September 11, 2013


Wednesday, September 11th

Former Lady Gaga Designer Ryan Jordan Leaves A Memorable Impression At New York Fashion Week

New York, NY – New York Fashion Week is in full force and the debut fashion presentation by Ryan Jordan left guests and top-tier fashion media from around the globe in awe of this groundbreaking designer and his undeniable raw talent. The highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2014 collection featured bold statement pieces defining the Ryan Jordan woman. Looks were delicately paired with jewelry by Third Crown and hats by Eric Javits. Models showcased 11 looks by the designer, each a unique vision of sexuality and female empowerment. Known for his impeccable craftsmanship and custom work for Lady Gaga, Ryan Jordan’s S/S 2014 collection brought a strong yet approachable take on luxury womenswear, leaving his first official imprint at New York Fashion Week.
Guests of the event enjoyed specialty cocktails and Tiger Beer, while G*LEE, founding lady of Liason Femme, an all female DJ collective, spun beats all evening.
Ryan Jordan began his career in fashion at only 14, going on to attend the prestigious Parsons’ School of Art and Design. He has completed internships with W Magazine, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, Visionaire, Sonny Groo, and Tom Ford. He worked under the eclectic art direction of Nicola Formichetti and is a favorite of pop icon Lady Gaga. Jordan’s impressive experience and skill have made him a rising star in the fashion industry.

Ryan Jordan’s official stylist Peju Famojure has worked as a contributing stylist for L’OFFICIEL Paris & L’OFFICIEL ART. She has worked at prestigious titles such as, W, WWD and several international Vogue publications.

Patent and iridescent pumps and loafers were graciously provided by designer Andrew Kayla.

Official Makeup Sponsor, Mac Cosmetics, and Hair Sponsor, Prive Salon, collaborated with Ryan Jordan, creating specific looks for his collection. Nails were done by celebrity manicurist, Mar y Soul, and Nail polish was provided by The New Black.

A very special thank you to the evening’s supporters: Uber, Skin & Co, Tiger Beer, and Kindsnacks.

It was an honor to be able to watch Ryan realize his dream.  He has worked so hard and he deserves every bit of praise he is receiving right now - the clothes are modern and fresh, and well made.  His family attended the presentation, and I couldn't help but tear when I saw his mother sobbing with pride. Ryan's cousins and grandmother made an appearance and any room filled with Filipinos makes me miss my family so much.  This was such a special show to see from a future star.

- jerome

September 6, 2013

David Hart Spring Summer 2014 Backstage

David Hart's SS14 collection is a brilliant display of menswear.  The aesthetic clearly takes cues from the past, but proportions and details keep each piece modern and wearable.  I wanted to take the whole collection home!  His masterful use of color and print are surpassed only by the quality of the clothes - craftsmanship we have already come to know and love from Hart's famous tie collections.  The Hawaiian vintage vacation theme was set to the live sounds of Nick Waterhouse.  From the music to the styling, the show was an excellent production.

It was an honor to shoot backstage for the Oribe Hair team, led by Kien Hoang.  I have worked on set in San Francisco with Kien before, and it was a delight that a model from the Bay Area was cast in the show as well.  It was such a surprise you guys I literally gasped when they announced this and everyone turned and looked at me it was really awkward when I found out Nick Waterhouse was playing live for the runway show and presentation!  Such a special group made me miss home.

- jerome