This is not what is appears to be. This is not a Victorian tintype shot of two young sacrificial lambs en route to some war. Oh no it is in fact a New York Times fashion editorial and a very fine one too. Although these are indeed Tintype Photographs by David Sokosh for the New York Times and Photographed on Governors Island, New York.
Lest you had any notions that the world of fashion is all glamour and swanning around – think again. Its 99% hard slog and hours of extreme labour. You need the patience of Job and nerves of steel I tell you.Tell you what a little glass of red wine takes the edge off. So last night I hung around at the showroom where fittings and make up were afoot.
Have a look
David looking a little put upon
Model playing the waiting game
Milen getting worked on by MAC make up artist
Emma Jordan Arise magazine’s South African Editor of Arise magazine at the showroom
Fitting , fitting, fitting
SA girl Heidi doing good in New York
Fashion’s Night Out is a great global campaign to put some frisson back into the fashion economy. I have to say with complete modesty and unabashed excitement that I will be in New York for it -( you can gag later)
Staying opposite Bryant Park for the joys of New York Fashion Week and the thrilling second edition of ARISE Promise of Africa Collective. This year David Tlale is doing the honors for South Africa. I am so excited I could weep … so expect a flurry of updates dear frocksters .
Which portly Jewish tycoon’s opening was most the most glam? Sol had Jason Bourne, Dirty Harry and Robert De Niro. But would you notice them among the has beens and never weres? Philip Green was more canny: For every Zach Braff there was a Jay-Z, for each James Blunt, a Ronson-Santogold, and for every Philip Green a Kate Moss.
I observe that at the NYC branch Topman is, uniquely, on the bottom. Make of that what you will.
Want to know the sartorial significance of this fellow’s outfit?Then best you listen to Sarah Jessica Parker. She has just recorded an audio tour for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she takes the more fashionably minded tourist on a fabulous tour of Renaisance brocades, Rembrandt ruffles and Benin breastplates. Sounds perfectly delightful.
Read the New York Times story here.
Its always a pleasure when a South African does good and makes us proud. So here is some good news for Monday morning milliner Albertus Swanepoel now residing in New York ( since 1989 actually) is a finalist for the prestigious grant and mentorship award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogueʼs Fashion Fund. Well done Mr S – we hope you win.
Here’s a little background from Style.com: Read More…
Since no – one has stepped up and offered to whisk me away to the Big Apple despite the fact that I asked so nicely on the weekend, I thought I would go on a vicarious little tour of the show I wanted to see. It’s about the sartorial rivalry between New York and Paris in the years between 1925 and 1940. Here is a useful link so you can go with me.