With news that the worst trend of the 90's, JNCO Jeans, might be returning to racks, I figured a glass of pinot grigio and a look at New York Fashion Week might be in order.
Shayne Oliver, the man behind Hood By Air, began screen printing shirts in Williamsburg at his NY party GHE20G0TH1K (Ghetto Gothic) in 2006. After being scouted by industry heavy hitters and winning a substantial cash money and mentor prize from LVMH, HBA is upping the luxury factor in their latest runway presentation. "Youth excellence" is their motto - gender neutral, fresh and fun. The show sort of screamed Zoolander to me - and I'm not mad about. (Images 1-7)
Pierre Costin of Porsche Design presented what he calls his "ideal uniform of the future" - clothes that make you feel bolder and stronger (or what I call, "back up bitch") is his angle. I do love a good totalitarian vibe and this collection has it - structured military inspired looks with a futuristic spin. (Images 8-14)
It's no secret I love Chromat for a variety of reasons. I never get tired of the architectural aesthetic, diversity of models (curvy builds and trans models, represent) and sexy fun vibe. Also, latex and patent leather always enchant me. (Images 15-20)
Assembly New York, perhaps truly the most 'ready to wear' designer in this post, showcased sleek jackets and constructed layers for their Fall 2015 collection. An opportunity to bundle up while still looking long, lean and sophisticated. (Images 20-25)