Design, Fashion Designer, H/MU

PS X MAC: COLOR OF SPRING

There’s nothing better than a good collaboration bringing together the best of some of our favorites. We are loving everything about Proenza Schouler and MAC’s new and limited edition beauty-collection. The much anticipated project has been in the works for several years getting the concepts and colors just right. To start with the packaging design alone is gorgeous.

The look was inspired by the rainbow/oil slick color palette of the spring summer 2010 collection playing with references from surf and skate culture. Jack and Lazaro created a collection that builds on the effortlessly cool Proenza Girl they have developed on the runway with Diane Kendal, Taking it to the next level with acid color pops and perfect nudes. To find out more about the collaboration between Proenza Schouler and M.A.C, klick here for the Vogue article and here for the Viva article.

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Photographs by Proenza Schouler, M.A.C and Mario Sorrenti.



Design, Fashion Designer, Inspiration, Interiors, throwback thursday

PS X KNOLL: INTERIORS

Proenza Schouler’s collaboration with M.A.C cosmetics wasn’t their first venture beyond clothing.  Back in 2009 they released a range of textile’s with the high-end furniture designer Knoll. The designers are known for developing unique textiles with  innovative techniques and unexpected materials so experimenting with interiors made complete sense. Jack and Lazaro designed 5 different textile patterns based on previous collections such as the spring 2008 and the fall 2007 runway shows. The textiles are classic and sophisticated with dramatic use of color and patterns. To see the full collection and catalogue, click here.

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Photographs by Knoll.



Design, Inspiration, Interiors, Some Things We Love

A recent fieldtrip to the ICFF fair got us inspired! Today we will share with you a few of our favorite designs, materials and installations.

A favorite of ours is the Family Tree installation by Frederick McSwain for Bernhardt. The installation consist out of six wall sculptures, each representing the growth, history and people of the Bernhardt family from over the years. The wall sculptures are inspired by the concentric rings of a tree. Frederick McSwain says “When contemplating an appropriate tribute to the generations of Bernhardt craftsmen who carry on the tradition of fine woodworking, this visual was the initial catylist”.

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A second installation that captured our eyes was the Antolini Luigi booth. They were presenting a Spanish fossilized limestone in a veneer format, which is available in slabs, tiles and cut-to-size pieces. What fascinated us is how they presented this material in an original refreshing way, by cutting the limestone in pillars resembling a forest of pencils.

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Lastly we discovered a new way of creating space dividers, seatings and lighting by the use of Molo’s softwal + softblock modular system. It is a free standing, flexible partition system made from paper and textile structues. It is a very multifunctional and good solution for a temporary wall divider or for seating at an event.

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Photography by RubenVDB and the lookbooks of the designers.



Design, Fashion Designer

One of our clients CG by Chris Gelinas is a finalist of the LVMH Prize, a prize supporting young fashion designers which is in it’s inaugural year. CG is one of the 12 finalists nominated for the award, amongst designers such as Tim Coppens, Hood by Air, Simone Rocha and many more. We want to congratulate Chris Gelinas on being a finalist and would like to wish him all the best of luck tomorrow when the winner will be announced. A designer’s profile on CG by Chris Gelinas can be found below.

More information can be found on vogueelle.com and fashionista.com.



backstage look, Fashion Week, Flashback, Makeup Breakdown, throwback thursday

Today we are giving you a glimpse backstage at the hair and make-up environment during fashion shows. Usually it is a very crowded and busy atmosphere, creating lots of noise, scents and most of all: craziness.

The first step in creating a beauty-look for a show is setting up a hair and make-up test meeting to determine the final look, this takes place a few days before the show and involves the designer, stylist, hair stylist and make-up artist. In the pictures below we give you a closer view at the beauty-look for the Monique Lhuillier S/S14 fashion show and some exciting backstage shots from various past shows.

 

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Photography by Eli Schmidt and Antonella Zangheri

Make-Up by Val Garland

 



backstage look, Fashion Designer, Fashion History

Last week some of New York’s most iconic fashion names were heading south to support the 2014 graduation show (have a look at Refinery 29 for a full report) at Savannah College of Art and Design. This season they took the show to the next level by presenting the collections in the SCAD Museum of Art. A beautifully restored building designed by (Christian Sottile). Among the guests were Pat Cleveland and Andre Leon Talley, a long time SCAD supporter, who presented his Lifetime Achievement Award to the acclaimed fashion designer Stephen Burrows, who is the subject of a special exhibition at SCAD through September 15 titled ‘An American Master of Inventive Design.

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Guests included J. Alexander, who coached the models on their walks and especially their attitude, Natalie Joos from the vintage fashion blog: Tales of Endearment, among other editors and insiders coming to see what the next generation is up to. The Dizon team was brought in to bring a touch of NY fashion week to the Savannah school.

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In honor of J. Alexander, the models created a tribute video of his signature pose.

In case you missed the livestream of the SCAD fashion show, you can re-watch it on their website.

Make-Up by Tracy Alfajora

Hair by Martin Christopher Harper

Images by: TMDJ, Pat Cleveland, Sophie Cutts, Keya and the Dizon Inc. team



Design, Fashion Designer, Fashion Week, Flashback, Helmut Lang, Set Design, throwback thursday

In anticipation of ICFF and inspired by all the art fairs in the city right now, we are looking back this week at some spectacular set-designs from the past few seasons. Including shows from Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Araks, Tess Giberson and Helmut Lang. Inspirations spanning all disciplines including architecture, sculpture, painting, collage and artists such as Richard Prince, Fred Sandback,and Picasso.

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Fashion Designer, Fashion History, Fashion Week, Flashback, throwback thursday, Uncategorized

Elegantly set tables, adorned with translucent chairs, stretched the shadowy lengths of The Highline Hotel Ballroom for L’Wren Scott’s Fall 2012 collection. Her collection, Tea Time, fit perfectly with the setting to create the feeling of ‘Downton Abbey’ inspired by early 1900’s England to WWII . Guests enjoyed a lovely lunch against this dramatic backdrop as the models began to stroll down the runway.

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Photography by Antonella Zangheri



Design, fashion presentation, Set Design

Last  wednesday UNIQLO celebrated it’s new LifeWear collection for the upcoming fall 2014 season, showing 9 collections including  Heattech, Topics (featuring a new british check theme), Smart Style Pant, Ines De La Fressange, Denim and Ultra Light Down. Among the guests at the press preview was Nicola Formichetti; he is the new creative fashion director at Uniqlo.

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Photography by Greg Kessler