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Siki Im
Siki Im

Among the most buzzed about fashion designers in NYC, Siki Im designs for an intelligent and articulate audience. In his own words, “He or she is well traveled and educated; has values but also loves to be challenged and takes risks; someone who gets bored easily and has humor, too; someone who is not so […]

Siki Im
Siki Im

Conveying a design language of structure meets deconstruction, fashion designer Siki Im proposes a complex and layered style. While his principally black and charcoal palette offers a dark and romantic silhouette, Im insists his vision remains optimistic, claiming, “I’m not a dark person. Some people think I’m dark. The reason why I approached these themes […]

A Fashionable Hunt
A Fashionable Hunt

The excitement of fashion is always fueled by the creativity of youth. But for every Ralph or Donna, there are millions of “best dressed” recipients; for every Rudi Gingrich or Walter Van Beirendonck, there are innumerable style heroes at the club. In the end, talent be damned, the one who sells the most garments, wins. […]

Keeper of Secrets
Keeper of Secrets

Photography Jason Frank Rothenberg Behind the runways with Ruth Finley Ruth Finley is probably the most unlikely famous person in fashion that no one outside of fashion has ever known. And even though she knows everyone in fashion, it’s hard to even understand what she does or how she does it. For more than 60 […]

A Modern Makeup Artist
A Modern Makeup Artist

  Francelle’s view of transformative beauty It’s almost too easy to paint Francelle as a next-gen superstar makeup artist. At 33, she’s already climbed to the top of her profession, shooting with talents like Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, Ellen von Unwerth, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and Ryan McGinley for the likes of Purple, V, Tar, i-D, Self-Service […]

Abigail Lorick
Abigail Lorick

Model turned designer takes over the runways Inspired by a forsaken ladylike elegance, designer Abigail Lorick brings retro sensibility to the modern woman with her LORICK collection. A Floridian transplant, now living and working in Manhattan, Lorick’s first exposures to fashion came from her grandma and reading Vogue Magazine. By high school, she was a […]

Modern Day Romantic
Modern Day Romantic

Robert Geller sat next to his older sister on a flight from Germany, en route to London Fashion Week. It was 1989. He was 13-years-old, The Cure was in his Walkman, and he had no idea what he was about to experience. During the trip he saw a few runway shows and visited Yohji Yamamoto […]

Captured In Time
Captured In Time

Behind the scenes at YSL’s first show It’s Paris 1962, Yves Saint Laurent has just started his own business, only five years after taking the reins from Christian Dior at age 21. It’s easy to identify this as the last great period of haute couture, spurring the subsequent rise of prêt-a-porte. It’s a time idolized […]

Antonio Azzuolo
Antonio Azzuolo

A.A. Collection finds Beauty in The Basics Antonio Azzuolo’s a.a. collection achieves something in menswear much loftier than a trend. With trousers and blazers marked with scrutiny and care over every inch, a.a. achieves an understated essence, yet retains an uncompromised maximum of potential. From his tiny, but incredibly well-organized home studio in downtown Manhattan, […]

Pure Sweetness
Pure Sweetness

Jaime Hayon’s Pure Sweetness: The Refined Design of Baccarat’s Crystal Candy Set Jaime Hayon’s color-laden dream world, manifested in visual form, is a place where functional ceramic cacti, multi-legged cabinets, and green rocking chair chickens all co-exist and make perfect sense. His highly lacquered, visual language—code-named the Hayon Universe—oscillates between absurd, wildly optimistic, and flat-out surprising. Now, […]

Bumsuk Choi
Bumsuk Choi

Korean designer Bumsuk Choi takes to the streets, conjuring vintage Helmut Lang Designer Bumsuk Choi is proving great ideas aren’t limited by borders, and great collections aren’t limited by name recognition with his General Idea menswear collection, now hitting the US. After 10 seasons in the market, Choi  became the first Korean menswear designer to […]

Scott Sternberg
  Scott Sternberg

Scott Sternberg navigates outside design­, where dialogue plays freely and clothes take life. Scott Sternberg premiered Band of Outsiders for fw 04 starting as a humble collection of slim ties and button-downs out of la. A Hollywood agent-turned-designer without formal training, Sternberg took slimmed-out proportions to a full collection of ready-to-wear with suiting, trousers, knits […]

Theoretic Conspiracy
Theoretic Conspiracy

Denim and apparel designer Brice Partouche plots a course to the dark side of the moon for April 77 Spring/Summer ’09 men’s and women’s collections, titled The Apollo Program was a Hoax. Since its inception in 2002, April 77 has been obsessed with a late ’70s silhouette, featuring tightly tapered jeans, brimming with influence from […]

Michael Bastian
Michael Bastian

Timeless Resonance — Michael Bastian clothes the contemporary man in American classics Examining the world of fashion around him on his way up the industry ladder from Lyons, New York to a menswear directorship at Bergdorf Goodman, Michael Bastian grew distraught with the scarcity of relevant American designers amidst scores of European and Asian innovators. So he […]

Translating Life’s Asymmetries 
Translating Life’s Asymmetries 

Concept couturier Jan Taminiau plays by the rules of romantic reverie Text by Michael Cohen Photography by Petrovski & Ramone A highly conceptual creator, Jan Taminiau designs each couture and ready-to-wear garment along well developed themes that have attracted worldwide attention for their intellectualism, romanticism and genuine craftsmanship. His collections beg to be examined closer inside and […]

Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim

Five years ago, he was relatively unknown. Now everyone in fashion wants to know what’s next for Phillip Lim At 31, fashion designer Phillip Lim was already something of a success, through his LA-based studio, Development. Prior to Development, Lim had worked as a design assistant to the acclaimed Katayone Adeli. Then, almost immediately after […]

Sir Terrence Conran
Sir Terrence Conran

The design pioneer offers a simple idea that beautiful items should be useful, and useful items should be beautiful Sir Terence Conran, 77, is more than a designer or entrepreneur. His career, spanning over 50 years, includes far too many accomplishments to chronicle here. Early highlights include Conran & Company, a furniture-making business run out […]

Catherine Malandrino
Catherine Malandrino

Simultaneously nostalgic and modern, her creations, like the women who wear them, exude a certain je ne sais quo Fashion designer Catherine Malandrino epitomizes sophistication and femininity. Splitting time between Paris and New York, she has an eye for urban chic coupled with immaculate technique. Born in Grenoble, France, Malandrino graduated from Esmod (l’Ecole Supérieure […]



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