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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009

Dolce & Gabbana love puffed shoulders.With pure Italian audacity, D&G put on a show in defiance of the times and the anxiety that accompanies it. The Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 runway did not succumb to the idea of simplicity and moderation as the collection touched on the 30s and 40s, with gloves – used as headpieces and scarves, shell-shaped buttons, mile-high wartime suede platform wedges, huge balloons for sleeves – some as as high up as the models’ ears, chunky colorful jewelry pieces and e…

Versace Fall 2009

Versace Fall 2009

Donatella Versace has definitely put the days of over-bling way, way behind her. Her fall collection is focused on working metallics and neutrals. Versace’s Fall 2009 runway displayed adorned trench coats, biker jackets and skinny cargo pants. That’s not to say the Versace collection was bated. Dresses floated down the runway one after the other, either long, flowy, Greek-goddess style or short and strewn with paillettes, showing that Donatella Versace can do a mean drape to anyone who dares to…

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2009

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2009

I think Stella McCartney made a smooth transition from her Spring ’09 collection to her Pre-fall ’09 collection.Her signature slouchy, oversized tailoring, laidback chic/cool-chick, sexy feminine style is ever present in her designs. And from this Spring’s way-down-there plunging tailored jumpsuits, little cocktail dresses and coveralls, Stella McCartney shifted to Pre-fall still carrying her signature styles. Only this time, the designer went for dark hues and stand-alone pieces. ‘Oversiz…

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2009

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2009

Oscar de la Renta’s pre-fall collection was a bit hopeful – judging by the rather exuberant pieces that went down his runway. There were plenty of embroidered (in black and white sequins) party frocks, beige silk faille with gold stitching, tweeds, embroidered leather skirts, and a stunning black leather jacket and faille skirt number both elaborately embroidered in gold and metallic yarn, highlighted by antique metal sequins and beads.  And if that’s not hopeful or exuberant enough, the collect…

Five New Designers to Watch in 2009

Fashion is constantly changing and evolving. It’s always on the prowl for what’s new, what’s fresh and, of course, what’s chic. This is why organizations are such as GenArt are formed. To provide young, up and coming designers who have something new to bring to the table the means to showcase their masterpiece. Here are five of this year’s favorites. Joanne Cordero Reyes Though this is season is Joanne’s first time at Fashion week under her own label, the young designer is actually not a newbie …

Anne Klein: Fashion Designer

Born Hannah Golofski in August 1923, Anne Klein is a native New Yorker who started her career as a sketcher and then later became a prominent designer of womens apparel and sportswear. She is considered by some top designers as the woman who defined how American sportswear are sold and worn nowadays.She co-founded Junior Sophisticates in 1948 with husband Ben Klein. The “Junior” line was made popular with her treatment of junior sizes for young women. Before 1948, “Juniors” was only known as an …

Michael Kors: Fashion Designer

Michael Kors: Fashion Designer

Michael Deloris Kors is an American fashion designer, a native New Yorker of half Scandinavian and half Jewish decent, son of former Revlon model Joan Krystosek Kors, owner of the Michael Kors fashion line and is known for classic and luxurious designs of American sportswear. Kors’ career in fashion began at an early age. At age four he was already modeling for cereal commercials and when he became a teenager, he studied fashion design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. When he was 1…

Stella McCartney: Fashion Designer

Stella Nina McCartney is an English fashion designer who was born September 13, 1971 in London. She was the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, a former member of the Beatles and Linda McCartney, an American photographer. Stella was named after her maternal great-grandmothers, two of whom were named Stella. Stella has two older sisters, Heather (adopted by her father) and Mary as well as a younger brother named James. The McCartney parents wanted their children to have as normal a childhood as possi…

Carolina Herrera: Fashion Designer

Carolina Herrera (born Maria Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño) is a successful Venezuelan fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was born on January 8, 1939 in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Carolina descended from a long line of Venezuelan landowners and statesmen. Her parents, Guillemmo and Maria Christina Pacanins raised her up in a protective yet cultured manner that influenced her growth into a classy and elegant woman. In her early days, Carolina was already known for her beauty and g…

Vera Wang: Fashion Designer

Vera Wang: Fashion Designer

Vera Wang is an American fashion designer who is well known for her exquisite collection of wedding gowns. Her father owned a chemical factory and because of this, her family was quite wealthy. Vera proceeded to attend The Chapin School as well as the Sorbonne which is in Paris. She finished with an art history degree in Sarah Lawrence College. It was because of her mother that she was able to witness fashion shows in Paris. Wang’s first love was not the fashion industry. She was trained as a fi…