Surviving Fashion Week (day six) + recap

Romona Keveza Collection

  • Founded in 1999
  • Known mostly for her Bridal Line
  • Romona Keveza Luxe RTW collection launched in 2009
  • The line uses lace and grabs inspiration from icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy

Badgley Mischka

  • By Mark Badgley and James Mischka
    • The designer team met while studying at Parsons School of Design in New York
  • Launched Badgely Mischka in 1988
  • The line is known most for timeless evening wear while adding glamor and sophistication
  • "Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the Forties" says Mischka

Angel Sanchez

  • From Venezuela
    • Sanchez’s mother was a designer which inspired him to go into fashion
    • Member of CFDA
    • Since 2010 he in a Judge for Project Runway Mexico
  • The line pays special attention to cut, fit and proportion
  • based in New York since 1997

Dennis Basso

  • Founded in 1983
  • Known for attention to detail and design
  • Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Elle and W have all featured Mr. Basso’s designs on their pages
  • The line uses a lot of fur which is still a controversial material
  • Joined NYFW for the first time in 2007
  • In 2011 created exclusive bridal collection for Kleinfeld Bridal

Alice + Olivia

  • Founded in 2002 by Stacey Bendet
  • The first collection was only pants
  • The label has RTW, childrenswear, shoes, handbags and tech accessories
  • Sold first at Barneys

Carmen Marc Valvo

  • Valvo is from NY
    • Both of his father was a doctor and mother a nurse
    • attended the Fine Arts program at Manhattanville College
    • enrolled in Parsons School of Design
    • worked in Paris at the house of Nina Ricci and Christian Dior
  • founded in 1989
  • Best known for evening wear
  • launched Carmen Marc Valvo Couture in 1998 which shows during NYFW
  • the brand has also has swimwear, eyewear, and shoes

The Art Institutes 

  • The school trains students in graphic design, web design & interactive media, digital filmmaking, fashion design and interior design
  • The school has over 40 location across the US
  • The show has 12 students and alumni show case their designs