Mark Badgley and James Mischka started their eponymous line in 1988, and they've been together (personally and professionally) ever since. Badgley Mischka designs are known for being unapologetically girly, glamorous, red-carpet friendly and plain-old pretty. Not every Fall 2008 look this morning was a winner, but if… »
Jill Stuart — who sold her first collection to Bloomingdale's at the age of 15 — is known for pretty, clean, wearable clothes. Her vision for fall 2008 included lots of black, midnight blue, satin and velvet; more mildly depressed poet than all-out goth. Judge for yourself: The annotated gallery begins below.
Peter Som apprenticed with Michael Kors and Calvin Klein while he was a student at Parsons, then worked at Bill Blass. He debuted his own collection for Spring 2001. He's back at Bill Blass, but he still has his own line. Here's his vision for Fall/Winter 2008: Loosely cut trousers, full skirts, muted colors and hints… »
Elisa Jimenez made a name for herself as this season's Project Runway contestant most likely to spit on a piece of fabric, rub it in grass to infuse it with the spirit of the earth, and use the word "polymorphic" to describe virtually all of her designs. Early yesterday, the 42-year old performance artist and designer… »
Fashion designer Erin Fetherston (left) is more infamous than famous (though her current collection for Target might change that soon enough) as one of the few female designers Anna Wintour has smiled upon in Vogue's hallowed pages. The hipster equivalent of a socialite, Fetherston is photographed with more regularity… »
Duckie Brown, co-designed by Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, is a menswear line frequently described as "edgy." But that always seemed like a misnomer, because "edgy" seems to connote pretentiousness and an attitude that's painfully serious... and Duckie Brown is anything but. The line is playful, occasionally… »