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Vivienne Tam Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — In Operatic Fashion

Vivienne Tam Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — In Operatic Fashion Six centuries of heritage, tradition, and drama, specifically the Kun Opera also known as Kunqu provided inspiration for this collection

Tommy Hilfiger Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Bohemian Prep

Tommy Hilfiger Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Bohemian Prep With his new collection, the ultimate prepster, Tommy Hilfiger, seamlessly blends menswear haberdashery, silhouettes, and textiles with more carefree, fluid, feminine accents

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — 30 Years and Counting

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — 30 Years and Counting It should come as no surprise that his biggest supporters taut him as the best in American fashion. Michael Kors is the go-to designer when you simply want to feel beautiful.

Rodarte Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Prairie Girl

Rodarte Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Prairie Girl Kate and Laura Mulleavy shifted last season’s geographic references from their native California Redwoods to the nation’s heartland

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sultry and Seductive

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sultry and Seductive The red carpet favorite who is celebrated for her feminine designs is showing a more sensually provocative side

Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Real Women

Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Real Women Carolina Herrera said she was inspired by real women, with a new collection of monochromatic streamlined silhouettes

Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Cubist Fashion

Cynthia Rowley Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Cubist Fashion The ebullient designer infuses this new collection with her signature whimsical aesthetic

Edition by Georges Chakra Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sculpted Silhouettes

Edition by Georges Chakra Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sculpted Silhouettes Georges Chakra is an architect of fashion; this season he emphasized and sculpted the female form with his stunning evening gowns

San Francisco Fashion Week 2007 - Providing a Springboard for Local Innovators

San Francisco Fashion Week 2007 - Providing a Springboard for Local Innovators The 4th Annual runway presentation provided an ideal platform for the Bay Area's talented pool of emerging designers

Thuy Fall 2008 Collection Review - A Juxtaposition of Colors, Textures, and Genders

Thuy Fall 2008 Collection Review - A Juxtaposition of Colors, Textures, and Genders This season, designer Thuy Diep's trademark tailoring featured a melding of contrasts between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, neutrals and brights

Abaete Fall 2008 Collection Review - Bringing a little bit of Camelot to Bryant Park

Abaete Fall 2008 Collection Review - Bringing a little bit of Camelot to Bryant Park As we look to protect ourselves from the elements in the autumn and winter months that lie ahead, Ms. Poretzky has readied us for any duel that may come our way with her Medieval-inspired collection

Julia Jentzsch Fall 2008 Collection Review - Dark, Warm, & Mysterious

Julia Jentzsch Fall 2008 Collection Review  - Dark, Warm, & Mysterious The German designer blends a masculine palette with innovative fabrics and design details

Juan Carlos Obando Fall 2008 Collection Review - Fashion As An Art Form

Juan Carlos Obando Fall 2008 Collection Review - Fashion As An Art Form The talented young designer poured his blood, sweat, and tears into this new stunning collection

Sass and Bide Fall 2008 Collection Review - Rainbows for Kate

Sass and Bide Fall 2008 Collection Review - Rainbows for Kate In remembrance of her friend Kate Boyson, Heidi Middleton, the Bide in Sass & Bide finds solace with this new collection celebrating love and life

Akiko Ogawa Fall 2008 Collection Review - A Celestial Seduction

Akiko Ogawa Fall 2008 Collection Review - A Celestial Seduction With bagpipes and kilts, the young designer summoned 17th Century Scotland, sending out wee lasses in militant jackets and bustle skirts

Rock & Republic Fall 2008 Collection - A Major Production

Rock & Republic Fall 2008 Collection - A Major Production CEO & Creative Director Michael Ball's presentation rocked the house. His collection was sexiness personified. The Rock & Republic woman is strong, confident, and independent

Alex Perry Spring 2009 Collection Review - King of the Fashion Jungle

Alex Perry Spring 2009 Collection Review - King of the Fashion Jungle Australia’s most glamorous designer takes his muse princess on safari and invites us along for the journey

Camilla & Marc Spring 2009 Collection Review - Sartorial Siblings

Camilla & Marc Spring 2009 Collection Review - Sartorial Siblings Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman unveil their new 80's influenced collection

Kirrily Johnston Spring 2009 Collection Review - Nomad’s Land

Kirrily Johnston Spring 2009 Collection Review - Nomad’s Land Taking a rather nomadic design direction, the young designer gives her bohemian inspiration a modern twist

Konstantina Mittas Spring 2009 Collection Review - Konstantina has the Mittas Touch!

Konstantina Mittas Spring 2009 Collection Review - Konstantina has the Mittas Touch! The innovative designer makes her RAFW debut with a lineup of showstoppers

Lee Matthews Spring 2009 Collection Review - Outlawed Fashion

Lee Matthews Spring 2009 Collection Review - Outlawed Fashion Australian outlaw Ned Kelly provides inspiration for the new collection

Lisa Ho Spring 2009 Collection Review - One Stop Shopping

Lisa Ho Spring 2009 Collection Review - One Stop Shopping The petite powerhouse unveils a comprehensive collection of delicate separates and goddess gowns

Michelle Jank Spring 2009 Collection Review - Suspending Belief

Michelle Jank Spring 2009 Collection Review - Suspending Belief The young designer returned from Paris to her native Australia with a full-scale multimedia presentation

Nicola Finetti Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Fashion Globalization

Nicola Finetti Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Fashion Globalization With nearly 50 looks, this was one of the most ambitious collections at RAFW

Sretsis Autumn/Winter 2008 Collection Review - Parallel Universe

Sretsis Autumn/Winter 2008 Collection Review - Parallel Universe The designing sisters weave a sartorial tale of harmony in a world where nature and animals peacefully coexist

Zimmerman Spring 2009 Collection - A Mid-Zimmerman Night’s Dream

Zimmerman Spring 2009 Collection - A Mid-Zimmerman Night’s Dream The signature swimwear line conjured up it's own bohemain rhapsody with a romatically feminine collection

Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 Collection Review-Ruffles, Peplums, and Layers of Color

Carolina Herrera Spring 2009 Collection Review-Ruffles, Peplums, and Layers of Color Forget falling in love with the lady in red—for Spring 2009, Carolina Herrera will have you enamored with the ladies in persimmon, teal, and marigold as well

Christian Cota Spring 2009 Collection Review-The Sartorial Sunset

Christian Cota Spring 2009 Collection Review-The Sartorial Sunset The young designer cited Santorini sunsets and Renoir as inspirations for his beautiful collection

Doucette Duvall Spring 2009 Collection Review-Red, White & Nude

Doucette Duvall Spring 2009 Collection Review-Red, White & Nude The alliterative design duo’s new collection, “Red, White & Nude” was a delightful presentation of bright dresses with tiered layers, ruffled sleeves, and corsage pins

Koi Suwannagate Spring 2009 Collection Review-Poetry in Motion

Koi Suwannagate Spring 2009 Collection Review-Poetry in Motion The designer unveiled 28 new looks with dreamy butterfly and feather embellishments away from the hustle and bustle of the Bryant Park tents, opting for the downtown Bumble & Bumble venue

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