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Carlos Miele looking into accessories partnership


   Brazilian designer Carlos Miele told Reuters backstage before his New York Fashion Week runway show that he is looking into partnering with an Italian designer on accessories. 
    Carlos Miele’s collection featured embroidery, strong colors and prints, which he said was inspired by Rio de Janeiro.

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NY Fashion Week models feel economic chill

Models at New York Fashion Week are facing an even more competitive environment as many designers continue to down-size and opt for cheaper presentations over runway shows, said Marques Nolan, an agent for Code Model Management.


Model Emily Fox, backstage before the Academy of Arts runway show, said designers are holding less castings making it even more competitive than usual to get modeling work.   It has also become more common for models to be paid in clothes rather than money, she said.