Deryck Todd’s distinctive head wear designs have rightfully earned him recognition in the fashion scene. Recently his work was featured in Vogue Italia and Seventeen Magazine. Todd’s work was commissioned for the Betsey Johnson S/S 12 show. His richly embellished caps are sold at Patricia Field. Some of the hats are encrusted with gold spikes, jewels, and chains, which are a distinctive trademark of his style ethos. Others, like the one inspired by Billy Idol’s song, “White Wedding” sums up an entire gown in a hat.
What makes him even more interesting is the sometimes salty, often hilarious commentary on New York subway riders and street style which he stealthily captures with his cell phone. You can catch these musings on New Yorkers on his blog, appropriately titled Turn-Styles, which is always spot-on, and gives us another side of this designer.
Additionally, Todd had a hand in the making of the forthcoming film entitled “The Tents”, which chronicles the days of Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York, and features interviews with many top designers including Richie Rich, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, and Tommy Hilfiger. View some of his designs in the slide show below.
Photos by Erin Mayhugh
Photos by Nari Kim
You can take a club kid out of the party, but you can never take the party out of a club kid. Richie Rich, half of the former designer duo Heatherette, kicked off his first on-site show of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with what? Classical music? Ballet dancers? Where was the debauchery? And the outlandish over-the-top madness? Let’s pace ourselves now.
Although the majority of the audience came to see celebrities and have a great time, Richie Rich’s Spring/Summer 2011 line “Popluxe” was delightfully and surprisingly wearable. The dresses were bright and eye-catching with ruffles and sparkling flare, but I could see myself wearing any of them to a tea party, a night out, or even a wedding. Plus it’s always fun to see the likes of Tinsley Mortimer, Paris Hilton, and Jujubee strut their stuff on the runway.
And then came the twosomes and the threesomes – modeling lingerie? Swimwear? Not important. The wigs, face paint, and temporary tattoos in strategic places brought us back to the reality of Richie Rich. Fun, fearless, enthusiastic, and a bit raunchy, this is a world we all adore.
As the show ended, we all waited in anticipation to see who would be Richie Rich’s escort down the runway. Last season was Pamela Anderson, and we were thrilled to see Ellen DeGeneres stroll down the runway in a glittering silver suit. Dare I use the word fierce?
– Nari Kim