Live from New York it’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2014. Watch all the shows via the live feed with a full schedule below 🙂 Share this, love it #MBFW #JMp
9AM | NICHOLAS K at STUDIO
9:30-10:30AM | DAVID TLALE at BOX
10AM | BCBGMAXAZRIA at THEATRE
11AM | RICHARD CHAI at STAGE
1PM | SUPIMA at STUDIO
2PM | TADASHI SHOJI at STAGE
2:30-3:30PM | CANDELA at BOX
3PM | DESIGUAL at THEATRE
5PM | MARISSA WEBB at STUDIO
6PM | THE ART INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK CITY at STAGE
8:30-10AM | FASHION LAW INSTITUTE at BOX
9AM | ZIMMERMANN at STUDIO
10AM | PROJECT RUNWAY at THEATRE
11AM | CARMEN MARC VALVO at STAGE
12PM | NOON BY NOOR at STUDIO
2PM | NAUTICA at STAGE
3PM | REBECCA MINKOFF at THEATRE
6PM | TOME at TBA
6PM | NICOLE MILLER at STUDIO
7-8PM | TODD SNYDER at BOX
7PM | ARGENTINE DESIGNERS at STAGE
7:30PM | ELLE FASHION | NEXT at DAVID H. KOCH THEATER
8PM | ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY at THEATRE
9PM | MARK AND ESTEL at STUDIO
9AM | RUFFIAN at STUDIO
10AM | LACOSTE at THEATRE
11AM | JILL STUART at STAGE
12PM | SON JUNG WAN at STUDIO
2PM | MARA HOFFMAN at STAGE
2:30-3:30PM | MALAN BRETON at BOX
3PM | HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA at THEATRE
4PM | KATYA LEONOVICH at STUDIO
6:30-8PM | CHARLOTTE RONSON at BOX
7PM | MONIQUE LHUILLIER at THEATRE
9PM | VENEXIANA at STUDIO
11AM | LELA ROSE at STUDIO
1PM | DKNY at 547 WEST 26TH STREET
2PM | TRACY REESE at STUDIO
3PM | CUSTO BARCELONA at STAGE
3:30-4:30PM | TRINA TURK at BOX
4PM | DIANE VON FURSTENBERG at THEATRE
5PM | JOANNA MASTROIANNI at STUDIO
5PM | Y-3 at 360 WEST 33RD STREET
6PM | VIVIENNE TAM at STAGE
7PM | ZAC POSEN at TBD
8PM | RALPH RUCCI at THEATRE
8PM | RICARDO SECO at 540 WEST 21ST STREET
9PM | EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN at STUDIO
9-10AM | MATHIEU MIRANO at STUDIO
10AM | CAROLINA HERRERA at THEATRE
11AM | TOMMY HILFIGER at PIER 94
1PM | PAMELLA ROLAND at STUDIO
2PM | HACHE at 531 WEST 36TH STREET
2:30-3:30PM | CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO at BOX
3PM | CONCEPT KOREA at STAGE
4PM | DONNA KARAN NEW YORK at 547 WEST 26TH STREET
5PM | FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK at STUDIO
6PM | REEM ACRA at STAGE
7PM | KAUFMANFRANCO at THEATRE
8PM | LIBERTINE at STUDIO
9AM | TORY BURCH at DAVID H. KOCH THEATRE
9:30-10:30AM | J.CREW at STUDIO
9:30-10:30AM | STEVEN ALAN at BOX
10AM | BADGLEY MISCHKA at THEATRE
11AM | VERA WANG at STAGE
1PM | JENNY PACKHAM at STUDIO
1PM | DIESEL BLACK GOLD at 15 VANDERBILT AVENUE
1:30-2:30PM | ADEAM at BOX
2PM | NAEEM KHAN at THEATRE
3PM | DENNIS BASSO at STAGE
3PM | SASS & BIDE at 250 HUDSON STREET
5PM | ALON LIVNÉ at STUDIO
6PM | MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA at 537 WEST 27TH STREET
7PM | ZANG TOI at STAGE
9PM | FASHION SHENZHEN at STUDIO
9AM | BIBHU MOHAPATRA at STUDIO
9:30-10:30AM | BRANDON SUN at BOX
10AM | MICHAEL KORS at THEATRE
11AM | NANETTE LEPORE at STAGE
1PM | RACHEL ZOE at STUDIO
2PM | J. MENDEL at THEATRE
2:30-3:30PM | CLOVER CANYON at BOX
3PM | MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH at STAGE
5PM | BETSEY JOHNSON at STUDIO
6PM | ANNA SUI at THEATRE
6:30-7:30PM | ANYA CALIENDO at BOX
7PM | DION LEE at 540 WEST 21ST STREET
7PM | OSKLEN at STAGE
8PM | B. MICHAEL AMERICA at STUDIO
10AM | RALPH LAUREN at 560 WASHINGTON STREET
11AM | RALPH LAUREN at TBA
2PM | CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at 50 VARICK STREET
“What motivates me?”
