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Dark colors, bold patterns and shimmering fabrics emerged as prominent themes from New York's Fall 2012 Fashion Week, which concluded Thursday after a packed schedule of more than 300 shows.

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Designer uniforms: Service with styleupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 12:14:00

Fashion designers who create for the catwalk are now designing uniforms. CNN's Alina Cho reports.

High-end designers create uniforms for the massesupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 12:14:00

For most designers showing off their latest collections at New York's Fashion Week, functionality isn't a main consideration. Models have been known to strut the catwalk in toppling hats, teetering heels and floor-length gowns with enough ruffled trim to sweep an auditorium.

CNNMoney: 3D printed glasses are Fashion Week's hottest accessoryupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 11:14:00

The hottest accessory on the runway at Fashion Week is a creation from one of New York's buzziest tech startups: 3D printed glasses from MakerBot.

Scratch the surface: Nail artupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 19:05:00

Tashina Green's electric colors, shapes and designs are all part of her craft. CNN scratches the surface of nail art.

Green is this season's color at Nigeria Fashion Weekupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 08:11:00

Nigeria Fashion Week has always featured bold colors, but this year the focus was on one color in particular -- green.

Nigerian fashion goes 'green'updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 08:11:00

Designers and modes at Nigeria Fashion Week in Lagos raise awareness for the environment.

A Victoria's Secret model's dietupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 09:48:00

Model Adriana Lima's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show diet lands her on 360's RidicuList.

Obsessions: The skinny on Victoria's Secret fashion show updated: Fri Nov 25 2011 09:48:00

Start with 19 gorgeous half-naked models, throw in a $2.5 million bra and a few wings that weigh up to 50 pounds a pair, and you have the elements of this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Hitting the African runwayupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 10:07:00

Nkepile Mabuse and fashion blogger Sandiso Ngubane preview the new styles on the runway of visits Africa fashion week.

Why African designers are finally in the fashion spotlightupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 10:07:00

As a style journalist for over ten years, I've made it my business to scour the world in search of fresh and innovative fashion. And since launching ARISE, I've honed my sights on Africa.

Pakistan fashion week bucks conceptionsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 12:05:00

Forget New York and Milan. VICE goes to fashion week in Islamabad, showing us a side of Pakistan you don't often see.

Fashion week in Islamabad shows rarely seen side of Pakistani lifeupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 12:05:00

When people talk about fashion week, they are usually referring to London, Paris, New York and Milan. When I discovered that Islamabad was having its first ever fashion week, I was especially intrigued. In a country where the majority of women cover up and similar events in the past have been threatened with fundamentalist attacks, this had to be about promoting Pakistan's textile industry in a strangled economy. The majority of Pakistan's population wears traditional Shalwar Kameez or Burkha, are vehemently religious, poor and enjoy about a 50% illiteracy rate. I quickly learned that there are pockets of Pakistani society that have Western sensibilities, which warrants the fashion industry to grow and justifies the need for a fashion week. Jacqueline Laurita Quits Real Housewives, Source Saysupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 21:30:00

The reality star hints at tensions behind the cameras, writing, "I can't be part of the Charade anymore"

Pippa Middleton takes front row seat at London fashion weekupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:21:00

And you thought New York Fashion Week was a big deal!

Iconic J. Crew brand hot againupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 08:50:00

CNN's Alina Cho looks at the unique style of J. Crew boss Mickey Drexler, who has made the iconic brand hot once again. Inside Modern Family Star Sarah Hyland's Emmy Dress Fitting with Christian Sirianoupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 08:10:00

Plus: Get a sneak peek at the designer's Fashion Week show Eden Wood Makes Her Fashion Week Debutupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 12:17:00

The "retired" Toddlers & Tiaras star takes Manhattan - and Hollywood - by storm Virgina Madsen Introduces 'Lover' Nick Holmesupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 17:30:00

The Sideways star shows off her cougar side at Fashion Week Kris Humphries Catches His Sister's Fashion Week Debutupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 13:09:00

• What a good brother! Kim Kardashian's hubby Kris Humphries sat front row as his sister Kaela made her runway debut at Richie Rich & Svedka's Popluxe show in New York. Also at the show: a significantly slimmed-down Kirstie Alley, who also walked the runway during New York Fashion Week.

