Trend Report: Creatives, close to home Photos | In a sea of lobbyists and lawyers -- where donning a whimsical tie is considered thinking outside the box -- it's not easy for a novice designer to make waves in the D.C. area. But a handful of creative types are doing just that. Here, we spotlight five talented artisans who are turning out fashionable wares.
Trend Report: Grunge minus the grit Photos | Nineties-era grunge is enjoying a bit of a revival, thanks to a renewed penchant for flannel, distressed denim and edgy, rugged boots. This time around, the disheveled look feels decidedly modern, as designers emphasize flattering silhouettes, grown-up fabrics and subversively chic details.