Spring/Summer 2012 | The Season That Was

LONDON, United Kingdom — It was a fashion season of extreme weather. After the New York Fashion Week schedule was upended, first by an earthquake and then by the State of Emergency declaration that came courtesy of Hurricane Irene, an unprecedented heat wave in Paris threw buyers, editors and bloggers into a wardrobe tailspin. The American editors were worst off, having packed for the European shows two weeks before Paris with no

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Spring is coming, Fashion’s everyday people, Tumblr’s troubles, Versace revenue up, The next generation

Bloggers front row at Dolce & Gabbana | Source: Le Bon Chic

You Can See Spring Coming (NY Times) “Mr. Wang is a boy disguised as a designer — or maybe it’s the other way around — but whatever the case, he doesn’t want to grow up, and the clothes naturally follow that youthful spirit… Prabal Gurung’s show on Saturday had a pronounced erotic undercurrent that in its blunt use of violet, and the transparent hems of silk print dresses, owed something to the style last season of

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Booming Brazil, Barney’s credit rating, Graduate Fashion Week winners, Cinema and couture, Prabal’s past

Barney's in Dallas, Tx | Source: designscene.net

Brazil’s prosperity bursts forth on catwalk (AFP) “Brazil kicked off Latin America’s premier fashion event, Sao Paulo Fashion Week, Wednesday, with parades showcasing its economic prosperity and optimism.” S&P removes upscale Barney’s from CreditWatch (Business Week) “Standard & Poor’s on Thursday affirmed its corporate credit rating on Barney’s New York and removed it from

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Young designers make it work, Made in Italy, Boutiques struggle, Deacon at the V&A, Ossie Clark to close

Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra

Out on Their Own, and Making It Work (New York Times) “Ever since Prabal Gurung left his employer in the garment district, last winter, and sank his savings into his own label – at the worst possible time – he has been more aware of the silly and duplicitous nature of fashion. It may just be him, or the economy, but he doesn’t think so.” Italy Fashion Manufacturers Welcome “Made In Italy”

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