4 posts tagged "Mathieu Mirano"
Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins. But as fashion month kicks into gear, we’ll be spotlighting the up-and-coming designers and indie brands whose names you’ll want to remember.
Label: Mathieu Mirano
Need to Know: Twenty-two year-old Mathieu Mirano knows a thing or two about luxury. With three collections under his belt, Mirano, a former Parsons the New School for Design student, has established himself as a young designer who eschews fleeting trends for high-quality fabrics, classic silhouettes, and couture techniques, or what he calls “extreme luxury.” (This raison d’être may have attracted latest fan and somewhat-reformed sartorial shocker Lady Gaga, for whom Mirano designed the much-buzzed-about sculptural white frock made out of paper for her recent Good Morning America outing.) For Spring ’14, Mirano traded vellum for Italian exotic skins and French lace to dress a woman who he calls “expensive and sophisticated.” To wit, the tightly edited collection showed a great attention to construction and texture with platinum-foil python cocktail dresses that grazed the midcalf, plastic-bonded lace “raincoats,” tailored silk-stretch suiting, and a plethora of boned bralettes, all with corset detailing. One standout included a party frock that took more than three hundred hours to handcraft and featured gilded pheasant feathers embellished with real rose petals, which were then preserved in resin. The color palette ranged from nude to siren red, a nod to muses Rita Hayworth and Lolita. Mirano, who admitted Ms. Gaga herself might have influenced the collection’s seductive attributes (see: leather harnesses and see-through cellophane shifts), imagines his clothes to be worn on the streets of Paris or on holiday in the Caribbean. Up next? The native New Yorker revealed he has more collaborations in the works with the “Applause” singer and hinted at an upcoming project with Katy Perry.
He Says: “This collection is all about the femme fatale who underneath it all is a little bit sinister and almost evil; not everything is what it seems.”
Where to Find It: Mirano currently takes private orders on his Web site, www.mathieumirano.com.
Just in case you haven’t gotten your fill of Lady Gaga’s paint-smeared face, it’s back in the video for “Applause,” the first single to (officially) drop from the singer’s forthcoming album, Artpop. Fittingly, for the woman devoted to living her life as a live-action editorial shoot, the video was directed by fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who also shot Artpop‘s cover and Gaga’s four September V covers. “For me, it was one of the most memorable experiences that we’ve ever had,” Gaga’s stylist, Brandon Maxwell, told Style.com when asked about working with the photographers. Of course, the clothes—like an archival John Galliano gown accessorized with duct tape and safety-pin baubles by Mathieu Mirano, and Valentino Couture lingerie paired with Alaïa boots—added to the excitement.
“The concept was really, What would you do for the applause?” explained Maxwell. Donning a custom Gareth Pugh pillow gown (which explodes around a black catsuit by Mila Schön) and a Maison Martin Margiela Couture jacket (Gaga wears it atop a mirror-and-pin costume conceived by her sister, Natali Germanotta) seems a good place to start. However, Maxwell stressed that some of Gaga’s most memorable looks boast a DIY touch. “Nobody loves clothes and couture more than Gaga, but I think some of her most famous costumes are things that she made with her own two hands,” asserted the stylist. “So there are parts of the video that are incredible for fashion people—like, I was basically crying during that whole Galliano scene. But she has a huge fan base, and I like to choose pieces—whether they’re off the runway or made by us—that some of these kids can make at home.” This time around, those items included seashell pasties; a floating bikini bottom that Gaga’s in-house Renaissance man, Perry Meek, assembled from fresh flowers, glue, and string; and a surreal top by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac shaped to look as though two gloved hands are grasping Gaga’s breasts. The pop star also wears assemblage-style wings—fashioned from broken umbrella spokes—by L.A.-based Junker Designs. Continue Reading ““Applause,” Please: Brandon Maxwell Talks Styling Lady Gaga’s Latest Video” »
Label: Mathieu Mirano
Need to Know: Young designer Mathieu Mirano came by the Style.com offices to give us a preview of his third collection to date, and we were immediately drawn to his fur pieces. The beaver zip-up jacket was a dream. The fox cutout coats were showstoppers, and his wool miniskirt feels like a winter essential. Mirano’s strict palette of blush and black made a strong impact. And with so many luxe materials (like chain mail, leather, and georgette), the collection seemed rich and decadent. Even basics looked special. It will be interesting to see how the designer translates his affinity for texture to Spring fabrics next season.
He Says: “The collection is all about classic silhouettes executed in a new way.”
Where to Find It: www.mathieumirano.com