by Casey Meurer
New York Fashion Week is upon us! We have a few favorites this year, on and off the runway….
We couldn’t get enough of Vallance’s La Belle leather jacket last year, and her Friday show, titled “Ladies Man,” did not disappoint either. The Australian-born designer’s Fashion Week debut featured structured menswear-inspired pieces with feminine overtones – simply exquisite.
Can Peter Som design our entire closets? Som’s Friday show at Milk Studios featured pieces that were not only elegant but also wearable. The collection was full of unique prints, including a mysterious blurred floral pattern and leopard accents on many of the pieces. Also notable were his pea coats, inspired by Jane Birkin.
Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
These New York-based designers popped back on our radar at Sundance when stunning Brit Marling donned a Proenza Schouler black and gold pantsuit at the premiere of I Origins. Dubbed “the new establishment” by InStyle, we can’t wait to see their Fall collection on Wednesday.
Anna Wintour famously stated, “We all get dressed for Bill.” We’re sure to find this beloved New York fashion photographer all over the place this week, snapping photos from the front row, backstage, and on the street. You can also find him in this poignant documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, and learn a bit more about Manhattan’s fashion scene.
The folks over at DocGeeks favor The Invisible War and Searching for Sugar Man. Find out why.
I love film lists! Thank you Sasha Stone for putting this together.
If you are in Upstate New York this weekend, try to head over to this mecca of music history. A hollowed ground that once staged the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin and many more has converted itself into a proving ground for aspiring and veteran filmmakers. Oh, and by the way, check out Faces in the Mirror by Boyd Tinsley and SnagFilms.
HARVEST OF EMPIRE: Select theaters in LA and NYC
LOVE ADDICT: Select theaters in NYC
THE IRAN JOB: Select theaters in LA