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Levi's Artisan Blanket Collection for Spring 2013


Two thumbs up for Levi's -a clothing giant with a conscious---taking an eco take on re-purposing artisan hand crafted vintage blankets from India-and interweaving them with modern twills and  chambrays fabrics-over-dyed in indigo ...then made into stylish the basics we live in.

This Capsule Collection-dubbed the Artisan Blanket Collection---are for women...and each item- woven shirts, cropped pants, shift dresses and reversible vests) are available at select Levi's® Stores and this week
$148 to $198.


Trump Hotel/NYC

Let's just start out with a few adjectives that came to mind the minute we got our first glimpses of the Thalé Blanc collection of uniquely stunning clutches that were displayed alongside a bank of windows -overlooking a snowy Central Park...a few weeks back. 

Staggeringly marvelous, extraordinary, statement making, one of a kind seriously coveted...

Obvious ...non?

According to her website...Thalé Blanc designer Deborah Sawaf- was born in Bombay-and "raised in the intimate world of couture embroidery and design"---which led to an education-here and abroad in those creative arts-as well as work with high-end labels Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Gianfranco Ferré... 

In a media preview timed to coincide with New York's Fashion Week...currently available handbags, shoulder bags, evening and day clutches and accessories-as well as some autumnal offerings were lavishly on display in a plush Trump Hotel, three room suite .
Exotic compositions...including a tact…

PRETE and BRUNO/ Salvatore Prete and Filippo Bruno /VANTAN TOKYO Fall 2013 RTW COLLECTIONS

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/NYC

words/pics Judith Ecochard
VANTAN TOKYO pics/video-MB Fashion Week

 Salvatore Prete and Filippo Bruno ---two designers who have shown a prior season at Lincoln Center-staged a small presentation at a private space-down in SOHO. They were running late-and with a show uptown, we could only grab a few pics before leaving. 

Impressions overall- wearable frocks--- an ode to the 70's/ 80's glam of club days past---like the fabulous B/W gelatin-silver prints that lined the walls...capturing a NYC era like no other---including Studio 54 regulars and Warhol's entourage ...mixed with lower East Side artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat sharing a moment with rocker lggy Pop.