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Haute Couture-Adrian Alicea Autumn Winter 2011

ANJHULA MYA SINGH BAIS  (click here to know more about this blogger)

By chance (and what are the chances?), I had a shoot a month ago where the hairstylist was the very successful former model and haute (and hot) half of the designer duo Nico-Adrian. Adrian Alicea was pulling a favor for a friend by being hairstylist for the day and as he adeptly did my hair, we chatted about our visions of fashion and the future. Cutting a long story short, I found myself three weeks later shooting the look book for his autumn winter collection 2011 debuting during the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Feb 10-17 2011.

Armed with budding photographer Sall Husain (the grandson of MF HUssain) and my MUA Anna Sicat, it was an explosion of talent, vision and immersion into the look on that snowy day in New York City. Always interested in individual stories and thought processes of the people I meet, I descended into question land with Adrian. He made the decision for me to front the look of ‘haute couture meets the regal Duchess of Devonshire and Sherlock Holmes’ because ‘my style and fashion crosses boundaries and borders. I select models which provide an exotic canvas for my clothing.’ The autumn winter 2011 collection is a majestic fusion of modern and deconstructed techniques, full of rich fabrics and texture including: Mongolian knit wool, cashmere, buffalo leather, silk taffeta, plaids, and paisley. 

Adrian has spent many years moving in the chic fashion circles of Paris, Japan, Brazil and New York. Beginning his career as an international model and dancer, those experiences lead him to co-find the Nico and Adrian fashion house in 2001. The brand is known around the world for its provocative and modern ready-to-wear, couture and underwear designs for men. Nico and Adrian’s designs have graced the covers of Vogue Italia and Russia, GQ, Numero, and Flaunt magazines, among others. Their amazing creations have captured the attention of supermodels, Hollywood celebrities and fashion photographers including Linda Evangelista, Patricia Velasquez, India Arie,  Lil'Kim, Zoe Saldana, Nick Cannon, Paris Hilton, Steven Meisel and David LaChapelle , to name a few.

The collection debuts at the National Black Theatre Inc on Feb 17. With a showcase of 35 looks for New York Fashion Week, special guests and fashion industry leaders poised to attend the fashion forward red carpet affair include Melba Moore, Regina Belle, Kourtney Kardashian, Dita Von Teese and Linda Moran. Here’s hoping that with schedules permitting I pull a hat trick by shooting, writing and walking for Adrian Alicea.

*** PIC CREDIT: Ana Sicat Makeup, Sall Husain Photography*** 

 
 
 
 
17-FEBRUARY-2011
 
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28-FEBRUARY-2011 Anjhula Mya Singh Bais
Aman: Thanks very much! Shruti: That means much, thank you. 'Think local, act global'. Piyali: NY is much more streamlined, professional, in and out. Its much more 'normal' though ironically it's the hardest fashion week to get into. Harshit: Thank you :) Please keep the discussion going on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anjhula-Mya-Singh Bais/178983212112543 Anjhula x
 
 
21-FEBRUARY-2011 harshit dhingaun
you are terrific... in all your poses
 
 
18-FEBRUARY-2011 piyali nath
Please do share more snippets from NY Fashion Week... how different is it for a model backstage or going over the mechanism there?
 
 
18-FEBRUARY-2011 shruti patel
You have a very international, global appeal and at the same time you would carry of a traditional Indian sari with equal élan .... I love your work Anjhula.
 
 
17-FEBRUARY-2011 Aman Singh
I love the way you can transform your look!!!!!!!!!
 
 
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