" FSB: "I hear you were inspired by the song that's playing, 'Big Bag Handsome Man' by Imelda May." Norma Kamali: '"That's absolutely right. Sometimes that's all we really need in life. Our clothes, ourselves and a big bad handsome man to enjoy it all with." Now that you've got a little...

Posted by Layidua Norma Kamali has been creating ground breaking designs for over 40 years credited with inventing popular designs like the sleeping bag coat, high heeled sneakers and the convertible jersey dress. In 1974, Norma Kamali designed her first swimwear collection inspired by...

The Norma Kamali Wellness Cafe is located at 11 w. 56th (and online), where you can purchase Abdi Assadi's book, Shadows on the Path and as much olive oil as you want, among other things.

Norma Kamali has always been known as an innovative designer who follows her own path. a designer who has invented designs such as the Sleeping Bag Coat, a collection created from actual parachutes and packable, multi-use clothing, some of which can be worn up to 30 different ways. Her...

About a week ago I ordered this dress from the new Norma Kamali collection on Wal-Mart's website. This makes several purchases that I have made by this designer. Even though the Norma Kamali line for Wal-Mart is much cheaper than her normal collection, it still has the quality feel and...

Kamali even used fur to colorblock, with a long black and white scarf and a red, black and white jacket that was both chic and zany. This was a fun and statement-making collection in true Norma Kamali fashion. With 45 years in the fashion industry under her belt, it is amazing to see how...

Kamali, an innovator and an inspiration. Emily Finkbinder: Why did you choose Fall 2011 to have a formal show after taking a hiatus? Norma Kamali: I decided to show this season for several reasons, one being that for the past three years I did the Norma Kamali for Walmart collection,...

Friday, February 11, 2011 Norma Kamali Fall 2011 RTW Norma Kamali Fall 2011 RTW Designer Norma Kamali said, "It's game-changer time," when asked about her Fall 2011 collection. Kamali has been off the fashion scene these past few seasons but she has come back with a collection that will...

She has done the "sleeping bag" coat, made pants out of parachutes, put Everlast in the category of cocktail wear, and even designed Farah Fawcett's iconic red one-piece. Cut to 2011 and Norma Kamali might just have outdone herself in terms of melding innovation, functionality, and sex...

You'll need a pair of black suede booties, a brown top-handle bag, a wool beret, and some shiny lip moisturizer. Tuesday Office-friendly: Sleek office staples plus wow accessories equals a style win. Match Norma Kamali's sleeveless jersey dress with a double-breasted fur collar coat to...

 

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