As soon as I finished my work on "Les Enfants Terribles" and just before my departure to Paris to Premiere Classe, I have asked my dear friend and a very talented fashion designer Leonid Gurevich to create five amazing fashion sketches of the Couture hats of my latest Collection. This time Leonid suggested what I call "dream-works" approach to illustrating selected hats. Instead of drawing it on unfamiliar faces he asked me to envision my hats on women in Fashion I admire the most. And so I did. :-) Today I am showing you a set of 3 fashion drawings.
I envisioned Dita Von Tees wearing my "Louboutin Lover" mini top hat. Nobody and I really mean it, can wear the highest heels Louboutins and a fabulous hat like Dita!
A long while ago, just in the beginning of my Blogging existence I have wrote "Class Is Forever: Thinking of Carmen..." an article about legendary Carmen Dell'Orefice. Several years later she remains one of the most inspiring women in Fashion for me. I could easily see her wear my "Jardine Des Tuileries" hat for on of the editorials.One of my dreams is one day to create a hat for Carmen.
The most amazing thing - once this fashion sketches were done and the Collection has been packed to travel to France, I have received a request from Grazia Magazine for the hats to be photographed on...Carmen here in New York. :-)
Being a great fan of Marchesa and powerful creative force behind the brand Georgina Chapman, I envisioned her wearing my "Les Petite Mains" hat.:-)
I am absolutely in love with Leonid's talent, he is truly an amazing human being and one of the most talented people on the verge of Global brake through I know. Leonid is now in preparation of his new Fall/Winter 2012-13 fashion collection which he is invited to present at the Aurora Fashion Week in St. Petersburg, Russia in April 2012. I truly believe that we always need to help pure talent. It is talent that always needs support and encouragement. Mediocracy will always accommodate itself...Follow this LINK to see if you can help support Leonid's dream. Thank you and I am wishing all of you wonderful week ahead. :-)
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
My Hats In Fashion Drawings. Dream-Works.
Posted by Anya Caliendo at Tuesday, February 07, 2012
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