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Oxford Fashion Studio Spring Summer 2020 during New York Fashion Week
Oxford Fashion Studio’s Show I was held at Pier 59 Studios on a brisk fall evening and featured eight rising designers, Margaret Garrison, Empire Collection, Alicia’s Designs, Dignified Women’s apparel, NYKWALE, and Haley Manochi. The show was filled to capacity, and you could sense the excitement.
Margaret Garrison was the first designer to show on the runway, and her collection was a quirky and fun way to kick off the show. With a bit of an eighties throwback vibe, the neon colors and heavy use of gor tex like fabrics along with the colorful two-tone Teva like sandals gave the lineup a sense of 90’s space girl meets 80’s new wave. There was a quilted coil dress that flounced down the runway, and an 80’s patterned workout suit in vibrant orange and black; both adorned with in-your-face over-sized zippers. But the standouts for me had to be the eyewear. Bold, unconventional, and fully embracing the streetwear aesthetic that is still hugely on-trend, the sunnies stole the show. From ski-shield inspired frames to Devo whip-it shades and straight-edge cat eyes, the sunglasses were not to be missed.
Empire collection was the second label to show for Oxford Fashion Studio. Designing both menswear and womenswear the lineup featured a plethora of tracksuits, trenches, and pants suits that could double as workout gear. Black, gunmetal green and cream kept the collection simple and refined, while the iridescent fabrics and tone-on-tone embroidered like textures that added interest and kept the collection from veering into being too minimalist. The outwear had some decent standouts, the green single-breasted trench was a stunner, and the cream men’s moto jacket was sleek and sophisticated. Straddling the line between streetwear and sportswear, the brand certainly has it’s pulse on current trends.
The accessories designer, Alicia’s Designs, was up next. As models strutted out in simple black ensembles, all the focus was the statement-making jewelry and accessories as the models walked the runway. Decidedly bold with over-sized geometric patterns in saturated primaries and metallics, they made a statement: demure they were not. There were over the top V-shaped “necklaces,” Wonder Woman inspired wrist cuffs, and winged chokers with shoulder plates, along with headbands, earrings, belts, shoes, and bags. But again, much like Margaret Garrison, the sunnies were a standout. With their distinctive patterned overlay and chain strap, they were a show stopper to be sure.
Pretty grunge could be the best way to describe All Reclaimed by P SS2020 collection. Using a portion of reclaimed fabrics in all of the garments the brand seeks to create without destroying. The designer of All Reclaimed by P said: “I am just the girl, with the fascination of a fairytale and the desire to share the world through my eyes in every design.” And indeed she does. With an emphasis on dresses, a sassy mini dresses with tweed-like corsets and flouncy lace bottoms, while another look featured corseted leather strap tops, and feather skirt bottoms, to floor-length frocks in black lace and feather shoulder details, to a pale floral sundress overlaid by a metal and leather halter. The collection was an unbridled expression of feminine strength.
Next- up, Dignified Woman’s Apparel featured a dominant palette of white only occasionally broken up by pastels. Variety was added through pleating, asymmetrical silhouettes, and draping. A beautiful three-tiered floor-length dress stole the show. Adding details like swingy straps and gym-suit belts kept the collection both feminine and fun.
Nykwale followed and was quite the contrast to the collection that preceded it. The palette with it’s bright bursts of red and yellow and white accents set the tone for this vibrant collection. Body con silhouettes and ruffles dominate, while multiple pattern blocking adds depth and unexpected texture. A yellow and black ruffle top was quite striking in its understated grace. And the designs for men were equally striking with their red ribbed collars, vertical patterned tees, and gold and black tracksuit with it’s “gaffers” tape detailing. A bold, graphical collection, the lineup for SS2020 was a brilliant collection of color and texture with a celebratory spirit.
Swinging back in the other direction Haley Manochi’s collection for SS2020 was also dominated by a singular palette–this time champagne; broken up only by a pale green and a subtle topaz. The fabrication was sleek, with an emphasis on draping and movement. Pleats broke up the singleness of the smooth solids as did the bow-ribboned closures and puffed sleeves. Artful, shy, and romantic, the pieces that walked the runway for SS2020 were both elegant and playful.
The last designer to show during Show I for Oxford Fashion Studio was Y.H. Color blocking minimalism is how I would describe this accessible lineup. From cobalt blue and vibrant orange to red, periwinkle, royal navy, and purple, color was the center of the collection. Artful draping also dominated, offering wearable silhouettes that flatter the body. The dominance of solids was intermittently broken up by a tone-on-tone, subtle tie-dye print. And additional interest was expressed in layered tops and asymmetrical skirts. It was a fun and unconventional way to end the show.
written by Alicia Mackin
Click HERE to view the full Oxford Fashion Studio Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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Tatras Joins Riot Hill for Fall Winter 2020
written by Youness Boumia
“So Far so good” These are the words we could hear, as an introduction for this special collaboration between TATRAS, known for its high-quality winter sportswear and RIOT HILL, a Streetwear brand founded by Jordan FRESHER and well appreciated by the famous singer The Weeknd. A plus, the support of Bella HADID coming to the show, holding a glass of champagne, in a total look from the collection: a khaki multi-pocket pants with a layering of a black turtleneck and utilitarian jacket.
