Tales On The Catwalk
The greatest stories coming from New York Fashion Week can only be told by those who’ve attended, the wall-to-wall runway shows everyday, and the good times found on those nights out here in New York City, and they still go on today over at the Prince George Ballroom where The Lab NYFW presented the Jaer Caban collection titled “HEROICIS”, telling its own story behind the story.
Jaer Caban for its Spring/ Summer 2023 collection finds storied inspiration by “The Metamorphoses”by Roman poet, Ovid, compiling Greek myths, whose stories are themes to important masterpieces; HEROICIS takes Greek tales to interpret in an ultra modern and colorful way, it showcases bay leaves confectioned out of fabric, evoking when the nymph Daphne becomes a laurel tree, intertwined fringes, alluding to Arachne the weaver, who then transforms into a spider.
Jaer Caban’s HEROICIS continues its journey through Greek poets with sculptured pieces modeled in resin, referencing the leyend of Pygmalion, who fell in love with a sculpture he made, laser cuts in the shape of eyes, such as 100 eyes of the giant Argus, and intricate imagery and representations, like custom-made applications suggestive of the story of Zeus turning his lover lo into cattle to hide her from his Goddess wife.
The looks of Jaer Caban’s “HEROICIS” mix mesh transparencies and crepes with sensual sleeve and skirt slits, in a vibrant palate of mango yellow, jade green, and bright red and periwinkle purple, creating the happy ending to a mid to late Spring/ full Summer night filled with new stories to last for centuries, all stemming from stories of Greek poets centuries before.