Well, I arrived in New York yesterday…. and it’s been lovely, my first day I dedicated to my analog friends, and then today it’s been about the shows. I met Danny Daily this morning, he’s lovley. And then off to Karen Walker, then to scout the Dress Up party site… and to make the day complete, threeASFOUR.
threeASFOUR has been noted as one of the more unconventional NY designers…but I really wasn’t prepared for what I saw tonight. Instead of doing the runway, they opted for a studio presentation in Chelsea. I must say that I preferred it to the 8-second runway gig, as they presented the models, and we could get real pictures without a telescopic lens. They had a surreal musical performance by Kria Brekkan, and the whole thing seemed like a strange trip to a 1970′s science fiction movie. It was almost the ice caves of Krypton (of course those movies were made in the 80s). I was really taken by the use of crystals on mesh leggings, fingerless gloves, and hoods, and of course the asymmetrical, sculptural silhouettes which also echoed crystal forms. As much it seemed like science fiction, I felt that many of the pieces are something that could well be worn today, and indeed…we’re ready for it.