Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Breathing Life Into Couture

Vintage fashion is almost always considered to be more well made than the modern clothing of today. Designers took their time, studied their craft and produced near couture quality on even mass produced garments.

Niiamar Felder, 22, has big plans to revive American couture. "I want to show people that African-Americans have class and have style," he said. The FAMU senior has a summer internship lined up with Kevan Hall, former design director for Halston.

Felder's dream is to create a line of made-to-order clothing that is glamorous and sophisticated. Felder is trying to revitalize the $40,000 evening gown.

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