the week that was fashion

It’s on to the London collections now, after a hectic Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (NYFW). We learned that landing in New York City and heading to Lincoln Center’s stage and backstage in below freezing temps the same day probably wasn’t the best move…but we soilder on!

Was great to re-connect with so many of the fashion editors, make-up artists, stylists and buyers from my early journalism days, despite the busy, jam-packed backstage work and show schedules. Needless to say, Fall/Winter 2011 is going to be one of sophisticated fashion and strong designer collections (we’re looking at you, Jason Wu!).

We spent time with Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji backstage before his show, as well as with the MAC makeup team who was tasked with prepping the models. His inspiration for his Fall/Winter ’11 collection, which included hues of deep greens, moss and pops of color:

“My collection draws inspiration from the ancient gardens of the Far East.”

Tadashi Shoji A/W 2011. Photo Credit Gregoire Avenel.

Luca Luca was one of our favorites; Creative Director Raul Melgoza sent fur, tailored looks and color down the runway, as well as an interesting print here and there.

Luca Luca A/W 2011. Photo Credit: Gerado Somoza.

Jewelery designer Pamela Love presented a wearable, edgy collection on models that were expertly done up by make-up artist Kristin Gallegos for MAC. Chatting with her backstage, Kristin’s excitement over the fall “look” was palpable. The look for Fall 2011:

“Futuristic, dewy, iridescent skin.”

Brazilian designer Carlos Miele presented color and texture, as well as some fur. A great soundtrack took models down the runway in fox capes, velvet pants, suede and leather in a mix of colors. His inspiration:

“Tridimensional surfaces, overlays, playing with light and dark, satellite images, graphic stripes and a clash of colors and textures.”

We’re excited for the A/W 2011 collections to hit the racks and store shelves. More reasons to get dressed for work and match our makeup, too! We saw many a trend while backstage, thanks to the MAC Cosmetics teams that were behind the scenes…more soon.

Luca Luca A/W 2011. Photo Credit: Gerardo Somoza.


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