Once in a while, the process of the creation of Couture Millinery Collection gets a life of its own. The "Ghost Gardens" Collection became a perfect example of it. Several months into development of the "Ghost Gardens" I noticed I had difficult time stopping myself. Usually, I would have very specific outline of the hats and a very clear idea of how the entire Collection would end up looking. Not with "Ghost Gardens". I felt I had so much to say, so many techniques to demonstrate! As a result, the Collection production continued to be in development for almost the very last minute. Seven of the very special hats of the "Ghost Gardens" Collection have been inspired by one of the most recognized and known plays written by Shakespeare titled "A Midsummer's Night Dream".
"Infanta" jeweled crown, adorned with Swarovski crystals, gold thread embroidery, encrusted with pearls and jewels is the first of the seven hats of the "A Midsummer's Night Dream" addition of my "Ghost Gardens" Collection. Here you see complete editorial images for this addition we photographed to illustrate seven of my most beloved hats of the "Ghost Gardens" Collection. The story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream" is intricate in its genius simplicity. But again, most of the works by Shakespeare are. The play describes events surrounding the marriage of Duke Of Athens, Theseus, to Hippolyta, the adventures of young lovers who are controlled and manipulated in their actions by the Fairies of the Forrest where the action of the play is set.
The play itself is jewel and without trying to be literal, I felt "Infanta" hat is a reflection of the mood, the colors and the story of the "A Midsummer's Night Dream". I will, of course, introduce you to the all seven hats of the addition. We had tremendous fun photographing this editorial and, I am very proud of the styling I have been able to achieve and incredibly proud of my phenomenal team who worked on the set: my right wing man - photographer Ed Hafizov, and my beloved make-up artists - incredible Roshar. I always say that I am in the business of creating Fantasy. Chapeax Fantasy if you will. This, to me, is an absolute fantasy and I loved this fantasy through the stages of first drawing it out, through complex production process and planning editorial images. I love every pixel of it now. I hope you love it too.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
"Infanta" Jeweled Crown, " A Midsummer's Night Dream" Addition of the "Ghost Gardens'' Collection, SS2015.
Posted by Anya Caliendo at Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Labels: Anya Caliendo Millinery Haute Hats Chapeaux Jeweled Crown Hat Editorial Infanta Midsummer's Night Dream.