• Designer Spotlight: Jose Duran

    So while here in Paris, I’ve been meeting and greeting lots of fashionable up and comers, including designer Jose Duran:

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    A native of the Dominican Republic, Duran creates sexy, sophisticated dresses and separates with techniques so chic he’s been dubbed the next Alexander McQueen:

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    I visited his atelier today by Montmartre where we chit chatted a bit about his collection. He said, “I use lots of sheer, free hand drapes, and various cuts to offer something different and appealing.

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    Citing Grace Jones as a style inspiration he said, “I can see my pieces on anyone from Beyonce to Amy Winehouse.”

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    New York press has caught on, and Jose Duran’s pieces have been featured in Ebony and Giant Magazines (Yes that’s Madame Iman, wearing a white Duran creation):

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    The next step for Jose? “Showing in Paris or New York Fashion Week.” I think he can do it!

    To see more, visit his website www.joseduran.net.

    Claire

    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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