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    Omsa

    The Origin Omsa was born in the 1950’s and since the beginning it has been delivering to women positively. A smooth walk based on high values: quality of the materials yarns, elegance, sensibility and fashion. Omsa has become a unique…

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    Oxus

    Italian brand of designer bags, conceived by Raphael Mamet and made using the experience of master leather craftsmen from Gru.P. Italia, a company specialized in producing fine leather goods for famous brands. Oxus is one of the main companies operating…

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    Ocelot

    A fur obtained from the ocelot, a South American wild cat. This valuable and rare fur has a yellow background covered with dark oblong patches.

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    Olcese

    Alessandra (1960). Fashion show director. A law graduate, she moved to London where she studied for a diplomatic career. She stumbled across the fashion world by chance: “At the time I was doing odd jobs just to make a living,”…

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    Orlon

    Trade name for one of the first acrylic fibers, invented by Dupont in the 1950s and noted for its soft handle and lightweight warmth. Because of this, and because it is machine washable, it is often mixed or substituted for…

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    Outerbridge

    Paul (1896-1958). Photographer from New York. He studied anatomy and aesthetics at the Art Student League, photography at the Clarence White School, and sculpture with Alexander Archipenko. At the same time he worked as an illustrator, painter, and set designer.…

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    Oreste Boggio Casero

    Manufacturer of fine and extra fine fabrics in pure wool, cashmere, silk, and linen. It was founded in 1972 in Cerreto Castello (Biella) by Oreste Boggio Casero, an experienced project manager for major wool industry manufacturers. Seventy percent of output…

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    Outlet

    Big trading spaces selling designer remainders, samples, unsold or excess stock, and previous seasons’ collections at reduced prices, with reductions from 20% to 70%. Outlets originated and spread rapidly in the USA (there are over 300), and are now slowly…

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    Organzine

    Light fabric, made using two more more twisted threads of organize silk yarn. It is similar to muslin, but is more compact and robust and not as soft. In the second half of the 1950s, Emilio Pucci, who was always…