6 posts tagged "Christina Hutson"
You read it right. The whole world may be going nuts for twitpics, but this fashion week, we opted for Whitpics, courtesy of Trovata designer John Whitledge. Since he took a season off from showing his collection, Whitledge had a little free time to take in the sights of New York fashion week. We sent him out, camera in hand; below is his photo diary of a week at the shows, the scenes, the parties, and the strip clubs (!) of NYFW, with a few words from the man himself on what he saw there.
“Erin Wasson was channeling a little Slash before her show.” Erin Wasson x RVCA show, ABC Carpet & Home.
“General Idea designer Bumsuk Choi faces the storm outside his showroom.” Soho.
“Kirsten Dunst was embracing a real fashion moment.” Patrik Ervell presentation, Milk Studios.
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to school they go. Swaim and Christina Hutson’s first full collection as creative directors of Generra (where Swaim consulted on last season’s menswear) was inspired, the duo said, by Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. But where the Disney dwarves were whiskered, the dudes who tromped through Hiro Ballroom looked years away from their first shave. The collection—like the Generra customer—was young, young, young. The colors were acid-bright, appropriate for a brand whose legacy is Hypercolor, and the emphasis on creating tension between them in single looks brought to mind the brief moments of rave revival that crop up once a decade or so. “Fuzzy rave,” mused Christina backstage after the show, and, yes, there was a softness and an ease to the collection that should help to move some of the wool suiting and slouchy knits. With their knit beanies on their heads and anoraks on their backs, the guys looked a little like young versions of that latter-day beardo, Steve Zissou. It was refreshing—if a little unexpected—to find visions of the scientist in the midst of New York menswear’s militaria moment.
For complete coverage of Fall 2010 menswear, visit www.gq.com/fashion.
With a name like Harley Viera-Newton, it was only a matter of time before someone set the DJ and girl-about-town on a hog. The moment has arrived. For their first collection as creative directors of Generra (though Swaim consulted on the menswear last season), Swaim and Christina Hutson commissioned photographer and filmmaker KT Auleta to shoot Viera-Newton raring around town on a motorcycle to the sounds of indie band Sleigh Bells. Between Auleta, Viera-Newton, Sleigh Bells, and the Hutsons themselves, it’s enough cool-kid cred to make your head explode—which may explain the video’s colorburst effects. (Well, that, or Generra’s status as the ancestral home of Hypercolor, the eighties color-change fabric.) Does it contain any clues to the label’s upcoming NYFW presentation? Not exactly. “It’s 40 models riding Harleys down the runway!” Christina joked when we checked in with her and her husband at their NYC studio. Next year, maybe. This season, “we’re trying to make it more of a party than a runway,” Swaim said. “And Harley really fits that. It’s not going to be such a serious thing.” The party begins below.
Last week we reported on husband-and-wife team Swaim and Christina Hutson’s decision to cancel their runway show (their lines Obedient Sons and Daughters shuttered early this year, for those of you who don’t have your economic-crisis scorecards handy) and, in lieu of any runway outing, officially announce the name of their new clothing venture with a limited-edition engraved key. Not your normal business proposal, but we were definitely intrigued. Style.com editors received their keys this evening, and the duo’s name for its latest collaboration—Hutson—is about as basic as gets. Sure, something out-there or enigmatic might have piqued our interest a bit more, but classics are what the Hutsons do best, so it seems fitting they chose such an unfussy moniker. It’s still unclear what the key goes to—maybe we’ll find out at our appointment to preview their debut collection early next week. Would a closet full of brand-new Hutson duds be too much to ask for?
Last night when we got the news about Sari Gueron canceling her show at the last minute, we mused to the blogosphere about whether our schedules were soon to get even lighter as the countdown to fashion week continued. Well, guess what? Swaim and Christina Hutson, who closed Obedient Sons and Daughters earlier this year but promised to debut a new incarnation for Fall 2009, have now given up their slot of Saturday, February 14, at 9 p.m. Instead, they’ll be doing private press and sales appointments from February 16 to 18. In their charming way, the Hutsons also plan to deliver 25 engraved keys to editors and retailers bearing the name of their new label. We will, of course, let you know the minute we sign the messenger’s log.