style.com: Ports 1961 Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Ports 1961 NEW YORK, February 15, 2012 By Alison Baenen Backstage before the Ports 1961 show, Fiona Cibani distilled the season’s message: “Strong, but not aggressive.” Using simple, straightforward silhouettes and rich textures,… Continue reading

style.com: Lyn Devon Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Lyn Devon NEW YORK, February 15, 2012 By Alison Baenen The Lyn Devon girl is in love. Spurred by her imagination of what New York was like in the fifties, Devon designed a… Continue reading

style.com: Douglas Hannant Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Douglas Hannant NEW YORK, February 15, 2012 By Alison Baenen Douglas Hannant titled his Fall collection Gentry and took as his muse Wallis Simpson, the couture-loving divorcée who married way, way up. Was… Continue reading

style.com: Naeem Khan Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Naeem Khan NEW YORK, February 14, 2012 By Alison Baenen “It started with a dot,” Naeem Khan said backstage after his opulent show (which boasted the week’s best celeb, Matt Damon, in the… Continue reading

style.com: Diesel Black Gold Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Diesel Black Gold NEW YORK, February 14, 2012 By Alison Baenen Sophia Kokosalaki stayed at home for Diesel Black Gold’s latest show (she’s expecting a baby), but over e-mail she said that the… Continue reading

style.com: Dennis Basso Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Dennis Basso NEW YORK, February 14, 2012 By Alison Baenen With a blast of a whistle and the sound of wheels on a train track, we were off on the Orient-Express. For Fall… Continue reading

style.com: Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Badgley Mischka NEW YORK, February 14, 2012 By Alison Baenen For Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was their celluloid starting point for Fall. While the German expressionist classic informed both… Continue reading

style.com: Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Reem Acra NEW YORK, February 13, 2012 By Alison Baenen The show began with an impossible proposition: Keep the descending swarms of showgoers off the uncovered runway. A human wall of volunteers and… Continue reading

style.com: Carlos Miele Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Carlos Miele NEW YORK, February 13, 2012 By Alison Baenen The gaúchas, or cowgirls, of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil’s southernmost state) were the inspiration for Carlos Miele’s Fall show. Miele, a Brazilian,… Continue reading

style.com: Barbara Tfank Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Barbara Tfank NEW YORK, February 13, 2012 By Alison Baenen A former costume designer, Barbara Tfank often sources inspiration from the cinema. Last season she paid tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, and for Fall… Continue reading