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Fashion news 2008-08-21 09:32:15

Fashion In 50 Seconds 8/21/08

Anna Sui's trying to save the garment district with a t shirt. A photo gallery of chicsters who wear the shirt during fashion week is expected--one of us will have to put such a thing together. To understand the fight all you need to know is the word "zoning" and you're pretty much caught up to speed. We're going to bedazzle that t-shirt with exclamation points. Camilla Staerk has opened her first brick and mortar location in Nolita on Mulberry Street. We were worried about the cool quotient for a second there but balance has been restored. Anyway, Jane Mayle is probably moving on to bigger and better things. The first american apparel is poised to open in Beijing this weekend. They've been dealing with some bureaucracy issues including the Chinese government not allowing them to register their name as the direct translation of "american appareal" because of a copyright law which prohibits brands from using a country name in their brand name. Given all this, we're interested to see how the provocative, sometimes grossly insensitive, advertising is accepted. Los Angeles Fashion Week, purportedly, will lose its backing by IMG after the Spring shows this October. Speculation as to the outcome of such a change include the idea that LA Fashion Week could become something of a music festival. Yeah, that makes sense to us.

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