Designer on the rise Alexis LaMontagna is known for her feminine designs and celebrity clients like Angelina Jolie and Pink (who wore her striped denim gown at the 2008 VMA’s) continues to be on trend without being trendy. For Fall/Winter 2009 the collection titled “Conservatives that live and love like liberals” takes denim beyond casual to include jackets, slacks, waistcoats, the required zipper jeans and stunning slacks all of which can be worn from day to night. Both savvy and sexy LaMontagna is the one I’d keep an eye on.