Summary: This year’s 14th Annual GenArt: Fresh Faces in Fashion Show drew inspiration from understated Japanese sophistication to "La Dolce Vita." As a life-long Brenda Walsh fan I couldn’t have been happier to see Shannen Doherty hosting. The twelve new designers, presented by Blackberry and T-Mobile, showed a wide range of innovative looks in both men’s and women’s wear that are sure to breathe much needed new life into Spring ’09. The eclectic backgrounds of all the designers was an interesting way to kick-off fashion week- Philip Sparks hails from the costume department of the National Ballet of Canada, while Sariah Carson‘s senior thesis at Parson’s School of Design was bought and sold by Barney’s New York. Perhaps the most inspiring duo of the evening was the sisters Lialia- Natalia and Julia Alacron, whose inspiration was drawn from their childhood summers spent on the Mediterranean coast, channeling the sensuality of "coastal Italian nightlife" with a worldly air of sensible glamour.
– Jaclyn London
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