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Suzanne Rae Fall/Winter 2013: Monastic Aesthetic and Linear Silhouettes at The Philippine Center, 2.16.13

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Dramatically lit in a darkened, serious space, and shown against draped muslin, Suzanne Rae’s fall/winter 2013 collection was stark and clean, with robe-like, unembellished coats in winter whites, cozy knitwear (co-designed with local Lindsay Degan), and minimal silk gowns with modest collars and cowls.

8 Feb 2013 | More

Richard Chai LOVE and Men’s Fall 2013: Boyish Minimalism and a Spray of Violet on Day One of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013

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Richard Chai’s latest fall show on day one of MBFW fall/winter 2013 opened with a moody mix of a new Knife song, “Full of Fire,” that literally had the seats beneath us throbbing, the best kind of fashion jolt for an 11am start uptown. Chai’s upcoming men’s and women’s LOVE collection was a study in contrasts: muted army hues against vibrant violets, metallic flourishes on flat wools,

7 Feb 2013 | More

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend 2012: Turn it Up to Eleven!

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Daffy’s may be going out of business, and September’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week may be coming to a close, but Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is going strong, so put your best party dress and face paint on and prepare yourself for back to back evenings of extreme fashion and performance. Now in its eleventh season, the bi-annual event, founded in 2006 by the enterprising designer/artist/personality Arthur Arbit, will be showcasing 15 independent designers during its two-night stint at Windmill Studios in Williamsburg on September 14th and 15th.

12 Sep 2012 | More

Richard Chai Spring 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Lincoln Center

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Sleek ponytails, bronzed skin and subtle makeup made the minimalist, mod clothing for men and women pop during Richard Chai’s sporty spring/summer 2013 runway presentation. High tech fabrics and breezy shapes brought a futuristic view of sailing and tennis to mind…

6 Sep 2012 | More

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend: the Good, the Anarchic, the Freewheeling Spectacle

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I’ve experienced Williamsburg Fashion Weekend since its inaugural unveiling in the ‘hood in 2006, and with the event now in its tenth season and back at Glasslands Gallery, the shows have become longer and more involved.

24 Feb 2012 | More

Mandy Coon, Billy Reid, Antonio Azzuolo, Daryl K and Preen at NY Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

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James Murphy was one of the first working Mandy Coon’s crowd as they were seated, appearing as a proud, nervous dad-to-be while the rest of us were zenning out to his intro music, which sounded like an undulating, futuristic heartbeat, building to its apex just as the show started.

14 Sep 2011 | 3 comments | More

TH!ϟ DARK FUTURE MAKEϟ HER WET Presents S!CK: Headlining SALEM

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Santos Party Haus on Saturday “SUPERMOON” night, March 19th.

Salem is headlining what will prove to be the most historic lineup in the history of music with:
Lil Ugly Mane, Black Hearted Diamond Boy, GHXST, Gospel, Food Stamps, Blissed Out, Becka Diamond, XMOFOXX, Cool Hand Luke MDMA Arthur.

12 Mar 2011 | 6 comments | More

Gary Graham, Imitation, Suzanne Rae: Ukrainian Shepherd to Veronica Lake at NYC Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

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The first sinewy beats of “See Birds” by Balam Acab brought models donned in Greasers rock and roll/high rococo black wigs through the off-kilter door and down the wooden plank runway in Graham’s Franklin Street boutique.

21 Feb 2011 | More

Mick Rock “Exposed” at Morrison Hotel Gallery Opens to Thirsty Hordes of Rock Fans and Adam Green Performs

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Mick Rock’s show of photographs, “Exposed”, and book launch, presented by Creem Magazine with Russian Standard Vodka, opened this week …Read the Rest

28 Oct 2010 | More

Inspirations from Jellyfish to Kerouac for Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week Kickoff at Milk

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The silent majesty of the jellyfish has to be the one of the most striking of inspirations we came across in the first round of spring/summer 2011 fashion presentations today at Milk Studios. Mandy Coon’s models, with faces radiating an underwater, luminous glow…

10 Sep 2010 | More