JAKOBSON

Invented in New York

Above left: Mood Board for Eckhaus Latta. Above right: Creative Director for Vidal Sassoon, Michael Forrey.

With New York fashion week in full swing (notice Magnolia is empty) I sat down with Michael Forrey, Creative Director for the house that Vidal built- Sassoon Salon. Forrey is a busy asset to NY fashion week, juggling his own schedule with the schedules of designers such as 3as4 and this seasons standout, Eckhaus Latta. Forrey gave me the inside scoop on his plans to design the hair for this Sundays show being produced at Milk Studios.
“They love the idea, of texture. Think of the idea of a 70’s couch. Lots of texture and then like the similarities and mirror opposite. So a lot of sleekness as well.” Forrey explained the grand plan for several heads of cornrows- slightly undone and loosened to make the texture a bit softer and more wearable. A slightly dirty/greasy root is favored at the designers’ request. He also went on to explain that the hair for Sundays show has some plans on being tucked inside of a few garments. Warmth possibly? With the past few weeks in New York, it would be no wonder as to why designers Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta would choose some functionality over fashion. Forrey tells us that we are to expect lots of layering, sheer fabrics that have interesting dimensions. Slight nods to mid 90’s fashion are once again thought of as an inspiration for the high waisted pants and crop tops that Forrey seemed excited for. As for the products Forrey plans on using this Sunday? The Sassoon Creative Director is all about Kerastace’s new “Spray á Porter” sea salt texture spray. Between the spray, the cornrows the texture and the couch, Eckhaus Latta’s fall 2014 collection is promising to be a funky one.

With spring 2014 runways being dominated by the ever present tyrannical botanicals that have made their way into the limelight after such shows as Gucci’s spring and Elie Saabs haute couture confection collections, the peony prints and magnolia motifs seem to have been washed in a turpentine bath, diminishing theirs hues, not their graphic punch. Christopher Bailey’s fall 2014 collection for men at Burberry Prorsum was no different. With his last collection, Bailey took a turn of regression playing with bold primary colors and hats- better suited for the under 11 crowd. This season however, Bailey reminds us that when he has a vision, he executes it. Inspired by Scottish painter Duncan Grant, Bailey seamlessly interwove his mix of feminine and masculine without losing his sartorial edge. Instead of botanics of the floral kind, scarves and sweaters were adorned with simple maple leafs, done in a richer, saturated amber- rather than the vibrant reds ands pinks shown at Gucci’s spring show. This very collection for Prorsum seems to be a teachable one on the many sides of Bailey. At his best (and usual form) Bailey transcends gender and creates a world of beauty where it isn’t only the women who are left looking soft and romantic. Silk souvenir scarves were draped loosely around the shoulders of the men as they made their way down the runway sometimes almost daring the audience to find a similarity between Bailey’s masculinely executed neck (or shoulder wear) and the ultra feminine silks of Hermes. Seasons past have shown us women wearing studded stilettos and spiked satchels while men were left a bit more muted. The fall 2014 collection from Prorsum seemed to join both masculine and feminine in a world where beauty, luxury and humor can be made for everyone.

  As our fashion queen of 2006, Miranda Priestly sighed, “Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking.” But the looks shown at Eli’s Saab’s Wednesday haute couture show were anything but yawn inducing. The collection aptly called “The Promise of Spring” suggests a return to femininity after the ghosts of seasons past have left us studded, gramated, and zipped to our threshold.  The collection of evening wear- part wood nymph-glamazon, part sugary sweet cupcake topping; has cleansed our pallet with its sorbet colors and delicate prints. Gowns ranging from the universal powder rose, to intricate beekaboo lacing and embellishments that have become the hallmark of Lebanese born Saab’s ever feminine aesthetic; graced the runway with an effortless, airy quality. Subtly hinting toward legends such as Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, particularly her collection from prefall 2013, where heavily printed gowns seemed to rule the ballroom, or garden party, as it were. Saab has seemingly created a dream world for women to own their feminity while embracing a more romantic side simultaneously .  One might consider “La Vie est Belle”  more apropos name for the collection as the heavy influence of a chiffon  dreamworld where romance and beauty live ceaselessly with one another takes center stage (or runway.) With prints like these, it’s easy to stop and smell the roses.

As our fashion queen of 2006, Miranda Priestly sighed, “Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking.” But the looks shown at Eli’s Saab’s Wednesday haute couture show were anything but yawn inducing. The collection aptly called “The Promise of Spring” suggests a return to femininity after the ghosts of seasons past have left us studded, gramated, and zipped to our threshold. The collection of evening wear- part wood nymph-glamazon, part sugary sweet cupcake topping; has cleansed our pallet with its sorbet colors and delicate prints. Gowns ranging from the universal powder rose, to intricate beekaboo lacing and embellishments that have become the hallmark of Lebanese born Saab’s ever feminine aesthetic; graced the runway with an effortless, airy quality. Subtly hinting toward legends such as Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera, particularly her collection from prefall 2013, where heavily printed gowns seemed to rule the ballroom, or garden party, as it were. Saab has seemingly created a dream world for women to own their feminity while embracing a more romantic side simultaneously . One might consider “La Vie est Belle” more apropos name for the collection as the heavy influence of a chiffon dreamworld where romance and beauty live ceaselessly with one another takes center stage (or runway.) With prints like these, it’s easy to stop and smell the roses.

My life, in a nutshell.

My life, in a nutshell.

leedukes:

katara:

i used grindr at church to find out who’s been lying to jesus and i found out who was also lying to their wives 

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True story.

True story.

Having fun at the rooftop of ink48!

Having fun at the rooftop of ink48!