All Photos and Content ®2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
It’s easy to see why today (despite being the anniversary of a horrible day in history) was one of my favorites.
®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
Since I first started my blog back in 2009, it’s become a tradition for me to revisit the “best of” each fashion week before the new season starts. Yesterday was the 1 month mark until Spring/Summer 2012 NYFW begins. To help build excitement, here are some of my favorite shots from the f/w ’11 shows:
Jeremy Laing is a designer that continues to impress me more and more each season. He has the uncanny ability to take something relatively normal, like say, a trench, and bend it to his will to make it extraordinary.
I mean really. I’m not normally a fan of trench coats, but this looks like the softest, flowiest trench ever.
For Spring, I fell in love with Jeremy’s woven leathers, especially an incredibly long woven sweater coat that I still cannot stop thinking about. This season, for fall, he again managed to take traditional shapes and styles and update them to create something totally his own.
Even this silhouette is rounded.
On a total, geeky photographer side note, I really admired the space Jeremy chose this season, Jack Studios. The lighting was phenomenal, and made the clothes stand out even more. It was so bright, the models almost seemed to glow, like they were about to disappear.
Along with impeccable cut and draping, magnificently, all of the garments look incredibly comfortable!
I find myself admiring Jeremy’s collections so much each season, because, like so many of my favorite young designers, he’s not afraid to take risks. His designs may sometimes cross over into avant-garde territory, yet overall his collections remain completely wearable– without ever being boring.
See the full photo set here.
All Photos and Content ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
WHO: Jeremy Laing
WHAT: Spring 2011 Collection
WHERE: 9/16/10, Milk Studios
Hung Vanngo for MAC led the team of make up artists, who left faces fresh, with subtle splashes of color on eyes and lips. Powder was dusted on the face. Eyes were brushed with gray shadow, but remained free of eye liner or mascara. Orange lipstick, complimenting the colors in the collection, was used on the lips.
INSPIRATION: Flags flapping in the wind (via Style.com)
VERDICT: I found Jeremy’s creative mix of materials intriguing. Many of the looks had hints of a minimalist origin, but were made more interesting by being crafted with unusual fabrics like leather, and sheer materials. Traditional silhouettes slightly altered kept things current.
See the full photo set here.
All Photos and Content ®2010 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
The green dress is my favorite.
After attending the Frank Tell presentation at MILK on February 12th, my friend Vyque and I decided to stop by Jeremy Laing right down the hall. The presentation was almost over, but we managed to catch the last set of looks before it ended.
I liked what I saw, even if it was only a portion of the many looks. (After reading through the show’s program it sounds like we missed a LOT of fur!!) I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Jeremy, and hopefully can catch his whole presentation next season.
All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost