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Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
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February 2, 2008

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photographed by Mary Blanco


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 that have become the hallmark of this line. Most of the looks were softly layered and draped with knit separates that had a distinctly approachable feeling.

A medieval feeling also permeated much of the clothing through the use of pewter metal detailing and midnight blue. Head knit wear toughened up flowy frocks, while long socks and faux booties were effortlessly sexy. The line definitely lived in contrasts that created interesting subversions of harmony. Poretzky showed movement in the dresses with a Grecian flair. The final look, a one shoulder dress in crinkle white chiffon, commanded attention, and reflected the contrasting elements of the collection.

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Designer Laura Poretsky



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