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LIBERTINE
S/S 2018

  • Libertine. Spring/Summer 2018. Backstage photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Male model Lucas photographed in a day-glo skull t-shirt from Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Luisa snapped in sequins, backstage at Libertine S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Male model Camil photographed in a sequin look from Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model snapped in a whimsical Libertine dress for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Male model Vitor photographed in a sequin bomber and shorts from the Libertine collection for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A male model wears a full sequin look, backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model photographed in a banana print trench coat by Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Backstage photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Harriet wears Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model wears a full sequin look & pirate hat, backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Conrad photographed backtage in a striped sequin blazer from Libertine S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Sasha T. snapped backstage in sequins at Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Justin snapped backstage in sequins and pirate hat at Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model wears a day-glo skull trench coat, backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model photographed in a banana print trench coat by Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Backstage photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A male model wears a skull t-shirt and pirate hat backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model wears a lace shirt & shorts backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Mary wears a plaid pink coat with banana applicques, from Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Noah wears a
  • Male model Doug Payne photographed backstage in Libertine S/S18 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model wears an iridescent sequin pantsuit from Libertine S/S18. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Tori wears a day-glo skull trench coat. Photographed backstage at Libertine S/S18 show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A male model wears a suit & pirate hat, backstage at Libertine for S/S18. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model photographed in sheer shirt and pants, backstage at Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Ana Cristina photographed backstage in Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Male model Paul photographed in a sequin bomber by Libertine, for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Olivier photographed in a sheer shirt and pants, backstage at Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model in a dog trench coat, snapped backstage at Libertine for Spring/Summer 2018. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A model holds a Libertine clutch while wearing a dress for Spring/Summer 2018. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

LIBERTINE

S/S 2018

Backstage at designer Johnson Hartig’s sequin filled, colorful collection for the fabulous Libertine label. Shown during New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2018.  Photography Alexander Thompson. http://www.ilovelibertine.com/

LIBERTINE
F/W 2017

  • Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A Libertine model snapped backstage in hair/makeup for Fall/Winter 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponboy magazine NY.
  • A red embellished women's overcoat backstage at the Libertine F/W17 collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Ryan Keating snapped backstage at Libertine F/W17 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Masha Tsarykevich snapped backstage at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • An elaborate jacket photographed on a model backstage at Libertine for Fall/Winter 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model wears an embellished wool cap backstage at the Libertine F/W17 collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Chen Siqi photographed backstage at Libertine F/W17 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Blond models photographed backstage at Libertine F/W17 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Jonas Kloch snapped backsage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Embellished Converse sneakers photographed backstage at Libertine F/W17 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models Keisuke Asano & Malik Alain snapped backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Elza Briuka photographed in Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Dressing card for model Cristina Piccone, backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponboy magazine NY.
  • Models wear the latest from Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine NY by Alexander Thompson.
  • Nail art photographed backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Ian Weglarz photographed backstage in Libertine, Fall/Winter 2017. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A tie-dyed mink at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Embroidered women's boots snapped backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Atikah Karim photographed backstage in a Libertine mink for Fall/Winter 2017. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Alexander Newman wears a
  • Model Cristina Piccone photographed backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Dallas Alberti & Josh Knight photographed in Libertine for Fall/Winter 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model wears an embellished coat, backstage at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Libertine bags photographed backstage for Fall/Winter 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Alina Honcharuk & Karime Bribiesca photographed in sequins, backstage at Libertine F/W17. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models Masha Tsarykevich & Gustavo Sanches photographed in leopard looks from the Libertine Fall/Winter show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Mikhael Ayoub photographed in Libertine for Fall/Winter 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Nick Hadad photographed backstage at Libertine F/W17 in holographic paillettes. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Eclectic nail art photographed backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
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LIBERTINE

F/W 2017

Johnson Hartig is the Los Angeles based designer and founder of the oh so fabulous clothing label Libertine. Shown twice a year during New York Fashion Week, Hartig’s collection is the one that we are always most excited to cover. Perhaps it’s the explosion of prints and emblems on colorful clothing, as well as the intriguing mix of punk references on high fashion clothing. Or perhaps it’s because each individual piece of clothing is a thought out piece of wearable pop art. But whatever the reasons, we are extremely ecstatic for our interview with the brilliant Hartin. Photography Alexander Thompson http://ilovelibertine.com/

PONYBOY:  Johnson, we’re big fans of the Libertine label and it’s always a Ponyboy favorite to cover during New York Fashion Week! Please tell us about your most recent collection for Fall/Winter 2017.

