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80/20, Modern Romance, Gourmet: Meet the Designers!

26 February 2009, 16.46 | Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Shoes, Sneakers | No comments »
80%20 Designer Ce Ce Chin with Next boutique owner Steve Silver, who has a total vendor crush on Ce Ce. Check out glimpses of Fall 2009 behind her!

80%20 Designer Ce Ce Chin with Cleveland's Next boutique buyer Steve Silver, who has a total vendor crush on Ce Ce. Check out glimpses of Fall 2009 behind her!

Sometimes when you visit a brand at a tradeshow, your opportunities to photograph stuff that hasn’t already been  featured on every streetwear blog in all the land are nonexistent. For example, at Magic, a lot of designers were showing Fall 2009, but many of them wouldn’t allow images to be taken. Natch, small brands live and die by their creative ideas and have to balance the desire for exposure against the desire not to be knocked off non-stop by you-know-which retailers and brands. That was the case with 80%20, Modern Lovers (though I’m fake-mad at Modern Lovers designer Ellen Nguyen ’cause I saw she let MissCrew photograph her bodysuits. What?) and Gourment. Whadyagonnado?  What you do is photograph the designers, who are fun to look at themselves and as an added bonus, are willing to give you a sneak peak either because they’re wearing the product or standing in front of it!

Modern Romance and Gourmet on the next page.

Modern Lover designer, Ellen Nguyen, wearing a dress from Fall 2009. Cute!

Modern Lover designer, Ellen Nguyen, wearing a dress from Fall 2009. Cute!

Greg and Greg, head dons in charge of Gourment, who had me rolling with the stories of how Nike reacted to the Jordan-inspired shoe that launched the brand.

Head dons in charge of shoe company Gourment, Greg and Greg, who had me rolling with the stories of how Nike reacted to the Jordan-inspired shoe that launched the brand. Gourmet is men's shoes, but I've heard a lot about them and wanted to see what they had going on for myself. Plus, they say they're launching a women's line.

Here's some of their more recent launches. Holiday is great--it features pony skin!

Here's some of Gourmet's more recent launches. Holiday is great--it features pony skin!


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