Sonny Shoots: Jason Wu + Zimmermann
As the sun rises on another day of New York Fashion Week, photographer and Milk fav Sonny Vandevelde is back with the next chapter of his signature photo diary. For today’s entry, he focused his lens on the backstage madness at Jason Wu and Zimmermann.
For Canadian-Taiwanese fashion designer (and Michelle Obama inauguration outfitter) Jason Wu, this collection was a chance to refocus on natural beauty, fringe, and some ruffles. Taking a page from everyone’s fav emotional rapper Drake, Wu brought out models with hair tied and (minimal) makeup on because, as the 6 God says, “that’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong.” The understated look paired a bright red lip with slight concealer and no foundation, bringing out the models’ natural beauty and putting a focus on the fabric. Deep forest green and red rust figured prominently into the color palette, combining with the billowing fabrics to serve up vintage furniture store realness. Wu’s commitment to lampshade silhouettes and brown leather ensembles took grandma’s house from drab to high fashion.
Over at the Zimmermann show, Australian design sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann continued to assert their dominance over NYFW with a star-studded crowd and a commitment to a beautiful pale tones. As Solange Knowles, Gemma Ward, Jessica Hart, Alexandra Spencer and Candice Lake sat front row, the designers premiered a collection inspired by Ethel Turner’s 1894 novel Seven Little Australians. The clothes were draped delicately, with modern Victorian cuts that were civil with an undercurrent of disobedience. Narrow waistlines and elevated hemlines paired with floral accessories and intricate lace sleeves for a fabulous Desperate Hamptons Housewives wardrobe.
To see more of Sonny’s backstage coverage from the shows click here, and check back for more as Fashion Week continues.