When we asked James Pecis to chart his fashion week highs, he responded quite simply: “there are many highs, in a way you are on a continuous high for the entire month.” Perhaps this explains his Tweet following AW14’s closure, which read: “missing the shows already”. Over the last month the New York based hairdresser has created many of the stand-out looks of womenswear which we have been lusting over, including the messy platted cornrows at Simone Rocha and the futuristic crimping we saw on the catwalk at Meadham Kirchhoff.
From fruity meals and sushi backstage, to snaps of his team at Chloe; James gives us an insiders view of the action beyond the catwalk. We fire away with a few final fashion week questions on Instax-snapping-tactics and how to celebrate fashion week survival...
Dazed Digital: How did you celebrate surviving another season?
James Pecis: I went for drinks with my team.
DD: What were your fashion week highs?
James Pecis: There are many highs, in a way you are on a continuous high for the entire month. When it comes to an end, you feel lost and sad that it’s over.
DD: Were there any disasters this season?
James Pecis: No disasters… Just obstacles.
DD: What were the references behind your Simone Rocha hair this season?
James Pecis: I was sent references of Victorian painting, gold sculpture, and we discussed a modern masculine Victorian girl. I have been working with Simone for a few seasons now, so I have a good sense of what she likes and she’s very open with me in finding the right idea.
DD: Were there any moments that you didn't manage to catch on your Fujifilm Instax camera, but wish you had?
James Pecis: The most interesting moments are too busy to take pictures. I tried to keep the camera tied around my neck, but when the pressure is on, few photographs are taken.
DD: Did Andrew travel with you this season? If so, what was his highlight?
James Pecis: Andrew did come along for the ride, but was hiding out in my pocket for the majority of the month. He was a bit lazy this season.
With special thanks to Fujifilm for the Instax Mini 8 camera