Fall/Winter 2012

Lemlem's Supermodel-Approved Garments Support Ethiopian Livelihoods

PRODIGAL DAUGHTER Like its founder, Lemlem’s approach is to “keep things easy yet luxurious.” Characterized by clean lines, neutral hues, and splashes of color, its…

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Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Combine Elegance, Whimsy for Fall 2012

VOTE VEGAN Constructed in New York City, where Hilgart is now based, the critter-friendly toppers are as warm as they are “super crazy soft,” according to the designer.…

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M. Patmos, Club Monaco Collaborate on U.S.A.-Made Cashmere Collection

TWICE AS COZY “I’ve been a fan of Club Monaco since the beginning as they’ve always offered amazing urban staples,” Marcia Patmos, the designer behind M.Patmos, says. “I was…

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Steven Alan, Hart Schaffner Marx Collaborate on Made-in-U.S.A. Suiting

BETTER TOGETHER The collaboration between Steven Alan and Hart Schaffner Marx includes three two-piece suits, a sports jacket, a blazer, and a pair of trousers. Hallmarks of quality…

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Denham Turns Vintage Linens, Navy Blankets Into Military-Inspired Parkas

MADE NEW Denham’s designers took their inspiration seriously. After locating two examples of the coat—one at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in California and the other at an annual…

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Stella McCartney Introduces Biodegradable Soles for Fall/Winter 2012

Stella McCartney’s fall lineup of pumps and boots isn’t just kind to animals; it’s also gentle on the environment. First spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways in…

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Beautiful Soul's "Olivia Rose" Collection Marries Vintage Kimonos, English Craftsmanship

LOVE LETTER Woods was particularly inspired by the love letters her grandmothers wrote to their sweethearts, many of them in code, during World War II. An original print, clad in bright…

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Eon Promotes Supply-Chain Transparency, Gunslinging for Fall 2012

CALAMITY JANE Their fateful excursion resulted in a lineup of dresses, tops, bodysuits, and leggings characterized by loose volumes, luxe fabrics, and artisanal embellishments. Mineral…

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Carrie Parry Enlists Regular Women to Model Bauhaus-Inspired Fall Line

ALL THE REAL GIRLS Parry was inspired by the clean lines and geometric shapes of the Bauhaus movement, as well as the unbridled colors of Holi, a Hindu festival that celebrates the…

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Serum Vs. Venom: Brooklyn-Made Eco-Menswear for "Hyper-Individuals"

THE NEW HYPER-REALITY Hyperreality, Gensler explains, is a term used in semiotics and post-modern philosophy to describe a “hypothetical inability of consciousness to distinguish…

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Auralis Marries Tropical Flair With Scottish Craftsmanship for Fall 2012

ISLAND-HOPPING “Iris Chacón was a character I grew up watching in Puerto Rico,” Herrero-Lugo says. “She had a variety show in the island for over 15 years. She…

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Inspired by Braille, Laure Paschoud's Ethical Garments are a Tactile Treat

TOUCHY FEELY To create her “Braille” collection, Paschoud experimented with two- and three-dimensional volumes that she restructured to flatter the human figure.…

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24 Hot Green Designers at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

SEEING GREEN AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK + Organic by John Patrick + Raleigh Denim + Gretchen Jones + Assembly New York + Titania Inglis + Lauren Moffatt + Costello Tagliapietra +…

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The GreenShows Brings Luxury Ethical Fashion to Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for The GreenShows Despite mystery and rumors surrounding the state of The Green Shows, all doubts came to a halt last Friday after the grand unveiling of a group…

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Samantha Pleet Revives Romanticism at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Dan Lecca It’s a little distressing to see Samantha Pleet without a hat. Emerging at the end of her Fall/Winter 2012 debut at New York Fashion Week—Pleet is part of a…

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Mara Hoffman's Shaman Cowboys Ride at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

BLAZING SADDLES Wearing oversize “Magic Carpet” print scarves and wide-brimmed hats by MLE Hagen, the models slink past a celeb-filled front row that includes reality-TV…

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Leanne Marshall Dreams of Glaciers at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

ICE, ICE BABY Indeed, you won’t find a lick of wool in Marshall’s fall lineup; organza, chiffon, duchess satin, bamboo, shantung, and charmeuse have complete dominion,…

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VPL Plays With Biomorphic Knits at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION Bartlett doesn’t have a dance background, per se, but that hasn’t stopped the art form from informing her aesthetic. “It’s to do with the…

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