Sunday, September 20, 2009
My New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
This year for New York fashion week I had planned on using my vacation time to go home. Finances kept me here in Nyc. :(. Since I moved to New York in the fall of '06, the fashion scene hasn't really excited me. Long gone are the days of anticipating the shows of exciting designers like Todd Oldham, Byron Lars, and Isaac Mizrahi who's star-studded presentations were as inspiring and the clothes. Now the presentation are bland, the clothes are forgettable, and the models are nothing more than skinny clotheshangers. It seems like fashion shows have become nothing more than a backdrop location for paparazzi to snap shots of celebrities looking fabulous.
I kicked off fashion week by running into legendary photographer Patrick Demarchier on 6th and 48th street. I almost died... I was speechless. Me and my friend Jason Danza went to Times Square go see the film The September Issue. It's a documentary about the behind the scenes of the Septenber 2007 issue of Vogue magazine. It was actually pretty good.
me and Jason Danza in Times Square
I cheered from the sidelines as my friend Brandon Parker @ Ford, stomped it out at the Elie Tahari spring 2010 fashion show. This was extra special because everyone was saying that Brandon was too big for runway and he'd never get the chance to do shows at NY fashion week. I'm so proud for him. Yeah he shut them haters up, hahahaha:)
Brandon Parker and Pierre Woods @ the Elie Tahari Spring 2010 show
Another friend and model Pierre Woods @ NY Models also walked for Elie Tahari, invited me to watch him walk in the Loris Diron spring 2010 show. It was in some building on 18th street. Early that morning I tore one of my contact lenses and accidently dropped the other one down the drain. I had to wear my old "Malcolm X" glasses from college. I had fun mainly because I was with a friend.
Pierre Woods @ the Loris Diron Spring 2010 show
Pierre with actor/ rapper Ice - T. Me and Pierre catching the train back to his place
The highlight was seeing porn star Ron Geremy and Rapper Ice-T, lol. After the show, we had lunch and went back to his condo in New Jersey and chilled with his fiancee , Becky - who is cool as hell in a Gweneth Paltrow - kinda way. They gave me Moet champagne and after 2 glasses I passed-out. lol.
We chillin drinking champagne .... and me passed out. I don't handle alcohol well thats why I usually don't drink
Overall this has been the most eventful NY Fashion Week i have ever had. Maybe in the future when i am more established as a photographer I will be more in the trenches of the NY fashion scene.