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Any fashion know-it-all is versed in Paris, New York, and Milan fashion. It’s just basic knowledge. But…Berlin? Well, it’s time to add the German capital to your runway repertoire. We’re on day three
of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin 2011, and the first day was hotter than New York City’s current heatwave…As if that’s possible.


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Photo: Todd Heisler/New York Times

While we were enjoying Pulino’s pizza and brews at the preview of the new Rag & Bone store on Houston last night (more on that later), Diane von Furstenberg, Norma Kamali, and Prabal Gurung
were getting real with New York Times scribe Eric Wilson in front of a paying audience for the latest edition of the newspaper’sTimes Talks series at the beautiful The Times Center just across from the picturesque Port Authority Bus Terminal. Given the reports leaking out on v

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BioCouture: Growing Clothing in a Tub

We thought we’ve seen it all with eco-friendly clothes: from recycled plastic bottle suits to solar-powered bags by Diane von Furstenberg, it was only a matter of time before a designer turned to microscopic life forms for inspiration. That’s exactly what Suzanne Lee,a senior research fellow at the School of Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins in London did. Although, she didn’t just turn to bacteria—she also used a few large tubs, some yeast, and a few cups of green tea. The result is

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Like so many successful designers (Diane von Furstenberg,Steven Alan, etc.) Scott identified a need in the market not through protracted analysis, but going shopping and finding nothing to wear. “I was being asked by lots of clients to, sort of, supplement their wardrobes… It was a moment in fashion where everything was pouffy and frouffy and ruffly and big, and it didn’t’ suit me personally. That’s how I started to do my own collection—out of pure frustration.” So, if there’s something missing
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For the next few months, New York City’s Midtown will have a few new residents on its sidewalk– 32 to be exact. The Fashion Center’s Sidewalk Catwalk opened just yesterday featuring 32 mannequins decorated by some of city’s top fashion designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Betsey Johnson, Badgley Mischka, Thom Browne, Jason Wu, and many more. We took a trip to the heart of the Garment District to visit New York City’s latest public art exhibition, which extends from Herald Square to 42nd St

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It’s one of those sleepysummer Fridays where you’re looking at the clock every five minutes,
cementing weekend plans (World Cup!), and basically getting no work done whatsoever. Well, here’s another way to while the time away—the Huffington Post has tracked down some rather embarrassing childhood photos from some of fashion’s most recognizable faces.

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If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Pernet, a former designer and current black-clad journalist, or haven’t ever logged on to her site, this is a primer in her shaded view on fashion you just can’t miss. [Full Frontal Fashion]http://www.afingo.com/blogs/blogger-spotlight/the-most-important-aspect-of-designing-is-communicating-a-message-through-your-work-%E2%80%A6-it%E2%80%99s-all-about-creating-your-own-signature-and-i-believe-that-is-the-same-whether-you-are-an-a/
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Do You Love Mary-Kate & Ashley? I mean from back in the day when they were still playing detectives in their movies or in It Takes Two!!! Well, I do so I say "kudos" to the twin fashionistas on being inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America by no other than Diane Von F...for more stories you know where to gomary-kate-ashley-launch-elizabeth-james-menswear-line-olsen-twins-news-fad251049179fec8d282f685a8e3e273.jpg
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Fashion Week Virgins!!!

So, after my first day back in New York, I am definitely ready to get the ball rolling and get back to work. I've signed up for three shifts during MB Fashion Week so far (Barbie, DVF, and Matthew Williamson). I cannot wait for it to start, I could die of anticipation!For those of you who have never experienced Fashion Week, let me set the stage: On Friday, the first day of the shows, you walk up the steps of Bryant Park, what used to be a nice spot in the city for some quiet people watching but
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