Mirror Palais as soon as once more demonstrates its mastery in balancing sultry silhouettes with intelligent draping at its New York Trend Week debut on Tuesday.
Set on the Church of Ascension, fashions made their manner down the aisles in a parade of body-hugging clothes constructed from deadstock materials, enjoying with themes of concealment and revelation. (One mannequin wore a corset and mini skirt, her hair pulled again right into a headpiece paying homage to a nun’s coif. One other wore a black lace bra paired with a modest lengthy skirt.) Marcelo Gaia deliberately explores Previous World spiritual references, re-interpreting conventional motifs together with his personal lived experiences.
“I grew up within the church, and it was exhausting, having to suppress homosexuality,” he says. “I felt like I used to be capable of inform that story at this time.” Gaia factors to the soundtrack that scored the present — “darkish music… however then on the finish, there is a mild of hope.” That mild of hope was Cindy Kimberly in a sheer wedding ceremony gown-inspired ensemble with a veil cascading down the again, wanting heavenly as the sunshine spilled over her.
In terms of inspiration, Gaia’s Brazilian heritage and New York upbringing stay his foremost sources. “I do not make temper boards — I simply reference my previous,” he says. “I am digging into my psyche and pulling out what feels proper to me.”
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Mirror Palais’ New York Trend Week additionally formally launched menswear into the gathering. Although the model is maybe finest recognized for its celebration of the feminine kind, Gaia is hoping to develop its fan base.
“I wish to [expand menswear]. I do not know who my males’s buyer is [yet]!” he says.
See each single look from Mirror Palais’ Assortment IV assortment within the gallery beneath.
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