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New York Fashion Week: heard and seen around the tents

By Andrea Thatcher on February 15th, 2009

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Oh hai! Just taking a break between show reviews and thought I’d report on what’s happening inside the Bryant Park tents and beyond!

- Things are buzzing backstage at Diane Von Furstenberg in preparation for her 4 p.m. show. All the in-house girls are wearing the colorful spring 09 dresses thanks to our “warm streak.” Diane arrived about an hour ago with her adorable grandchildren in tow and Whitney Port was spotted backstage as well.

- That controversial Calvin Klein commercial? Playing in taxis! As if it isn’t hard enough to fend off the fellas at the end of the night.

- Spotted: Kanye West at Preen and Band of Outsiders, Sarah Jessica Parker at Alexander Wang, Michelle Trachtenberg at W lounge.

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Mercedes Benz and “The Virgins” Kick Off NY Fashion Week

By Elaine LaPersonerie on February 15th, 2009

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Friday night was really special. It wasn’t about the models, designers or the clothes– it was about the people who make it all happen. The kick off event sponsored by Mercedes Benz and held at Shang inside the Thompson LES Hotel was filled with the who’s who of fashion week. Fern Mallis, senior vice president at IMG, (the company who produces Fashion Week) kicked off the night with a special welcome to guests. She thanked people for coming and stated “that despite what you hear in the media, fashion week is alive and strong with a tremendous amount of talent this year”. Shortly after, she introduced “The Virgins” who originally hail from downtown NYC. Lead singer, Donald Cumming rocked the house with his amazing voice, including their critically acclaimed hit single “Rich Girls”. To top it off the event Mercedes Benz, sponsor of Fashion Week gifted guests with a VIP gift bag featuring two new nail polish colors made by Essie, “Black Series” and “Palladium Silver”. So between “The Virgins” and the nail polish, Fashion Week for me, was a huge success.



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New York Fashion Week: BCBG Max Azria Fall 2009

By Andrea Thatcher on February 15th, 2009

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Max Azria went somber and sophisticated with his BCBG line for fall 2009. While there was lots of eveningwear, it wasn’t really the stuff that dance and bar night dresses are made of – BCBG’s usual niche. Beautiful draped velvets and modern silhouettes seemed made for an older customer than BCBG usually designs for. Perhaps Azria’s plan is to shift BCBG a bit upmarket and hold onto the girls who wore the line in their younger days to make room for BCBGeneration’s younger customer.

More pics after the jump.

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New York Fashion Week: Malan Breton Fall ’09

By Elaine LaPersonerie on February 14th, 2009

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Malon Breton unveiled his Fall 09 collection at Eli Klein Fine Art last night in Soho in leu of Fashion Week. Models stood like statues giving guests a close up look and feel at fabric, color and craftsmanship. Breton, a Project Runway alumni showcased a ton of soft silk and shantung fabric- adorned with mesh overlays and loose draping. My favorite piece was a feathered high collar ballero jacket in black. It was a real joy to see in person. You can only adore him more for the time that went into this piece! Other hot items include a bright red shantung high collared jacket paired with glossy leggings and red patent leather heels. Breton is popular in Hollywood and has dressed a ton of celebrities including Minnie Driver, Martha Plimpton and Jody Whatley. You can learn more about Malan Breton by clicking here.spaceballft2.gif

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New York Fashion Week: Graey Fall 09

By Andrea Thatcher on February 14th, 2009

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The scene: Stark bright white light and falls, with the bright colors of the Janet Kim’s designs standing out like jewels.

The fashion: Wavy patterns on flowy fabrics – grays, fuchsia, tangerine and black mingled with lace tights and high heeled T straps. The dresses were a sweet mix of tank dresses and doll dresses, some with sheer inlays.

“I wanted fun, surprising combinations- bright colors with lace and knits that show off a woman’s body in a subtle and feminine way,” Kim said.

Shoes by Kathryn Kerrigan Shoes, and necklaces by SISU, by Sarah Johnson.

[By Christine Tarlecki]

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New York Fashion Week: Inside Diane von Furstenberg

By Andrea Thatcher on February 14th, 2009

Behind the scenes planning for the DFV show, and Diane’s wearing our favorite dress from her Spring 09 collection.



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New York Fashion Week: Lindsay and Samantha at Charlotte Ronson Fall 2009

By Andrea Thatcher on February 13th, 2009

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Unfortunately, her famous family (and their significant others) remains the best thing about Charlotte Ronson’s fashion line, as far as I can tell. Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan were on hand for the fall 09 collection, as were Mark Ronson and The Like drummer Tennessee Thomas. The clothing was sort of amateurish styling of Marc Jacobs parodies. I did like the floral print used, and the floral shirt dress after the jump was one of the pieces I enjoyed from the show.

