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Band of Outsiders Autumn Winter 2019 at London Fashion Week Mens
The Band of Outsiders AW19 quirky presentation was truly one of a kind. The brand’s creative director Angelo Van Mol cited the moon landing and Damien Chazelle’s movie “First Man” based on NASA pilot Neil Armstrong, as a key influence for the collection. Rather than replicating intergalactic space wear, the brand drew inspiration from the people who would have been watching the moon landing on their TVs during the late sixties and early seventies.
The presentation was set in the retro Close-up Film Centre in Shoreditch. The models posed against the bookshelf backdrop alongside a vintage tv to the sound of the moon landing broadcast, some comfortably sat in chairs, some stood up. Accompanying the presentation was a movie theatre and the crowd of fashion insiders were handed popcorn and invited to watch a short film of the eclectic models dressed in the nostalgic collection watching the moon landing. Genius.
The collection’s colour palette truly reflected the retro aesthetic and consisted of warm ginger and red hues, burgundy, earthy brown tones, navy and black. The collection was filled with a mix match of smart tailored looks, casual sportswear pieces, and preppy styling was key. There was also a check craze and stripes galore with classic stripes and checks redefined with dazzling colour combinations. A stand out ensemble included a red check jacket paired to perfection with a red and navy striped shirt and dark denim trousers. Smart tailored looks also dominated the collection with corduroy suits, check blazers and a personal highlight, a midnight navy velvet trench coat. Very dandy.
The addition of casualwear added modernity including sporty bomber jackets, sweatshirts, parkas and puffer jackets topped off with NASA-esque patches and embroidery. Shirts also sported monochromatic space landing graphics. Hi-lo styling was truly prominent with classic check jackets worn with sporty gym wear pieces and preppy suits, shirts and trouser combos paired with sneakers for that modern edge.
This collection also saw the addition of womenswear pieces for the first time with the creative director stating excitement to extend their “universe of humour and inclusivity to women”.
Among the eight womenswear looks, the highlights included the androgynous corduroy trouser suit, the playful and easy to wear longline striped rocket print dress and the sixties heritage check blazer and mini skirt co-ords, very Jackie O. Denim bell bottoms and knitwear with vibrant vintage patterns were also seen as well as an all over check blazer and trouser ensemble paired with a woolly hat, very quirky and playful.
All the looks were topped off with white sneakers or chunky boots in classic hues of burgundy, brown or black leather. Accessories included berets, chunky knitted scarves and hats and the occasional geek chic glasses. Natural hair and makeup was the look with a subtle retro feel. Overall, the Band of Outsiders AW19 collection was filled with juxtaposition: it was smart yet edgy, youthful yet mature, nostalgic yet astronomically timeless.
written by Jane Ighodaro
Click HERE to view the full Band of Outsiders Autumn Winter 2019 collection.
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Designs Influenced by Paul Poiret’s Japanese-Inspired Silhouette at Cushnie Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Carly Cushnie, famed for creating beautifully crafted designs that flatter the curves of a woman’s body. These looks enticed us with her recent collection inspired by French master couturier, Paul Poiret’s 20th-century Japanese-inspired silhouettes. She also took inspiration from the Japanese art of floral arrangements. Forming angular shapes, and geometric folds inspired by artist Nicola Kloosterman’s Shadowplay collage series. She chose to design this elegant Japanese-inspired collection in decadent navy, burgundy, blue, and purple hues.
She kept her signature aesthetic of feminine, clean lines, emphasizing on the shape, and form. Hints of boldness were articulated in forms of Japanese-inspired floral print embroidery, artful draping and folds to create pleated shoulder, asymmetrical neckline, and fringed details. The runway looks consisted of exquisitely constructed tops, jackets, trousers, jumpsuits, and skirts in luxurious satin and velvet fabrics.
