The Night Of
The FW'17 collection shown on the 71st floor of Four World Trade took the collection to new heights. Brandon broke free from traditional textiles with the introduction of furs, suede, leather, and knits. Most notably was the injection of vibrant jewel tones such as forest, raspberry, and royal blue that brought life to the brand’s traditional ivory and black monochromatic color palette.
While this season saw many changes, the team behind the show stayed the same. Casting Director James Scully, Stylist George Cortina, Creative Movement Coach Stephen Galloway, and Music Director Sebastien Perrin joined forces to create the vibe for the show. Set designer Marla Weinhoff transformed the space with disco ball inspired pedestals, oversized mirrored screens, and elaborate floral sprays by Putnam and Putnam. Perrier Jouet kept the glasses full and spirits high.
"When planning a show, the most important thing is for the guests to have fun. I want it to feel like a party."
The hair and makeup teams worked their magic on an incredible cast. “Over the top glamour” was James Pecis for Oribe’s inspiration for slicked back hair and voluminous curls. Tom Pecheux for Mac Cosmetics employed bright colors to play up the fun and joyful, yet strong vibe of the collection and raspberry nails by Deborah Lippmann completed the look.
Cheering from backstage created great anticipation, but it wasn’t until Joan Smalls took the stage that the festivities began. Blanca Padilla, Herieth Paul, Isabella Emmack, Leila Nda, Ophelie Guillermand, Riley Montana, Romee Strijd, Taylor Hill, and Ysaunny Brito returned for their fourth consecutive shows, and the entire crew danced to Perrin’s expertly curated playlist.