Dear Shaded Viewers,

URLPICKENS  'street couture'  show went off in a Cloister with Gospel voices, Erikah Badu,Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and JIll Scott.  After spending almost 25 years working with Jean-Charles Castelbajac and Lee Cooper, designer Earl Pickens launched his own collection of 60 haute denim looks  using a fabric mill in Japan and the French factory Vendee who produces for Hermes, Celine and Louis Vuitton.  Amid stain glass windows Earl Pickens showed denim suits, jackets and mens trousers in Japanese chambrey denim. 



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.