Spring 2016 marked the NYFW debut of Raquel Allegra’s eponymous collection. But you’d never know that from the crowd– the show was PACKED. And rightfully so!
WHO: KAELEN Spring 2015
WHAT: A floral inspired collection from CFDA Incubator program member Kaelen Haworth
BACKSTAGE: Both the hair and makeup were inspired by the 1960’s, and Marcia Brady. MAC lead artist Chantel Miller created a “reverse cat eye”, by applying white shadow to the lower eyelid, and layering darker taupe eyeshadow nearly up to the brow. Cheeks were toned with taupe blush, eyebrows were brushed up, and no mascara was used. Concealer was applied to models’ lips right before the show began.
The Spring 2013 Candela presentation was one of those rare fashion shows where I wasn’t “working”, wasn’t covering any beauty brands– I just got to relax and enjoy the clothes and shoes.
And boy, were they pretty. In fact everything about the show was gorgeous, in a soft bohemian way. The hair & makeup, the clothes and shoes, and the magnificent set design. The floral backdrops of the presentation not only looked appealing, they smelled wonderful too!
The collection made me wish summer would just hurry up and get here already!
See the full photo set here.
All Photos and Content ®2012-2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost
I’ve been a longtime fan of Rachel Antonoff‘s designs. In fact, her first presentation was the very first fashion show I ever covered for this blog! So it makes me happy to see that she is finally getting the recognition and publicity she deserves.
One of the things taking her career to the next level: her collaboration with Bass Shoes. Full disclosure: I am ADDICTED to these shoes. Not only are they comfortable, but the designs –especially of her oxfords– are unparalleled in cuteness, and comfort at their price point. I own multiple pairs, and whenever I wear my black & clear oxfords, in particular, I have strangers stopping me on the street to ask about them.
When I stopped by backstage before Rachel’s show, the first thing I noticed wasn’t the hair, makeup, or clothes– it was the new shoes. I am so excited to say that there are more clear shoes on the way!
I tend to say this every time I post about one of his collections, but Chris Benz is one of my absolute favorite young NYC designers. Not only is he one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with, he continues to amaze me, season after season with his genius use of color, and unexpectedly whimsical “eccentric grandma” aesthetic of his clothing.
I really feel like years from now, Chris will reach a Marc Jacobs level of success and industry domination– fitting, since he once interned for the designer.
Chris Benz’s Garment District studio is a magical place. Just as quirky and colorful as the clothing, and the designer himself.
One could spend hours browsing the art work, and knick knacks displayed throughout the workspace.
Chris’ trademark pink hair. We bonded over the trials and tribulations of having brightly colored hair. (Mine was partially purple, that day.)
I’m convinced Chris Benz is one of the nicest designers currently working in fashion.
I also got a quick peek at Chris’ S/S 2013 inspiration board. What I saw was gorgeous, and very exciting. Which reminded me why his collections are consistent favorites of mine, every single fashion week.
See my full photo set from my studio visit here.
With the entire Chris Benz Resort collection here.
All Photos and Content ®2012 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.