Archive for September 1st, 2014

New York Fashion Week —Happy 30th! Why We Love Donna Karan

Donna Karan

She is inimitably, peerlessly, fabulously, magnificently….Donna. Season after season, designing stellar collections for a sophisticated, modern, and yet youthful woman, Donna Karan sets the bar high for other designers to follow, and she keeps “besting-her-best,” creating clothes that are elementally beautiful, sophisticated, easy to wear, impeccable and executed with perfection—and panache. “Iconic dressing in timeless [...]

New York Fashion Week — Why We Love Catherine Malandrino

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Way back in 2002, Catherine Malandrino’s solo boutique in SoHo was featured in an episode of Sex and the City. The morning after it aired, the store had a line out the door that blocked the sidewalk. Carrie Bradshaw fell for Catherine’s elegant blend of strength and femininity, and soon Lives of Style did too. [...]

New York Fashion Week—Why We Love Hervé Léger & BCBG Max Azria

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Max Azria has been designing for years, and it seems that there is no slowing down for this world-class fashion icon. Azria was born in Sfax, Tunisia and educated in southeastern France—thus his early encounters with French high fashion. However, his 1981 move to Los Angeles, California truly marks the beginnings of his brilliant career. [...]

New York Fashion Week—Why We Love Richard Chai

Richard Chai

As New York is headquarters for fashion–Richard Chai is design-central for New York. Chai had a passion for design from an early age. At thirteen, he signed up for night classes in graphic design at Parsons School of Design, but a chance peek into a fashion-drawing session rocked his world. “I was like, ‘What is [...]

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