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First Impressions: threeASFOUR

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Now, from around the web, all the buzz that's fit to blog on the weekend's threeASFOUR show:

1.) Paper: "At the very end of Threeasfour's very beautiful runway presentation at the Altman Building, the music stopped and there was an unusual rustling sound that started building—no, it wasn't the sound of a hurricane brewing. As a model turned the corner of the runway, it suddenly became clear that the sound was the whispering, clinking and clanking of hundreds of pure white abalone shells sewn into a ball gown. The appropriately dazzled front row included Sarah Lerfel from Colette, Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Arden Wohl, Glenn O'Brien and surely one of the prettiest faces in PR, his wife Gina Nanni!"

2.) Paper (yes, they reviewed the show twice): "Threeasfour's gorgeous little collection shown this weekend was beyond chic. The three collaborators Adi, Gabi and Angela still pour their hearts into each and every look and there were some jewels here. My favorites were the dizzying psychedelic serigraph prints covering both the unitards, chiffon kaftans and capes. This is bohemian luxury that is like nothing else except Threeasfour."

3.) Fashionista: "The chatty crowd was struck dumb by the final look - a floor-brushing, off the body gown, constructed of huge pastel sequins (or were they way too heavy to actually be sequins?) that rattled as the model walked - no, she stepped. The dress was either just that heavy, or maybe she was tip toeing for the grandeur. Either way, the crowd freaked out. Editors stood, photographers whistled, and everyone broke into applause. It literally stopped the show."

4.) Style.com: "So much to notice, all at once—the Meredith Monk soundtrack, the seashells worked into belts and bags, the hand-crocheted snoods, the weather-ready graphic-cut swimwear, the boy modeling a woman's peak-shouldered suit, the Atlman Building leak front-and-center on the runway, which seemed to invite stiletto-heel disaster."

5.) WWD: "Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil make unlikely physicists. But for spring, they were all about E8 Theory, which, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is a complex particle model that rivals string theory. Lest anyone think they've gone geek chic, however, the designers worked the E8 esoterica with their love of circular shapes, curving seams, asymmetrics and all things shiny for a polished and cohesive collection. In fact, the most obvious physics-related effect was a very cool fractal print that appeared on easy silk dresses."