Fashion WeekKeith Haring by the House of Field

By Liz Anthony

The Story: “A trip to another reality. A tribal oneness of purpose: to lose ourselves in dance under the musical spell of DJ Larry Levan.”

The Celebration: “The coming together of everyone, to relive and share the experience and to provide the experience of those who were there at the time.”

The Collection: “To pay homage to our friend Keith and to keep his name alive among the young who most understands him.”  ~ Patricia Field, February 11, 2010

The event for the “Paradise Garage” collection by the House of Field was certainly a throw-back to late nights/early mornings at Studio 54. Good Units served as the perfect raw space to showcase Patricia Field’s latest designs in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation. Complete with lightshow and dancing underwear-clad models the presentation was fun and flirtatious. The Mannequins were displayed wearing bouffant wigs, daring ensembles and donned custom jewelry by nOir. My favorite look was modeled on a glamorous mannequin dangling from the ceiling wearing a hot pink wig. It featured a sparkling sequin one-shoulder dress cut just below the breast and included a matching sequin pasty – a far cry from the typical Fashion Week look. The colors were vivid, the prints were loud and the company delightfully eccentric.

Photos courtesy of Liz Anthony

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