Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week: Getting closure
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Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week: 1909 Victorinox( Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times )
Winter wear always comes with more than its fair share of snaps, zippers, buckles and closures, but this time, designers seemed to emphasize the idea of battening down the hatches by employing lots of zippers, ties, buttons, snaps and hooks. Monarchy Collection zipped up waistcoats and buttoned up double-breasted jackets, and at Trovata, toggle buttons and contrast-leather cuff buckles adorned wool car coats.
A new high-end clothing line called 1909 Victorinox (shown), from the same folks who gave the world the original Swiss Army knife, was full of hardware, including zipper pleats that ran up the arms and down the backs of technical-looking jackets, belts that latched with solid metal hooks, trousers that cinched tight at the ankle and zipper pulls inspired by the classic pocketknife itself.
— Adam Tschorn
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