Beauty In Nature: Designer Profile on Tracy Reese (Detroit flower girl)

TRACY REESE – MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SPRING 2012 COLLECTIONS Her inspiration, she explains is “A feminine yet relaxed mood is achieved through the juxtaposition of romance and sport, comfort and flattery. Subtle hues of khaki and blush mixed with pastel shades of waterfall, misty blue and aqua tears gradually intensify to deep saturated tones and neon … Continue reading

Vena Cava: More Imagination + Less Money = Good Style.

South Pasadena and Los Angeles, designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock met at 17 in their native California before shipping off to Parsons the New School of Design, where they were rejected from their school’s senior show in 2003, so they decided to give it a go on their own. Just Three weeks after graduation … Continue reading

Cici Ali: Somalian Beauty

Since her discovery by scout master Elmer Olsen, Canadian model Cici Ali has brought her gorgeous brown eyes, killer legs, and most importantly diversity to catwalks around the world. Hailing from Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, she studied fashion at Humber College before deciding to pursue a full time modeling career. Today the 5’9 … Continue reading

Q Management: Sonja Wanda

Sonja is from Norway born in Sudan. She has worked in London, New York, Paris, Milan, etc. According to her FMD (Fashion Model Directory) profile, she has been doing shows since ’03. Some of her more notable shows are: Dries Van Noten, Akris, Vivienne Westwood, Alvin Valley, Baby Phat, Fendi, Iceberg, Imitation of Christ, Jeremy … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
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