How to describe the collection in three words? Violent, anonymous, and order. After been a few minutes in the dark with light flashed, silhouettes appear with hematomas and scars faces (obviously it is makeup), with aesthetic references from military and utility clothing. Technical fabrics as nylon make bombers and coats, embellished with steel details as zippers, push-buttons, multi-pocket pants. We then move more into a defensive style reinforced, but the heavy ranger boots the oversized shapes, giving strength to the looks, like the “blanket like” puffer jacket. Get ready for the harsh winter!
Click HERE to view the full Tatras Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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Emerging Designers From The Platform FLYING SOLO Show Their New Fall Winter 2020 Collections During NYFW
Flying Solo is the largest independent designer platform in the US, formed by independent designers from all around the world. It is owned and operated by the designers themselves, and the objective is to transform fashion culture through revolutionary retail experience and a personal collection. Flying Solo provides them with both opportunities to sell their collections directly to the costumers (online and in their retail store in NYC) and to present them during NYFW in a show they call Flying Solo Couture.
Last February, a long list of designers presented their FW20 collections. Overall, the show was very eclectic. Each designer has a very different style from the other, which brings more richness to the presentation. The collections went from a very sporty and fashion-forward style to those that opted for more formal clothes and classic shapes.
There were many significant collections, but some of the designers caught the audience’s attention more than others, leaving a lasting impression. MONOSUIT was one of them. The Russian brand designed by Masha Agapkina presented a collection that combined the signature oversized modern athleisure looks in a neon palette, with more classical styles in black, grey, and white colors, but without losing the sporty vibe. Fur hats, ranging in colors from hot pink to neon turquoise, were also memorable. Di Vicenzo was one of the other highlighted designers. He presented a different collection from Monosuit, which was elegant, glamorous, and luxurious, showing the contrast between designers and their styles. The designs were body-accentuating dresses and separates, made using modern technology and innovative yarns to create perfectly fitted garments that would shape the wearer’s figure with its signature knitted look. With a very neutral color palette including black, white, nude, navy, and maroon, fringes were the star element that adorned the dresses, some of which also included shiny details.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Flying Solo Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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Cynthia Rowley Gets Inspired By Dr. Seuss For Her Spring Summer 2020 Collection
Cynthia Rowley began her career in fashion while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, she took what little seed money she had and moved to NYC to start her eponymous fashion brand. The designer is known to take risks. This unparalleled sense of adventure that effortlessly translates into the spirit of the brand through a playful assortment of pretty dresses, beachy separates, and swim/surf. Cynthia Rowley has gone on to win numerous accolades, including a CFDA Award and Designer of the Year at the American Image Awards.
Cynthia Rowley, the brand, is built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. The brand’s signature pretty-meets-sporty assortment features ready-to-wear, surf and swim, fitness, accessories, and home decor. Sustainability plays an essential role in the brand’s production process – limited quantities are produced in every piece to avoid excess inventory.
Deemed the pioneer of “surf-leisure” by Vogue, the brand’s signature wetsuits and neoprene swimwear are produced using recycled materials and green technology for a gentler and more sustainable environmental impact. Cynthia Rowley’s mission is rooted in women’s empowerment. The brand exudes a spontaneous spirit, and actively redefines fashion’s boundaries, inspiring women everywhere to take risks and live life fearlessly.
For her SS20 collection, designer Cynthia Rowley turned Tribeca’s tucked-away Jay Street into an animated, happy playland inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”
Rowley’s runway was printed with images from the book, and a few dresses toward the end of the show included mash-ups of Dr. Seuss’s fine art. But instead of just co-opting his designs, the designer worked in whimsical elements to her feminine fest. Scalloped details, striped raffia hats, and cloud eye makeup all transmitted the same spirit. Aside from floral frocks, Rowley presented strong separates, like trousers with two different colored legs, a column day dress that was half-white, half-beige, and pieces with graphic patchworked color blocks.
Models with boxy luggage or in a standout floral wetsuit, surfboard in hand, closed the show, ready for their next destinations.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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WISHARAWISH Presents A Collection That Combines Traditional Craftsmanship And Contemporary Design for Spring Summer 2020
Wisharawish Akarasantisook became one of Thailand’s most promising young designers in the early 2010s. His approach to design remains as honest as the first day: it is a form of self-expression rather than business, and creative exploration. Championing technical mastery, immaculate handicrafts, and intricate details on pattern, Wisharawish plays with repetition of forms and geometric shapes, focusing on distinguished craftsmanship from different regions throughout Thailand alongside contemporary design. Wisharawish’s collections are a dialogue between the designer and his clothes, and then between the clothes and their viewers. Fashion becomes a narrative, and a platform to share interpretations and understandings.
Under this idea, he founded the brand WISHARAWISH in the early 2010s and became known not long after its creator won the first prize of Mango Fashion Awards in Barcelona, Spain. WISHARAWISH’s wearable art and technical mastery have been continually exhibited worldwide. From Hyeres’s Festival International de Mode & de Photographie in France to Bangkok Elle Fashion Week in Thailand to Wallpaper* Magazine’s Handmade exhibition. These all helped to put the brand on the fashion map and art scene.
For SS20, the designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook presented a collection where he explores a new chapter for the brand. He combines essential fabrics and sartorial cuts with wide and loose designs, resulting in a fluid, yet very elegant, silhouette. Dresses for women and blazers for men are the star pieces of the collection and the ones that show better this mix between a relaxed fluid style and a sartorial shape.
The color palette was made from powder tones of gray, white, black, beige, and soft blue. The collection also included some geometrical and abstract prints.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Wisharawish Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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