New York cancels fashion show for Uzbek leader's daughterupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 11:49:00

A New York Fashion Week show by the daughter of an Uzbek leader criticised over his human rights record has been cancelled. Ali Fedotowsky Enjoys Lunch and a Fashion Show in L.A.updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:36:00

An on-the-mend Ali Fedotowsky attended the Gilt City "Ladies Who Lunch" event at the W Los Angeles - Westwood with a girlfriend - and she was ready for food and fashion! The reality star and her pal sipped champagne and enjoyed a three-course meal, as well as looks from designer Trina Turk's new fall collection. After lunch, Fedotowsky popped out to the terrace to scope out the clothing up-close.

African fashion on a world stageupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 07:14:00

CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with the woman behind Africa Fashion Week in NYC.

Double the style in the Twin Citiesupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 12:00:00

Carefully constructed looks that borrow from another time are all the rage on the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis. But with vintage and thrift clothing stores popping up on every corner, the vintage look of the Twin Cities almost can't be helped. Sarah Burton: 5 Things About Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Designerupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 09:31:00

The most important facts about Kate Middleton's dress designer

March on icon: Paris Fashion Weekupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 12:19:00

From the workshops of Rome to the catwalks of Paris, this month icon delves into the world of fashion. From the capital of couture, Myleene Klass goes back stage at Paris Fashion Week to find out what it takes to turn a clothing item into an icon.

Kate Middleton's see-through dress sells for $125,000updated: Fri Mar 18 2011 12:31:00

The see-through dress that caught Prince William's eye when Kate Middleton wore it has drawn the attention of another admirer -- a private buyer who bought it at auction for just over $125,000. Kate Middleton's Catwalk Dress Sells for More Than $125,000updated: Fri Mar 18 2011 10:09:00

The lingerie-style dress that caught Prince William's eye sells for a bundle at auction

'The king is dead' at Dior fashion showupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 12:35:00

For the past week British designer John Galliano has rarely been out of the headlines following his alleged anti-semitic rant at a couple in a Parisian bar.

Speaking with Lady Gaga and her designerupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 08:18:00

Lady Gaga and her designer, Nicola Formichetti, talk fashion, music and style. PHOTO: Jersey Shore's Angelina Pivarnick Gets Engagedupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:39:00

"She looked really happy and shocked," says an onlooker after the reality star's boyfriend proposes Julianne Hough 'Hearts' Modeling for Her First Runway Show!updated: Sat Feb 12 2011 15:47:00

Follow the country star from behind the scenes at her fitting for her custom look to the catwalk

Chinese models hit runways around the globeupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 01:19:00

When the willowy Liu Wen stepped onto the runway at New York Fashion Week this season, she finally began to see a parade of models who looked increasingly like her: This fall, major design houses featured a number of Chinese models in fashion weeks as part of a bid by the firms to boost their sales in China.

Rachel Zoe: If I were pregnant, I'd be home sleepingupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:56:00

Amid online buzz that Rachel Zoe is expecting, the celebrity stylist did her part to (sort of) put the rumors to rest. Rachel Zoe: If I Were Pregnant, I'd Be Home Sleepingupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 15:28:00

But a guest at an L.A. fashion event says the stylist spent the whole evening talking about babies Inside Justin Timberlake's Whirlwind Paris Tripupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 11:53:00

• He's making his time in Paris count! Before premiering The Social Network, Justin Timberlake popped into his favorite steak restaurant, Le Relais de L'Entrecote, for a meal. Then he slid into the front row at the Givenchy fashion show as part of Paris Fashion Week alongside Liv Tyler. Next up? A private dinner for his movie's cast at Restaurant Costes - all within a five-hour span!

Belgian designers create buzz with high-fashion hijabupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 11:09:00

Muslim headscarves might not be the most obvious garments for a high fashion makeover, but that's just what two Belgian women have given them. And now, their designs are selling from Paris to Dubai.

