Geoffrey Mac, a New York based designer has rendered us a unique collection of gowns and cocktail dresses fit for Hollywood starlets as well as for anyone who dares to combine classic glamour and modern edge to their wardrobe. His unique designs are inspired by the architecture of the Sydney Opera House in Australia and its repetitious fin like structures. As his creative process unfolded, references to sea creature styles began to emerge and also patterns that conjured similar silhouettes. An eclectic array of organic fabrics with rich textures from gold mesh to latex to satin and sequins with carefully hand crafted draping made for a visually seductive collection. Geoffrey’s adept use of hard to drape fabric such as gold mesh sequin and chiffon showcased his true talent.
We loved the V-mini-dress; the ivory silk rayon jersey blend provocatively draped in a gather at the front and back with flowing dolman sleeves was erotically chic. The Sydney-short dress, made in bronze silk charmeuse, pockets on the sides and ruffled on the bottom bolstered an already coquettish liveliness ready to entertain and charm. The Stingray is an exquisitely poetic and edgy gown flared out at the hips and circled around at the waist in beige sequin shimmer. The imaginative silhouette donned an underskirt made of beige silk stretch duchess that complimented the overall look and enhanced its regal frame. Another particular favorite was the Orb dress- a brilliant silk teal taffeta and silk crepe, with a gold rubber overlay. The skirt had well constructed semi- orbicular details that flared from the waist. The fitted bodice was refined with a clean gold leather trim on the style lines and a gold leather belt. This skirt was sharp and sexy, while maintaining an effervescent and dignified presence.
Geoffrey Mac has unabashedly given women a kind of permission for a ready-to-wear wardrobe that has its origins in the avante garde with sophisticated taste. Furthermore, the talents of celebrity make up artist Kimberley Bosso complemented the modern feel by using smokey grey and black metallic eye shadows. The skin was kept porcelain white and luminous with a matted texture that added to the collection’s edgy flair. The hair stylist Ravin Winters completed the conception by using gold mesh as hair adornments and jewelry that gave a cultivated and chic finish. The high heeled pumps and stilettos by Nine West gave the finishing touches to the designer’s creative vision.
-Designer Geoffrey Mac
We look forward to seeing more of Geoffrey Mac collections in the very near future. Hollywood is calling!
- Story and Photos by Nestor Ruiz