Tuesday, September 30, 2008
UNCONDITIONAL: LONDONER’S NEW YORK DEBUT SPRING 2009
A “BED IN” - SEVENTIES VIBE FOR THE 21st CENTURY
MARITIME HOTEL ROOFTOP, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2008
Pics and Words-Judith Ecochard
Philip Stephens is a very popular London based designer we’ve heard about-from fashion forward types hailing from Dublin.
So even though you could cut the heavy, oppressive humidity with a knife on that Saturday, we eagerly trooped over to the hip Chelsea rooftop of the Maritime Hotel- for this contemporary men’s and women’s wear presentation.
Sweating buckets, we avoided the outdoor terrace-and stuck with reviewing the clothes on the models that were relaxing about the two rooms of the air-con suite.
This included two sleekly dressed peaceniks lounging about the bed.
Well hello John and Yoko----we'd love to Give Peace A Chance.
We also got a vibe that conjured up the classic British WWII comedy, “Gert and Daisy’s Weekend” about hardscrabble East Enders decamping for the safety of the posh countryside of English nobility.
The clothes were a fresh take on street wear chic mashed up with elegant 21st century threads like the blue sashed, hippyish long tiered gown-in white of course.
MOTO: “Modern elegance with a clever dash of grit.”
FACTOID: “Ethically” produced using organic fabrics and sustainable dyes.
CELEBS A’WEARIN’: MADONNA, CAMERON DIAZ, BOWIE, GWEN STEFANI, JUDE LAW, DAVID BECKHAM
Selfridges, Harrods, The Shop at Bluebird and Concrete in London; Havana in Dublin; Printemps in Paris and Lille; Isetan and Beams International Room in Tokyo; Neiman Marcus in L.A; Curve in New York and L.A; Seibu in Hong Kong; Sprmkt in Amsterdam; Princess in Antwerp; L'Una et L'Altra in Rome; Off and Co in Munich; Citta Di Bolgna in Cologne; F95 in Berlin; Zuma in Shanghai. Amaze in Moscow; Trilogia in Reykjavik; Capital L in Sydney; Wasteland in Perth