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Marni aspires to be Prada, but isn't: More often than not, it's just referential. Never has this been more apparent that with the label's fall/winter 2008 collection, which was painfully derivative of the Prada fall/winter 2007 collection. (Seriously: Look for yourself.) So if you dig watered-down Prada, go for it.…

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Okay, someone call Interpol: I think something's happened to Roberto Cavalli. The greatest Project Runway guest judge ever showed in Milan today and the collection looked shockingly un-Cavalli like. There were no trampy-looking dresses in clashing colors with plunging necklines. The animal prints were few and far…

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I've always loved the fresh, young, and decidedly female perspective that 32-year old Frida Giannini brought to the House of Gucci following the masochistic and misogynistic reign of Tom Ford. And though her past collections dazzled with vibrant color palettes, her fall/winter 2008 collection offered a play on the…

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"[H]is child/woman vintage looks had grown up beautifully....The collection was solid but never stolid...after trying to prove with last season's artsy complexities and boudoir transparency that he could match experimental international designers, he did something in this show that was actually much tougher. He gave a…

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Founded in 2000, Alice Temperley's Temperley London label is all about fusing boho style with a dash of sophistication and a pinch of punk sensibility, and her Fall/Winter 2008 collection, shown late yesterday, played heavy on the rock 'n' roll sensibility. Leggings of all sorts (pleather, velvet, super-shiny) were…

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Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are known for much more than being in bed with Hollywood. (Chapman is married to film producer Harvey Weinstein and there are always rumors circulating that the reason so many starlets wear Marchesa on the red carpet is because Harvey demands it of them.) Their…

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Philip Lim hails from Orange County, and you can see some of that laid-back California vibe in his designs. But instead of surfers and Hollywood starlets, think fluid lines and easy, loose fits. His vision for fall 2008 has subdued neutrals, simple (but never boring) separates and a few punches of eye-popping, unusual…

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Anna Sui's first runway show was in 1991, and since then, the designer raised in the suburbs of Detroit has launched fragrances, cosmetics and a limited edition Barbie, all with her signature eclectic style: A mix of girly and ethnic, flea-market funky and babydoll-swing. For fall, Anna's serving up deep, rich colors,…

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At this point, Michael Kors is probably better known as the judge who says outrageous things on Project Runway than as a real, working designer. But real and working he is: Although it did have its Boca Raton moments, Kors' fall/winter 2008 collection shown earlier today stuck to the contemporary, casual luxe formula…

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Nanette Lepore is known for designs heavy on the frills and tight on the tailoring; garments for sleek mommies and poised, aspiring ones. Her most recent collection, however, fell a little short. The separates were nothing special: One too many a horizontal stripe hugged a hip, and bold prints seemed more tacky than…

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My name is Jennifer, and I'm a Rodarte-aholic. OK, so I don't actually own anything Rodarte, but I really, really wish I did because I just can't get enough of sister act Laura and Kate Mulleavy's ethereal designs, which look like they're patched together with cotton candy, fairy wings, and the high spirit of Art. The…