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FRANKIE’S TOMGIRLS: Frankie — the revamped, Los Angeles-based advanced contemporary brand formerly known as denim label Frankie B — previewed its fall collection with an informal model presentation in New York on Wednesday morning. The label, under new owners Kevin Chen and Jeremy Weitz and a design team, offers an easy, breezy aesthetic via casual sportswear and denim, most of it done in boxy, oversize silhouettes with a tomboy flair. Outerwear came in mohair, wool and reversible shearling styles and also included motorcycle jackets in suede and leather, many of the looks styled with off-the-shoulder dresses and ribbed body-con knits. In addition to signature cropped and loose denim styles, pants came in more unexpected fabrics, such as crushed velvet and stretch velveteen. The label’s fall collection will be sold at online retailers FWRD by Elyse Walker, Elyse Walker and Revolve, and Chen plans to eventually open a flagship store for the label in downtown L.A.’s Arts District.

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