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NEW YORK — It was a year ago that Luke Aaron made his runway debut at Boston Fashion Week. The tall, droll designer applied for a time slot, competing against dozens of other designers for the chance, and showed a collection that looked like a modern take on Grace Kelly’s feminine ensembles in “Rear Window” or “To Catch a Thief.”
Since then, Aaron has become the closest thing to a fashion phenomenon that Boston has seen in years. There is near-unanimous praise for the Boise native’s work, and he doesn’t shy away from reinterpreting swoon-worthy romantic frocks of yore. Local magazines have declared him Boston’s best new designer. Many of the city’s fashion players have taken a shine to his sweetheart dresses and ready-to-wear jackets.