That feeling, of course, was only backed up by the pitch-black venue, that massive dystopian dinosaur, and Vevers’ ghostlike floor-length prairie skirts, unravelling dresses, heavily but hardily embellished tops, almost horror-like Disney motifs on sweatshirts, and hyper-aged leather coats and mountaineering jackets. He’d found inspiration for his scavengers on a 24-hour trip to Santa Fe where he visited Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, walked the Turquoise Trail and became fascinated with the middle-of-nowhere abandonment of its tiny clusters of houses. “An aeroplane wing is propping up half of the house and half of the tiles of the roof are some salvaged thing, and all the post boxes are painted and patched together. It almost feels commune-y,” Vevers gushed. “It almost feels like an alien planet. Weird rock formations and the sky. Nothing. Really in the middle of nowhere.”
Carlos Campos debuted his spring / summer 2019 collectionas part of the CFDA’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s on Monday, July 9 at Industria Studios. The 25 look menswear collection is a return the brand’s early heritage of a clean, architectural silhouette, crisp tailoring in bold color palette.
“I continue return to the heritage and DNA of my brand: expert hand tailoring with the clean, architectural lines and silhouettes that have been the benchmarks of the Carlos Campos collection.”
For SS19 Campos partnered with emerging menswear jewelry designer, Felipe Sena ofSena New York. Sena New York’s sterling silver, 18k vermeil “industrial chic” rings, bracelet and necklaces were featured on several of the models. Reebok sponsored the sneakers.
Who is your other half? Is it a person? Is it your career? Or is it something else? These are the questions which are at the forefront of Feng Chen Wang’s mind for Spring/Summer 2019.
This season, the designer continues her exploration of human connection, though this time she looks inwards, not outwards, focusing on the things that ‘complete’ us.
‘Half’ is the word of the season, appearing in text on baseball caps, but in less literal ways too– throughout the collection, two items of clothing merge to become one. Shirts are draped on top of one another, while jackets, created as part of Wang’s ongoing collaboration with Levi’s, are layered too. Jeans have additional legs melded to them and the shoes (an iteration of Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor All Star) see two pairs cut up and spliced together.
These designs are accompanied by some new additions to Wang’s oeuvre, such as suits and shirts, in addition to new outerwear styles, such as trench coats and t-‐shirts with panel details. Bags and jewelry take the form of hands, some holding hands – a universal signifier of connection – while a sculpture constructed from multiple hands stands erect in the center of the show space. Spring/Summer 2019 also sees the introduction of the Feng Chen Wang women – the female counterpart to her male character.
This season, Wang was particularly inspired by diagrams mapping the increase and decrease in temperature throughout the human body as we experience different emotions. While love warms us all over, depression cools us, and anger ignites our head, upper chest and arms. Wang explores this phenomenon through PVC body pieces that refer to different emotions and the area they heat, and in hypercolor-‐style coats that also serve to illustrate this effect.
Alongside neutral tones, black, white and grey, crystal-‐inspired shades of hot pink and cool blue flow throughout the collection, symbolizing love and hate, happiness and sadness, day and night, summer and winter – it’s the Feng Chen Wang yin and yang.
“Who is your other half?” Wang asks. Maybe it’s within you.
CADILLAC AND TITLE OF WORK RAISED THE STAKES THIS NYFW: MEN’S SEASON WITH A CELEBRATORY GAME NIGHT EVENT AT CADILLAC HOUSE
To celebrate the opening of Title of Work’s Retail Lab at Cadillac House, the evening featured an immersive accessory installation and multiple rounds of “poker” for New York’s art and fashion communities。
New York, NY – February 6, 2018 – Title of Work, CFDA, and Cadillac hosted “Casino Night” on Monday, February 5th from 9:00pm - 11:00pm at Cadillac House to kick off NYFW: Men’s and celebrate Title of Work’s Retail Lab launch.
Drawing inspiration from Assouline’s book, “Poker, The Ultimate Guide,” CFDA Artist and Designer, Jonathan Meizler from Title of Work, was inspired to host a casino night putting his own twist on the party. As guests entered Cadillac House, they received a complimentary welcome chip allowing them to participate in a variety of casino-inspired games throughout the evening. To set the tone, a black 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood El Dorado Coupe was on display as celebrity guests including Cory Michael Smith, Patricia Black,and many more arrived.
Making their way into Cadillac House’s Retail Lab, guests were immersed into Title of Work’s creative world featuring Jonathan’s newest collection, “Dirty Words,” with his signature, oversized, two-dimensional red dot as the focal point. Inspired by Cadillac’s current campaign tagline, “Dare Greatly,” Jonathan incorporated the word “Dare” into his sculptural art installation alongside the red dot.
Title of Work, CFDA, and Cadillac transformed the space alongside creative branding agency, RO New York, with custom playing cards, gaming chips and “dealers” outfitted in Title of Work’s “Dirty Words” collection. Celebrities and fashion influencers such as, Cory Michael Smith (Actor), Patricia Black (Actress), Matt Barnes (NBA
Athlete), Adam Pally (Actor), Willy Hernangomez (NBA Athlete), Dale Moss (Model/Athlete), Broderick Hunter (Actor), Emery Kelly (Musician), Ricky Garcia (Musician) attended the evening and played multiple rounds of “poker” at the VIP table in the center of the room while enjoying Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktails. All eyes were on the table of famed celebrities and fashion elite as they were extremely focused on the game while still sporting laughs, posing for photos and mingling with guests. There were additional tables throughout the venue where guests had the opportunity to play a variety of games including Roulette, Blackjack and Craps. To add to the atmosphere, Title of Work created dynamic videos that played on the screens throughout the venue featuring animated Jack, Queen and King playing cards winking while giving attendees the finger. 350 eager guests quickly filled the room, enjoying signature cocktails from Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktails and Stella Artois beer as well as passed hors d’oeuvres including Shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs with black caviar and salmon cakes. DJ duo, Ergo + Ultra kept the party going while playing the latest beats while the evening brought together the best in lifestyle, community, and of course, fashion.