hair: christine chompson lead for aveda
makeup : janessa paré lead artist for aveda
tights : gina group
jewelry: liori diamonds new york
When I moved to New York it was surprising for me to see women
treating it like such an unbearable nightmare, dressing down and staying in.
I wanted to give women of the city strength to face winter.
To first appreciate its beauty I collaborated with an artist for my print
to create the winter motif that I recognize with and have acknowledged before:
the carnivorous winter.
It is something to survive, and so I look for strength.
The 1940s "We can do it!" wartime attitude showed womanhood like no other,
assuming mens jobs for the first time in history while men were away.
Their lifestyle moving into the 50s, inspired rebellious teenage girls.
Full of glamour but in atypical teenage against the man fashion hanging with the bad boys.
The teddyboys and girl gangs of this time invoke imagery of chic women,
but gathering together to shoot guns, while decked out in their furs.
This spark of female spirit was incredible inspiring to me,
looking to glamour of this time throughout the whole collection but updated to fit in our modern world.
My eye went to movies of this era and early "street fashion" photography of the time.
I wanted to truly put the woman in the city, during this carnivorous winter,
and show them they can survive and look damn good doing it.
- heather lawton