Posts for February 4th 2008
The Herrera show just finished here at the tents, and damn if it wasn't pointed and dandy-esque. Long feathers emerged from hats, from the backs of frocks, from nowhere in particular. The message seemed directed at the sloppy, bed-headed generation of twenty-somethings. A certain maturity was exaggerated for A/W 08, perhaps simply because Herrera is no Betsey, and never adheres to an adolescent aesthetic. With Oscar to follow, it looks like today's a day for the grown-ups.
Adam Lippes Interview and Fashion Show
Yesterday, a beautiful Sunday afternoon indeed, Charles Nolan showed his A/W 08 collection. We'd been to his studio recently, for the FGI Rising Star Awards party he hosted, and, like last time, the large space filled up in a casual Thanksgiving-dinner sort of way. Children were running between legs, people were sipping coffee and eating bagels with lox and cream cheese. Sure, there was the usual chaos of preparing for a show, but the Nolan-way was present. It was our pleasure to interview Mr. Nolan before the show, where he told us a little bit about the collection and its mix of tradition and technology. Soak up that bright light (that's a sick river view you're witnessing) and the amiable manner of a gentleman who can manifest 'lifestyle' from backstage to brick and mortar.
Yesterday, we stopped by the Preen show, backstage, to talk with the Mac team. Last year, makeup was inspired by Lauren Hutton, and this year, Kim Bassinger (in L.A. Confidential) and Kurt Cobain. For the Kurt there were smudgy shadows in shades of brown, and for the Kim, red stained lips that 'look like you've been kissing and making out for hours'.
Interview with make up artist