Marlon Gobel S/S 2012 Show

Marlon Gobel S/S 2012 Show


Let’s venture outside the norm for FYGblog again.  Why?  “To remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.”

The good people at Marlon Gobel were nice enough to have me at their show last Saturday at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center.  The theme of the show was to be the stars.  The teaser video reminded me a bit of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey.  Now, mind you, I am a fan of Kubrick, so my interest was piqued.  Backstage after the show in an interview with Spiro Mandylor of It’s All Style To Me I overheard Mr. Gobel say that for inspiration he first started thinking about the Hubble telescope and the images that it has produced and the collection grew from there.   The collection kept true to theme.  The show opened with a space suit-esque red suit.  The fabric of which was extremely rigid and stiff.  The silver and gold suits (also pictured below) had a similar rigidity to them, however, they were of a very different cut and fabric.  Wherever possible, all things shiny and sparkly were used; such as with jacket buttons and shirting fabric.  Reflecting the stars, no doubt.  On a more conservative note, the burgundy suit stuck out as one of the more wearable pieces of the collection.  And mind you burgundy suits are definitely starting to make a slight comeback; but we still all know that no man will wear one as well as Ron Burgundy…  In conclusion, Mr. Gobel presented a very interesting take on an interesting theme.  The collection was cohesive, surprising and a pleasure to watch.  My only regret is that I did not ask Paris Hilton (who was front row, naturally) on a date.  Maybe next time…