Designer Gerlan Marcel had her first runway show ever this week, and it totally blew our socks off. As a textile specialist, Gerlan is known for the eye-popping prints she's designed for the likes of Jeremy Scott (remember the french fries print?). In the wash of NY fashion week grey, the Gerlan Jeans show chez Pat Field was just the colorful, playful antidote that we'd been looking for — all acid house good vibery, Minnie Mouse bows and super graphic gorgeous prints. Oh the prints! The story behind the "Peace & Love Inc" collection has a few outer space references too: If aliens landed on earth what might they be like? According to Gerlan, they would be happy, sunny and impeccably dressed, wearing four New Era caps at once and heeled Timbs to the moon. Kingdom did the soundtrack for the show, jewelry homie Heather Kosch (see her work in the new style issue) did all the wooden alien-face earrings and heart-shaped specs, and one of our all time favorites JJ Farrer was on styling. Not to mention the hair that Chuck Amos literally sculpted into being. If all fashion shows were like this, then we'd probably need to go to one every friday night for the rest of our lives.
Style TV: Backstage at Gerlan Jeans Fall 09
February 20, 2009