" 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...

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...

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...

disappeared from store shelves a few years later, and although I was sad to hear of its demise at the time, I eventually forgot all about it—after all, there are bags coming at me left and right literally every day. I was reminded of my love for the All Soft, though, at a Kentucky Derby party...

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...

 

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