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Geoffrey B. Small on Fabrics _ Part 1 of A Series: “Why Fabric Is First”

In on 12/30/2009 at 7:32 PM

Geoffrey B. Small on Fabrics _ Part 1 of A Series: “Why Fabric Is First”

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Geoffrey B. Small on fabrics

Part 1 of a Series: WHY FABRIC IS FIRST

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SISTERE FW09-10 _ Apostle Collection

In on 12/30/2009 at 11:49 AM


Apostle Collection

Casely-Hayford FW09-10 Collection

In on 12/23/2009 at 12:39 PM

Casely-Hayford FW09-10 Collection

by Charlie & Joe Casely-Hayford

Jeffrey Monteiro FW09-10 & Resort 2010

In on 12/23/2009 at 11:22 AM

FW09-10 Collection


Resort 2010 Collection

PHI Closing…

In on 12/22/2009 at 2:45 PM


[ FW09-10 Phi Ad]

…. ….

We’d rather have a slow news day any time than get bad news

like this—Phi is closing due to economic hardship, according to WWD.

There aren’t many details yet, but sadly we all know too well

what this recession has done to our industry.

Employees were given the news today and the pre-Spring collection that just

arrived in stores will be the last.

The Soho store is expected to shutter its doors by the end of next month.

CEO Julia Hansen said,

“It’s a really challenging climate right now for luxury goods.

There is not so much confidence in that market going forward.”

Phi was founded in 2003 by Susan Dell and fast became an industry favorite

under the creative direction of Andreas Melbostad,

known for his impeccable construction and body-con dresses.

The show in September brought in a front row of fans like

Carine, Lauren Santo Domingo, the Trainas, Kate Lanphear and Erin Wasson.

We can only assume they’re currently as devastated as we are.