3 posts tagged "Ryan Kwanten"
There’s something to be said for the home-field advantage. When Hugo Boss-—based in Germany—elected to show its Hugo collection at Berlin fashion week, they went for broke, inviting 1,000 guests (including Hilary Swank, Eric Bana, and Ryan Kwanten) for a fashion show, dinner, and party at the Museum Island in the city’s center. Designer Eyan Allen looked back to the future for Spring. He called the collection Poetic Tailoring, but he seemed more to be channeling Star Trek with the sharp, clean lines, and stark palette of starship silver, glacial blue, white, and flame red. Silver lamé leggings and flowing dresses over second-skin white trousers gave a hint of the sixties.
Afterward, the catwalkers of today had no trouble imagining themselves in the goods. Georgia May Jagger, wearing a dress and lipstick in the same arresting red shown on the catwalk, cooed with Leah Woods over a sharp pantsuit worn by Jourdan Dunn. They both congratulated Allen on his bracing palette, too. A different opinion came from a model old enough to remember the sixties the first time around: Veruschka. “I love that Hugo’s clothes are wearable,” she said. “But I would rather wear the menswear, especially the apronlike coverall jackets, because I can’t see many men wearing them and someone should. I especially love how Hugo reduces it to one strong color, whether ice, silver or red. But really, I mostly wear what I bought 30 years ago. When something is strong, it stays worth keeping.” Or, you might say, reinterpreting.
Every dude has his day—and the guys got theirs yesterday at Phillip Lim. “We’re so used to going to women’s events, so we wanted to turn it around and have women be the plus-ones tonight,” Lim said at a party for his Fall 2010 men’s collection at his West Hollywood boutique. Cue the typically abstruse inspiration statement (“This collection is bringing the wild into the city with a sense of adventure,” said Lim), the worth-the-drive draw (folk rocker Devendra Banhart, on hand to spin tunes), and the sustenance (cocktails and “Tuscan-themed” barbecue: lasagna cupcakes, ricotta mac ‘n’ cheese, pulled pork sandwiches). As for those cocktails, a little advance planning was in order. “I’m going to go to the bathroom now since I’m in a jumpsuit and I see lots of drinks,” joked host Cameron Silver, who recently wore a custom Phillip Lim tuxedo to the Met gala. Silver and guests like True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten and Anthony Kiedis took in an intimate presentation of the men’s collection—but if they want pieces for themselves, they’d better be ready to fight for them. “I almost stole the backpack off the model’s back,” said Rachel Bilson (pictured with Lim). “It takes a real man to wear these clothes.” Or a woman?