I once again had the honor of working with New York City based designer, Viktor Luna for his FW13 GalaCollection lookbook shoot. This collection exudes luxury and sophistication. Viktor was inspired by the NYC nightlife and also by the “elegance of women who love to dress up and look radiant.” The GALA Collection is filled with rich and luxurious fabrics such Satin Dutchess, silk organza, crepe georgette and velvet burnouts. Viktor Luna is known for his detailing, some examples found in his past collections are unique prints of photos taken throughout his various travels, crystals, spikes and studs. For this collection, Viktor used many texture elements such as pearl beading, hand painting, braided rope, ostrich feathers, bamboo beads, along with custom cover button to finish some garments. In this collection you will see the color red showcased in many of his designs. "Red is a vibrant color that exudes sensuality", says Viktor. He also complimented other neutral colors in a form of monochromatic and color blocking, creating a timeless and simple modern palette.
Since the FW13 GALA Collection is the equivalent of eleganza, Viktor wanted a simple, clean makeup look with a bit more emphasis on the eyes, subtle contour on the hallows of the cheeks paired with neutral lips. The hair was also kept minimal and opted for a soft, messy bun. I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics for makeup and for hair, I used Oscar Blandi. Both the hair and makeup were serene and complimented the elegant collection.
Viktor’s garments and past collections have been used on the Red Carpet for awards shows, featured in Vogue, Elle and Elle Girl and most recently seen on Ciara amongst other notable personalities. If you are interested in purchasing any garments from this collection, visit:
This is a group shot of: models Jackie G & Megan @ Wilhelmina, Viktor Luna, the adorable Mickey, and Me.
*Photos taken by LendonFlanagan