Despite his neckbeard and sassy head snaps his work is a little J Crew WASP-y with lots of tweeds and layering.
More Cape Cod than Fire Island
Up next is Lantie- who starts us off right by telling us she is 38, and then bursting into laughter as the editors reveal she is 48. Not that she’s in denial or anything. She has her own design studio in the garment center in NY, which as I understand is not low rent and I’m thinking this put-together cougar either has talent or another source of income.
What’s a decade among friends?
We now meet Elena – she is edgy like Buffi, but dark like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is also not a stranger to a razor.
Shaved is the new “Rachel”
Her work is dark, futuristic and all ripped from the backstage of a Marilyn Manson show.
The Girl with the Eyeliner Tattoo
And now for the decoder ring in the crackerjack box – Kooan Kosuke. Remember that name because I will never type it again. He is a Japanese cartoon character with Chia Pet hair and no interest in the advancements of orthodontics. Based on some of the mini-cap comments I understand him to be a normal part of Japanese culture. Men who behave like exaggerated children to amuse others.
We have those too. We call them clowns
He claims his work is seen as costume-but he claims it’s not. I would agree, people enjoy dressing up in costumes. Someone else aptly says it’s Japanese street fashion. I’m taking that to mean things found on the street glued to people.
Or maybe the people are glued to things?
We now meet Tara Reid’s less strung-out younger sister. She went to college to be a lawyer but looked around and said “these are not my people” and up and changed her whole life plan. I admire someone who is brave enough to scrap the wrong path and head in a new direction but my advice to her is she may not want to look too hard around this workroom if she doesn’t want to flush another decade down the drain. Also pay full price for liposuction.
“Oh damn, also not my people”
She loves black, she loves black and white films and photography and that’s how she sees life. I bet this show will introduce her quickly to both color and the concept of “grey areas”. Although her work is pretty, it doesn’t bode well that she only uses the word black to describe her style. Last time I checked black was not a style. Exception – Samuel L Jackson.
Gaping zipper chic