Living: The Color of New Blood

Some snazzy duds from three upstarts

Fashion is a young game, all right, but consider: most of its grand masters are well settled into middle age. It is easy enough to make a splash with a giddy collection when you are fresh from art school, but making a mark takes an unwieldy combination of staying power and stubbornness, a good deal of money and a knack for sidestepping the competition even as you shoulder the weight of history. Against such formidable odds, a lot of talent has blazed for a season or two, then guttered. The recently concluded round of European fashion shows for the spring-summer 1987...

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