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In The Showroom: Lina Osterman Spring 2009

Earlier this week we checked out Pudel, a brand owned and designed by Lina Osterman, and, as it turns out, we also saw her namesake line which she started in order to design more editorial-friendly, fashion forward pieces. The Lina Osterman line, much like Pudel, is full of gothic-inspired, complicated cottons that have a downtown persona. The Lina Osterman versions, however, have more attitude to them and veer into Rick Owens-like terrain. For Spring 2009 she designed shredded stovepipe jeans, knit cardigans that hang down below the waist, and a heavy chain chest piece that calls up Givenchy Fall 08 in its sheer mass. Today's designers seem to thrive best when they have both accessible and high fashion options for their consumer--no matter in which order these options are borne. 

 

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