KANSAS CITY - It has been 37 years since Elizabeth Wilson opened Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, sewn in a large studio on site. But you can also find elegant housewares and unique gifts, including jewelry, jewelry bags, paper goods and soaps.

NEW YORK - In fashion, as in life, there's no need to re-create the wheel.

PITTSBURGH - Stitch together the traditions of India with the comfort of Pittsburgh living and the chicness of New York City, and you've got the style of fashion designer Sheena Trivedi.

NEW YORK - When the invitation is a bag of rice, you know Betsey Johnson has something unique in store for her runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

NEW YORK - Another New York Fashion Week has sashayed out of sight.

NEW YORK - Some designers know how to turn every detail of a runway show into an eye-catching production. One of them, Tommy Hilfiger, raised the bar yet again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a fashion show-meets-rock-concert at the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

NEW YORK - What will be the top colors for spring 2015? Step outside and look around!

NEW YORK - Models sashaying down the catwalk sporting pieces from a designer's latest collection - that's so cliche.

NEW YORK - The voices of fashion insiders momentarily hushed to a soft hum as the lights dimmed in the Salon at Lincoln Center, the main hub for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. A bright burst of light on the runway and booming pop tunes cued the start of Nanette Lepore's spring 2015 show.

NEW YORK - Usually preppy J.Crew channeled a laid-back vibe in its presentation Tuesday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, perfect for a spring state of mind.

NEW YORK - Pastels are popping on runways at New York Fashion Week. Why should nail art be any different? Nail down this look now for spring/summer 2015.

Here are some trends that fashion forecasters at WGSN, a trend analysis and research group, expect to see at New York Fashion Week:

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More merchants are encouraging customer loyalty with $5 reward cards or 10 percent discount coupons, which is 100 percent fantastic, unless:

Joan Rivers, star of E!'s "Fashion Police," made a living making fun of just about everyone for just about any reason.

When New York Fashion Week begins Thursday across the Big Apple, all eyes will be on some of fashion's leading designers' looks for next spring and summer - and the models who will be wearing them.

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