August 27 2014

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Maya Singer

an eighties revival we can get behind


Remember Units? Depending on where you were living in the late eighties, you may have encountered the Units concept via the brand names Multiples or Singles. Still not ringing a bell? Here’s Woody Hochswender, writing in The New York Times on October 18, 1988: “In times of escalating clothing costs and fashion ennui, ‘modular dressing’ […]

space saver: vena cava take on sun ra


Vena Cava designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, who are showing this afternoon, have already won Spring 2009′s top prize for best inspiration ever, taking home the gold this season for their seventies-era Egyptomania theme, inspired by the film Space Is the Place, starring Sun Ra. Aspiring designers, take note: You land on the CFDA/Vogue […]

trovata interrupts fashion week for a (very) brief political moment


What do cotton, vegetable oil, and Jack Kerouac all have in common? Anyone who attended yesterday’s Trovata show knows the answer to that one: a school bus. Trovata founder John Whitledge has retrofitted an old bus to run on vegetable oil, and soon, with the support of Cotton, Inc., he intends to get on the […]

firemen 1; interns 0


The roof! The roof! The roof is on fire! Or so one might have thought upon arriving at Erin Wasson’s tacos-and-cocktails shindig last night. Down on Ludlow Street, several firemen were loitering next to their flashing truck, now and then throwing a glance or two up at the rooftop where the fête celebrating Wasson’s Spring […]

Coming Clean: Where Fatigues Meet Leotards


Liz McClean didn’t have to look too far for inspiration this season. The designer was engaged in some rather abstract contemplation about wanting her Spring 2009 collection to cross-pollinate the masculine and the feminine when it hit her: Liz McClean’s new look was Liz McClean’s old look, circa high school. Back then, she explains, she […]