Which Men’s Designer Will Hit the Big Time?

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Overview

There has been plenty of men’s wear on display this week in New York, but will any of the up-and-coming designers have the resources to ever reach the big leagues?SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Oscar de la Renta RTW Spring 2013

The designer was having a little fun with a collection that was otherwise purely pretty and wonderfully grand.

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Narciso Rodriguez RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Narciso Rodriguez RTW Spring 2013

The designer used his strong fall collection, which featured collaging techniques, as a starting point for spring.

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Designer and Luxury

Alexander McQueen to Show Men’s in London

British label to join homegrown men’s week in January.

clock September 12, 2012Samantha Conti and Luisa Zargani

Financial

Abercrombie Stock Jumps on Report of Activism

Retailer said to have hired Goldman Sachs to handle investor Relational.

clock September 12, 2012Evan Clark

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Raoul in Singapore.

Fashion Scoops

Duchess Visits Engine Factory

Tour of jet-engine plant is part of Asian tour.

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Christopher Esber RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Christopher Esber RTW Spring 2013

The designer made his New York debut with a promising lineup of inventively cut and contoured dresses.

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Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2013

The designer is best known for his embellishment and drama, and this season it worked best on his daywear.

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Holmes & Yang RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Holmes & Yang RTW Spring 2013

The two are following in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and the ladies of The Row, fashion’s most successful celebrity crossovers above the mass level.

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Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2013

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Betsey Johnson RTW Spring 2013

The designer’s vivid imagination and girl-power enthusiasm has always been boundless, but never was it more prevalent than at her spring show.

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Laura Smalls RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Laura Smalls RTW Spring 2013

The designer showed a collection that balanced her sexy sensibility with a more restrained, ladylike feel with a touch of whimsy.

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Nanette Lepore RTW Spring 2013

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Nanette Lepore RTW Spring 2013

The designer was inspired by a museum collection of delicate china, so she used pretty toile in an array of pastels to showcase her “techno porcelain” vision.

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Elizabeth and James RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Elizabeth and James RTW Spring 2013

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s collection was a seamless combination of sophisticated simplicity with notes of the exotic.

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Michael Kors RTW Spring 2013

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Michael Kors RTW Spring 2013

The designer looked to the midcentury architectural geniuses Lautner and Neutra, funneling their geometric bravado through his own optimistic viewpoint.

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Norma Kamali RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Norma Kamali RTW Spring 2013

“This collection is my fresh take on what I did back in the day,” said the designer.

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A Paul Andrew shoe.

Footwear

Paul Andrew Flies Solo

The designer will present his premier footwear line under his own label in New York today and in Paris later this month.

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Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2013

Working in a mostly black-and-white palette, Zoe showed her versions of a Seventies power suit and lots of those beloved jumpsuits.

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Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2013

The striking lineup had a strong men’s wear current.

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Government and Trade

ILO Derides Safety Conditions in Pakistan Factory Fires

At least 314 workers were killed in two separate blazes.

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J. Mendel RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

J. Mendel RTW Spring 2013

The furrier emphasized ready-to-wear this season, and none of his clever workmanship or elegance was sacrificed.

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GANT by Michael Bastian RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

GANT by Michael Bastian RTW Spring 2013

It was one big party at the Gant presentation, where onlookers tapped their feet to lively tunes and sipped rum cocktails.

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Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Milly by Michelle Smith RTW Spring 2013

The designer drew inspiration from contemporary surrealism, resulting in an unusually sexy Milly collection.

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Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Aaron Young.

Parties

Inez & Vinoodh Host Byredo Dinner

The photographers toasted perfume purveyor Ben Gorham on Tuesday night.

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A view inside the Berluti store.

Designer and Luxury

Berluti Poised for Growth

The brand has plans to introduce a full bespoke clothing service at its new London flagship.

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Media

Topshop Brings the Runway to You (Virtually)

The retailer is throwing open the (virtual) doors of its Topshop Unique spring 2013 runway show to the label’s online customers.

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Reed Krakoff RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Reed Krakoff RTW Spring 2013

Slips and liquid sheaths were elegant and provocative with a sporty side in technical silks and touches of leather.

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Marchesa RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Show Reviews

Marchesa RTW Spring 2013

Many of the pieces were exquisite, including a languid, white draped gown worn with gold-embroidered illusion tights.

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Fashion Features

Lynn Tesoro Sues for $1M

Public relations veteran files a case against a French magazine editor after an incident at New York Fashion Week.

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Inside the Burberry flagship.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Unveils Largest Store

Two years in the making, the multi-level London flagship is the first and only to showcase the brand’s entire merchandise offer.

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BOMBER JACKETS: Timo Weiland RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2013 Trend: Take It Easy

A relaxed, casual, yet elegant mood was the underlying sensibility of New York’s spring men’s collections.

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Billy Reid Men's RTW Spring 2013

Designer and Luxury

Handicapping the New Generation of Designers

Brands aiming for the big leagues face financial hurdles, intense competition at retail.

clock September 13, 2012David Lipke and Jean E. Palmieri

The cover of WSJ magazine.

Media

The New York Times Courting Deborah Needleman

Sources say the WSJ. editor has been offered the editor in chief role at T: The New York Times Style Magazine twice now.

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Sid Vicious in 1977.

Fashion Features

Punk to Play the Met Courtesy of Costume Institute

“Punk: Chaos to Couture,” the institute’s big spring exhibition, opens to the public on May 9.

clock September 13, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

The Olsens Team Up With Sephora for New Scent

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will launch the first fragrance under their Elizabeth and James label with the beauty retailer in March.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Louise Goldin

The two-star constellation of fame that is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian amped up an otherwise quiet scene at the runway show Wednesday.

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Marisa Tomei, Camilla Belle and Katharine McPhee.

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Michael Kors

Michael Douglas caused a frenzy at the show, where he was seated in the front row with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Fashion Scoops

Betsey Johnson Confirms Reality Show

The designer and her daughter, Lulu, are in the midst of filming a reality show for Style Network, set to premiere in early spring 2013.

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Michael Kors RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

New York Collections: Spring 2013

The latest moves of the season? Michael goes for bold color, Oscar goes lavish and Narciso goes into fresh new territory.

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