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February 2008 Fashion Week

Fashion Week madness has taken over New York. The tents have risen in Bryant Park for the invitation-only IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...(more)

Abaete
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

Designer Laura Poretzky has a knack for designing clothing that is youthful, energetic, and classic. The Fall 2008 collection pulled in Brazilian and French sensibilities while remaining true to the American crisp silhouettes ...(more)

Academy of Art University
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

The Academy of Art University Fashion Director Simon Ungless certainly picked a talented group of designers for the Fall 2008 fashion show...(more)

Akiko Ogawa
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

Akiko Ogawa’s style is futuristic with a romantic twist, pulling inspiration from several themes. One inspiration for fall is the Milky Way galaxy, with sparkling stars in the outreaches of space, another is Maetel...(more)

Alice + Olivia Fall 2008
Alice + Olivia Store
80 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018-2611
February 7 , 2008

Designer Stacey Bendet definitely knows a thing or two about styling, merchandising, and the art of creating serious buzz...(more)

Anna Sui
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008

Mixing patterns, colors, and textures possibly better than any other designer, Anna Sui once again proved why she is queen of the catwalk...(more)

Badgley Mischka
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

Badgley Mischka showed a smart line of hip-looking day wear at Fall 2008 Fashion Week. Their suits were refined enough for the ladies-who-lunch but some of the leather and/or fur pieces would look equally at home on a rock star...(more)

BCBG MAXAZRIA
February 1, 2008
Bryant Park – The Tents

Founded in 1989, BCBG MAXAZRIA is a lifestyle brand that embodies truth and elegance with a European flair...(more)

Betsey Johnson
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

If it's Fashion Week, it's Betsy Johnson time! And after much carrying on from our fashion-writing staff ("Send Me!" "Send Me!"), I snagged the invitation (I am the editor)...(more)

Bill Blass
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

Peter Som presented his first collection for Bill Blass at Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Som also presented his own line with two Peter Som fashion show, his regular Peter Som show plus a special show for American Express customers...(more)

Carmen Marc Valvo
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 8, 2008

Taking his inspiration from Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8, Carmen Marc Valvo bewitched his audience with sex appeal and romance...(more)

Chris Han
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

Chris Han showed real growth this season by embracing a plethora of textiles. Light weight chiffon tops were seamlessly paired with heavy wool pieces. This exploration of fabric made the line feel particularly fresh...(more)

Carlos Miele
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008

The Fall 2008 Carlos Mieles show was an explosion of color and texture. Earth's tones of of gold, red and orange walked the runway coloring wonderful silks and shruggy wool knits...(more)

Carolina Herrera
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

Carolina Herrera showed a beautiful and funky line for Fall of 2008. Well bred, well tailored neutral plaids were topped with exuberant hats and embellished with splashes of mustard and lemon...(more)

Custo Barcelona
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

Custo Dalmau of Custo Barcelona presented a phantasmagorical line of scrumptious and stunning duds during New York Fashion Week...(more)

Dennis Basso
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

The Dennis Basso Fall 2008 collection was firmly entrenched in luxe layers of trapeze-inspired frocks, tunics and highly dramatic gowns...(more)

Development by Erica Davis
The Waterfront
222 West 12th Avenue
February 2, 2008

For Fall of 2008, Erica Davis has created a line that is young, fun and eminently wearable...(more)

Diesel
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

Diesel continued its foray into the deconstructed future with their Fall 2008 line...(more)

Douglas Hannant Fashion Show
The Hudson Theatre
The Millenium Hotel
145 West 44th Street
February 1, 2008

Velvet curtains flanked the midtown Hudson Theatre where Douglas Hannant unveiled his fall 2008 collection...(more)

Duckie Brown
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 1, 2008

Duckie's Dandies owned the runway during Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...(more)

Erin Fetherston
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 1, 2008

For fall of 2008, Erin Fetherston showed a fun line of dresses and coats, utilizing a classic palette of black and reds...(more)

Form
Fall 2008 Fashion Week
The New Museum
February 2, 2008

The Fall 2008 Form show was held in the brand new, ultra modern New Museum, which has risen in all its contemporary magnificence in the New York City neighborhood known as The Bowery. ..(more)

