The Best American Fashion Designers

Take a trip through the nation's sartorial scenery: From Calvin Klein to Thakoon, and Donna Karan to Jason Wu, this land was made for you and me.
the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
Take a trip through the nation's sartorial scenery: From Calvin Klein to Thakoon, and Donna Karan to Jason Wu, this land was made for you and me.
the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
MY FARE LADY
Coat, $3450, top, $945, skirt, $855, belt, $460, Jason Wu; cuff, $938, Tom Binns.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
Dress, $2295, belt, $375, hat, $1895, Michael Kors; gloves, $150, LaCrasia; shoes, price upon request, Christian Louboutin for J. Mendel; socks, $6, Hue.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
IN FUR A RIDE
Fur shrug, $1995, top, $895, Doo.Ri.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
TRACKS STAR
Jacket, $1790, pants, $665, hat, $1345, Thakoon; gloves, $150, LaCrasia; shoes, $995, Phi; socks, $6, Hue.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
Top, $995, blouse, $395, skirt, $4100, shoes, $695, belt, $100, gloves, price upon request, Marc Jacobs; hat, price upon request, Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs; earrings, price upon request, Fred Leighton.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
FULL GLEAM AHEAD
Cardigan, $695, top, $895, skirt, $750, earrings, $295, Vera Wang; clutch, $1250, Derek Lam; cuffs, price upon request, Fred Leighton. On lips: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in 137.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
Dress, $3495, Donna Karan New York; shoes, $950, Phi; necklace, $700, Michael Kors; black ring, $465, Jody Candrian Jewelry; gold ring, $55, Elizabeth Cole Jewelry; socks, $6, Hue.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
PLATFORM PRETTY
Dress, $4995, shoes, $1295, Calvin Klein Collection; black ring, $465, Jody Candrian Jewelry; gold ring, $55, Elizabeth Cole Jewelry. On hair: TRESemmé 24-Hour Body Foaming Mousse.
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the best american fashion designers
Ruven Afanador
The American Express
Dress, $2990, Oscar de la Renta; bird pin and ring, price upon request, Fred Leighton.
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best american fashion designers
Jesus Ayala
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SHOP THE SHOOT
O beautiful, for sky-high heels, for amber waves of shine, for purple tailored majesties...

AMERICAN TREND TIP: Always look on the bright side: A jolt of sunshine yellow punches up an otherwise staid black-and-white ensemble.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
GLOVES $150, LaCrasia; lacrasia.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SHOES $129, Guess; guess.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SKIRT $119, Ann Taylor; anntaylor.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
TOP $71, Nation Ltd.; nationltd.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SKIRT $79, Liz Claiborne New York; (800) 555-9838 for stores.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
TOP $198, French Connection; bloomingdales.com for stores.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
NECKLACE $540, Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi at Barneys Co-op; (212) 593-7800.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
TOP $48, Adrienne Vittadini; macys.com for stores.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
BAG $240, Marc by Marc Jacobs; (212) 924-0026.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
DRESS $430, Nicole Miller Collection; nicolemiller.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SKIRT $268, LaRok; shopbop.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
SHOES $770, Brian Atwood at Intermix; (212) 741-5075.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
JACKET $148, Kensie; amazon.com.
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best american fashion designers
Ben Goldstein
The American Express: Shop The Shoot
TOP $780, Araks at Mick Margo; (212) 463-0515.
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