The Fashion List names GMac the “go-to guy for edgy, envelope-pushing cocktail fashions!”
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Christopher Henry Gallery
In his last collection, Geoffrey Mac showed himself to be the go-to guy for edgy, envelope-pushing cocktail fashions; in this collection, he masters cocktail, unisex casual, menswear & swim. We’re happy to say that he didn’t lose his signature style in the expansion. Limited largely to neutrals, the restrained palette allowed the bold design lines & details to really shine. The softer palette also makes the collection appealing to a wider population, but without sacrificing Geoffrey’s unique aesthetic.
The most memorable pieces included a black georgette piece with spiked leather detailing; it’s shoulder-embracing design, open in the front & modest but spikey in the back, was a real fashion week standout. We also loved the stretchy sheath dresses with angular, pieces design lines, & a flowing angelic caftan – showing that Geoffrey can dress good girls as easily as rockers. A dressy white men’s motorcycle jacket with accordion-like circular shoulder details was especially breathtaking, as were the women’s pieces with this same shoulder detailing. We’d noted Geoffrey’s masterful patternmaking skills before, & they are clearly back in full-force.
On the casual end, the unisex drop-crotch pants, while a step in a different direction, should have wide-appeal for men & women, as should the tanks decorated with an abstract alphabet of runes. These same runes, projected in animation on the gallery walls, set the tone for the whole successful show: edgy, confident, structural, a bit mysterious & very unique.
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