The Gilded Age Installation
The Woolworth Building
233 Broadway @ Barclay
February 2, 2008

Gilded Age designer Stefan Miljanic showed his Gilded Age Collection downtown at the historic Woolworth Building. The Woolworth Building was the perfect location to showcase Miljanic's rich-preppy-from-down-east designs...(more)

G-Star Raw
Fall 2008 Fashion Week
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
February 4, 2008

Amsterdam based G-Star Raw held its Fall 2008 Fashion show at Manhattan’s aptly named Gotham Hall, a huge gothic-enough-to–have-been-in-Ghost-Busters edifice at 1356 Broadway...(more)

Haya Al Houti Fashion Show
Couture Week
The Westin Times Square
Majestic Ballroom
270 West 43rd Street @ 8th Avenue, New York City
February 9, 2008

Kuwait-based designer Haya Al Houti showed an exuberant and fantastic line of evening wear at her show during the February 2008 Couture Fashion Week at the Westin Hotel in New York's Times Square...(more)
Iodice
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

Valdemar Iodice entitled his Fall 2008 fashion show “Graffiti – Street Art” and said that the looks were, “created for the most beautiful bodies in world.” ...(more)
Joanna Mastroianni
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

Joanna Mastroianni’s Fall 2008 collection was inspired by Moroccan traditions; the line reflected her fascination with Moorish architecture...(more)
LaCoste
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

For Fall 2008 LaCoste showed the line of preppy clothing for which they have rightfully become famous...(more)
Lela Rose
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 3, 2008

Texas native Lela Rose has designed her own line since 1996. She has developed a justified reputation for clothing that is fun, sexy, whimsical and traditional...(more)
Lourdes Libman Fashion Show
Couture Week
The Westin Times Square
Majestic Ballroom
270 West 43rd Street @ 8th Avenue, New York City
February 10, 2008

Dominican born and Massachusetts based designer Lourdes Libman showed a riotous collection at the Couture Week Fashion Show...(more)

Malan Breton
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008

Malan Breton is a most romantic designer and this year he took his inspiration from (quoted from the press release):"the captivating dichotomies of the characters played by Catherine Deneuve in her early careers in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Belle de Jour.)...(more)

Michael Mione
Couture Week
The Westin Times Square
Majestic Ballroom
270 West 43rd Street @ 8th Avenue, New York City
February 8, 2008

Glamour strode the runway at the Michael Mione Fashion Week Show...(more)

Miss Sixty
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 3, 2008

The Miss Sixty Fall 2008 Fashion Show marched down a runway that had been transformed into a psychedelic grave yard for old grafitti'd VW buses...(more)

Monique Lhuillier
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 5, 2008

Monique Lhuillier is one of the go-to designers for bridal; she has even branched into a line of china for her since-they're-in-the-mood-to buy-anyway bridal customers...(more)

Na.Be by Victorya Hong
The Altman Building
135 West Eighteenth
February 1, 2008

The invitation was mysterious; it coyly stated that I was invited to a fashion show by a Project Runway designer, but did not specify which one...(more)

Naeem Khan
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

The Naeem Khan 2008 fall runway show embraced luxury with a zeal for everything glamorous...(more)

Pamella Roland
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

Designer Pamella DeVos showed the Pamella Roland label during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The line reflected a Parisian flair with black and white as the main components of the clothing with paprika and emerald accents...(more)

Patrik Rzepski Fall 2008
Fashion Show
515 West 26th St.
February 5, 2008

Inspired by Roxy Music, the mantra for the Patrik Rzepski Fall 2008 show was inscribed on the programs as, “Continental style strasse girls might. But you know exactly if it's wrong or right.”...(more)

Perry Ellis
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 1, 2008

Several words are synonymous with superstar label Perry Ellis: preppy, sophisticated, and functional...(more)

Phillip Lim
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008

Inspired by the fictitious love child of David Bowie and the unconventional romances of Stevie Nicks, Phillp Lim dazzled the audience with a groundbreaking Fall 2008 collection lection that embraced color, texture, flow, and movement...(more)

Phillipe & David Blond
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street
Feb 4, 2008

If the presence of over-the-top fashion luminaries such America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker and Sex and the City costume designer Pat Field didn’t tell you this was going to be a helluva fashion show...(more)

