Photos: Greg Lewis 1. Patrik Ervell does a simple outfit incredibly well. In his show today, the two that stood out most were a flecked grey suit with club collar shirt, and a navy single breasted blazer worn with nylon pants and a pale blue club collar shirt. Other standouts were the backpacks, the shearling trims, and the best textured menswear fabrics seen in a show this week.2. Watching the #menswear crew salivate over real, live, females in a fashion show. 3. The amazing low profile six panel caps. I’m obsessed with them right now. 4. Kiwi model Ella VerberneClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe Plucking the good bits from one’s roots and combining them with the best of one’s present is as good a place as any to find inspiration for a collection. Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright started life in England but have long since called New York home. For Fall 2011, they played up their cultural duality, with an offering that merged classic British hunting with collegiate Americana. It started just a tad bit late – Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was in attendance which set many a flash aflutter – but finished quickly. The first processionClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe The Standard Hotel was the venue for Tim Hamilton’s presentation tonight, where he imagined uniforms for a future dystopian world. Considering the rigmarole to get through the door, that dystopian world didn’t feel all that far off.Inside, a row of tattooed boys and girls stood at attention, perched on gold-soled black wedge boots behind a thin white line. The immediate feeling was of computer generated humanoids, in disproportionate outfits that blended cropped knits with fiercely tapered pants. Every five minutes, a fresh batch of robotic youth filed in to take their place. The show notes suggested AldousClick to Continue!
Matthew Hitt backstage at John Varvatos. Photos: Sonny Vandevelde Sonny Vandevelde was climbing on ledges above diners in the restaurant at the Tribeca Grand Hotel last night, checking the alignment of his photographs and arguing with himself over which order worked best. The backstage photographer, friend to models and Australian is in New York City for two reasons: to shoot Fashion Week, and to host Backstage – an exhibition of his work at the hotel – a now highly anticipated seasonal event. Choosing which photographs to hang next to each other is the easy part, he says. “Editing them downClick to Continue!
The Cut gave Canadian model Marcel Castenmiller a camera to film his New York Fashion Week shenanigans. He plays table tennis (at Fat Cat?), rides the overground train and hangs out with Mark Cox, Cole Mohr, Bastiaan Ninaber, Charlie Westerberg, Tomek S and Matthew Hitt. They sit around waiting, eat and hang out at bars. It’s a pretty accurate depiction of male models. But my favourite bit is when he goes to film a piece of paper, then changes his mind. It’s all in the editing. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!