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NYFW: Norma Kamali Debuts Affordable Fashion Under $100

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Pictured: Two colored crew neck chemise dress from Kamali Kulture (Images courtesy of Norma Kamali)

Yesterday at New York Fashion Week, Norma Kamali debuted her Kamali Kulture line at the Chelsea Pier.  The line is designed for ladies like me who love fashion, but don't want to overspend.  Every item in the Kamali Kulture line is affordably priced at under $100.00 US.   There are plenty of little black dresses in the collection plus the designer's trademark all in one top.  Ms. Kamali's presentation featured video screens along with life size paper doll stand-up models showing off the clothes.  The show was both whimsical and high tech all at once, from one of the grand dames of fashion who showed she still has a few tricks up her sleeve. Ms. Kamali has always been a lover of technology as a way to get close to her customers and deliver service, but for many years, she didn't show at New York Fashion Week. It's a pleasure to see her back in top form with her OMA (Made in America) line as well as her lower priced line Kamali Kulture.

 "It's a different time," Kamali said in an interview with the Associated Press. "We're in a different social climate. Women have a budget. We all have to work. There are very few women who have the luxury of that choice of not working now, and we all want to have new clothes because it makes us feel good, but we don't have the money to spend on it all of the time. This is an important story for me to tell."

Pictured: Animal print dress from Kamali  Kulture (Images courtesy of Norma Kamali)

Consumers will be glad to know that Kamali Kulture includes Ms. Kamali's top selling swimsuits.  There are also pencil skirts, suiting, crew neck tops, and the side draped dresses she has done so well. Kamali Kulture is available for order now from the designer's website, with orders shipping Feb. 29.