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NYC Fashion Designer Inspired by Wallflower Manga

posted on 2008-09-05 06:05 EDT
Julie Haus prepares "Not a Wallflower" line for latest Fashion Week

A New York Daily News profile of fashion designer Julie Haus reveals that her next collection is inspired by Tomoko Hayakawa's The Wallflower manga. The newspaper piece describes the manga's main character Sunako as "an edgy beauty engaged in a search for self," and the designer keeps copies of the manga in her studio. Dresses from the collection, which the New York City-based designer calls "Not a Wallflower," will be presented for the first time at a show that will coincide with the opening of the latest Fashion Week on Friday. Over the next eight days, designers from around the world will showcase their outfits for next spring's lineups.

The publisher Del Rey — which is also based in New York City — is releasing The Wallflower in North America. The manga goes by the name Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge in Japan.


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