Ports 1961
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani showed a luxurious line of richly colored fall clothing enlivened by a dollop of funk...(more)

Rad Hourani
Bumble & Bumble
415 West 13th 8th Floor
Friday Feb 8

Designer Rad Hourani has a unique spy glass focused on the world of fashion that has given him a novel point of view...(more)

Rebecca Taylor
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

New Zealand born designer Rebecca Taylor showed a continuation of her fun and flirty line of clothing for Fall 2008 ...(more)

Reem Acra
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

The Reem Acra Fall 2008 collection was rooted in simplicity and elegance with a distinct vintage Hollywood glam effect
...(more)
Rock & Republic
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 2, 2008

Rock and Republic’s one-hour delay was worth the wait, with a powerful show production including an elevated runway and live orchestra...(more)

Romanitza
The Westin Times Square
Majestic Ballroom
270 West 43rd Street @ 8th Avenue, New York City
February 10, 2008

Romanian designer Claudia Iovan showed a scrumptious line of luxurious evening dresses during February's Couture Fashion Shows. The dresses were heavily embellished ...(more)

Ruben Singer
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 1, 2008

Inspired by Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis, Rubin Singer presented his Fall 2008 collection with a dark, sophisticated sensibility...(more)
R Scott French
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 4, 2008

The R. Scott French 2008 Fall runway show entitled Connections focused on luxury, details, and unique materials...(more)
Ruffian
New Dance Group Studio
305 West 38th Street
February 2, 2008

Ruffian presented a stunning rocker-chic line of clothing and their models were some of the sharpest-looking, street-wise-strutting models I saw during all of Fashion Week...(more)

Ruffian Backstage
New Dance Group Studio
305 West 38th Street
February 2, 2008

There is something about backstage before a fashion show. It's frantic and slow, frumpy and glam. And quiet...(more)

Staerk
Gen Art
February 8, 2008
Scandinavian House

Camilla Staerk must have been thrilled this season, as she found herself as the recipient of Gen Art’s Fashion Fund Award. And she certainly made good use of her time...(more)

Tadashi Shoji
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 8, 2008

Tadashi Shoji demonstrated once again why he is the master of the long, sweeping gown. He began the show with knits that highlighted the unstoppable fall trend of high waists...(more)

Tent (And a Few Other Places)
People
February 2008 Fashion Week

One of the most fun aspects of Fashion Week is looking at the people in the tents (or the other cool venues). No, not the models walking down the runway, but the fashionistas arriving/waiting-around to sit in the audience...(more)

Terexov
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 3, 2008

In 2007, Style.com deemed Alexandr Terexov one of the “Ten Most Talented to Watch” for his Spring 2007 collection...(more)
Tibi
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008

Tibi designer Amy Smilovic put forth a Fall 2008 Collection that was brimming with paisley, prints, and iconic graphics...(more)

Tracy Reese
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
Bryant Park - Promenade
February 3, 2008

It was bright, big and pretty at the Tracy Reese Fall 2008 fashion show. The looks were uniquely feminine and showcased Reese’s impeccable taste...(more)

Tuleh
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 3, 2008

For Fall of 2008, Bryan Bradley of Tuleh showed a well-bred line of uptown clothes for uptown girls...(more)

Venexiana
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 1, 2008

Venexiana, the ready-to-wear label by Hungarian architect-turned-designer Kati Stern, put in its Fall 2008 show in the Bryant Park Tents on February 1st. The collection offered up a series of intriguing and inventive twists on classic vintage looks...(more)

Vera Wang
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 7, 2008

Vera Wang has become a household name, first for her minimalist/elegant wedding dresses, then her foray into ready-to-wear and now as the elegance-for-the-masses-designer for Kohls....(more)

Willow
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 8, 2008

Kit Willow’s collection was all about asymmetric cuts, exquisite tailoring, and sky- high boots...(more)

Zang Toi
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 8, 2008

Zang Toi’s fashions are world famous for epitomizing romance, glamour and sex appeal. For Fall 2008, Zang designed his line with the inspiration of the American aristocracy...(more)

Zang Toi Backstage
Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 8, 2008

Backstage at a major fashion show is a riotous scene filled with glamour and angst. Powder is flying...(more)

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