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All Things Fashion DC | April 19, 2014

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Runway2DC: Hitchcock Heroines at Badgley Mischka

February 13, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

For Fall, Mark Badgley and James Mischka looked to Alfred Hitchcock’s icy femmes fatales: “A paradox of the cool surface and the inner fire,” as Badgley put it a few days before the show. … Read More

Runway2DC: Pamella Roland Channels Russia’s Winter Palace

February 13, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

Pamella Roland channeled the opulence of Saint Petersburg’s Winter Palace for her Fall collection. She turned memories of wrought-iron gates into wool laces that scrolled across deep green and purple cocktail dresses and spun … Read More

Runway2DC: Japanese Inspiration at Reem Acra

February 13, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

Acra was inspired by a recent trip to Japan—”I fell in love with it,” she told Style.com backstage—as well as the work of photographer Daido Moriyama. His close-ups of women in fishnet stockings had … Read More

Runway2DC: Seeing Red at Vivienne Tam

February 11, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

Today, Vivienne Tam is a lifestyle brand that can best be described as China Chic; her “designs suggest tolerance, global acumen, and a Fourth of July faith in individual expression.” Tam possesses an “idealistic … Read More

Runway2DC: Ruffian Does Dark and Sultry

February 10, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

What began as a collection of whimsical neckpieces in fall 2004—from gorgeous mink collars to crystal-encrusted shoulder harnesses—has morphed into a popular line of ready-to-wear. Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais favor a hip … Read More

Runway2DC: More Street Than Sweet at BCBG

February 9, 2013 |

By ATFDC Managing Editor Susan Stipanovich

This season at BCBG Max Azria, the fusion of two disparate influences—Istanbul and Phil Frost’s gritty contemporary art—brought about a collection that was decidedly more street than sweet. “We wanted to take something that was … Read More

Hair, Make-Up & Fashion Trends Spotted at MBFW SS13

September 14, 2012 |

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City wrapping up yesterday, I decided to take a look at what stood out to me the most (you can see a recap of some of the designer SS13 collections by my fellow contributor … Read More

DC Area University Graduates Achieve Success at New York Fashion Week

September 13, 2012 | 1

by ATFDC Contributor Susan Stipanovich

The duo behind Noon by Noor, graduates of Arlington Virginia’s Marymount University, shared a massive success at their debut Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show in a move that showcased Fashiontonian spirit with Middle Eastern flare.  … Read More

Runway2DC: Naeem Khan SS13 – Transforming Fashiontonians into the Belles of the Ball

September 13, 2012 | 1

by ATFDC Contributor Susan Stipanovich

Indian-born designer Naeem Khan founded his eponymous label in 2003, presenting his first collection at Olympus Fashion Week in 2005. His work is ornate, intricately detailed, and best known for red-carpet gowns employing handmade fabrics. … Read More

Runway2DC: Milly by Michelle Smith – Fashiontonians Who Love Neon Will Swoon

September 13, 2012 | 1

by ATFDC Susan Stipanovich

The Milly by Michelle Smith collection has defined youthful, luxurious style since 2001. Designer Michelle Smith creates timeless silhouettes with smart, sexy, feminine flair that satisfies her ever-expanding customer base.  Born out of Smith’s lifelong love … Read More

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