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Spring 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 5, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Eli Ceballos



Abaete has built a sophisticated reputation by continually showing fresh collections that reflect youth, energy, and glamour. This season the line jaunted off to Miami for a sultry meets South Beach appeal. Inspired by the forties, designer Laura Poretzky presented thirty-one looks that ranged from bold art deco color blocking to black and white patterns.

Abaete began showing in Bryant Park in spring 2006 but it was the more recent Payless connection that gave this line serious fame. The beauty of this brand has repeatedly been the ability to successfully address different emotional spaces of the customer through fit, fabric, and design. The execution of the Abaete spring 2008 collection was flawless and it was the expert tailoring that allowed for casual wear to be juxtaposed against more mainstream accessories. This subversion actually enhanced the line by creating a unique interplay between different textures and materials. Overall the line was clean, sharp, and smart with a welcomed injection of affordable adornments.


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