3 posts tagged "Mirte Maas"
When temperatures dropped and snow started to fall during the recent menswear and couture collections in Paris, showgoers and the city itself were caught off guard. Try putting down salt next time, s’il vous plaît. But we’re not all complaints. The unexpected weather gave rise to a flurry of toasty shearling coats in the streets (see: Mirte Maas and Caroline de Maigret) that echoed the action on the runways (Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Bouchra Jarrar). Designers were feeling sheepish for pre-fall, too. Technicolor furs turned up at Fendi and Cédric Charlier, while Acne Studios and Céline went supersize. All in all, this is the most jazzed we’ve been about shearling since Kate Hudson stole our hearts as Penny Lane in Almost Famous.
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Liu Wen has been on top of the modeling game for a few years now (she is currently ranked #6 on Models.com), so she’s a seasoned vet when it comes to fashion month madness. Wen walked in 50 major shows for Spring 2012, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Balmain, and Proenza Schouler, and chronicled some behind-the-scenes moments, from massages to motorcycle rides, for Style.com using her iPhone.
Pictured, above: “I had to take a bus to the Peter Som show because the L train wasn’t running. Actually, I think it was my first-ever bus ride in New York!”
“Models like to give each other massages backstage sometimes to stay energized and comfortable.” Pictured: Wen’s friends Mirte Maas and Hanne Gaby Odiele, at Anna Sui. Continue Reading “Who What Wen” »
With NYFW officially over, the modelizers can take to their ledgers for the early tallies before London, Paris, and Milan. It’s been a good New York season for many girls, with strong showings by Jacquelyn Jablonski, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Mirte Maas, but the girl of the week may turn out to be Jac, whom we pegged as a rising star this time last year. The Polish-born strutter walked in almost every big show, including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Rag & Bone, Reed Krakoff, and Oscar de la Renta, but what really impressed us were her openings. She was first girl out at four separate shows (as many as any other mannequin we’ve seen)—the hotly tipped Altuzarra and the holy trinity of American sportswear: Calvin, Donna, and Ralph.