Maxwell debuted his Spring/Summer 2020 collection in Brooklyn, presenting an elevated take on Americana style, including menswear in the mix, alongside the exquisite womenswear. Irina Shayk opened the show with an unexpectedly playful spin on the runway. The collection is filled with denim, clean lines and polished sportswear.
SS20 is a move away from the heavy layering and free use of activewear-esque pieces that were dominant in Linder’s last three collections. The silhouettes here emphasize tailoring and a more ‘formal’ sensibility.
The label has continued to use stretch materials, with its own exploratory prints, in patterns that could be described as sartorial. And the body mapping that has become a brand staple is still there in the armholes and twisted outseams.
The palate is more ‘evening’ than recent collections, with a few blasts of highlighter yellow, orange and blue, and the fabrics as a group are more fine and drape-y.
The brand has continued our use of Mephisto footwear and the white sneakers that appear on the runway offer a peak at a soon-to-be- released collaboration between that legendary shoemaker and Linder.
The team is also very excited to feature custom shoes and boots from Kunn. These are inspired by a style of footwear that was traditionally associated with ‘Ottoman Rowdies’, rakish toughs who operated as informal community law enforcement in the late stages of the empire.
Linder spring collection picks up strands from its previous work and distills them while introducing a new commitment to simplicity and clarity of concept.
The Cinq à Sept Spring 2020 collection embodies the parallels between the culture, style and attitude of the 1970s and that of today. A sense of wonder surrounds the collection illustrated by the astrological inspired embroideries, star jacquard and Swirling Plume print. The Psychedelic Paisley print is modernized in a hammered satin fabric updated in fresh and feminine silhouettes. The flower power inspired Daisy Chain print shows up in both a “mod” suit and ultra-feminine dress. Hand-crocheted knits, high-waisted bellbottoms and statement making collars bring forward nostalgic memories of dancing the night away and the (ongoing) fight for peace and love.
CREDIT: COURTESY OF CINQ À SEPT
DAMOWANG SS20 continues to take WU XIA, a representative culture in modern China, as a conflation of modern and traditional elements; contrasting the ever changing fashion trends with the reserved temperament of the contemporary independent woman. The end design is a fusion of the Chinese element of external grafting with the inner temperament devoid of symbolism where image and entity are intertwined.
There is no fixed boundary between WU XIA and the realm in which it resides. The image is a blend where ancient and modern are entangled. It is only with the help of modern design techniques and materials that the designer can rescue WU XIA from strangulation of contemporary culture.
As a designer, Mr. Han Lei believes that people are living in fragments, and each fragment of reality is superposed into memory. The memory he uses in the SS20 Collection, is that of WU XIA. By adopting his usual splicing alongside other elements: the mixing and matching of layered fabrics, wool, flax, organza, coating, rope, animal texture, fish net, sheepskin, meteor hammer, bamboo tube, headscarf, cloth bag, etc. All these elements play a crucial role in the DAMOWANG show, enabling the designer to specify his role in the virtual and real space of both the scene and image. The designer has turned the classical square plaid pattern, oversize shoulder-pads, various colors, the splicing and superimposition of different materials into a wonderful adhesive-collocating the ancient and modern elements in a new way. The extensive use of hat ornaments and shawls also adds to the erratic and elusive characteristics of WU XIA.
Leveraging the positive feedback from the shoes co-branded with MYWANTS last season, the two designers increased collaboration this season by using classic elements of raw edges, worn-in stylesand splicing to deliver an array of flats, sneakers, boots and slippers with artistic and modern characteristics.
Another collaboration partner is MESHEEN on bags; reshaping life elements such as bamboo, ropes, and dim sum patterns, so as to extend the depth of DAMOWANG’s potential in fashion.
On September 7th , SON JUNG WAN debuted her luxurious Spring/Summer 2020 collection by telling the story of splendor meets retro with color, the collection highlighted the glamour of vintage wear in a modern twist.
The collection featured embroidered dresses full of different layers of iridescent fabrics; a rose gold gown entwined with floral print, array of electric blue gowns, and a neon mint dress that screamed splendor.
September 7th at 10AM at Spring Studios designer TAORAY WANG opened NYFW shows with the Spring Summer 2020 collection featuring tailored suits in sheer mint greens, oversized sleeves with jewel embellishments, black lace, and monochormatic prints.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the renowned author, is the inspiration for the TAORAY WANG Spring Summer 2020 collection. An independent, fearless woman living in the war era, Colette led a sensational life of love and rebellion. The challenges never broke Colette’s spirt or stopped her voluminous output, which furthered the women’s empowerment movement.
From a girl in Burgundy who dressed for the countryside, Colette eventually emerged as an exquisite Parisian lady who dared to break taboo by appearing in public in a three-piece suit. Colette’s spirit and style that inspired WANG Tao, the founder, designer and CEO of TAORAY WANG, in her design of 20SS TAORAY WANG ‘Wild Beauty, Intractable Myth’.
The women’s suit is a Tao signature, and she has made it a staple in modern women’s wardrobes. Contrary to tradition of the suit masking femininity, the designer considers it a fashion statement that exudes the charm and power of women.
Spring Summer collection highlights include fresh mint green meets classic black and white, lace collides with cashmere, delicate falbala meets hard stripes, off-the-shoulder contrasts with punk elements and graceful bowknots offset charming silhouettes. These elements, which emphasize the power and confidence of women, are a departure from the traditional masculine Power Suit. Season after season, TAORAY WANG strives to break the rules in design, creating an image of exquisite female leadership.
Thursday, September 5th, Gallery I at Spring Studios, the Australian affordable luxury fashion brand debuted its Fall/Winter 2019 collection at New York Fashion Week.
EDGII encourages girls to believe in and express their inner self – The EDGII girl is confident, brave and independent and should be celebrated.
EDGII found synergies with the “The Powerpuff Girls" personas which represent individuality and promote uniqueness - a girl does not have to fit into society’s mainstream standard of beauty, she can be who she wants to be.
Presented through the use of colors, patterns, details and materials coherent with the different Powerpuff girls, this latest EDGII collection offers and promotes diversity.
Schepperheyn SS20 collection is a representation of one evening with friends.
By taking a common situation and juxtaposing it with interesting prints, the German brand highlights the joy emanating from a group of friends.
The print designs include collages of pictures made on the evening, which were turned into new mottos and emblazoned on shirts, shorts, as well as fitted longsleeves and tanktops.
Photos by José Cuevas
Styling by Rudolfs Packevics
Casting by Natalia Farnaus
Models: Matteo, Elisabeth & Thilo
UNICEF Summer Gala - Porto Cervo - Aug 9, 2019
Adriana Lima epitomized VA-VA-VOOM in a strapless white tulle gown embellished with laser-cut iridescent PVC flowers by Rami Kadi.