I'm going to preface this post by insisting that you check out the photos on my website first: http://www.graeyny.com/ss11.html -- because some of them are missing here and you can stream the show soundtrack by Alan Wilkis which I am excited about. At some point my new French friend will have the video up as well.
We got some early press in TimeOut New York which I'm pleased about -- you can check that out here:http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/shopping/88891/breakout-designer-janet-kim
As I mentioned in an earlier post, over the past several months I've been trying to learn to surf and I decided my Spring/Summer 2011 collection would be surf-inspired. I initially was thinking of working with neoprene but ended up finding a similar fabric called "spacer" at the spandex store, which I used to make padded bras reminiscent of wetsuits. I also used swimsuit fabrics and stretch lace to design leggings and tops that were surf-y and beachy. There were some t-shirty pieces embellished with silk chiffon, which were inspired by the t-shirty type clothes you throw on when you go to the beach -- soft and loose. I was super happy with the hair and makeup done by the Paul Labrecque team -- Hair: Tom Moschetto, Kalizya Hutchison, Amerah Abdelaziz Makeup: Daisy Schwartzberg
The moccasins were by Manimal and looked super cute with the clothes.
Anyway, without further ado, here are the images (all images by my friend Ferris Vanderveer):
KELLY - white cotton jersey tshirt gown with rosettes
After two grueling castings, we handpicked these lovely models. We saw lots of beautiful girls but these were right for the collection. The following agencies were involved:
MC2 - Rachel, Greta
FentonMoon - Marcia
Major - Alexa, Kelly, Kelsey, Nadia, Tsubasa
VNY - Alisa
Direct - Lauren
Thanks also to our other sponsors -- Hpnotiq who generously provided cocktails and cupcakes, as well as Ouidad and Arrojo and SummerSoles -- who provided swag for the gift bags!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped out and was part of this production! Here is a pic with of the friends who helped out --