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Entries by Zandile Blay from 02/2012

G-Star Jeans on Why Spokesmodel Clémence Poésy Is the Perfect Fit

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Style

As Global Brand Director for G-Star Raw, Ray is one of several key figures behind a label which has catapulted from its Dutch roots to a multinational company in just over two decades.

92 Year-Old Ski-Wear Designer, Klaus Obermeyer, Answers the Proust Questionnaire

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Style

The legend goes when Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Colorado from Germany in 1947, his mother insisted he pack a comforter. In this case, Mom's advice wasn't only right, it made Obermeyer a mogul.

Tilda Swinton & Waris Ahluwalia Ask You To Come "Here"

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Style

The crown jewel in this group was British model Agyness Deyn whose fresh faced beauty juxtaposed with sophisticated carriage was key to the project.

Jenné Lombardo Talks 2012 Class of W Hotels' 'Fashion Next' Program

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Style

A common theme binds Fashion Week parties: celebrating a successful end. But the soiree held by W Hotels last week celebrated the opposite: a successful beginning.

How to Make It in America: African Designers Map Out Their Own Path During NYFW

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Style

The surge has roots in last season's awe-inspiring 'Arise Africa Fashion Collective' which showed at Avery Fisher Hall to over 1,000 celebs, editors, bloggers and buyers. The watershed moment exposed NYFW to a whole population of African designers who are primed and prepared for the West.

After the Hype: The Return of Laquan Smith to NYFW

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Style

A casual sweep of the nearly two hundred people in the audience revealed a house divided. Many were there to congratulate Laquan Smith, but some were there to critique.

Between a Rock and a Haute Place: Reviewing a Collection You'd Love to Loathe

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Style

This rookie's show may not have delivered the polish of a Michael Kors or the production of a Diane Von Furstenberg, but for all it's lows it had achieved the ultimate high: connecting with an audience.