Behind The Scenes | NYFW: Gregory Parkinson Styled by Amanda Ross
Gregory Parkinson showed his SS13 collection on the 12th floor of Studio 450. Wide expansive windows illuminated the presentation in natural light. The softness of the light suited the delicate nature of the collection made entirely with both sheer and opaque French lace, which was layered and re-colored on each of the dresses for a timeless feel. It incorporated past, century-old inspirations with the present in mind. Overall, the concept behind the collection was special occasion dresses, dresses that can be worn on more than one occasion and reinterpreted at home, in a garden, or on a tropical island.
Amanda Ross styled the presentation, matching the pastel infused, bold colored dresses with hand painted resin jewelry and color blocked wedges. The shoes were a collaboration between Gregory Parkinson and Manolo Blahnik.
Amanda explained that she wished to keep the styling soft and pretty to stay true to Gregory’s vision. Though usually attracted to bright colors, this is the first season they’ve ventured into pastels. She wanted every look to be a dress rather than separates, because she loves the couture silhouette of the dresses. The windows cast such an ethereal glow over the models, backlighting them so we could see clearly the silhouettes. Admiring the collection were notable editors such as Mark Holgate and Lynn Yaeger. If there was one word to describe this collection, it would be “lovely”.