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Fashion Week: Day 7

by Alex R. Travers J. Mendel   A luxurious beauty infused every second of today’s J. Mendel show from French fashion designer Gilles Mendel. For Fall 2013, Mendel weaved disparate elements of decadence and discipline into a sleek, coherent whole. Mendel is a marvel, equally talented at day dresses, eveningwear, or accessories. One of his …

Fashion Week: Day 6

by Alex R. Travers J.Crew Sometimes combining loud colors, tile prints, and a half dozen other ostentatious concepts breaks the gimmick jinx by subverting beauty into a twisted fantasy. The prankish touch of womenswear designer Tom Mora came in handy when he was crafting this season’s collection for J.Crew. Mora tells us that the inspiration …

Fashion Week: Day 5

by Alex R. Travers Kaufmanfranco   Designers Ken Kaufman and Issac Franco aren’t afraid to admit that there is tension between them. “It pushes us creatively,” says the duo. And for their Fall 2013 collection, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dialogue of Kaufmanfranco succeeded. “Good girl, bad girl,” read the collection notes, along with …