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The Designer Dialogues: Dennis Basso

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Famed furrier and fashion extraordinaire Dennis Basso is an American design legend known for his ultra-chic couture collections. In the spirit of European ateliers, Basso has managed to build an empire synonymous with quintessential luxury and exquisite glamour. Through his innovative use of fur as a more fluid textile, Basso's designs render imaginative sil[...]

The Designer Dialogues: Bao Tranchi

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Nicki Minaj put her dramatic curves front and center at last night's VMAs, as she stepped out in a peek-a-boo sheer blue seduction that left little to the imagination. And then, the age-old question reared its head yet again. Are we seeing too much or just enough? But it's precisely the kind of thought provoking interplay the designer, Bao Tranchi,  had in m[...]

Designer Dialogues: Nandi Mngoma

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Nothing short of a cosmic beauty, style stunner and rising star Nandi Mngoma, whose career began as a South African triple threat, is quickly morphing into a red carpet royalty status fashion designer. The global glam virtuoso virtually broke the Internet with her jaw-dropping gown worn at this year's BET Awards. The tribal-meets-couture collectible she wore[...]

Designer Dialogues: Stevie Boi

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At merely 26 years old, designer Stevie Boi has been blessed with the striking looks of a pop icon as well as trailblazing instincts strong enough to rival some of fashion's most prominent patriarchs. Georgia-native Boi has emerged from obscurity to become one of the industry's most innovative contributors. His most notable work-to-date is SB Shades, his lux[...]

Designer Dialogues: Blue Ivy's Dressmaker Is Building A Fashion Queendom

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A few weeks back, designer Nicci Hou made a dress for Bey’s number one birthday babe, Blue Ivy, turning her (and the dress)  into an internet obsession. But long before we were all fawning over the baby threads, Nicci Hou’s career was a steadily rising star.  Creating her infamous high-lo skirts, a plethora of style-con stunners, like Tamar Braxton and Zenda[...]

Designer Dialogues: Rebecca Minkoff

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New York Fashion Week is well underway and one of the city's beloved It girl designers, Rebecca Minkoff, took time from her insanely busy schedule to chat with us about her amazing career, the inspiration behind her cult-crazed crossbody bags, popularizing casual luxury for a new generation, and the two handbags every woman should own. Here's what she[...]

Designer Dialogues: Kimberly McDonald

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The hashtag #ilikerocks echoes the sentiment of Kimberly McDonald enthusiasts everywhere. With an ethos characterized as "the melding of the raw and the fine" the New York based designer struck gold (somewhat figuratively speaking) with her ingenious, one-of-a-kind jewelry collections. Stunningly beautiful and surprisingly sustainable, pieces are masterfu[...]

Designer Dialogues: Mimi Plange

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Luxurious, elegant, multi-textured glamour with impeccable architectural precision: These are the thoughts that come to mind when examining Mimi Plange's collection. New York's It Girl by way of Ghanian origin has been characterized by patriarchal figure Andre Leon Talley as "one to watch" and one with "great promise." Her private label, ready-to-wear[...]

Designer Dialogues: Reuben Reuel

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They say the revolution will not be televised, but secretly it has been. Perhaps not in the literal sense, but fashion's tribal-influenced takeover (think Balmain, Dsquared2, as well as so many others) has certainly been broadcast via blogs, social media, and other forms of notable fashion press coverage. Emerging from the globally glamorous universe [...]

Designer Dialogues: The Blonds

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In the design world, few names are synonymous with such terms as over-the-top, fantastical, and costume-meets-couture. Unless, of course, you're The Blonds. These type of comparisons are an everyday occurrence. Known mostly as a glamorous force of nature, the brainchild of Phillipe and David Blond, The Blonds has quickly become a widely acclaimed labe[...]