A frequent question I get, so I’ll try to respond whilst in a contemplative mood. What drives me is passion. A true passion and love for whatever I’m doing. To constantly grow and hone my craft and hopefully be a inspiration for others, as so many have been for me. I constantly look around me and am inspired by so many talented people. That, and a competitive spirit I’ve had since my early youth to be the best at what I’m doing.
For me, a hunger for success keeps me focused and determined. To know and really believe, deep down inside that anything is possible and dreams can come true. I think everyone can relate to what I’m about to say in some way or another. But I can only explain it from a first person point of view, and from my past experiences. Once you’ve had a small taste of success, anything but success just won’t do. Things seem bland, coffee loses it’s taste, flowers lose their color and the smell of morning dew just isn’t the same. For me, I can close my eyes and recall some of my favorite memories. Whether winning a race as a driver and standing on the top step of the podium or being house photographer for a well known designer at New York Fashion Week. I want to reach this level with any project or endeavor I’m on.
In the end however, I think the biggest motivator for me is fear. A fear of not trying. A fear of regret that I didn’t go for it. A fear of failure not do to trying, but due to a lack of courage to try. To know that I have wonderful parents who have sacrificed everything for me to succeed. Parents who have instilled morals, values, and the work ethic required to succeed. Not only as a professional, but as a human. For me, these are the things that motivate me.
Privileged to have shot the cover and spread for the May 2013 issue of Yellow Magazine. Enjoy the photos below and view the online spread at http://www.yellowmags.com/2013_May_flipbook/. Now for some details about the shoot…
From the very beginning, I knew I absolutely wanted to have the best team possible for this shoot. I can’t say thank you enough to my amazing team who made this shoot possible. Big credit to Dennis and Dawn for really coming up with the creative direction for this shoot. Also stoked to present the Houston market to models Meghan Takahashi and Kristin Douglas who are extremely talented and just plain rock.
I decided to call the shoot “The Heist”. This photoshoot took place right before I embarked on some travels to South America and SE Asia for my ‘Romance of the Photograph’ book project. Shot at this pretty shady, crack motel in the Mexican part of town (well I’m Mexican and near my old stomping grounds), I can tell you this. We overcame a LOT of obstacles to make this shoot possible. From motel after motel turning us down, to part of the team having to be hospitalized and needing emergency surgery. But somehow the planets aligned, god looked down on us and made it all possible.
Photography – Jay Marroquin | www.jaymarroquin.com
Creative Direction – Dennis Clendennen & Dawn Ohlsson Bell
Hair – Dennis Clendennen (Lead), Taylor Coleman & Brittany Tedder
Makeup – Terri Clendennen
Wardrobe – All Wardrobe provided by Neiman Marcus
Accessories – Vamp Vintage Wear (Kelly Hardwick)
Lighting/Gaffer – Wesley Reis
Special Thanks – Rebecca Alice Reading, Lyndsey Case & Dana Ranslem
Models : Meghan Takahashi (The Campbell Agency) | Kristin Douglas (BMG Models)
When Jeff Shell from the Neal Hamil Agency asked me if I would like to shoot the editorial for this years Little Black Dress Designer I was thrilled. I immediately had an idea and inspiration for what I wanted to do. Having just come back from Paris my thought process was all about vintage, roaring 20’s, cafe feel to the photos. Not only that but with a location like Boheme in Houston, I knew this would be perfect.
If you’re not familiar with the The Little Black Dress Designer read below. For the editorial shoot, the Top 10 dresses by some very talented designers were provided and accessories by Charming Charlie. This and a incredible team made for some very beautiful images.
About the Little Black Dress Designert:
The event will showcase the Top Ten Little Black Dresses by upcoming fashion design students who were invited to submit their version of the LBD in March. The Top 5 winning designs are picked by celebrity judges, and awarded $7,500 in scholarships through the Fashion Group Foundation of Houston, Inc. The event is presented by Momentum Porsche, with additional sponsorship from Macy’s, More Than You Can Imagine, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tootsies.
