Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Deola Sagoe Collection

Images photographed by Lev Radin

For more than two decades Deola Sagoe has had a singular aim and achievement: “To enable our customers to reveal through our design, their unique, albeit inexplicable, `Je ne sais quoi ‘ …Which is always a joy to behold.” She has  a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09, 2014: Designer Deola Sagoe (R) and model pose during Deola Sagoe presentation for Deola at  Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at Location 05 studio (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 09, 2014: Designer Deola Sagoe (R) and model pose during Deola Sagoe presentation for Deola at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at Location 05 studio (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

Deola describes the woman who she designs for: “The Deola Sagoe woman has the mysterious and engaging complexity that is a gift to all women. One day she is dead serious the next she has the naughtiest sense of humor. One day she is all woman, the next she is ingénue. She definitely enjoys standing out, she is not a worker bee, but finds it far more interesting when everyone has a different point of view and yet everyone can still get along. She is colorful – she uses color to mirror her mood. She is vital – energetic – not the shy, retiring, type, but she also knows the appropriate time to hold her peace. I like the Deola Sagoe woman because she’s really like a contribution to life…

 

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Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Joie by Serge Azria

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Since its inception in 2001, JOIE has been one of the most sought after contemporary brands catering to the savvy, fashion minded, modern woman. Understatedly chic, JOIE’s designs are constantly inspired by the Southern California lifestyle and its casual, yet sophisticated way of life. Originally known for its signature cargos, JOIE has emerged as a lifestyle brand, a complete collection of ready to wear and accessories.

The JOIE aesthetic, both modern and timeless in its appeal, draws its influence from vintage creations while successfully maintaining a fresh approach to fashion. Be it Paris or California, the JOIE girl enjoys wearing casual, comfortable clothes accented by her travels throughout the world. The concept has always been “Casual, Comfortable and Luxurious.” Therefore, each piece that is designed encompasses a balance of these three key elements…one cannot exist without the other.

Azria is familiar with accomplishment. Prior to his time at JOIE, Azria partnered with Vince Camuto as CEO and head designer to create VCS footwear (which later became the Camuto Group) where he led the company to outstanding and rapid growth. In 2004, while enjoying the challenges he faced in design and in management, Azria accepted the offer to purchase a portion of the contemporary line JOIE. With great success, he then became sole owner and Creative Director in 2007.

Fall/Winter 2014 New York Week: Hernan Lander

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Hernan Lander employs visions of modern art and creative forms of architecture in his designs. Since his beginnings at Altos De Chavon in the Dominican Republic, he was recognized with the Silver and Amber Thimble and was awarded a full scholarship to study at Parsons New School for Design. During his studies, Hernan won the Silver Thimble for menswear before he finished his junior year. Before graduating, Hernan worked for many prominent New York designers (such as Velasco Couture) where he collaborated with names as Rogelio Velasco, Proenza Schouler and Ralph Lauren. He was a finalist for the Gap competition (2007), and won first place in the Nordstrom Competition (2007) where his first collection was produced and sold during the spring/summer 2008. Hernan Lander was nominated as Designer of the Year at Parsons School of Design and won the Gold Thimble during his senior year of his studies. Hernan had been working for Donna Karan until December of 2008 when he decided to start his own collection.

Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Tia Cibani

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Models walk runway for Tia Cibani presentation at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at the Prince George Ballroom (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 05, 2014: Models walk runway for Tia Cibani presentation at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at the Prince George Ballroom (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Zang Toi

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12, 2014: Designer Zang Toi and model walks runway for Paris of the Orient presentation by Zang Toi at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week in Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 12, 2014: Designer Zang Toi and model walks runway for Paris of the Orient presentation by Zang Toi at Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week in Lincoln Center (Photo Credit: Lev Radin)

Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week: Thakoon by Thakoon Panichgul

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Thakoon by Thakoon Panichgul at  Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion week at Studio 545