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Francis Hendy  NY Fashion Week Spring 2004

Fashion Ledge - Francis Hendy
For his Spring 2004 collection showing for New York Fashion Week, Francis Hendy used Cricket (the sport) as his theme and inspiration.

Innovative, creative genius visionary are just some of the words used to describe menswear designer Francis Hendy, who was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the 2000 Michael Awards. Based in New York's Fashion District where he has been in operation for five years. Hendy focuses on giving his clients the ultimate in distinguished style and versatility.

His style is daring and fashion forward, always exploring new horizons in color, fabric and design. His vision is fresh and focused allowing him to clearly discern the trends in fashion and reconcile those with the needs and desires of his clients. Hendy, a natural talent who comes from a long line of tailors and a mother who was a seamstress honed his skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design.

Today, positioned as one of the industry's most original and innovative designers he has become a leader in fashion trend forecasting.

Hendy maneuvers silk, linen, wool and other fine fabrics such as ultrasuede, into perfectly tailored suits and modern separates. This fashion forward designer is also known for his intricate work with skins, creating pieces that transform leather and suede into fabulous ensembles. ""I'm happiest when I'm creating designs wIth leather and suede," said Hendy.

Currently, Hendy teams with top fashion stylists to create designs for recording artists, such as, L.L. Cool J, Macy Gray and N Sync. His background in costuming has played an important role in his exotic creations for music videos, concert tours and photo shoots. Francis Hendy continues to be, a sought after designer for celebrities.

Written by: Written by Yvette N Coleman
Photography by C. Yohance DeLoatch
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