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Inside the spring/summer 2014 collections.

click to enlarge “The Struggle,” a photo that designer Dolly Donshey calls an “inspiration shot” for her Monstruosite collection. - Photo, Mike Esser; Hair/Makeup, Hendrickje Ewen; Model, Chelsea Brooks
Photo, Mike Esser; Hair/Makeup, Hendrickje Ewen; Model, Chelsea Brooks
“The Struggle,” a photo that designer Dolly Donshey calls an “inspiration shot” for her Monstruosite collection.

What’s in a name?
Sandra Hagen Designs: Between the Lines
k.hendrix: Naked Cadence
Audrey "Pat" McGhee: Adam
Rachana Suri: The Rockanrolla and The Sophistican
Monstruosité by Dolly Donshey: The Struggle

What the designers are listening to
Dolly: Atticus Ross
Kimberly: Mainly Jay Z and Kanye West’s new stuff, as well as ’80s classics, Lana Del Rey and a brand new suggestion that mellows me out, Tom Odell
Lorena: Zee Avi, Regina Spektor, the acoustic Mumford and Sons, swinging ’20s jazzy blues
Rachana: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “I Love It” by Icona Pop
Sandra: Sixpence None The Richer, Norah Jones, Billy Joel, old French & Spanish music

Odd man in
Stephen Ogaga of SW8 is the sole designer of the male persuasion presenting this year.

Off the cuff
“I pride myself in manipulation of fabrics, in making a simple fabric appear beautiful and complex.” —Lorena

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