Canadian native designer Heather Lawton made her New York Fashion Week debut this season. Showing for the first time, Lawton’s Fall/ Winter 2013 presentation was held on Thursday, February 7th at Studio 450. Attendees, including singer Neon Hitch, entered a beautiful winter wonderland, the ideal backdrop for the collection’s dark and somber fairy tale.
Heather Lawton conceived her Fall/Winter 2013 collection with a dark and bewitching tale in mind: an entirely glamorous woman pushed into the carnivorous clutches of winter’s barren landscape. The collection featured edgy dresses, separates, knits, and luxurious outwear, with equestrians accents, studs, and exposed zippers. Using exotic materials such as stingray, fine leathers, plush wools, and furs, Lawton employs a palette of deep cobalt, navy, and hot pink to evoke the raptures of winter. Lawton’s winter accessories and signature hoods serve as glamorous shields against the elements of nature. A special line of jewelry “Heidi Gardner for Heather Lawton” will also be featured in the line. With a nod to Lawton’s gothic aesthetic the collection is the elegant woman’s escape from the bindings of everyday life. This season was styled by Jules Wood, with shoes provided by Frye. Beauty looks were created with hair by Jon Reyman lead stylist for Aveda, and makeup by John Jones lead artist for Face Stockholm. Also provided was liquor sponsored by Legend of Kremlin.
Heather Lawton’s Fall/Winter 2013 presentation was on Thursday, February 7th from 2:00 PM-‐3:30 PM at Studio 450 at 450 West 31st Street, between 9th and 10th avenue.
ABOUT HEATHER LAWTON: Native to a region in Canada rich in natural elements, Heather Lawton’s design aesthetic strongly nods at her once lush surroundings with an urbanite futurist attitude inspired by her New York surroundings. Lawton’s creative process for her collection begins with sourcing the most luxurious fabrics. Allowing her design mediums to tell their own story, Lawton slowly drapes on the form paying close attention to detail and a clean finish. Her method of garment construction is rooted in time spent with her mother learning to sew and knit — origins reflected and strengthened throughout her brand. An ardent equestrienne in her teens, Lawton later emerged as the ‘dark horse’ of her Parsons: The New School for Design class, debuting her Fall/Winter ’11 Collection during Toronto Fashion Week. Lawton has gained much attention for her interspersing of fine silks, lace, and cashmere with textured textiles such as goat hair, Mongolian lambs wool, crocodile, and python. Heather Lawton is sold at Church in Los Angeles and ODD in New York.
We do not yet have photos from Fall 2013. Here is a photo from Spring just to give you a little preview from this designer.