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Geoffrey Mac's Spring 2012 Collection is a visionary and timely statement presenting a “New Earth” and a "Global Tribal" theme. Tribal is reinterpreted here for a minimal universal feel, utilizing streamlined modern geometric shapes. Looks from the collection feature titles which reference international cities, ancient cultures, symbolic animals, and mythological icons.
About the Designer
Geoffrey is based in New York, United States. He studied at The School of the Art Institute and graduated in 1999. His collections are produced in United States.
Geoffrey Mac (born March 24, 1977) is an American fashion designer. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned his BFA in 1999. It was in Chicago where the Geoffrey Mac brand was officially launched in 2002, selling to top retailers that included Marshall Field's flagship store, who recognized Geoffrey with the “Distinction in Design Award.” It was however the Patricia Field boutique in New York City that was first to place an order for his latex designs.
In 2003, the Fashion Group International selected Mac for the “Style Makers & Rule Breakers Award for Apparel.” In 2004, he was further recognized in the Chicago Tribune as the “Young Designer of the Year”. One of his designs was acquired for the permanent collection of the Chicago Historical Museum.
Mac moved to New York City in 2004, where he worked briefly with the prominent designer Cynthia Rowley. It was not long before he established himself independently and developed a following. His designs found a particularly successful niche with music stars and performers. Zaldy Goco, an influential fashion designer consults with Geoffrey, for his expertise constructing complicated garments and use of difficult materials, such as latex. The two have collaborated on assorted high profile projects. Geoffrey Mac's designs and/or constructions for Zaldy have been worn by celebrities that include Lady Gaga for her Monster Ball Tour, Scissor Sisters, Deee-Lite, Lil' Kim, and Britney Spears for her 2011 Femme Fatale Tour. His designs were featured in the book Generation Fetish (2001) by Lee Higgs and major publications including Rolling Stone, V magazine, WWD (Women's Wear Daily), The Daily News, The New York Times, US Magazine, and Billboard.com.
Mac was the subject of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 16 - Episode 4, the legendary "fire challenge." For this challenge, the contestants modeled his designs during a runway presentation which featured explosive pyrotechnics lining the catwalk, and mini-flames which the models had to carry using special gloves. The episode aired on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 and also featured guest judge photographer/director Francesco Carrozzini.
Mac made his NY Fashion Week debut with a runway show at EXIT ART on February 12, 2012.