MoaGB: This is the first season you’ve walked outside of New York, how was the experience?
Lowell Tautchin: The entire European season was phenomenal. I enjoyed the unfamiliarity of my first full season and the traveling aspects that come with it. Making friends, seeing new places, and finding new perspectives are the clichés, but they’re truly the best part of working abroad.
MoaGB: Are there any stark difference between the cities you visited(Paris, Milan, New York, London)?
Lowell Tautchin: Paris and New York are complete opposites and yet easily my favorites. Paris is a place where, outside of castings and shows, you have time to explore and take advantage of the laissez-faire culture; grab a coffee, check out some architecture and put your feet up in a cafe terrace.
New York City feels a little more familiar. It has the same urgency, and down to earth people as back home, just with warmer weather and tons of skyscrapers.
MoaGB: Was there any show in particular that was your favorite?
Lowell Tautchin: Prada was one of the best for me. It was a nice staple for the start of the season. The deciding factor was having a group of really good friends doing the same show.
MoaGB: What’s the main difference between shows and presentations and which do you prefer?
Lowell Tautchin: Shows hands-down are my favorite. Presentations don’t give you the all or nothing feeling.
Jil Sander Fall 2011