Lulu Frost & George Frost FW’16 Presentation

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Upon walking into The Highline Loft on February 10, was a pitch black dark room—the focus of attention was a spotlight shining on seven daydreaming models (symbolizing the seven sisters from the ancient constellation Pleiades), clad in eye-catching Lulu Frost gems, from asymmetrical earrings, to sparkling headpieces, bold necklaces, and even bejeweled tights.

Designer Lisa Salzer found inspiration for this collection—named Frequency—from the vastness of outer space and the expansive power of human thought. Within the distinct pieces made from stones such as sapphire, opal, labradorite, and chrysoprase, are references to natural forms found in the cosmos, and influenced by three past eras: Victorian, Deco, and the 1960’s.

Further towards the back of the venue was a dramatic performance by seven dancers—six men, each dressed in a sharp suit and tie, and one woman, also courtly dressed, showcasing The Machine Age collection by unisex jewelry line, George Frost.

Moving in slow motion, the dancers carefully displayed the pieces in vintage suitcases handcuffed to their wrists, as guests lined up for a closer look. The bracelets, necklaces, and rings designed by Marlon Taylor-Wiles and Lisa Salzer, were made with semi-precious stones, hand-stitched leather, vintage Czech glass snakeskin beads and custom-made clasps. The lone female dancer, Ms. Megumi Eda, served as a link between the worlds of George Frost and Lulu Frost. Inspiration stemmed from the Art Deco era, specifically the 1930s and 1940s. Subliminal messaging including the use of Morse Code and Utopian ideals in classic literature such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984 are apparent, but not obvious, within the collection.

The show continued when the dancers locked up their suitcases and exited the room one by one, then repeated the act as curious guests gazed, leaving starry-eyed from the cosmic fashion moment.

The presentation included the work of Richard Kavanagh (Cutler/Redken) for hair, Cassandra Garcia (Bobbi Brown Cosmetics) for makeup, Gina Edwards (KISS Products, Inc.) for nails, and stylist Paul-Simon Djite.

Photos by Guillaume Roemaet.


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