So far I have found the displays and box shows to be awkwardly beautiful. As I entered Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there were these amazing and beautiful advertisement displays, some complete with a model, but also with guards. This left me wondering what to do with them–Stare? Take pictures? Ask about it? I went with the “take a couple pictures and move on” approach.
The box shows I found equally interesting. After waiting in about a 20 minute line I made it in, but I could hardly see the models. The rooms are crowded and everyone is trying to get a good photo, even if it means walking (and/or stopping) in front of your camera. During the Green Shows, I found this very overwhelming. However, that evening in Katya’s show, I was much more comfortable and able to get close enough for some good photos. This is when it got awkward. The models don’t just stand there like mannequins. The really do model for you. When one would see I was taking a photo, they would adjust themselves to make it better. This was great, except I wanted to say thank you, which left me to give the awkward half-smile thanks to the models. I think they appreciated my Midwest graciousness.
Seriously, who wants to pick the color of their car from a book when you can pick it from stilettos?!
H. Fredriksson (Green Shows)
(Love cobalt blue continuing into fall paired with olive and orange)
Katya Leonovich Fall 2012 Collection
Transitioning pastels into fall with gray
From soft to tough- Metallic, leather, and snake skin