Much like Karolyn Pho and SKINGRAFT, Michael Costello’s theme for 2015 is a natural spirit in the guise of an attractive woman. She is found inhabiting forests, fields, caves, lakes and the sea. She is considered the free-spirited woman who can control amorous advances because her focus is fire, magic and remaining the beautiful mystical creature that she is.
Something must be in the water. Mystical, nature, free-spirited- themes seen throughout the spring 2015 shows from various designers. And, I’m not mad about it. Garments that make you feel otherworldly and put you in a certain state of mind are the ones that stick with you. They’re not just garments they’re setting the stage for a mentality.
Though Michael used similar themes that other designers did for spring 2015, he added polish and sexiness. Michael played with sheers, exaggerated shoulders, plunging necklines, high slits and shape hugging silhouettes. Gold crowns adorned the heads of models every so often while gold belts were seen as well.
Michael Costello brought the red carpet to the runway and it was an absolute hit- he should be proud. It was a great way to end my day. Watch the full show here.
But wait, my day wasn’t quite over. The great thing about New York is that a few of my very good friends now live there. After a quick stop by the hotel to change and freshen up we were on our way to get some delicious bar food a beer. At some hole in the wall Irish pub we recharged and I met up with my good friend Kari. Kari took us to the West Village were things were happening. We ended up a The Jane Hotel, a boutique hotel with a bar and lounge that once hosted Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the Million Dollar Club, amongst many other rock-n-roll events. I want to live there. We danced to a DJ who played actual records while partygoers in floral shirts and blinking leis littered the dance floor. Little did we know we had crashed a private party, but it was kosher.
Standing outside The Jane once the party had ended, I was chatting up a man who come to find out was artist Gary Baseman. Gary told me about his work and that he was collaborating with Coach on a handbag line. He was so pleasant and I’m so happy to have met him. After that we were on our way back to The Gem Hotel to lay our heads and do it over again the next day. Oh, New York…I love you.