Douglas Hannant’s Spring 2012 collection takes inspiration from 1930’s Shanghai, a time period that is seldom explored, which made it especially enticing to him.
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story by Dana Varon
photos by Ned and Aya Rosen
Douglas Hannant‘s Spring 2012 collection takes inspiration from 1930’s Shanghai, a time period that is seldom explored, which made it especially enticing to him. Continue reading “Douglas Hannant – Spring 2012 Review – A Return To Shanghai”
It’s easy to get lost in the cold canyons of deep downtown New York. At night it can be an eerie place, dark and claustrophobic. Yet even then there are places of light and moments of beauty.
photos by Aeric Meredith-Goujon
art direction and styling by Seth Friedermann
makeup by Becca Bouchard
hair by Sonia Castleberry
model is Harrington from Fenton Moon
photo assistant Emmanuel Fleurinord
styling assistants Ashley Roberts and Zimir Hernandez
It’s easy to get lost in the cold canyons of deep downtown New York. At night it can be an eerie place, dark and claustrophobic. Yet even then there are places of light and moments of beauty. Continue reading “Downtown, Night – A Photo Editorial”
Created for a true lady in the classic Park Avenue sense, there is no insouciant wear. This muse is impeccably put together.
story by Dana Varon
photos by Ned & Aya Rosen
The Plaza Hotel is the perfect place for designer Douglas Hannant to hold his show, not only because he has his first stand-alone boutique there but because his clothes are filled with the luxurious fabrics, cuts and adornments expected by and of the women who stay there. After assistant window dressing at Barney’s, it is said he re-found the mannequin of his dreams who he had been looking for and now she lives at his boutique too. Perhaps, that is why his pieces seem to drape so perfectly and it is definitely why his models had dewy, glowy mannequin skin and black banged bobbed wigs. He told me so when I said they looked like one. He also told me how he is pleased with this collection’s range of texture, which is very important to him, but in a subtle, understated way.
Created for a true lady in the classic Park Avenue sense, there is no insouciant wear. This muse is impeccably put together. From his lady in her white georgette blouse and black wool crepe wide pants to his crepe tan spiral seam strapless dress, this persona is going somewhere. Rust colors in a wool dress and mohair wrap jacket, black wool skirts with slits and leather tied belts were among the more edgy. Then there was the perfect pencil skirt. But besides the many luxe pieces made of the like of tulle overlays, glazed tweed, velvet, fil coupe and point d’esprit sleeves there are teal and black mermaid gowns, beaded back harnesses and full organza petals. Understated, no. Simply beautiful, yes. Continue reading “Douglas Hannant – Fall 2011”
The collection of mostly dresses toyed with shape and form. Dresses were topped with fanned crumb catcher bodices, asymmetrical draping, and sweetheart necklines. Stand-out silhouettes were the refined bustled backs of the formal gowns, which added a touch of Edwardian extravagance.
story by Rachel Francois
photos by John Lamparski
“The muse this season is Venus, the goddess of beauty and love,” and her influence was palpable in Douglas Hannant’s Spring-Summer 2010 collection at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Continue reading “Douglas Hannant Spring-Summer 2010 Collection”