14 posts tagged "Tim Hamilton"
Paging Dr. Marten—you’re needed at just about every men’s show this season. The iconic stompers were featured on runways and at presentations left and right, from Michael Bastian (left) to Generra. Patrik Ervell (center) put his models in low versions (a changeup from last season’s rust-detailed Wallabees), and Tim Hamilton (right) showed the rubber-dipped boots he sent out in Paris again at his Redux presentation at Milk. The U.K. classics were also spotted at General Idea, Buckler, Prince Peter, and Odyn Vovk. The brand has a big birthday coming up this year. Are all these designers giving it an early present?
Tim Hamilton has been missed. The designer has been showing in Paris these past few seasons, and he’s gearing up for another women’s show in the City of Lights next month, but he was definitely feeling the love from a hometown crowd at his Tim Hamilton Redux presentation at MAC & Milk last night. “It’s good to be home,” he admitted, going on to explain that the response to the Redux invitation was so overwhelming, the presentation had to be extended by an hour. There are pleasures to be had in the comfort zone, in other words, and Hamilton readily acknowledged that that holds true for the design of Redux, the line that began as a small range of basics (well, Hamiltonian basics, at least) culled from his own archive and has expanded this season into a full collection (and one at a lower price point). “I’m playing with ideas I’ve already kind of established,” he explained. “Try a new fabric, mess with a silhouette…” To wit: The Redux baseball jacket has metallic sleeves; a turtleneck tunic zigzags with panels of Hamilton’s signature stripes; an extra-long hoodie is now made in crinkly, cobalt blue nylon. “I get to have fun,” Hamilton smiled. The fun continued later that night, at the bar under the new Marcel Hotel in Gramercy Park. “It’s like he’s turning 21,” joked a Hamilton staffer. “Now he can drink.”
See all the pictures from last night’s Alice Tully Hall ceremony. Here’s a complete list of the winners:
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute
First Lady Michelle Obama
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy
Menswear Designer of the Year (tie)
Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli
Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg
Accessory Designer of the Year
Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Eugenia Sheppard Award
Women’s Wear Daily editor in chief Ed Nardoza
Eleanor Lambert Award
GQ‘s Jim Moore
The CFDA Awards are mere hours away. We hear that some big-name European designers in town for Resort presentations might be making surprise appearances during cocktail hour, but it’s really about the Americans tonight. While we aren’t in the business of playing favorites, we would like to call your attention to the portrait Craig McDean shot and Karl Templer styled of Swarovski Award for Menswear nominee Tim Hamilton for the CFDA Journal—love the shearling jacket as cape. Sneak a peek at our brother site’s Material Interest blog.
Tim Hamilton is Paris-bound: Not only did the designer debut his womenswear collection in the City of Light last season, but now he’s moving his menswear show there, as well. (When France’s Chambre Syndicale invites you onto its runways, you can’t really decline.) But that doesn’t mean that Hamilton, who keeps his studio on the Lower East Side, is turning his back on New York City entirely. He tells Style.com that he’s planning a cocktail event for New York fashion week, possibly to include a preview of his men’s and women’s looks for Spring 2010. “Well, I can’t forget New York, can I?” he explains. “I thought I would do something at night, maybe show a few looks or do a video installation of some kind.” Obviously, details are still be worked out, but it’s nice to know that Hamilton is keeping the locals in mind.