Antonio is worldwide renowned for his costumes and accessories, that have been designed for Maison Armani and Versace and for many celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce’, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and others. This was my first exposure to his creations. One can not but be curious and intrigued when his works of art enter the catwalk. He gives the audience a moment of excitement and theatrical drama. Sitting in the photographers box (with about 100 press and media) they gave a loud cheer and you just heard the silence of multiple camera shutters clicking away.
I will not attempt to label this as a specific genre or time piece. I know this is not for everyone, but I was inspired because I think we are many times too afraid to express ourselves and to see someone like Antonio being bold is inspiring. The world misses out when we hold back. The statements were bold, the models where brave in character. It all came together! This is one of the highlights of NYC Fashion Week 2015.
I have to mention the amazing body paint. I love the space galaxy look on some the makeup.
The first two images I captured back stage. As always my approach is more artistic and intimate.