Backstage At New York Fashion Week | Spring/Summer 2013 Part 1

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

It won’t be long now till London comes along as New York Fashion Week draws to a close in just three more days. Here are some backstage photos from the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013  runways of Jason Wu (top), Prabal Gurung, Tadashi Shoji, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Rag and Bone, BCBG Max Azria, Diane Von Furstenburg, Richard Chai and Peter Som.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Richard Chai

Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Diane Von Furstenburg

Diane Von Furstenburg Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Diane Von Furstenburg Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

BCBG Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Peter Som

Peter Som Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Peter Som Spring/Summer 2013 backstage, New York Fashion Week

Image Credits: interviewmagazine.com, nymag.com, models.com, vogue.co.uk

Mango Fall 2011 Video | The Great Escape

The promotional video entitled The Great Escape for Mango’s Fall 2011 collection features Kate Moss and Terry Richardson on the run in a van racing through iconic locations of Paris such as the Mini Palais, Place de la Concorde, Place de l’Alma, Champs Elysées and the Centre Pompidou. And yes they are wearing a mask with Terry’s face on it (say what?). The final scene -sees them arriving at their destination- was shot and broadcast live during the Mango Fall/Winter 2011 fashion show at the Centre Pompidou last month.

Mango Fall/Winter 2011 fashion show final walkthrough.

‘Working with Mango was incredible, as was working with Terry Richardson. I loved working with him in the video. It was fantastic both of us being in front of the camera, it’s a completely different sensation. I loved not being alone and having somebody to share ideas with.’ -Kate Moss

I think this was easy money in the bank for Kate and Terry. I totally don’t get the concept of the video, and the collection was only seen briefly, too briefly. With that being said, I think incorporating fashion with video is a lot harder than it seems. First of all, you got to have a clear concept, a good one and then find the perfect scenes to showcase the collection because let’s face it, it has always been about the clothes. Easy? What do you think? All glitz and no substance.

This was probably one of the worst videos I’ve seen ever. The concept and collection must go hand in hand and this one was way off. Kate Moss? Terry Richardson of all people? I mean at least the leading role should have gone to the face of Mango, no? Scarlett Johansson if I’m correct. It’s just common sense. And for the record, Terry didn’t have to be in it. Maybe Mango needs a shakeup in their creative direction.

Check out Prabal Gurung’s Resort 2012 video featuring Rye Rye’s New Thing and House of Holland’s Resort 2012 video featuring Eliza Cummings.

Prabal Gurung Resort 2012 Video

“I was immediately taken by how unique and dynamic her music was. Her authentic sound and tremendous energy was exactly what we were looking for, and I have always loved her bright, personal style” -Prabal Gurung on Rye Rye

Prabal Gurung showcased his Resort 2012 collection which is his first resort collection ever in the form of a short video. The video stars up and coming hip-hop artist, Rye Rye singing to her song called New Thing. Now, what is it with fashion and digital media nowadays. It seems like if you can’t do a runway show for the lesser-known seasons, you do a short film. I suppose it’s a trend; definitely creates more hype and publicity than just solely showing a press presentation. But if it’s a trend and more fashion houses are doing it, the question is will it diminish the uniqueness and value? Or will it be the norm in today’s digital age?

Maybe the the upbeat nature of the song and artist complemented the collection but I just didn’t like how the whole video was choreographed. It looked more like a music video than a fashion video. I mean it’s supposed to be a fashion video to showcase his collection (part of his collection) right? That’s just my two cents, what do you think? Spin or bin? Okay looking back (I watched it again), I think I was a bit harsh-well he did get the message of his collection across at the very least!

Here are some of my favourite outfits.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama inspired this collection.

“Kusama is best known for her conceptual work with polka dots and her use of light and mirrors. She was in many ways a symbol of the 60’s free love movement. She considers herself an ‘obsessive artist’, which is a feeling I, in many ways relate to. Her work often dealt with feminism and as a designer, I have designed for women who knew their own worth before society dictated it. I have had a profound respect for intelligent women or as I always say, ‘the thinking man’s sex symbol’.” -Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung is known for his ultra feminine styles that are romantic and formal. For him to venture into something like this was an eyeopener. A relatively new designer with less than 10 collections under his belt, I think it was nice that he explored what he was capable of-creating fun, vivacious, wearable ensembles with colours and details that were more subtle in his previous collections. Florals, polka dots, embroidery and sequins together with colour pops of yellow, green and pink on a base of mostly black and white. I really like it, the collection grows on me the more I look at it.

Check out the rest of the Resort 2012 collection here.

Image Credits: Prabal Gurung

The 68th Annual Golden Globes

The 68th Annual Golden Globes happened this morning and I thought I might take a peek at what some of the stars are wearing. It’s been a while since I’ve seen red carpet looks so here we go.

Amy Adams in Marchesa. Of course a red carpet would not be complete without Marchesa. To be honest I’m quite tired of hearing that name.

Ladies rocking the full-sleeve look. From the top: Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive (this one has a bareback from Fall 2010) and Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum and Jimmy Choo shoes.

A ‘big’ and very curvy Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad. (she is big by her standards) Had to post this.

Super sexy soft curls. From the top: Dianna Agron in J. Mendel and Jayma Mays in Alberta Ferretti.

Simple and clean. From the top: Emma Stone in Calvin Klein and Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander (Jil Sander Spring 2011 is the bomb I’m telling ya!)

Designer cameos. From the top: Eva Longoria in Zac Posen, Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Heidi Klum in Marc Jacobs (seen here with Seal) and Scarlett Johansson flying the flag for Elie Saab [only one :(].

Kaley Cuoco in a lampshade Katharine Kidd.

Ladies and gays OOGLE NOW! Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Prada

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf. I just want to pluck that rose off her cleavage. She’s here because of her naughty thank-you speech.

Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza. She’s too short and stubby and loose the belt girl. The runway version‘s tons better. The label had a dismal showing here so I’m only posting one look. Their bridal collections are more fun. Check out Farah Angsana while you’re at it.

Ruffles ruffles. I like them all. From the top: Jennifer Lawrence in Louis Vuitton, Julie Bowen in Tadashi Shoji, Lea Michele in Oscar De La Renta and Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.

January Jones in Atelier Versace. One for the guys! Even Ryan Seacrest admitted he was distracted when he interviewed her on the red carpet. Love her in Mad Men.

My favourites. From the top: Olivia Wilde in Marchesa and Christian Louboutin shoes, Milla Jovovich in Armani Prive (those soft curls are TO DIE FOR!), Megan Fox in a custom-made Armani Prive gown, Mila Kunis in Vera Wang and Mandy Moore (say WHAT) in Monique Lhuillier.

Last but not least, Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham. My favourite hairstyle on the red carpet because it’s the one I wanna have!

x fashionslop

Image Source: style.com