My lovely hometown of New York City is knee-deep in Autumn/Winter 2014 fashion week (or fall/winter if you insist), and you know what that means? Time for me to share my #NYFW tales! I’ve really been focusing on more backstage work and photography this time around, and I kicked off the season on February 4th backstage at one of my favorite menswear designers, Michael Bastian.
I was afforded this opportunity by the lovely team at Bella PR (hey Sue!). Their client, make-up extraordinaire AJ Crimson, manned the beauty team of the show, and I had a first-hand look of the process. You may ask, “What make-up are they doing for men?”, which is a valid question. The focus for Bastian’s show was on skincare of course, making sure all the models had a glowing face to best complement his well tailored looks.
I was able to stay for the actual presentation, which fused Japanese intricacies with Western styling; think silk brocade smoking jackets. The models, by far, were some of the best I’ve seen in a menswear show in awhile as they were manly men (which I like, what can I say). I would have included photos, but the camera I own wasn’t ready for the extreme low-light situation. I have since rented a Nikon D600 to cover other shows, so look out for those!
I’m really happy with how I’m growing in the fashion/blogging world. Stay tuned for more #NYFW tales!
*Photos by Andrea K. Castillo