Archive for October 4th, 2010

Chantel Valentene, Resin Simply put, we’re obsessed with the just-edgy-enough prints and washes (derived from synthetic resins—hence the name) that Chantel Valentene, one half of the team behind the denim label Resin, uses to make their jeans. “American styling and city-worn aesthetics” is how Valentene sums up their look. http://www.resindenim.com via Denim Top 10: Designers […]

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Lynn Hirschberg: Michelle, you’re in Toronto making a movie called Take This Waltz, with Seth Rogen and directed by Sarah Polley. Michelle Williams: I spent the day in a chlorinated pool in my bathing suit. On Friday I’m getting naked with a group of women—all ages, shapes, and sizes—in a YMCA locker room. I have […]

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Halfway through Fashion Week here, and what has been overwhelmingly apparent, from the grounds of the Tuileries to the steps of the Hotel de Crillon, is that the streets of Paris remain, as always, the most fruitful place in the world to just sit and watch the world go by—sartorially speaking. And the unpredictable weather […]

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Lanvin designs for women, real women. Not expecting them to leave comfort zones or be far too minimal. Alber Elbaz creates ideas much like the elegance of 1930’s Hollywood. Sensual appeal by draping at the hip-lines and letting hems flow or the tightening of a bold pink dress. “The whole idea of fashion is to […]

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Yukiko Kawata describes her work as wearable sculpture, blurring the line between fashion and art. With FIT and the National Academy of Fine Arts on her educational resume and a grant from Tiffany’s, it is clear others agree with her definition. We caught up with Yukiko outside her studio in the Diamond District to talk […]

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