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DESIGNER DAILY / July 19 2012 11:00 AM

Air Your Dirty 90s Bedford Street Laundry

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It’s filthy, in that 90s skater girl kind of way, and we love it. Named after her family’s laundromat in the Village, Queens-born Parsons-grad Jessica Yuen is making sexy clothes for the cool tomboy. Bedford St Laundry curves around your best assets in icy hues and nineties overall effects. Hope your skates and fight the pantsuit. 

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DESIGNER DAILY / June 29 2012 12:31 PM

This Jewelry is K/LLER

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Made of porcupine quills both cast and natural, the jewelry by Parsons grad duo in BK Katie deGuzman and Michael Miller, is both sharp and K/LLER. Their aesthetic melds hard and soft, dangerous and sweet with androgynous, rustic properties, and their methods involve thrilling chemical reactions and primal methodology. After keeping it editorially cool in our fruit shoot last week, we had to tell you more about these K/LLER designers. 

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DESIGNER DAILY / June 12 2012 5:52 PM

Jaw Dropping Dresses from Parsons Dropout Mathieu Mirano

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Decidedly done with school, Mathieu Mirano dropped his first collection at the ripe age of twenty. With commissions from some fabulous women, this born and bred New Yorker took his couture to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Revved up in the Year of the Dragon, he let that theme guide him, mixing materials like embroideries, fur and studs, his sleek aesthetic has a tough coating. 

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FASHION / May 4 2012 5:00 PM


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Leather stripped body jewelry is quite on point. In fact, it’s pure bliss. After five years of designing handbags, Bliss Lau began draping her leather scraps on an old mannequin from her Parsons days.  What formed were skirts, shirts, vests, arm pieces, of leather strips connected by chains, that move with the shape of the human body. Using her learned eco-friendly bag-making techniques, she constructs extremely versatile and incredibly unique body adornments. See how they sway on spinning ballerinas in this stunning film.

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FASHION / May 1 2012 12:09 PM


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With reminiscent yet forward thinking silhouettes, Suzanne Rae understands the modern young sophisticate, because she is one. The Parsons grad has worked art galleries as well as ateliers in Milan. Now she makes her first samples out of her Brooklyn home as she teams up with local artists for prints and proudly produces with sustainable fabrics in the Garment Center of NYC. With Brooklyn based filmmaker Alexandra Roxo, the Spring 2012 collection awakens in the heart of the forest and the pure.

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FASHION, NYC / March 29 2012 10:00 AM

Designer Daily: Jonathan Simkhai

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Jonathan Simkhai has got the eye. While perusing the better part of his Spring 2012 collection on the Lower East Side at A. Turen (neon tweed with mesh insets, multi texture mullet tees, sheer panelled maxis), store owner Ashley Turen tells me about how once his collection arrived at the store, he spent five hours merchandising the store and tricking out the displays. He’s well involved with his stockists, and is making clothes that want to be worn. A NY native, he got the fashion itch at 14, worked retail on the buying front, continued onto Parsons & FIT, and now at 26, he’s designing salaciously wearable collections. See a taste of Spring and Fall ’12 here. 

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CULTURE / March 16 2012 1:06 PM

Nick Turner: His Horses and His Muses [NSFW]

Edited by contributor Gabriel Rocha interviews photographer Nick Turner about his work and inspirations. Read the rest of the story and see the gallery after the jump.

Born in a family where the matriarch was an artist and both parents had the artistic vein, Nick Turner was surrounded by artistic expression, the things that make him who is is today. Born in Boston, Nick grew up in Maine and was home schooled until age 15. His next adventure was in France to continue his studies, where he remained until he concluded his Baccalaureate at the International School of Toulouse.

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