JOHNSON HARTIG:  Thank you! We’re big fans of Ponyboy! Our Fall/Winter 17 collection was inspired by everything from Romanian gypsies to Ann Getty interior design. Always art inspirations, as art is nearest and dearest to us. With my art background it’s little wonder… it was a really luxurious collection, and quite divine and rich we think…

PONYBOY:   Libertine collections are always such a fun event – so young and filled with colors, patterns and textures. Where do you get your inspiration from?

JOHNSON HARTIG:   Travel, literature (the pop art word print was Robert Burns’ “Oh were my love yon Lilac fair” done in these intoxicatingly bright saturated colors), nature, history, luxuriousness, beauty, punk rock, no wave, and classical music…all the usuals…

PONYBOY:   Each show is a visual explosion of creativity. And we can never decide our favorite Libertine looks each season (those punk Union Jack pieces from Spring/Summer 2017 are always in our dreams!). But offhand, for this collection, we loved the pieces with holographic paillettes, the full leopard looks, and the “Neat Neat Neat” trench, which we think might be a nod to The Damned song? Oh and we mustn’t forget the black coat with the silver beading and hands that gave us Art Deco/Schiaparelli visions. What would you say are your own personal favorites from this collection?

JOHNSON HARTIG:   I love the “neat, neat, neat” crystal effect, yes inspired by the Damned, also a cool “Birthday party” sweatshirt, and the all over leopard spotty looks DRIVE ME CRAZY –  so fucking divine…men’s clothes are so easy, women are more complicated…

PONYBOY:  There seems to be consistent pop art/punk overtones in your collections, which is something that we go crazy for. Would you say this comes from your formative years?

JOHNSON HARTIG:  Yes, of course! I was a product of the late 70s/80s and there was a thriving punk rock scene in Los Angeles and Orange County. It was such a free time to express one’s creativity through clothing, and especially being in art school at the time – never could beat that time – the kids of today have NO idea how to express themselves – they aren’t confident enough, there’s too much self analyzing now…it’s a shame really…

PONYBOY:  We’re enamored with the pop art “lettering” print on Looks #16 & 17 – that mink is just fantastic! Did you design that print?

JOHNSON HARTIG:   Yes, I designed it. As I said, it’s the English romantic poet Robert Burn’s poem done in poppy colors….that mink coat is over 600 pieces of intarsia pieces – our furrier called us in a rage when she received the pictures of what I wanted and said she could never do it, then did, and it is her favorite thing she’s ever made now…

PONYBOY:   Some of the very dramatic one of a kind coats and capes that are shown on your runway each season are extensively covered with embellishments/beading, which must be very labor intensive to create. Can you tell us on average how long it might take to make a piece like this?

JOHNSON HARTIG:   Some of them weeks, some of them a day, some hours, and in a great flurry of inspiration, if I’m in the studio working alone, with a great classical aria playing, maybe just minutes…inspiration is elusive, and can’t be predicted…

PONYBOY:   We’re big vintage collectors and have been for years, since high school actually. And we’ve never stopped collecting! The Libertine label is not only ready to wear, but also an interesting mix of vintage with embellishments. Would you say that vintage plays a big part in your life as well?

JOHNSON HARTIG:   Vintage is all I wore when I was a young man, we all did, everyone in art school then did…the more outrageous the better…and in fact my Grandmother and Great Aunt Birdie used to take me to thrift stores when I was a very young child – they loved it so much…they used to wear one pair of shoes into the store and wear another pair they liked better out – their reasoning was – they’re all old anyway – who cares as long as they leave a pair…any wonder I have such a rebellious contrary spirit?!

PONYBOY:  You are a West Coast based label. Do you have any thoughts of opening a boutique in Los Angeles?

JOHNSON HARTIG:  We are opening a free standing Libertine shop in the new Fred Segal store opening in the fall on Sunset Boulevard. That’s as close as we’ll get to our own store I think – we’ll leave that to the pros….

PONYBOY:  A rather sad thought, a large chunk of your Spring/Summer 2016 collection went missing, thanks to UPS. This is such a devastating loss, as your pieces are like works of art. Were the pieces ever recovered?

JOHNSON HARTIG:  Nope, never saw that box again…I know it’s sitting in some warehouse somewhere just waiting for us patiently …what a cadre of divine things just sitting there in a dark box somewhere …

