Vivid yellow dresses are the first thing we noticed when we walked into David Tlale’s Spring 2013 presentation at The Box. Tribalesque beats and a strong base filled the room as the turban clad models posed with fierce eyes. The collection was inspired by South African culture, and that was shown through the stunning floral tunics.
This morning in The Box at Lincoln Center, Timo Weiland unveiled his wild ride of a collection. It was a fantastical trip from structured wools through bemused spots over to metallic wovens, touching a fur muff here and there. Johnny Weir was digging it! I’ll show you his favorite look. And just listen to Timo and his design partner dish about the collection – it’s a serious freaking trip. Watch the interview after I take you through the collection highlights.
From a very pregnant Mara Hoffman came a collection of tribute to the “sacred mother of the warrior”. Set to the sounds of a live Mara-clad band dispelling languid sonic vibrations, the walk through presentation at The Box in Lincoln Center featured around twenty statuesque women – pillars of desert nomads. With chained tassel body jewelry, true black turbans and age old layered travelling shaded spectacles, the vibes oozed traces of India. It just so happens to be her top foreign destination.
Last Wednesday I went to The Box for Sophomore’s lookbook film (by Cass Bird) unveiling. Unexpectedly, the short film ended up being a one-off carbon copy of the funniest, rarest doc around; Wildwood, New Jersey. Big ups to Mel Ottenberg who styled the mini-vid. Take a trip back to the early 90’s and compare the two below…