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January 21, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Just hour s after finding out that First Lady Michelle Obama had chosen an outfit of his design to the presidential inauguration, fashion designer Thom Browne shared his reactions and inspirations.  He said the inspiration for the coat in navy silk textured tie jacquard fabric with a fitted bodice and undulated skirt over a dress of navy, loden, gray, pink and white jacquard based on a men's silk tie jacquard fabric, was the first lady herself....
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February 16, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer debuts and anniversaries, quirky themes and collaborations - this runway season had it all. Here's the rundown on a few of the newsworthy shows at New York Fashion Week. Marc by Marc Jacobs Just like that, Marc by Marc Jacobs is cool again. For their debut season, Brit "It" girl designers Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier showed a brash, Riot Grrrl/punk/ninja-themed collection that put Jacobs' flailing secondary line back on the map. In recent years, Marc by Marc had devolved into a watered-down, fashion-irrelevant department store brand.
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September 12, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
NEW YORK -- Thom Browne returned to the Edna Barnes Salomon room at the New York Public Library to present his spring-summer 2013 women's collection Sept. 10 during New York Fashion Week. The inspiration: After the show, Browne told us that this season's collection had been inspired by German painter, choreographer and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer . “And I'm continuing to expand on that whole preppy thing I started with in the men's [spring-summer 2013] collection.”  Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look:   Browne's “preppy” meant skirts, suits, jackets, sweaters  and dresses in multicolor madras, pieces in pink and orange bearing an all-over print of a preppy-style whale motif -- rendered in both whole and partially skeletized versions.
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February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
"You Bug Me. " That's was the phrase emblazoned across the front of a sweater in Vera Wang's moody fall 2014 collection. It was definitely one of my favorite statement sweaters in a season of many. Wang's collection is always darkly romantic, but this season it also had some humor, which was refreshing to see from the designer. She hit on a lot of the season's trends, with enveloping wool cloaks and coats, and chunky knits worn over cropped full-legged pants or floaty chiffon blouses, dresses and drawstring pants.
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July 4, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
It wasn't easy to steal the thunder from the European menswear designers this season: Raf Simons staged an exquisite 15th anniversary show that touched on themes from the last decade and a half of collections, Italian textile maker and clothing label Ermenegildo Zegna pulled out all the stops to mark its 100th year, and Dolce & Gabbana's runway show, celebrating its 20th year of menswear, included a surprise performance by Annie Lennox. But in the penultimate time slot on the final day of the Paris fashion calendar, nearly an hour late, American designer Thom Browne made his Paris Fashion Week runway debut, made a lasting impression and made it clear that he is poised to be as big as his suits are small.
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January 30, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
PARIS ? When it came to theatrics, the Paris leg of the recent menswear shows was as full as the generously cut trousers that filled the runways. And, though the designers in Milan and Paris don't always mine the same trends, for fall/winter 2011 the collections in both cities were in lock step, focusing on outerwear (especially blanket coats and toggle-button closures), and, almost to the one, including a pop or two of vivid blaze orange. Among the highlights of the Paris shows: Thom Browne The stage ?
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Council of Fashion Designers of America president Diane von Furstenberg and CFDA chief executive Steven Kolb have announced the following nominees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Womenswear Designer of the Year Alexander Wang Marc Jacobs Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian Thom Browne Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown ...
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February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- Her parents' armor collection--yeah, that's right--is what inspired the strong fall 2014 collection Tory Burch showed Tuesday during New York Fashion Week. The clothing was a mix of textures, including heavy knits, tapestry brocades and florals, plus bold belts and rectangular box bags with chain details. The look: Medieval made modern. Key pieces : Equestrian print top and short pleated skirt worn with chain belt, over-the-knee sweater tights and lace-up ghillie heels.
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February 13, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW  YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men's ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein, Paul Smith  and Versace, among others), we first spotted it running wild  this side of the Atlantic at the Tommy Hilfiger men's runway show in a range of sizes and colors.  (That's where we also learned, thanks to the screens flanking the exits streaming real-time social media reactions, that the Spanish equivalent of hounds-tooth is “la pata de gallo,” which translates as “crow's foot.”)
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September 14, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
The overarching sense of optimism that characterized the first few days of the Spring/Summer 2010 shows at New York Fashion Week here was evident in the men's collections as well as the women's, both in colors -- vivid pops of blue and rain-slicker yellows playing off a variety of gray suiting materials like sunlight peeking from behind the clouds -- and cheery prints and even polka dots. At Duckie Brown, which over the last few seasons seemed to be dressing its men for battle, designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver sent a stripped-down collection of lightweight shorts and gauzy shirts down the catwalk.
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February 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- Her parents' armor collection--yeah, that's right--is what inspired the strong fall 2014 collection Tory Burch showed Tuesday during New York Fashion Week. The clothing was a mix of textures, including heavy knits, tapestry brocades and florals, plus bold belts and rectangular box bags with chain details. The look: Medieval made modern. Key pieces : Equestrian print top and short pleated skirt worn with chain belt, over-the-knee sweater tights and lace-up ghillie heels.
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November 26, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The first thing you'll probably notice about Aitor Throup's 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the second a satchel of gray melton wool the size of a cantaloupe that unzips across the mouth. Then your eye will probably wander to the trousers that don't end at the ankle, continuing on instead into Kevlar-soled foot covers that make the pants look like a Goth-Ninja version of footy pajamas.
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September 16, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK --  During a break in the Fashion Week runway action here, we had a chance to get an up-close look at the spring and summer 2014 Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers men's and women's collections. Like Brooks' regular collection for next spring, the Thom Browne-designed collection is full of details -- some subtle and some decidedly not -- that can only be truly appreciated up close. The inspiration: Although no explicit inspiration was given (when it comes to sharing what inspires him, Browne is a gray-suited riddle wrapped around a short-pantsed enigma)
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July 13, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
With summer in full swing, the beach is beckoning, the hammock is hovering and the lawn chair looks like the long-lost lap of luxury. If downtime means picking up a good book, we've compiled a list of some recent fashion-focused books and breezy reads to help you kick back in style. "A Grand Complication: The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch," by Stacy Perman (Atria Books, February 2013, $26) To the hardcore horological enthusiast, a 352-page book about an early 20th century competition between wealthy watch collectors already sounds like a scintillating read.
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April 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
They call it the "nerd's ball," but the Washington correspondents' dinner on Saturday was anything but, with a dazzling array of Hollywood stars brightening things up. Katy Perry, Hayden Panettiere and Barbra Streisand mingled with grizzled journalism vets and talking heads. Sofia Vergara, for instance,  was spotted laughing with Bill O'Reilly. Despite all the stars, Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore says that when it came to fashion, all eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama, who was wearing a beaded black lace gown by Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier.
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March 14, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Council of Fashion Designers of America president Diane von Furstenberg and CFDA chief executive Steven Kolb have announced the following nominees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards: Womenswear Designer of the Year Alexander Wang Marc Jacobs Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian Thom Browne Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown ...
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