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New York Fashion Week: The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fall 2009

By Andrea Thatcher on February 13th, 2009

The Heart Truth once again kicked off the official Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week schedule in New York’s Bryant Park this morning. The usual smattering of A-to-C listers paraded down the runway in red dresses by various designers, though Michelle Obama did not follow in Laura Bush’s footsteps as many had hoped she would.

My favorite was Carmen Marc Valvo’s dress, too bad Katie Couric puts on such an annoying show of “OMG, like I can’t believe I’m DOING THIS! I’m a serious journalist!” Yeah, right. Joining Ms. Couric were Jenni Garth in Badgley Mischka, Brittany Snow in Marchesa and Tori Spelling in Betsey Johnson, among others.

Check out our gallery of the fashions by clicking on the image below.

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Welcome to New York Fashion Week!

By Andrea Thatcher on February 13th, 2009

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Fall 09 New York Fashion Week is here! We’re excited, and we hope you are too. The first show on the official schedule is happening right now – The Heart Red Truth’s Red Dress Collection – and we’ll have pictures for you asap. For some stray fashion week gossip/observations, keep reading.

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New York Fashion Week to Lincoln Center? UPDATE: Yes!

By Andrea Thatcher on February 2nd, 2009

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Update: It’s official, the shows will be held at Lincoln Center starting in September of 2010.

“As our society is embracing the concept of change, the time has come for us too to change,” said IMG Fashion Senior Vice President Fern Mallis. “With our new home at Lincoln Center, we can re-invent, invigorate and reinforce fashion’s rightful place alongside the many creative disciplines, from music and dance, to opera and film, which also call world renowned Lincoln Center home.”

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Peter Som cancels New York Fashion Week show

By Kimberley Foster on January 8th, 2009

petersom_billblassresign.jpgDeary me things don’t appear to be improving for Peter Som. He has just announced the cancellation of his New York Fashion Week show next month, following a split from Creative Design Studios, a division of Lord & Taylor LLC.

“We have realized that our strategic interests are no longer aligned and feel that this is the best direction for our company at this time,” said Elana Posner, co-owner and CEO of Peter Som Inc.

The news comes hot on the heels of Peter’s departure from Bill Blass, which has since closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy of its couture division.

The fashion week schedule is whittling away. Not good.



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Oscar de la Renta asks ‘what recession?’

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 6th, 2009

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While many designers are scaling back their fashion week presentations, Oscar de la Renta will be showing twice this season.

“[2008] has a been good year for me,” the designer told The Daily last month. “While some businesses faced tough times, I actually added 15 employees to my company. Sales-wise, the last three months have been solid for us.”

Like Calvin Klein, de la Renta will put on one fashion show for the press, the other for retailers. The shows are slated for 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday February 18.

[Image: Carolyn Contino/BEI/Rex Features; Source]



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Pick of the Blogs: how the recession will affect fashion week and more

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on December 19th, 2008

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Blogger whose fashion week registration has been denied? Fashion fan who wonders where Betsey Johnson will go? Check out StyleIt’s rundown on the recession and New York Fashion Week. [StyleIT]

Got an old copy of French Vogue on your shelf? Help the magazine celebrate 90 years of chic. [NYTimes]

Want to be a cupcake, or just dress like one? Take inspiration here. [FashionPirates]

Lily Donaldson and more after the jump.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2009 Trendwatch: Sea-inspired colors

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on September 24th, 2008

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As the international fashion weeks roll out, we’re still processing everything we saw in New York – especially as a lot of it has shown up in London and Milan.

From bluemarine to seafoam, colors inspired by the sea are big for spring 2009. While blue and white are often used in combo, it’s anything but nautical – much more chic and streamlined.

Above are some of the more innovative blues we saw on the runways – from Jonathan Saunders, Tuleh and Peter Som. Tuleh took the colors of a seaside sunset straight from the landscape for his skirt suit and Som’s design captures all the colors of the ocean.

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Hot ‘n’ heavy in New York, splitsville in London: Mark Ronson and Daisy Lowe call it quits

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on September 15th, 2008

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What a difference a fashion week makes. Catwalk Queen was sad to hear that Daisy Lowe and Mark Ronson have split. The it-couple of New York Fashion Week have reportedly separated following an argument over the 14-year-age gap between them.

Last week the stylish duo were spotted all over the Big Apple at fashion shows, at designer after-parties, and on the front row.

Yesterday, Daisy was back in London and back on the catwalk at the PPQ spring/summer ’09 show. She was watched in the front row by pals, Pixie and Peaches Geldof (who modelled for PPQ two seasons ago). Overall, Daisy is expected to model in two shows this week.

CQ covered the PPQ show here and will be funneling lots of exclusive London Fashion Week goss our way!

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