Bon Voyage Mon Ami. Russia is only a lifetime away.
Well, during fashion week, I had the opportunity of meeting several new models. Some brand brand new and a few others on the rise and blooming fast. Well, I made a wish list. And, this past week, I met a few. Over the next week or so, I will make posts of the guys who’s energy was boundless and beauty so captivating as they cascaded down the runway. I start with a few boys from RED. Thanks to Dave and George.
Who knew that I had so much to say or show. But, here it is, my 101st post. I decided to feature a dazzling new find at Fusion. Johannes G. Absolutely, the nicest and just maybe the most beautiful man that I have ever photographed. Johannes hails from Vienna . . . oh please, let the jokes ensue. It was a nice wrap up to fashion week. Johannes G in pictures.
For me, Spring Fashion Week signals the real end of the summer. It is the week right after Labor Day. It is still muggy and hot. But, something just changes in attitude of everyone. So, what does it mean for me? Well, gone are my red Galliano sneakers that I photographed almost every model in before I even worn them once; white shoes/pants/blazers; warm weather and flip flops; and, that valuable, beautiful light that comes through my window for only 3 hours of the entire day. It shines a little less when it gets colder.
But, I love fashion week in NYC. Always an opportunity to stay out late and party. And, catch up with people that you haven’t seen (and, in some cases, glad that you haven’t seen) since last season. This fashion week was a little different. Just a little special. It was at Lincoln Center for the first time. I am still on the fence about this venue. There was a lot more room and it was perfect from a global perspective. But, the fishbowl/gawk fest that was set up for photographers in the middle of the venue was not my idea of privacy to do my work. hmmmmmm but I could deal with that. But, nonetheless, here are my short and sweet over views of this past season. Enjoy.
Favorite Runway Show: Concept Korea
Best Presentation: Gant by Michael Bastian
Best Runway Walk Man: Two way tie between Isaac Carew_Nevs and Miles Garber_DNA
Best Runway Walk Woman: Karlie Kloss_Next
Best Spectacle in presentation: Richie Rich
Most Awkward Moment: The J. Sabatino presentation that had an older patron groping the male models and dancing up a storm. Here she is in a group shot.
Biggest Surprise: Seeing Clement Chabernaud in person and watching him make his NYC debut in runway.
Breakout Star Male: Daniel McSweeney_Red Models NYC
Breakout Star Female: JAC_IMG
The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has proven to be quite the vacation for me. I have gone to many shows; I have gotten to catch up with many friends; And, I have gotten to make a few acquaintances along the way too. My past two days of fashion week ss 2011 in pictures: from Timo Weiland to DVF to Rad Hourani. Check it out. (And, yes, I know I didn’t label everything; I am not a magazine just passing through).