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Paris Fashion Week

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Saturday 1 March 2008

If the juggernaut of fashion weeks were a high school, then Paris would be the popular kid. Beautiful, snobby and maybe a little bit of a slut, she puts on a good show, but rarely surprises. Luckily for Paris, layering, structure and tactile fabric never really go out of fashion.

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Wundervoll

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Friday 29 February 2008

As pretty as couture lingerie can be, it’s an inexpensive foray into an impractical world. Trends sweep in and out, but, for the whole, lingerie stays frilly, lacey and visible below clothing, forcing women to mark a clear line between underwear (in it’s most literal sense) and lingerie. But the new line by Berlin designer, Matthias Jaschke is something else entirely.

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Nordstrom breaks my heart

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Wednesday 27 February 2008

As if this season’s dresses weren’t delightful enough, here’s another reason to liquidate some stock and ruin your credit rating. First Prada and James Jean, now the top end retailer, Nordstrom: the exploration of art by fashion is long overdue, but well worth the wait. The Nordstrom campaign brings together three great things: the Cuban […]

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Peter Jensen

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Sunday 24 February 2008

A lover of all things geek ironic, Peter Jensen was a highlight of the Copenhagen Fashion Week. A designer with plenty of mileage under his belt this 24 piece men’s collection was one of his finest. Returning from the catwalks of London to his home country the show was unforgettable, each piece infused with his […]

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London Fashion Week

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Friday 22 February 2008

It is utterly exhausting to follow London Fashion Week. The designers there tend to be a different breed; more risks, greater tragedies, bigger rewards. Like a rampaging herd of wild buffalo they rip through the city trampling trends, expectations and many people’s will to live. Things to fear for the next season include a resurgence in shoulder pads and general unflattering power padding, stunning dresses ripped (no doubt on the buffalo horns) into quasi art school fashion major pieces and tiny, inefficient jackets.

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By Marlene Birger

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By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Tuesday 19 February 2008

The divine By Marlene Birger was as charming as ever at Copenhagen Fashion Week, merging delicate feminine fabrics with the indie street cool that Western Europe is infamous for.

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