This well-tailored collection, with its intricate use of handcrafted techniques, could only be expected of Cushnie.
written by Tiffany Le
Click HERE to view the full Cushine Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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Afffair Spring Summer 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Showing on the last day of fashion week was one of our favorite brands, Afffair. Quickly rising to the top as a preferred choice for celebrities and on the red carpet, designer Rufat Ismayel, creator of Afffair, brought a glamorous vision for this season and the brand. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Ismayel got his start by modeling for fashion houses as a teenager. He modeled for top brands like Paco Rabanne and Valentine Yudashkin. Then he realized he wanted to make a shift and create his own fashion brand and designs. Moving to Istanbul, he launched Afffair. Ismayel manages everything from design to factory garment production.
Jeweled details and elegant evening gowns are some of the features that make this collection so luxurious. Most pieces shown this season were dresses except for the occasional jumper, pants, shorts, skirt, and tops. Colors used in the collection were green, gold, and black. Materials noticed included organza, satin, velvet, and chiffon. The collection used opaque materials, and played with the use of skin which added sexy and mysterious vibes. A few of the looks were styled with a headband that complimented the collection.
written by Style is Viral
Click HERE to view the full Afffair Spring Summer 2019 collection.
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Concept Korea Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
The very idea of Concept Korea is a fascinating one: a government-sponsored fashion collective developed to promote a burgeoning crop of talented Korean designers on a global platform. This season, breakthrough brands IISE and LIE each brought exciting, though very different, aesthetics to the world at NYFW.
LIE opened with a strong offering from designer Chungchung Lee, who delivered a relaxed, dynamic line of feminine daywear to the runway. A visually complex line with layers of contrasting textures, harsh patterns, and experimental textile combinations, Lee’s design aesthetic was unfamiliar, but altogether very desirable. Look-after-look demanded attention and conjured a sense of luxury and wealth: the mid-collection ensemble of wool plaid trousers and a leopard print jacket, both paired with a clashing midi blouse constructed of plaid, matching leopard print, and lace. Lee is an exciting young designer able to actualize his experimental vision and deliver it earnestly on the runway; LIE invokes curiosity and is very promising.
Helmed by design duo (and brothers) Terrence and Kevin Kim, IISE closed the collective with the intriguing and aptly titled collection, “Protest,” featuring 20 handpicked models of different races, looks, and attitudes. Constructed of materials sourced solely from their home city of Seoul, Protest offered an authentic, surprisingly emotive collection of streetwear designs. Several strong looks in head-to-toe black opened, notably a layered, sleek ensemble of sheer stockings, bicycle shorts, and a nicely tailored vinyl zip-up under a simple, utilitarian jacket. With each look more color was introduced until the complete absence of black was palpable: the intricately patterned and designed pastel blue poncho and trouser set brought a daring authenticity that was all in the details, how it created space and movement down the runway. IISE’s first NYFW offering was spirited and unique, an exploration of a global city’s history and how that narrative might illuminate its future.
written by Francis Lamar
Click HERE to view the full IISE Fall Winter 2019 collection.
Click HERE to view the full LIE Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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70’s Glam Rock Influences at Hakan Akkaya Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
One of the top shows of the season was from a designer we had not seen before. Istanbul designer Hakan Akkaya’s Fall Winter 2019 Collection proves that 70’s glam rock is back in fashion! The collection had both male and female models walking in the show. The looks and central theme of the collection heavily focused on glamorous punk rock styles influenced by 70’s rock stars icons like David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Billy Idol.
The rock-glam collection is made to be worn on the big stage as only performers can pull off the blinding shimmers, over sized shoulder pads, sequins decorated with spike and studded details as seen on these pieces. Edgy looks comprised of sparkling bell-bottom pants, pantsuits, bodysuits, dresses, skirts, jackets, fur, and puff coats were some of the pieces we saw. The color palette used consisted of silver, gold, pink and black metallic shades, solid black was used as a staple throughout the collection. Prints like leopard, zebra, pinstripes, checkerboard, and glitter were used. A few of the pieces were embellished with a lightning bolt which added to the 70’s theme.
These modernized retro-glam outfits which screamed fun vibes would be perfect on celebrities like Lady Gaga or Jennifer Lopez at their concert performances!
written by Tiffany Le
Click HERE to view the full Hakan Akkaya Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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