Sneak Peek: NYFW S/S 2012 DAY FIVE

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Katie Gallagher Backstage S/S 2012
Katie Gallagher Backstage

Sneak Peek: Erickson Beamon S/S 2012
Erickson Beamon

Sneak Peek: Erickson Beamon Backstage S/S 2012
Erickson Beamon Backstage

Sneak Peek: The Lake and the Stars S/S 2012
The Lake and the Stars

Sneak Peek: Jeremy Laing S/S 2012
Jeremy Laing

Sneak Peek: Tracy Reese Backstage S/S 2012
Tracy Reese Backstage. Nails: Sally Hansen

Sneak Peek: L.A.M.B. Backstage S/S 2012
L.A.M.B. Backstage. Nails: ESSIE

Sneak Peek: L.A.M.B. S/S 2012
L.A.M.B.

Sneak Peek: Lela Rose Backstage S/S 2012
Lela Rose Backstage

Sneak Peek: Jen Kao Backstage S/S 2012
Jen Kao Backstage. Nails: CND

Sneak Peek: Jen Kao S/S 2012
Jen Kao

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

Getting in the Spirit of Fashion Week: S/S 2012

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:

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Oscar de la Renta

JEREMY LAING FALL 2011 (2)
Jeremy Laing

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Oscar de la Renta

VENA CAVA FALL 2011 (39)
Vena Cava

RACHEL COMEY FALL 2011- BACKSTAGE (5)
Rachel Comey

UNITED BAMBOO FALL 2011 (7)
United Bamboo

THE LAKE & THE STARS FALL 2011 (5)
The Lake & The Stars

Jen Kao Fall 2011 (4)
Jen Kao

OSCAR DE LA RENTA FALL 2011 (27)
Oscar de la Renta

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Jeremy Laing Fall/Winter 2011

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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.

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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.

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Wide leg pants are in? Jeremy has extra-wide leg pants for you.

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There is almost something witchy about this look. Love it!

Moonscapes, and moon shapes play a huge role in the collection:
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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.

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Along with impeccable cut and draping, magnificently, all of the garments look incredibly comfortable!

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This coat literally had show-goers squealing:
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This hole-y dress was by far my favorite:
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Even its shadow is cool:
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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.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Jeremy Laing S/S 2011: Backstage and Show

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WHO: Jeremy Laing
WHAT: Spring 2011 Collection
WHERE: 9/16/10, Milk Studios

Backstage at Jeremy Laing, Marco Santini for ION Studio led a team of stylists in creating a “do rag” inspired hair style.
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Hair on top of the head was slicked back:
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The bottom section of hair was left loose, and held in place by a horizontal strip of hair, woven across the width:
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The result:
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The concept was inspired by the woven head pieces Jeremy created for some of his models:
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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.

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Pre-show Polaroids!

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Waiting after a run through.

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Jeremy Laing inspecting the fit of a look pre-show.

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Last minute touch ups are made.

Once the show was ready to start, I quickly ran out to the media riser to snag a spot.
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About to begin!

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For Spring, Jeremy decided to forgo the his usual prints for solid blocks of color.
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A rose patten was the lone print in the collection:
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INSPIRATION: Flags flapping in the wind (via Style.com)

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My favorite piece in the collection:
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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.

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See the full photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2010 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Jeremy Laing Fall/Winter 2010

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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.

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Lots of draping, leather, and fur:
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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.

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Jeremy doing an interview after the presentation.

All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost