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September 2008 Fashion Week

September 2008 Fashion Week

Fashion Week madness has taken over New York. The tents are rising in Bryant Park for the invitation-only IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. And all over the city, non-tent-showing designers (either too big or too small for the tents) are preparing their shows...(more)

Abaete
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 7, 2008

Designer Laura Poretzky fused femininity with color blocking in a line which featured flirty A-line dresses and the popular-for-spring one shoulder look...(more)

A Detacher
Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
September 8, 2008

A Detacher designer Mona Kowalska presented a line of minimalistic casual wear for Spring 2009...(more)

Akiko Ogawa
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 7, 2008

Oh the wonders of the Japanese designers - the youth, the exuberance, they way they throw the rules up to the sky and let them float down through a Picasso-like prism...(more)

Andrew Marc Presentation
Spring/ Summer 2009
Andrew Marc Showroom
September 9, 2008

The Spring/ Summer 2009 Andrew Marc collection integrated cloth outerwear into a line that has become synonymous with high end leather...(more)

Anna Sui
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 10, 2008

Anna Sui is known for her gorgeous style; Sui designs fun, eccentric clothing for beautiful young things...(more)

Anne Soyer
Spring/ Summer 2009
Couture Fashion Week
Majestic Ballroom
Westin Times Square
270 West 43rd Street
September 6, 2008

Anne Spoyer showed her "exotic elegance" collection at Couture Fashion Week. Highlights of the line were the pretty summer frocks, which featured eastern details (Spoyer is from Mumbai)...(more)

Aurelio Costerella
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Australian designer Aurelio Costarella unveiled “Chroma” for Spring Summer 2009, his first show at the Bryant Park tents...(more)

Badgley Mischka
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 12, 2008

Badgley Mischka the design team of Mark Badgley and James Mischka, showed a Spring 2009 line that was tailored for a woman who is obviously going to have a marvelous time...(more)

Betsey Johnson
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 9, 2008

Betsey Johnson always puts on the best fashion week show. The clothes are fun, the models are fun...(more)

Brooklyn Royalty Fashion Show
September 2008 Fashion Week
28 West 36th Street
September 7, 2008

Bob Bland has designed an eco-friendly line of casual clothing that will be just the thing to cloth Brooklyn's hipsters and their fashion loving fans...(more)

Carlos Miele
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 10, 2008

Brazilian designer Carlos Miele is envisioning a pretty spring with lots of parties and lots of chiffon party dresses...(more)

Carolina Herrera
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

The Carolina Herrera Show is always one of fashion week's most elegant. Herrera has a scrumptious style...(more)
Celestino
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street
September 10, 2008

Designer Sergio Guadarrama created his spring/summer 2009 line using a palette of brown, peaches and shades of white...(more)

Chris Han
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 115, 2008

Chris Han has created a deconstructed but polished look for spring...(more)

Chris Han Backstage
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Some of the most fun photos at any fashion week are the ones taken backstage before the shows...(more)

Cho Cheng Fashion Show
September 2008 Fashion Week
New York Public Libary
September 10, 2008

Designer Cho Cheng’s New York Library Fashion Show started fashion week Wednesday off at a bright and early 9:00 AM...(more)

Couture Council's
Artistry in Fashion Award Luncheon
Honoring Isabel Toledo
Rainbow Room
September 3, 2008

The Couture Council of FIT rang in Spring 2009 Fashion Week with their third annual Artistry in Fashion Award Luncheon. This year’s honoree was fashion icon Isabel Toledo...(more)

Custo Barcelona
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

The Custo Barcelona fashion week show is always one of the most beautiful shows and Spring/Summer 2009 was no exception...(more)

Dash & Smooch
Style 360 Spring 2009
Metropolitan Pavilion
September 9, 2008

The events surrounding New York Fashion Week proved one thing, it’s impossible to escape the Kardashians. The family sat front and center at the fashion show for their LA area boutique, Dash & Smooch...(more)

Dennis Basso
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 9, 2008

There may have been anti-fur protestors shouting outside the tents, but furrier Dennis Basso was showing a fur-free Spring/Summer line inside...(more)

