fall 2009 fashion week

African Designers Debut During New York Fashion Week

Major designers have always been inspired by African textiles and beadwork. Last spring the collections of Diane von Furstenburg, Oscar de la Renta and Roberto Cavalli featured tribal patterns and other African influences. African designers, however, haven’t been able to penetrate the U.S. fashion market. But this year, with the election of Barack Obama as… More »


Fashion Week Downsized

Fall 2009 Fashion Week will hit Bryant Park in less than a month and designers, faced with a poor economy and dwindling sales, are running scared. Young designers have a difficult time securing the $100,000 necessary to show in tents, so well-known designers and bigger labels make up the largest group of casualties. After the… More »