|ALLEGRI Ready to roll...|
Studio Babaldi, NYC
words/images Judith Ecochard
ALLEGRI-outerwear/lifestyle is a high-end label that as always had an international cast of regular customers-for years.
The very stylish and weather tough jackets, coats, trenches---are made from a proprietary inventory of 2000 luxurious fabrics (think water-proof silk and cashmere-in collab with Italian Loro Piana)...and boast the design details of a stylish pieces but fused with functionality---that make ALLEGRI clothes -keepers.
After celebrating its 40th Anniversary party in chic fashion at NYC Fashion Week last February---a highlight of that week, for most---
Allegri---got loads of positive press here across the Pond.
For the Spring 2012 collection ---that was previewed a few weeks ago...we saw so many terrific pieces---we jumped at the chance to attend the Lookbook shoot at Union Square's Studio Babaldi---under the helm of noted fashion photographer Maurizio Bacci and the hard-working Creative gurus Bepe Savonni and Daniel Arias (The Promotion Factory).
|Maurizio Bacci-at the MAC reviewing yesterday's photoshoot---(last name means "kiss" in English-and a very nice guy).|
|One of our fav -these featherweight-down jackets are actually made from white durable fabric-the feathers are dyed---what gives the jackets their tone. Very cool.|
|Accessorized with scarves|
|Pictures at the studio---captivating images B/W|
|Ford Model Tasha gets glammed up---|
|Still life shot of a jacket---Bacci not scared of heights...everything has to be perfect---which is why it takes at least half hour to set up the lights, lay the garment just so...|
|getting the right light---includes stuff tissue paper to bump up parts of the garment|
|Production Assistant- Abiezer Benitez -and Stylist, Arika Korrison|
|men's polo-pic-ed the day prior|
|men's looks shot the day prior-hundreds of images snapped away at rapid pace---for each look. "Sometimes the pose is right, but the face is off...or the smile is perfect but there's a slight shadow. It has to be perfect," Beppe clued us in.|
|The first women's ensemble---|
|Make-up Mizusu Miyake|
|no time for football (soccer)|
|The first look ---in a long day---all told 10 ensembles-we figured each one took about 50 minutes-to an hour each|
|It was a snowy October---a good day to be shooting photography indoors|
|The second look gets a review---prep work done prior|
|Tasha-ready for her first poses|
Of course---in Italian-the Italian loving George Clooney-on the cover of Vanity Fair---no time to read either...
|Italian Vogue-so creative|
|Every few poses---gets something adjusted, added (like a belt) or subtracted...|
|Make-up gets re-touched throughout|
|Everyone= a photographer|
|A little runway action too---video|
|Spacious studio....calm too.|
|All present-including Studio Assistant Gianmarco Ciotti|
|Getting ready for the next look|
We always take a peak at the make-up table...Clé de Peau Foundation and cover-up stick, Nars eye shadows.
|Vichy Thermal Water Spray and Embryolisse|
|Sahag hair products|
At the Holiday preview----we took some not so perfect shots of some rather refined, elegant, impeccably cut/tailored ---rainwear and lifestyle pieces.
Allegri has three lines-Allegri Milano-classic contemporary, Allegri A Tech- blue label-casual sporty, and the posh Allegri Black label---with ultimate in luxury outwear. PLUS-accessories.
|Bat wing sleeves of this water resistant jackets|
|functional details-pockets, drawstring waist-with a lot of style|
|loved the puffed sleeves-great for core protection in hot weather or to layer over in colder temps|
|tone on tone stitching---tailoring at its best|
|attached hoods---great tench jacket|
|love this cape-a pretty print perks up a dreary day|
|close-up of the dyed feathers encapsulated in a white techy fabric|
|Motor style---weather proof.|