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Backstage at Karen Walker, spring–summer ’08

October 1, 2007/1.11

Backstage with Karen Walker and her beauty team was lead make-up artist Romy Soleimani, collaborating with the designer on the look for her spring collection. I got a chance to catch her at the right moment in the midst of organized chaos. It’s not an easy job to chat and keep the focus on getting […]

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Welcome to Vogue India: it’s about time

September 30, 2007/4.39

  As someone who has long championed the Asian subcontinent—and Lucire has been linking Indian and Pakistani sites as they came to light over the years—I was happy to see that Vogue India has made it on to newsstands. The new magazine is a milestone in the rise of the subcontinental fashion industry, which arguably […]

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Curves are back at Prada

/1.49

From the Murdoch Press today, reporting from Milano. THE catwalk waif may be losing her sway. Miuccia Prada, the most-watched trendsetter in the fashion world, has signalled a move to curvier models by choosing a busty mannequin to parade a new sweater on the Milan runway where before she had stuck almost exclusively to stick-thin […]

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What of the old news page?

September 29, 2007/14.37

Before this blog started, we were collecting feeds from myself, US editor-at-large Summer Rayne Oakes, travel editor Stanley Moss and US correspondent Arabella Marie (pictured at left, in a very Americanized head shot) and putting the headlines and the first few words that followed them on to the Lucire news page.    That page has […]

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The race to the catwalk

September 27, 2007/2.57

Many years ago, I received an email from a group titled something along the lines of the African–American Fashion Designers, inviting us to the group’s shows in New York. I said to an editor of ours, ‘But we don’t support a White Fashion Designers of America.’    He replied, ‘Yes we do. It’s called New York Fashion […]

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A new World order via China

September 21, 2007/7.53

One of my favourite Fashion Week experiences was a walk in the rain to the World workroom. It had been entirely spontaneous; I had rung them up quite restless and bored, dying for some good conversation. They did not disappoint.    I was greeted by one very interesting Benny Castles, and was taken in with open […]

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Yoko Homo and other New Zealand myths

September 19, 2007/22.33

Hushed into the corner by a designer amongst the hum of Fashion Week, I was asked if I had seen the Michael Pattison show Yoko Homo. I hadn’t, but I wish I had.    He began to retell a story involving a spat between Mr Pattison and Ms Stacy Gregg. He had actually the story a little askew, […]

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New York should be a humdinger

September 6, 2007/13.14

I’m getting great reports about the coverage our team’s doing at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week spring 2008 collections. Respect to Carolyn, John, Kristina, Stephen and Ann for keeping the Lucire end up! The results will be in the 25th number, celebrating our 10th anniversary. I am glad it is an improvement on the coverage […]

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Claudia Schiffer: it’s harder for supermodels today

/11.05

Left: A perfect example of the global fashion story: Claudia Schiffer herself modelling H&M, as featured in Lucire in 2000. Photographed by Max Vadukul. I’m glad someone agrees with me when I said earlier that the great global fashion stories seem to have deserted us—unless you drag in a supermodel from the 1980s or 1990s. And […]

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