Sunday, February 3, 2008

My Fall 2008 collection

Friday February 1st 2008, 6 - 8 pm.

Last Friday, the first official day of fashion week, I held a presentation of my Fall 2008 collection at the Norwood club here in New York. It was the first real fashion event to be held at the new private arts club on W 14th Street which is an amazing 4 -story listed mansion that has been re-decorated by Simon Costin, so it was a bit of a coup.I'd also never really held a presentation before but this season I felt that a 2 hour intimate champagne event would be more applicable to the clothes, give more editors the chance to stop by and get a closer more fun!

The collection was titled " About A Girl".I showed 20 looks and used not only real models but roped in some of my lovely, supportive and ever glamourous girlfriends to wear the collection too.

Daisy Lowe backstage in her "Floreau Nouveau" printed silk dress, which I collaborated with artist Deanne Cheuk on. The starting point for my prints this season was art nouveau, in particular Klimt and Tiffany stained glass ( inspired by a photo of the interior of Maxims in Paris I had on my wall).

Girl on the go Kate Elson, who not only videoed the entire night for but also modeled for me! He she is multi tasking with Maya Camin who whipped everyone into shape backstage.

Theodora Richards wearing one of my favourite dresses in the collection.

Kate Bartle my PR from Starworks, Paud and George MacPherson from my UK PR Goodly all having a shifty fag on the fire escape.

Hair stylist Ash Javier working his magic on model Ines.


Katie Toker my amazing assistant and me backstage.

Photographer Poppy De Villeneuve looking gorgeous in my chrome coloured chiffon dress.

The lovely Nathalie Rock ( Mick's daughter)who always models for me.

Gordon Espinet from MAC, responsible for the beautiful make-up, puts finishing touches to Nathalie.

This season I was lucky to be sponsored by the new skin product line Skyn Iceland and what was even better is it actually works!

Model Gantz in my hand silk screened "Swirly Girl" print dress

Brazilian model Solange in my pleated and hand printed silk jacket

Claudia S in another of my favorite dresses. This has textile designer Ben Copperwheat's hand printed Kaleidoscope design on it.

Stylist Alex Slavycz knots model Eva into her scarf dress, also in the handscreened Kaleidoscope print.

Leigh Lezark from the Misshapes wearing my striped tulle shirtdress

Girl about town Kate Schelter takes to a bit of modeling!

Sarah Sophie Flicker from the Citizens Band in violet chiffon

Model Emina in emerald chiffon

Elena in another "Swirly Girl" handprinted dress.

Jauretsi spinning

Nathalie Rock, Theodora Richards, me and Daisy Lowe