Diesel Black Gold
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

Diesel Black Gold went back to its roots for spring/summer of 2009 and that would be their "southern" roots. Miss Mississippis strode the runway like it was a down home country lane...(more)

Erin Fetherston
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 5, 2008

The Erin Fetherston Spring 2009 collection was the epitome of flawless beauty and ethereal innocence. Entitled, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,”...(more)
The Spring 2009 "Recession Collection" of Esther Nash

Fashionistas filled the tents for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week extravaganza with a vengeance but this year one factor was evident on the runaway: we are still in a recession...(more)

Farah Angsana Fashion Show
Style 360
Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th Street
September 9, 2008

For Spring 2009, Zurich based designer Farah Angsana showed what she does best, a line of superb party dresses...(more)

Geren Ford Fashion Show
September 2008 Fashion Week
The Bowery Hotel
September 3, 2008

Geren Ford’s Spring 2009 collection gave off an 80s vibe with its colorful palette and big hair, but the collection also had a modern edge...(more)

Gottex
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

Gottex celebrated their fiftieth anniversary on the runway with a spring/summer line that again showed the fashion world yet again why Gottex is the world's premiere swimsuit line...(more)

Harlan Bel by Brandy Lunsford
The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
September 7, 2008

Inspired by her love of Lipizzan horses, designer Brandy Lunsford sent twenty-five racy cuts full of stark contrasts down the runway...(more)

House of Cassette
Style 360
Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th Street
September 7, 2008

The House of Cassette’s Style 360 Fashion Week debut was not what one would expect from one of downtown LA’s rising independent labels...(more)

Iodice
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

Designer Vlademar Iodice mixed color blocking with structure in his 2009 Spring collection. The inspiration was a combination of the mysteries of Atlantis crossed with both cosmopolitan socialites and a day at the beach...(more)

Joanna Mastroianni
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 9, 2008

Graceful dresses emphasized and exposed the female back. High necklines mixed with flowing, floor-length dresses and plunging necklines. Such was the scene at designer Joanna Mastroianni's show...(more)

Jordache
Style 360 Spring 2009
Metropolitan Pavilion
September 8, 2008

The iconic denim brand, Jordache, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Style 360 runway show. The looks were a definite throwback to this jeans giant’s legendary trends...(more)
Koi Suwannagate
New York Fashion Week Spring 2009
Bumble & Bumble
September 6, 2008

The Koi Suwannagate Spring 2009 collection was inspired by the style of the silent film star Louise Brooks...(more)
Luca Luca
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

Raul Melgoza, the newly appointed creative director of Luca Luca...(more)

Malan Breton
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Malan Breton epitomizes glamour and for this year's spring line Malan has stated that he was inspired by the Five Elements...(more)

Mara Hoffman
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 10, 2008

Fashion designer Mara Hoffman presented a line of fun leisure wear for Spring/Summer of 2009 that was designed from fabrics and prints from all over the world...(more)

Michael Volbracht
September 2008 Fashion Week
The Wally Findlay Gallery
124 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
September 16, 2008

Michael Volbracht launched his new line at the Wally Findlay Gallery on September 16, 2008. This was Volbracht's first fashion show since he worked as creative director of Bill Blass in 2007...(more)

Milly by Michelle Smith
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 10, 2008

Michelle Smith's Milly line for a spring had a feeling of whacked out enthusiasm as in "A Rich Girl Goes to Morocco to Find her Guru" exuberance...(more)

OmniaLuo
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 12, 2008

Designer Zheng Lou might not have been in the memory banks of many Americans prior to the OmniaLou runway show on the last day of New York Fashion Week...(more)

Patricia Field and
David Dalrymple Fashion Show
The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
September 6, 2008

Patricia Field with the help of fellow designer David Dalrymple put on one hell-of-a-show during Spring 2009 Fashion Week...(more)
Patricia Field and
David Dalrymple Fashion Show
Atmosphere
The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
September 6, 2008

The stage set and the audience at the Patricia Field Show were as campy and fun as the show. The stage was filled with 1960's style kitchy tableaus...(more)

Phillipe and David Blond
Spring/ Summer 2009
Fashion Show
The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
September 10, 2008

Style icons sat front row at the Blonds Spring/Summer 2009 runway show. Sequins, glitter, see through material, feathers, and full-on glam were part of a fashion story...(more)

Ports 1961
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

For Sping/Summer 2009, Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani sent a collection down the runway that reflected the line's Oriental tradition (the Ports 1961 operation was based in China until a few years ago)...(more)

Rebecca Taylor
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Rebecca Taylor's spring will be cool and fun. The collection is full of rich-hippie-looking cottons that are light and flirty...(more)

Reem Acra
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Lebanese American designer Reem Acra made a name for herself by turning out stunning wedding dresses. Lately, her strong knowledge of tailoring, beading, and embroidery has been surfacing in full blown collections at Bryant Park...(more)

Sergio Davila
Mercedes-Benz Spring 2009
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

The Sergio Davila Spring 2009 collection was directly inspired by the European and Asian immigrants of the Thirties who left their homelands in search of a better life...(more)

Shumaq
Altman Building
135 West 18th Street
September 7, 2008

Shumaq showed a line of fun, funky and pretty frocks and rompers for spring...(more)

Terexov
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 7, 2008

Russian designer Alexander Terekhov dazzled attendees with ruffles, fringe, asymmetrical cuts, and a rainbow of vibrant hues in pink, yellow, purple and green...(more)

Thuy
Mercedes-Benz Spring 2009
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 7, 2008

Designer Thuy Diep has been showing collections for several seasons, but this year marked her inaugural runway show at the Tents of Bryant Park...(more)

Tibi
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 7, 2008

Amy Smilovic creates ensembles for a woman who wants to make a statement and her Spring/Summer 2009 collection for Tibi cemented her niche as a contemporary designer who is not afraid of bold moves...(more)

Tony Cohen
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 8, 2008

Well, my goodness! Tony Cohen has certainly designed a line for the woman who does not want to see herself coming down the street...(more)

Tracy Reese
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 6, 2008

I wish that Tracy Reese had been designing in the late 80s, the years my mother was dressing me in the cheesy floral-print dresses that made me look like a miniature version of the Queen Mum...(more)

Venexiana
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 5, 2008

Katie Stern has seen the future and it is a party, a posh party. Stern's line for spring is a sherbety floral extravaganza, perfectly suited for all of modern-day Cinderella’s balls...(more)

Zac Posen
Mercedes Benz Spring 2009
Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 11, 2008

Zac Posen presented a cohesive line for Spring of 2009. Using mostly a palate of pale lavenders, soft cream and yellow, the clothes followed the rich hippie trend shown throughout this fashion week...(more)

 

Zang Toi's Benefit for
The Livestrong Foundation at Restaurant Daniel
60 East 65th Street, New York
September 11, 2008

Designer Zang Toi is an ardent supporter of Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation and the Livestrong Challenge...(more)

Zang Toi's Luncheon for
The Real Housewives
of New York City

Zang Toi's Atelier
57th Street
September 4, 2008

At the very start of Spring 2009 Fashion Week, designer Zang Toi hosted a luncheon for Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York City...(more)

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

One of the most fashionable aspects of Fashion Week are the clothes and looks sported by the people in the tents and other fashion venues. Not the models walking down the runway...(more)

 

Other September 2008 Fashion Stories

Fashion Stalks the Runway on
The Lower East Side
August 17, 2008

The Lower East Side (the LES) has always been a fashion district. Early twentieth century immigrants flocked there with their sewing machines, reeking out a living the sweatshops...(more)

Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim Week
The Raleigh Hotel
July 17-21, 20
08

Click here for the index to our nine articles about Miami Swim Week and other August 2008 fashion stories...(more)

 

February 2008 Fashion Week

February 2008 Fashion Week

Click here for the index to our sixty-two articles about February 2008 Fashion Week ...(more)
 

September 2007 Fashion Week

September 2007 Fashion Week

Click here for the index for our sixty-five September 2007 Fashion stories....(more)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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