News__ First Look: Mark McNairy AW 12

February 19, 2012 | By

A first look at the debut womenswear collection from Mark McNairy

Mark McNairy aka Mister McNasty doesn't like to plan ahead. He just goes with where the moment is taking him, or where he is taking the moment. And at this particular moment it's womenswear. McNairy has been designing for over 20 years, and this a/w '12 is debuting his first womenswear collection. Known for his quirky detailing and bold accents paired with well crafted tradition, the Mark McNairy a/w '12 womenswear collection was inspired but his daughter, Daisy. So who other than the 17-year old beauty would McNairy have modeling the collection in the lookbook. Embroidered daises appear thorough out the offering, which is filled with blazers, boiled wool camo, slim fitting pants, bright fur pieces and and, of course, mini-skirts.

We caught up with Mark McNairy to ask him a few question about his new womenswear collection and where he sees women's fashion headed (spoiler alert: he doesn't follow trends to say the least). Check out the q+a below and the first look at the Mark McNairy womenswear a/w '12 collection.

Why now for this womensear collection?

I DON’T GENERALLY PLAN AHEAD. I JUST FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME

The collection was inspired by your daughter Daisy, where does her name come from?

MY MOMS MOM

Why did you choose to have her model in the lookbook?

LOOK AT HER.  AIN'T IT KIND OF OBVIOUS?

What sort of women (besides your daughter) do you see wearing your collection?

SAME IDEA AS MY MEN'S COLLECTION.  WOMEN WHO THINK FOR THEMSELVES.

What sort of things do you see them doing/places do you see them going to wearing the collection?

SHOPPING AT WHOLE FOODS, AND DINING AT THE FOUR SEASONS.

Will the shoes be made with the collection in mind (i.e. to pair with the collection)?

MANIFEST DESTINY.  I DO NOT DESIGN OUTFITS.  I MAKE APPAREL/FOOTWEAR THAT STAND ON THEIR OWN.  PEOPLE CAN PAIR THEM HOWEVER THEY LIKE.

Where do you see your womenswear collection going?

GOD ONLY KNOWS

What are some trends for women's style in the marketplace you like right now?

TRENDS ARE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT THINK FOR THEMSELVES.

Where do you see women's fashion going in the next year?

I HAVE NO IDEA, NOR DO I CARE.

You recently collaborated with BBC on a collection, will there be any women's collaborations in the same vein coming up?

I HAVE NO IDEA

What's next for you?

A DELOREAN

THANK YOU FOR ASKING,

MCNASTY

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