Hijab on the cutting edge of fashionupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 11:09:00

Though Belgium has moved to ban the burqa in public, CNN's Atika Shurbert found women there creating high-fashion hijab. Five Things to Know About the New Miss Universeupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 06:54:00

Jimena Navarrete from Mexico studied nutrition, started modeling at 15 and loves motorcycles

Hussein Chalayan, the hi-tech haute couturierupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:42:00

In one of his first fashion shows, designer Hussein Chalayan sent models down the runway in decomposed silk dresses that he had buried and dug up again. Jessica Biel Loves Justin Timberlake's Momupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 08:47:00

The actress calls her boyfriend's mother, Lynn Harless, the "most wonderful woman"

Pakistan's high fashionupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Pakistan fashion leaders parade in Lahore to show freedom of expression. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan's fashionistas: We aren't revolutionariesupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Bare backs, plunging necklines and high-cut hems. Western media recently reported that the bold statements made by Pakistan's fashionistas at Lahore Fashion Week demonstrated how designers were rejecting conservative dress in the South Asian nation.

Taking fashion shows 3-Dupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 19:13:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Burberry's Christopher Bailey about the future of fashion.

Fashion Week: The consumer is kingupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 16:09:00

New York Fashion Week began on a somber note as the first day of shows was marred by news of the tragic death of beloved British designer Alexander McQueen. Kelly Osbourne's in Love - with Her New Bodyupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 14:11:00

"I weighed myself the other day and I was like, 'I can't believe this!' " the 25-year-old tells PEOPLE Justin Timberlake's Mom: Jessica Biel Is 'One of Us'updated: Thu Feb 18 2010 12:27:00

While the pop star and pal Trace Ayala showcase their fashion line, Timberlake's mother sings Biel's praises Inside Victoria Beckham's Exclusive Fashion Week Dinnerupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 15:27:00

Find out what the fashionista ate after her presentation - and Kim Kardashian's snack of choice at Bryant Park Natasha Bedingfield's Favorite Thing About Marriage: 'Sleeping Naked'updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 13:58:00

"It's the man's job to keep the romance alive," she says about her "hot" husband

Fashion Week shows off for Haitiupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:58:00

New York Fashion Week kicked off in a literal and figurative storm late last week, as a blizzard rolled through town and designer Alexander McQueen's death shocked participants.

Fashion for Reliefupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:58:00

Naomi Campbell and friends talk about Fashion for Relief to aid Haiti. Andrea Mineo reports.

McQueen death leaves brand in turmoilupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 09:44:00

The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.

Death of a fashion iconupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 16:34:00

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Fashion world reacts to McQueen's passingupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 19:21:00

The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week. Alexander McQueen Found Deadupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 15:32:00

"We are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief," his company tells PEOPLE

Will 2010 be the 'year of plus'?updated: Thu Jan 14 2010 10:37:00

Nearly everything in fashion is cyclical: the clothing, the hair, the accessories, and yes, even the people come in and out of style with impeccable regularity.

What is CES anyway?updated: Fri Jan 08 2010 15:09:00

Anyone who's even peeked at the Internet over the past few days has likely noticed the flood of technology news out of Las Vegas.

First Asian model on Victoria's Secret runwayupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 10:08:00

Four years ago Liu Wen entered a modeling contest in China to win a computer to use for school. Little did she know it would lead her to the Victoria's Secret runway in New York. Heidi Klum's Body-After-Baby Plan? Take It Easyupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 15:08:00

The supermodel's not stressing about walking the Victoria's Secret runway next month Katy Perry and Russell Brand Heat Up in Parisupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 15:57:00

The rumored couple holds hands in the City of Love - even in a graveyard

CNNMoney: Detroit swap: Auto plants for fashion showroomsupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 12:09:00

Detroit's auto industry trained generations of workers in design and manufacturing. As that business fades and its jobs disappear, city planners are hoping to redeploy the city's creative minds and craftsmen toward a new and growing field: fashion.

Fortune: A winning formula for fashion retailupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 05:54:00

One morning last winter Louise Kahrmann de Muller, a Paris-based publicity executive, was headed to London. Sadly, Air France lost her luggage. For most business travelers this would be an annoyance. For Kahrmann de Muller and the dozen fashion editors she was traveling with, the lost luggage was a tragedy. Fergie & Bradley Cooper Catch a Fashion Show in Parisupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 06:28:00

• Fergie and her Black Eyed Peas bandmates sat next to Bradley Cooper at the Louis Vuitton menswear show in Paris. The Hangover hunk had just flown in from Los Angeles but he made it to the fashion show on time, taking his seat just before the Peas arrived. When the show ended, Cooper headed backstage, where he chatted up Fergie and her bandmates.

