Thursday, the Pencey Spring 2013 collection was presented at The Grey Lady in the Lower East Side. The presentation included, Mia Moretti x Pencey, a 10 piece jazz-era inspired capsule collection designed by Pencey’s Christina Minasian and DJ Mia Moretti.
They based the collection around the perfect pant and added on blouses and blazers to pair with them. For Mia, designing the prints with Christina was very much like writing a story: Their characters, Eva Peron (the face print) and Josephine Baker (the banana leaf print) came to life, inspiring them as they expanded the line. Eva ushered them into an age of sophistication – she was a symbol of hope, a woman of untiring power and beauty. Josephine danced into their hearts with a wink, loosened their collars, lightened their moods, played gently with their fears, freeing them of the standards imposed on them as women during the early 20th century. In their story, women are strong, and also beautiful; they’re elegant and still sexy, powerful whether buttoned up or loosened up.
The show featured hair by Marcos Diaz for Ion Salon, make up by Jason Kaplan for Dior, and women’s kicks by Converse. At the event, guests enjoyed Vida Tequila cocktails. Photo gallery after the jump.