Taken from ITV News:

Singer Janet Jackson, Liza Minelli and Sigourney Weaver have been enjoying the Bill Blass collection at New York fashion week.

Despite struggling in the last few seasons, the American design house boasted a strong line which blends new trends with Blass’s classic style.

The line, traditionally aimed at the sophisticated lady with classic style, has changed its tone, gaining new fans like Jackson.

The singer, who has been back in the public eye promoting her new album, has been photographed in several Blass designs recently.

However, designer Vollbracht said he still looked for ways to bring out the classic image connected with the label in this season’s collection.

As for what’s in style, he said: “That power suit, and the suit from the 80s, Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana, two names from the past, where the strong shoulder has remerged and the longer jacket.

“And remember not just the American woman, but women in general like a strong shoulder because it makes the waist smaller. So, that’s going to be a very strong statement.”

New York Fashion Week for Spring-Summer 2007 collections will run through September 15.

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