Jackson Wiederhöeft Debuts His First Solo Collection

Jackson Wiederhöeft Debuts His First Solo Collection

The "Spooky Couture" collection marks a pivotal moment in the young designer's career.

The "Spooky Couture" collection marks a pivotal moment in the young designer's career.

Photography: Andrew Tess

Text: Dylan Kelly

Glameratti packed into SoMad Studio’s intimate show space earlier this week to witness the debut of up-and-coming designer Jackson Wiederhöeft’s first solo collection under his namesake brand. Models walked out onto an elevated stage in a dramatic presentation of the elegantly fanciful range, prancing and posing in a choreographed movement. A monumental moment, Wiederhöeft’s theatrical presentation marks an imperative turning point in his fast-paced career.

After graduating from Parson’s and winning the “Women’s Designer of the Year Award” in 2016, the young designer perfected his craft working on Thom Browne’s womenswear team. As he sharpened his specialities in embroidery and design intricacies in the renowned American designer’s workspace, Wiederhöeft garnered major traction as celebrities including Lil Kim, Aquaria, and Rihanna stepped out sporting his winning designs. From there, the explorative visionary embarked on a solo journey as a designer, and thus was the birth of his signature brand. 

His complete collection, titled “Spooky Couture”, features a whimsical line-up of fantastical dresses, campy two-piece sets, and extravagant accessories, all of which culminate in a melodramatic ensemble. In an explosion of color, pink bows adorn a matching corset and sheer top to complete a masquerade-inspired look, while blue and red dresses provide a pleasant contrast among the range. Performing choreography by Sleep No More’s Paul Zivkovich and wearing wigs by Sean Bennett, the models brought the fairy tale of Wiederhöeft’s designs to life. 

See the full lookbook on the designer's website, and take a look at some behind-the-scenes polaroids, taken by Andrew Tess, in the slideshow below. 

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