection that for the past few seasons has seemed designed for nerds, has toughened up its act. This season the sensitive souls designer Miuccia Prada has targeted of late have jumped in the ring and taken up kickboxing. Miuccia’s Big Idea …
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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 …
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Nina Ricci

PARIS, Mar 10, 2001 (Updated May 12, 2009) / FW/ — Italian by birth (born in Turin Italy, 1883) and French by upbringing (moved to France in 1900), Nina Ricci founded her company in 1932 when she was 49 years old. Together with her son Robert, they started in a …
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Miu Miu Fall 2001: Radical Chic

MILAN, Mar 6, 2001/ –– Miuccia Prada, one of the few important contemporary designers to have engaged in radical politics in her youth, returned to her early 20s for inspiration in the Miu Miu collection she presented Tuesday, the final day of the Milan season. To many of the younger …