LBD 2012 Celebrity Judges include Albert Rubio (Saks Fifth Avenue), Chloe Dao (Dao), Christine Goins (Tootsies), Clifford Pugh (CultureMap), Edward Sanchez, Elaine Turner (Elaine Turner Designs), Jody Schmal (Houston Magazine), Joy Sewing (Houston Chronicle), Kate Allen Stukenberg (Papercity Magazine), Lenny Matuszewski (fashion show producer), Roz Pactor, Stacey Swift (Neiman Marcus), Tamara Bonar (fashion show producer).
The Little Black Dress is one of the fashion icons of our time, inspiring designers from the moment it was introduced by Chanel in 1926, through Givenchy’s 1961 creation for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to the myriad current fashion designers the world over. It is in this sartorial spirit that this contest was created to support young, up-and-coming fashion design students from Texas. More info at www.littleblackdressprojec
Hair: Dennis Clendennen and Team (AVEDA/Dionysus)
Makeup: Laura Martinez (Lead), Virginia McConnell, Danielle Tiara and Eliy Bell
Stylist: Rose Tran (Lead) and Katherine Fan
Models provided by Neal Hamil Agency: Phoenix Hamilton, Lacee Teel, Caroline Mathis, Audrye Williams, Briana Whitsett, Amber Castillo, Erin Marquez, Jessika Rodriguez & Kara Pyle
Special thanks: Jeff Shell, Apollo Stackwell, Patty Castillo (Charming Charlie) & Nadira Baker from Boheme
It’s late October and I find myself taking a break in Texas Hill Country. Wimberley, TX to be exact. After a full week of shooting Audi Fashion Houston, Wimberley made for the perfect getaway. I could relax, and also focus on editing all the shots with few distractions. Well that was the plan until the phone rang.
On the other line was Luis of Metrovelvet.com asking me what my schedule looked like on Thursday, Nov 11th. I told him I had a gig the day before and a big shoot the following Friday in Austin, why? “Would you like to go shoot Jean Paul Gaultier in Dallas?” he asked. Without hesitating I said YES. For the next few weeks I was slowly counting the days on my calendar eagerly anticipating Gaultier in Dallas.
November 11th and Luis and I find ourselves at the Dallas Museum of Art. From the moment we pulled into the drive, I knew the exhibit was going to be magical with the big banner that was hanging in front. We arrived a bit early at DMA while last minute touches were still being done. We waited around for a bit and closer to the event time we registered and got our credentials. We then made our way into the auditorium where the speech was going to take place. Slowly people started coming in and taking their seats. I think at that point Luis and myself noticed we didn’t collect our gift bags so had to pay the front desk a visit again, haha. I mean, who doesn’t want a Jean Paul Gaultier gift bag and goodies.
As event got on it’s way I was really looking forward to Jean Paul speaking. We all know how incredible of a designer he is, but I wanted to know more about the man, his inspirations, thoughts about fashion and take on life in general. What one word could I use to describe Jean Paul after hearing him speak? Genuine, yeah, I think that’s perfectly fitting. After all, Jean Paul was one of the first designers to use normal (non-model types) in his fashion shows. His passion and love for real people, real life really showed. It also shows in his designs, sketches and the way he carries himself.
After his speech, we were treated to a tour of the exhibit with Jean Paul himself. I particularly enjoyed him showing us a display which had one of his pieces and also a vintage looking tv show a 40’s French film that inspired him to be a designer. I believe the name of the film is either Fabela or Favela, I’ll have to ask for the correct spelling because I surely want to check it out. Anyway, while he was showing us, he lit up like a kid in a candy store. It was amazing to see how much passion he still has for that movie. He even took the time to sign the two JPG books Luis had been carrying around.
Special thanks to: Oliver Meslaym, Cecilia Bonn, Nathalie Bondil, Lisa Lawrence, Jelka Music, Kevin W. Tucker and the entire staff of DMA.
See the great write-up by Mr. G and photos by me on Metrovelvet.com – Click Here!
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Jay Marroquin is an American-born, creative director and award-winning fashion photographer. He has recently been named one of the 10 Best Fashion and Lifestyle Photographers in Houston 2019, and one of the Best Analog Photographers in the World in 2018.