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Monday, September 29, 2008

Koos

Advanced Style maven "Madison Beehive" told us about "Koos", one of her favorite places to shop, so we headed over to check it out. We were lucky to meet Puck, the owner of the shop, who chatted with us for awhile about her older customers and the couture clothing they buy in her shop.

Puck, the owner of Koos, standing in front of her exclusive atelier


The boutique carries exclusive, one of a kind pieces designed by Koos van den Akker - a New York based designer known for designing Dr. Huxtable's sweaters on the Cosby Show in the 80's. Like the sweaters that made him famous, his couture clothing is known for its theme of bright color and pattern combinations. As Puck explained, his clothing is especially popular with older women who have had time to develop their style and look to this exclusive atelier for something special to add to their wardrobes.

For more about Koos and his design inspirations, check out koosnewyork.com, and stop by the shop at 1263 Madison Avenue in New York to see his work. Thank you, Puck, for your help, and thanks to Madison Beehive for telling us about the shop!



Koos van den Akker
[photo from 7x7sf.com]



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Original Koos van den Akker Cosby sweaters
[photo from coolhunting.com]



Koos's mother (right), an inspiration for his designs
[photo from "Koos: Couture Collage" by Linda Chang Teufel]


1 comment:

Lynilu said...

I ran across your blog somewhere recently. (I don't remember how I found it) I love the concept!

I'm 64 and I appreciate style. My step-grandson in his late teens looked at me as I went out the door a couple years ago, and said "Why do both my grandmas (his bio GM and me) both dress up all the time? His uncle, my stepson, explained that we both came from an era when women actually "dressed" when they went out, cared about how they looked. Grandson's reply? "Cool!"

You have "cool" here!

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