Fashion designer Phoenix Keating made his US debut Wednesday at a private event held at Daylight Studios. The event, organized by LER PR (lerpr.com), showcased the Summer Spring 2014 Collection “Vaudeville,” which takes us on a journey through space and time.
When asked about his inspiration for the collection, the designer referenced iconic 1920s vaudeville entertainer Josephine Baker and the woman of the future, who travels through time to correct the course of mankind. Perhaps the closest thing we have to a time machine today, an aircraft carrier, Keating said the idea to design the collection first came to him while on a flight from Sydney where he found himself gazing out the window at the plane’s riveted metal.
His designs are ultra-modern with practical wearability. Keating brilliantly weaves together sheer organza and metallic leather to represent both past and future.
Phoenix Keating first made his fashion debut at the 2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Having only started his label two years prior, the young designer has already caught the attention of Lady Gaga who wore a Keating dress at her 2011 Sydney concert – earning the designer international recognition. “Vaudeville” is innovative, sexy and bold – made for the modern woman with a futuristic edge.