For Spring/Summer 2012, Tim Hamilton collaborated with conceptual artist and friend Seth Price to create a collection that explores themes of militarism and aviation and how these affect the wide fashion-consuming audience. These were thoroughly elaborated in the Tim Hamilton X Seth Price pieces, all made out of canvas, featuring the printed liners designed in collaboration with the artist.
Tim Hamilton X Seth Price bomber jacket worn over a jumpsuit from the same series, lined in the credit card and "paychex" liners
The presentation, produced by Alex Antitch for Ace Collective, was as much an art installation as it was a fashion show. Tim Hamilton took over the old Pearl Paint shop on Lispenard Street and transformed it into a haze-filled den with dark electro blaring and violent street scenes flashing on vintage Trinitron monitors. As some of you know, or may have guessed, I've had the privilege of working for New York designer Tim Hamilton the past few months, on the press side of the business, and the Tim Hamilton Spring/Summer 2012 collection that recently showed at Fashion Week was as much my baby as it was to everyone else on the team. Dearest readers, humor me and let the doting father brag.
bold stripes on a surprisingly masculine open-necked knit
black on black on black: Tim Hamilton's rendition of the Perfecto, in black leather, with black suede sleeves and all-black hardware
the taped blue belt
and taped shoes, courtesy of Dr. Martens
the press guy in a white Tim Hamilton jumpsuit mulling over the repercussions of the printed liner
This hidden-placket double-breasted white coat, a unisex piece, could be the perfect late Spring jacket.
the semi bowl-shaped crew cut: hairspiration?
easy-icy makeup by the brilliant Deanna Melluso at Artlist
A The Dandy Project exclusive, scenes from backstage:
shooting the lookbook
getting all dolled up...
The do-rags were a technique used by the hairstylist to keep the hair flat and sleek and clean. She would style the hair, cover it in do-rags, and spray on it through the holes. I'm most definitely trying this out at home.
photographs by Hudson Shively