LIBERTINE
S/S 2017

  • The Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
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  • B&W beauty shot of model Daria in makeup, photographed backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Model Charlie Himmelstein photographed backstage at the Libertine S/S17 collection during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • A blonde model photographed backstage during hair & makeup at Libertine S/S17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Chelsea Malefyt photographed backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Youssouf Bamba snapped backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Model Ola Munik walks the runway for Libertine S/S17 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • B&W portrait of a model backstage in hair/makeup at Libertine Spring/Sumer 2017. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • An elaborate, colorful scarf photographed backstage at the Libertine S/S17 show. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Male model Gustavo Sanches photographed backstage at the Libertine S/S17 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Model Allison Millar gets her makeup touched up, backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Noa Thomas photographed backstage at the Libertine S/S17 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A punk inspired leather jacket hangs backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Michele Ouellet wears a printed suit, backstage at Libertine S/S17 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Aneita Moore snapped on the runway at Libertine S/S17. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models photographed backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Sabina Plestilova snapped backstage in makeup at Libertine S/S17 collection. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Alyssa Moore photographed backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A black sequin bomber jacket with a tiger emblem by Libertine S/S17. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Major model Chelsea Malefyt photographed backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Malik Winslow adjusts his pants backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • A day-glo shift on the runway at Libertine S/S17 show, on model Allison Millar. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Riley Dorland wears a Union Jack ensemble, backstage at the Libertine S/S17 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Men's fuzzy slides photographed backstage at Libertine S/S17. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model photographed backstage before walking for Libertine Spring/Summer 2017. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models snapped backstage in colorful, graphic clothing at the Libertine S/S17. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • A colorful printed
  • Union Jack coats photographed backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Daria poses backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Michele Ouellet photographed by Alexander Thompson at the Libertine S/S17 show. Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ola Munik poses backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show. Photo by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A graphic punk inspired coat hangs backstage at the Libertine S/S17 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Sabina Plestilova photographed backstage at the Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A model has her hair styled before walking the runway at the Libertine S/S17 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine in New York City.
  • Model Chelsea Malefyt photographed on the runway for Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 show during NYFW. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models wear the latest from Libertine S/S17. Photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Model Ashley Smith snapped backstage at Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection during NYFW. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Libertine S/S17
  • Charlie Himmelstein models a painted black leather jacket from Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine in New York City by Alexander Thompson.

LIBERTINE

S/S 2017

Libertine designer Johnson Hartig is all about having fun, and quite a lot of it obviously. With his whimsical and colorful creations, the looks he sends down the runway are such a refreshing sight season after season. For Spring/Summer 2017, Hartig paid homage to Brit punk with his anti-establishment clothing, which included a leather jacket with painted text stating, “We hate everything”, featured on boxer/model Charlie Himmelstein. The two Union Jack coats were iconic, as were the Queen Elizabeth II emblems and print. We must mention a bright yellow day-glo shift dress, the sequin bomber with tiger emblem on the back and the 50s coat with colorful painted spots.  The printed “#Chic As Hell” pieces were to die for, including the pink overcoat, a dramatic black & white floor length number and the plastic raincoat look. We found the hot pink printed tights to be a fond flashback and nod to fantastical pop art designer Stephen Sprouse! And lastly, we must not forget the print of the punk with text on his forehead, “Libertine No Future”.  Undoubtedly, we see the brightest of futures for the Libertine label. Photography Alexander Thompson. http://ilovelibertine.com/

LIBERTINE
F/W 2016

  • Models Allie Barrett and Gustavo Sanches photographed backtage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model board photographed backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A demonstration sign photographed backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Vivid colorful prints on the runway at Libertine for Fall/Winter 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Bebe Howell snapped backstage at Libertine F/W16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Long-haired male models photographed backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Claudia Todman walks for Libertine F/W16 collection. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model card of Louisa Bianchin backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Cigarette butt emblems at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male model Noa Thomas photographed backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Photograph of the back of a model's hairstyle with children's barrettes, at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Swarovski crystal hands on the Fall/Winter 2016 runway at Libertine. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models dressing backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • May Hong's model dressing card photographed backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Caian Maroni walks for Libertine F/W16 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Furry high heels photographed backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Libertine F/W16 model dressing board, photographed for Ponyboy magazine NY by Alexander Thompson.
  • Colorful embellished clothing on the runway at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models hold picket signs, backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of emblems on a woman's coat, backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Dramatic embellished clothing on the runway at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models photographed backstage holding picket signs at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Model Bebe Howell photographed backstage at Libertine F/W16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Allie Barrett snapped backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Allie Barrett walks for Libertine F/W16 during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Colorful menswear photographed backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model's board with clothing looks, backstage at Libertine for Fall/Winter 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Embellished womenswear on the catwalk at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Demonstration signs photographed backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up shot of a male model wearing a graphic scarf, backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine.
  • Model Louisa Bianchin photographed on the Libertine F/W16 runway. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models wear the latest menswear, photographed backstage at Libertine for Fall/Winter 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Close-up photo of a model's dramatic black cat eye makeup, backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • 60s inspired looks on the runway at Libertine for Fall/Winter 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Lace tights embellished with crystals and studs, backstage at Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Male models wear graphic clothing and baseball hats, backstage at Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model May Hong walks for the Libertine F/W16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail of eclectic nails backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Caian Maroni photographed backstage at the Libertine F/W16 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Floral prints on the Fall/Winter 2016 runway at Libertine. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Models wear colorful embellished dresses backstage at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model's card snapped backstage at the Libertine Fall/Winter 2016 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Model Nisaa Pouncey closes the Libertine F/W16 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A close-up of a picket sign, backstage at Libertine F/W16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A Libertine clothing label photographed backstage for Fall/Winter 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

LIBERTINE F/W 2016

A FASHION DEMONSTRATION!

