NARCISO RODRIGUEZ WILL PRESENT COLLECTION ON NEW YORK RUNWAY
NEW YORK--Narciso Rodriguez is planning a break from the Milan runways and instead will show his fall collection in New York for the first time on Feb. 13. Rodriguez launched his signature line in 1997, around the same time that he joined Loewe as women's ready-to-wear designer, and has shown the collections in Milan and Paris, respectively. He said he decided to show the signature line in New York for several reasons, not the least of which is patriotism. "I am an American, and I felt it was time for me to show at home," Rodriguez said on Wednesday. The designer is a native of New Jersey. Rodriguez's business is based here, but his signature collection is produced in a partnership with Aeffe SpA and manufactured in Italy. His work for Loewe, the Spanish leather company that is owned by LVMH, is based in Madrid and will continue to be shown in Paris. "This is the right evolution for my work," Rodriguez said. "This finally solidifies my work as an American designer, and it feels instinctively right, because the collection has grown over the past three years and it's really time to showcase it." Rodriguez has not picked a location for the show, but he said the presentation will remain consistent with his previous shows in that the emphasis will be on the clothes, without a lot of external fanfare. "I'm still campaigning for the purity of design," he said.
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