Archive for August, 2014

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love The Row

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have begun their careers as the adorable Michelle Tanner on Full House, but the twins have left that behind and have risen to be some of the most successful and revered American style icons. The Row is not the Olsen’s first fashion line–at the age of 12 the girls launched [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Rodarte

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Over-the-top, fantasy, futuristic, esoteric—these are just some of the words used to describe the Mulleavy sisters’ designs, and we love what they do. These California creatives bring magination par excellence to the world of fashion. Kate–born in 1979, and Laura–born in 1980, grew up next to the ocean and forests in Aptos, California—which may explain [...]

New York Fashion Week – Why We Love Brandon Sun

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We can’t help smiling when we think of Brandon Sun – he is as personable as he is talented. And that’s a very very high standard to achieve. For one so young, we have to believe creativity is in Brandon Sun’s DNA—he’s just THAT innovative. His work with fur has been a highlight of Mercedes-Benz [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Tommy Hilfiger

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Famous for Americana branding, known for polo and rugby shirts, helmed by an iconic designer who is revered for his talent and loved for his peppy upbeat persona, Tommy Hilfiger is one label that continually produces applause-worthy collections. Tommy Hilfiger is not only a fashion luminary, but also a brilliant entrepreneur and a true testament [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Monique Lhuillier

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Monique Lhuillier has never been one for timid or conservative career growth—in fact she’s charted a trajectory that’s ramped higher and higher, as the Monique Lhuillier label continues to gain prestige worldwide. Inspired by a lack of flair among the gowns she shopped for her wedding in 1995, she started her own label the following [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Alexander Wang

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New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Alexander Wang What’s not to love about a young, driven, self-made designer who creates stellar fashions? Since his emergence onto the fashion scene in 2005 with his unisex sweaters, Alexander Wang has pretty much been unstoppable. Originally from San Francisco, Wang grew up in a Taiwanese-American home. [...]

New York Fashion Week–Why We Love Christian Siriano

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Christian Siriano—who won his way into our hearts as hero who stood steadfast against the interlopers on Season 4 of Project Runway—and fought for his art—and creativity, with a passion and vision unheard of on that show until that time, has come to the fruition and success he always knew he’d have—and we applaud him. [...]

New York Fashion Week–Why We Love Rag & Bone

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Marcus Wainwright had zero experience in fashion or design before co-founding Rag & Bone in 2002. But he was so determined to glean how to make good men’s jeans that he left his native UK and spent 18 months working with a factory in Kentucky to make a perfect pair. Along with former partner Nathan [...]

New York Fashion Week–Why We Love Jason Wu

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  His is the epitome of a career “writ large.” Hailed as a wunderkind, thrust into the worldwide stage only two years after launching his brand, Wu had the spotlight of public attention thrust on him from an early age–creating the iconic one-shouldered white gown for the First Lady for the President’s first Inaugural Ball [...]

New York Fashion Week–Why We Love Cushnie et Ochs

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Bold, strong and sexy. Cushnie et Ochs is the designer of choice for the ultra-femme fatale who is not afraid to express her sensuality through fashion. Created by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs in 2008, this young brand has bloomed into a powerhouse for high-end women’s clothing in a short period of time. Coming from [...]

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