Yes, yes! This is true. At Lupe Gajardo’s F/W 15 showing at MBFW, Lincoln Center, lines were quickly forming from invitees, right at the door, and still needing to print out tickets. But what was even more astounding was walking outside and seeing a line down Lincoln Center, passing Avery Fischer Hall, of fans hoping to just get in! It was definitely a site to see and the first time I’ve ever seen such lines in my many seasons of attending shows at Lincoln Center.
The inspiration here was themes of birds and the homeless to weave an intricate story of glamor. There were pieces that were a little more minimalistic in nature, more understated, such as LBDs, cable knit sweaters, or maxi tank dresses. But the more avant garde pieces, creative efforts, were what really amplified this collection. There was such fun and spirit seen in this show that I am very eager to see what Lupe has in store for the fashion masses next!
A lot of burlap (coffee/potato sack material) was used here, meaning the collection was very tan! But there were some pops of color in that of olive green, deep burgundy, and bright yellow. Color aside, the innovative use of materials was what truly stood out here — safety pins, feathers, of course burlap, and several types of denim.
Take a closer look at some of the eye-catching details for this collection — the mish-mash of patchwork denim, feather adornments, clutches, and the many uses of safety pin detailings.
Lupe Gajardo’s distinguishing features are beauty; a sense of craft; a strong, confident silhouette; and the marriage of Latin American tradition with the avant-garde. But even more than that, it offers a fresh injection of Latin America’s energy, power and soul for the truly authentic, stylish and daring to experiment and feel. The underlying cultural inspiration is very much infused with this current F/W collection. The pieces are very unique, so bold, and truly showcase what an emerging and young talent Lupe is.
Show credits —
- The makeup was provided by MAC and showed a very neutral look. A little shading was done under and around the eyes, but amplified with a bronze enhancer to create a slight smoky eye. And with a nice change from so many nude lips, here we have a lovely, light pink lip.
- The hair was curled at the ends and then was undone a bit, and sprayed with TRESemme Dry Shampoo to give it texture, TRESemme Sea Salt Spray to further enhance the natural texture, then given volume with TRESemme Max The Volume. Some of the looks were pulled back with a burlap tie — very unique!
Celebs & special guests in attendance — Chris Avery Bennet, Gregori Lukas, Maria Czarkowski, Kanard Jackson, Dapper Afrika, Nicole Putz, Nicholas Gruber