Upon arrival, I took notice of the impressive large space that had several rooms filled with people working.
As I made my way in, I checked in with the pr team and received an engraved Mathieu Mirano USB flash drive
with images from the lookbook and press materials.
I casually mention Lady Gaga (Gaga famously wore his custom designs in her music video and showcased his work to a new level) and if he was making clothes with her in mind to which he gave a refreshing answer & not the cliché celebrity muse bit.
Check out my interview with Mathieu Mirano below:
What was your inspiration behind the spring 2015 collection?
M: My main inspiration as with every season is kind of bringing this odd bouquet of pieces together from all over the world. So, we're actually looking into the Mathieu Mirano woman's mind and understanding that she's a traveler and that she is a worldly woman. That is one word I can use to describe the Mathiue Mirano woman would be worldly. She will take these influences all over and put them together as one in her wardrobe because women these days are so multidimensional.
Now I know Lady Gaga is a fan of your work. I am assuming you are going to send some pieces to her.
M: Absolutely! I mean this top is going to her (laughs) and then it's going to you.
(laughs) Definitely. That is my favorite one! Oh god, I would love that. I mean, this is remarkable.
M: This is all her style.
I can tell you had her in mind.
M: A little. Sorta. I used less so of those sorts of inspirations. I am actually more inspired by the customer and all the influences from around the world: Natural wonder and Architecture.
Refreshing that you said customer and not a celebrity. Most designers would say, "Oh, I design for this person in mind!" Which is normally a celebrity, but thankfully you said your customers.
M: Well because there are real women who are buying real clothes.
M: No, it's really important. We have the dream--for instance the beaded number right there. (pic below)
I love that you design for a variety of women. I can see someone who is middle age older and also young wearing this as well. (pic below)
When I look at this--I feel that it's not just for one specific person.
M: You know it's interesting the way you could even look at it and from my POV -- it is one person.
It's the girl that takes that dress and buys it when she is 20 and then wears it again when she 65.
That is beautiful.
M: Which is such a cool thing. The craftsmanship that has to do with Mathieu Mirano is so on point. All of our craftsmanship doing everything the best possible way.
I agree. Look at this! This is so remarkable, the detailing.
M: A beautiful, precise way. It's polished.
It is. Mathieu this is gorgeous!
M: Thank you!
I mean if I can afford you (laughs) I would!
This is a splurge you will save up for. Like, I want this skirt! So, I am going to save up for it.
M: Well, you know I love that attitude, but there are some affordable pieces like the knits. (not shown in collection)
So this sweater and this top (not shown) is 395.
It's worth the money!
M: Yeah, at the end of the day you're getting good quality and you're going to get a piece that you can wear forever.
Very true! I agree. Thank you, Mathieu for taking the time.
M: Thank you.
You're so humble and so approachable!
M: You know they are too many that are not humble. Do you know what I mean?
Oh, God. Trust me, I know a few.
M: Yeah you just got to be nice to everybody.
Yeah and humble.
M: And just have to understand that you're working too (the media).
Exactly! (laughs) Oh, God. Exactly! This is not a vacation even though I love what I do.
M: And this is not dress up! (laughs)
Yeah! Not at all (laughs)
M: Yeah and I like lovely people like you.
Aww, thank you Mathieu. I will definitely keep in touch!
M: Thank you, Absolutely!
Thank you for being so approachable, for being real and honest.
It was nice meeting you.
M: Aw, You're very kind. Thank you! Nice meeting you.
One of my favorite collections from Spring 2015. I really admire Mathieu's attention to detail.
Below is more additional info about Mathieu's Spring 2015 Collection:
For his Spring 2015 Collection, the 23 year old designer has placed a heightened focus on the silhouette; creating forms, for the sake of modernity, that accentuate the woman’s body beyond her shape. In playing with asymmetry and volume, Mathieu has managed to reintroduce classic details such as pleats and peplums in an entirely different, modern way. The artistry of the 31 look collection serves as an expression of the Mathieu Mirano woman’s impeccable taste and individuality.
“The Mathieu Mirano woman is not the sexy secretary. She’s the boss,” says Mathieu Mirano. “This is a woman who is extremely thoughtful in regards to her fashion choices. She pays attention to the detail; to the cuts; to the treatments; and to the high level of craftsmanship. The Mathieu Mirano woman isn’t living every day to work. She’s living every day to live. But most importantly, she has a sexiness that is never vulgar.”
Offering a restrained elegance, Mathieu’s 2015 Spring Collection features never before seen fabrications such as rubberized cotton in laser grid patterns and other manipulated materials. It also transcends from casually sophisticated to traffic stopping glamour. Daywear is sharply tailored, yet playful; complete with silk plated cotton floral knit A-line dresses, summer shorts with pink tuck detailing and khaki stretch twill top and bottom separates. Crinkle chiffon day dresses with cotton belts are lighthearted and effortless, while a jet black knit cocktail dress with gazaar wave detailing makes the flawless transition from office wear to evening wear. This season places an even greater emphasis on the silhouette from the formfitting to the architectural as depicted in this season’s coral iridescent beaded bustier bodice and gazaar A-line evening gown with petal peplum construction.
My other favorites from the Mathieu Mirano Spring 2015 collection
Photography on FB by Christine Shepherd
Lookbook photography courtesy of Mathieu Mirano.
Check out the full lookbook in the Gallery below:
Check out my images from the SS15 collection on FB.