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PHILLIP LIM CONQUERS THE MATADOR CONCEPT

Young designers need to be edgy to be cool; they need to sell their clothes to stay in business. Phillip Lim tried to bridge those often contrasting ideas in a spring collection previewed Wednesday at New York Fashion Week in a conceptual presentation of essentially many wearable pieces.

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ALEXANDER WANG SPRING 2009

Fashion wunderkind Alexander Wang presented a more sporty collection (there were even sweatpants), for Spring 2009. The sporty-tint was a welcome relief from all the flowing silk, washed-out fabrics, and feminine-detailing that have been flooding the runway this season. Not to say that the collection wasn't the expected Wang-downtown-hipster cool, and it was most certainly, despite being sporty, not lacking in sex-appeal or edge (cropped shirts, lace bodysuits, high-waist short shorts, black fringed leather platform sandals).

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HERVE LEGER SPRING 2009

You've got to hand it to Max Azria. In a short amount of time he's managed to revive Herve Leger to the point where scant is the celebrity that hasn't walked a red carpet in a Herve Leger bandage dress and even scanter is the magazine that hasn't featured it.

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JILL STUART SPRING 2009

Jill Stuart presented her Spring 2009 collection at Astor Hall in the New York Public Library to a packed audience that included Beth Ostrosky, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Lindsay Price, Michelle Trachtenberg, Leigh Lezark, Nigel Barker (whom I've spotted at almost every show that I've attended thus far), and Bette Midler.

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ABAETE FUSES THE NICE GIRL WITH THE NAUGHTY GIRL

There was something for the nice girl - as well as something for the naughty one - on the Abaete catwalk Saturday. Designer Laura Poretzky described her spring collection, shown to editors, stylists and retailers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, as the "dichotomy of the two sides of a woman." A cute chambray sundress with a ruffled front and petticoat underneath shared the runway with skintight bodysuits with mesh side panels.

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SLAVES TO FASHION WEEK

In a tough economy, designers are slaves to Fashion Week, the industry that's among the first to be affected by the economy's roller-coaster ride. Yet there are a record number of shows planned...

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