Hey, Nicky: Tinsley said to call her! That’s what I, jokingly, yelled across the backstage area to Nicky Hilton after she had, appropriately, congratulated Odd Molly designers Karin Jimfelt-Ghatan and Per Holknekt.
I was pleasantly surprised in The Studio at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center because what had started out, in my own mind, as just an extra show to attend during my “Socialite for a Day” Wednesday turned out to be one of the most memorable; both for the outfits on the models as well as for who was in attendance. Not only was there a Hilton in the audience but, on the runway itself, there was a Lennon. Sean Lennon performed LIVE on stage during the runway show along with his girlfriend, model/actress/musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl.
Also in attendence in the front row, right behind the most amazing assortment of white, pink and red roses which adorned the length of each side of the runway, were DJ/musician Harley Viera Newton, model
Liberty Ross, artistic director/choreographer/dancer Stephen Petronio, actress/singer/dancer Meaghan Jette Martin, singer/songwriter/actress Sky Ferreira, models Nicole Murphy and Stacie J, DJ/actress Mia Moretti and musician Binki Shapiro.
The show started and I was totally focused on the originality that I was witnessing. With their whimsical and inspiring collections, I have now learned, that Odd Molly seemed to have taken the fashion industry by storm; this is also true for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The odd combinations of silk tops with ruffles and denim with embroideries made the collection playful and youthful.
The frail colors were unlike any other show I’d ever seen, however, they were mixed in accordance with their name. The colors such as vintage berry and powder were repeated throughout the collection. With its color combinations and vintage style Odd Molly managed to create, despite the oddness of their collection, coherency and interest.
The styling of the models was perfect with the added strong-colored strings of hair into their side braids. The braids resembled the vintage part and the placement of the braids resembled the odd effect of the collection while the added colorful strings of hair reflected their youthful flair. All in all, it was a welcomed and different collection; wearable for young, skater-girls across the world.
Thanks, Per and Karin… see you in February.
– Mike J