For Fall/Winter 2016, Libertine designer Johnson Hartig gave us a very youthful and fun fashion demonstration.  We just loved everything about this collection, with it’s colorful pop art feel. The brilliant looks included capes, lace, emblems, beading, fur and florals. For men we saw vivid graphics, baseball caps, skater pants and sequined track suits. The trademark whimsical Libertine emblems were in full force again this season, including cigarette butts, fried eggs, bacon and voodoo dolls, to name a few. It was a psychedelic visual overload.  Some of our favorite looks include the stunning capes (art pieces unto themselves!), a cream “Chanel” style suit, a 60s tweed coat with doggy emblems and fur cuffs, a vibrant pink and red stripe chubby fur, a black monkey fur vest and a deep plunging black dress with Swarovski hand appliqués. The lace tights embedded with sequins and studs were a great finishing touch. The finale included all the young models demonstrating up and down the runway while holding picket signs with witty sayings. Overall, we were so delighted with this collection. The clothing encapsulates amusement and jest. And this is why Libertine remains a Ponyboy favorite. Photography Alexander Thompson.  http://ilovelibertine.com

LIBERTINE
S/S 2016

  • Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine New York.
  • Purple knit applique creation at Libertine S/S16 runway show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A 60's inspired cocktail dress with appliqués at Libertine S/S16 runway show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Graphic 50's style women's coat photographed on the runway at Libertine S/S16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Applique motorcycle jacket photographed at Libertine S/S16 runway show. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A lace and appliqué women's dress photographed on the runway at Libertine S/S16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Long appliqué women's coat at Libertine Spring/Summer 2016 during New York Fashion Week. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Mesh and ostrich feather on the Libertine Spring/Summer 2016 runway show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Applique women's jacket and skirt, photographed at Libertine S/S16 runway show. Photography for Ponyboy magazine NY by Alexander Thompson.
  • Appliqué white women's jacket on the Libertine S/S16 runway. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Sequined silver women's tracksuit on the Libertine S/S16 runway. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Men's Libertine graphic tracksuit on a male model, photographed during NYFW S/S16. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Men's deck of playing cards symbols on a sweater, for Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Graphic mens tracksuit on the runway at Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Libertine Spring/Summer 2016 creation on the runway during New York Fashion Week. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Libertine S/S16 trenchcoat on the runway. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A vibrant kaftan on the Libertine Spring/Summer 2016 runway. Photographed for Ponyboy magazine by Alexander Thompson NY.
  • Whimsical printed kaftan on the runway at Libertine S/S16. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A leopard print sweatshirt on the runway at Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model photographed in a neon sweatshirt on the runway at Libertine S/S16 show. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Menswear jacket and applique t-shirt photographed on the runway at Libertine S/S16 show during New York Fashion Week. Photography by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Applique jacket and dress on the runway at Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Spaghetti and fork ensemble by Libertine Spring/Summer 2016. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • A male model walks the runway in a silver sequin jumpsuit by Libertine, Spring/Summer 2016. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.
  • Detail shot of neon chain link vest photographed on the Libertine runway, for Spring/Summer 2016. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy magazine NY.

LIBERTINE S/S 2016

APPLIQUE´S GALORE!

What don’t we love about Libertine? We were dazzled by the Spring/Summer 2016 collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Libertine creative Johnson Hartig gave us appliqués galore! The whimsical patches were thrown on everything, including coats, dresses, and a dramatic cape. There was a gorgeous long, green evening coat overloaded with appliqués, as well as a too cute white jacket shown with skinny cigarette pants. The overall feel of the collection had a sixties/seventies vibe, but with a Libertine twist. Hartig gave us both men’s and women’s silver sequined tracksuits, which shimmered down the runway, as if disco balls had been brought to life. There was a trio of printed flowing kaftans that will  demand attention at any hip, summer pool party. Chunky, neon chain links adorned clothing, bracelets and shoes.  And then there was the unforgettable chain link vest that closed the show. However, our very favorite look had to be the “Spaghetti Suit” that had appliqués which consisted of forks with beaded dangling spaghetti. Delicious! It left us craving more Libertine. Photography Alexander Thompson. http://ilovelibertine.com