CNNMoney: A fashion blog leads to the Paris runwayupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 13:50:00

One of the newest designers for surf and skate label RVCA doesn't have a design degree, many fashion internships on her resume or even a wealth of sewing experience. What she does have is a little unconventional: a Web site, featuring pictures of her daily outfits, that happens to draw more than a million hits a month.

Defying the crunchupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 10:50:00

The recent Antibes Yacht Show has shown that some people may already be beginning to emerge from the international financial crisis.

Thrifty fashions from Goodwillupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:13:00

Goodwill is finding increased demand for not only their clothing, but also the fashion and trunk shows they produce.

Thrift fashions on the money during recessionupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:13:00

After Denise Honeycutt sashayed down the catwalk modeling a sleek sleeveless black dress with a blue lace jacket, she felt so good she bought the outfit. Salma Hayek and Husband Shine at Paris Fashion Weekupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 17:10:00

In their first public outing since marrying, the duo star at the Balenciaga show

Back to basics for fashion?updated: Mon Mar 02 2009 04:39:00

British designer Paul Smith says the fashion industry must change to suit the economic times.

Fashion feels the pinch in London and Milanupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 04:39:00

The economic crisis cast a long shadow over London Fashion Week, with designers holding their catwalk shows in smaller venues or skipping the catwalk in favor of low key presentations.

Paris: A seasonal guideupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 03:44:00

No matter when you go, Paris has that certain 'je ne sais quoi' that makes it special. But time your visit right and you could find yourself taking part in one of the city's signature events.

Versace's Beijing fashion showupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 21:40:00

Talk Asia went backstage at Versace's first ever fashion show in China in November. Get a glimpse into the world of the models, movers and shakers, and "Versace hair" at the Beijing show.

Online exclusive: Versace in Beijingupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 21:40:00

Talk Asia went behind the scenes at Versace's first ever catwalk show in China. Watch the online extras from the event.

Activists take the 'revolution' onlineupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 09:13:00

The singer Gil Scott Heron once declared that "the revolution will not be televised."

Blending safety with sexy: Space fashion is hereupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 10:59:00

You can almost picture it now: Paris Hilton swallowed up by a tight-fitting futuristic designer space suit -- one hand waving at the on-flight camera, the other clasping a Dior "space traveler" handbag. Salma Hayek Steps Out With Her Ex - Again!updated: Wed Oct 01 2008 09:36:00

The actress hits a Paris fashion show with her former fiancé Nastia Liukin: 'Gymnasts Don't Get to Eat 12,000 Calories'updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 21:19:00

The gold medalist says not all Olympians dine like Michael Phelps DJ/Music Producer Mark Ronson and Model Girlfriend Splitupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 16:52:00

The brother of Lindsay Lohan's pal Samantha dated Daisy Lowe, the daughter of Gavin Rossdale, for about six months Project Runway Shines At Fashion Weekupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 12:00:00

Last season's Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano, showed his debut collection Thursday at Fashion Week

Models still too skinny?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 18:23:00

Is thin still in? CNN's Alina Cho reports as New York Fashion Week gets under way.

Fashion Week designer barred from U.S.updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 09:06:00

Young fashion designer Ali Khan made his debut at New York Fashion Week with male models strutting down the runway in his avant-garde menswear designs. Keith Urban's Jacket on the Block in Fashion Rocks Auctionupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 17:16:00

A guitar signed by Rihanna and Justin Timberlake is also up for sale to benefit Stand Up to Cancer

NY Fashion week previewupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:01:00

Fashion week kicks off Friday with designers highlighting their spring 2009 collections. In Style's Katrina Szish reports.

Sneak peek at spring fashionsupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 14:01:00

For most Americans, the onset of September means it's time to pack up the summer dresses and flip-flops and bring the cozy sweaters and wool jackets up from the basement. In New York City, however, September is all about (next) spring! Emmy Rossum Packs a Pistol for New Roleupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 13:48:00

"I still have my papers from target practice, she says of being "proud I could shoot" Lauren Conrad Responds to Doggy Fashion Show Flapupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 08:24:00

The Hills star's rep explains why Conrad and pooch didn't stroll the catwalk as advertised

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