NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | N.HOOLYWOOD

Taking points from the homeless population and there means of survival, N.Hoolywood sent models down the runway with layers upon layers of garments and trash bags as accessories. As you peeled back the many layers, the individual garments of denim jackets, button down striped shirts with “survive” written down the front and hunter green leather pants were beautifully crafted. A strong message and excellent styling did not over shadow the design of the collection.

Words & Photographer: Mikah James

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | DYNE X SAMSUNG

Dyne merged technology and fashion with the sporty collection. Pullover hoodies, track pants with special details and oversized anorak jackets all equipped with a touchpoint tag when in contact with a Samsung devices shows where the garment can be purchased. As models demonstrated the tech capabilities of their stylish threads, onlookers marveled at the innovations.

Words: Mikah James | Photographer: Julie Warner

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | STEVE AOKI X DIM MAK COLLECTION

Steve Aoki put on quite a production with his Dim Mak collection. Professional skateboarders replaced models and showcased a runway with a half-pipe. The atmosphere was charged with high energy as the band flooded the room with music and skateboarders took to the stage. A mix of cool streetwear and skater style electrified the entire room.

Words + Photographer: Mikah James

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | PRIVATE POLICY

A championed rhetoric, bold and intrusive, welcomed and readily read, PRIVATE POLICY rings in this season with fighting truth. Typographically tatted, scripted cross the face, from the “nerdy, violent, sneaky, criminal, terrorist, shy, stuck up, rude, refugee, greedy, drug dealer,” amongst the labels we’ve been given and we slap on ourselves. Craftily chained and ruthless, unashamed without regard for catty critics, PRIVATE POLICY reigns in a stoic stance of strength.

A fusion of color across the threads paralleled to the comprehensive and united nations we represent, global citizens, collective and one, forever together. With the fiery society that now surrounds, we all look towards any and every which way to fully contribute and broadcast truth, belief and faith. Silence traded for unwavering standing statements. Dashing collared blue denim, oversized and cropped, military hues, grafting greys, cooked up tell it like it is tees, coordinated chartreuse highlights with intuitively quilted layers cooperatively coexist and trumpet us through the darkened wilderness.

Words: Chaunielle Brown | Photographer: Julie Warner

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | R.SWIADER

Rafal Swiader sweeps through this season with the intentional and so accurately well tailored uniformed wear. A men’s familiarity of smooth and straight steady true, there is an unalterable essence of this epically functional menswear. Gifted pieces dotted with classical white laced Dr. Martens and the talented traditional closet necessities of our favorited white buttoned downs, leopard loves, neutral grey cold weather beanies, essentials plaids, and black trousers all satisfyingly set to create a serenading culture of artistic melodies.

They could be the boys with the handwritten poetic lyrics, or the ones strumming the guitar, the book nosed intellect, and the handsome storytellers of all, or even the Jordan Catalano’s we wish to run into, star-crossed gazing in the adolescent youthful school house halls. Thoughtfully frayed trims, respectfully rebellious and gently recalled red plaided UK punk touches begin to tell a story we are all eager to hear. Swiader’s collection stands prideful with conscious execution presenting a unique invitation into this selective and unforgettably cool band of representation.

Words: Chaunielle Brown | Photographer: Julie Warner

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | MAIDEN NOIR

Swanky paisleys, tuxedo stripes, velvet pullover jumpers and wintery white fur trims led the MAIDEN NOIR collection with a delicate recall of a 1950s gent crossing a university campus on a crisp and photographic fall day, books in hand, imagination and hope echoing about the youthful campus land; leaves slowly detaching themselves from their formerly knit tied branches. Cropped trousers, jagged velvets, collective stripes, utility pocket-shares with traditional winter hues and pops of warmth with marigold, orange melon and carnation pink tell of the mystery boy every girl wishes to know, the undercover creative intellectual.

Words: Chaunielle Brown | Photographer: Julie Warner

NY MFW FW17 HIGHLIGHTS | WOODHOUSE

Without fail, Woodhouse delivers radically relevant street funk leisure sportswear for the boys. The unashamed, recklessly worthy, rum runner renegades of the new fashion techno electric fused modern age. A welcomed overdose of oversized outerwear, puffed bomber jackets, with touches of velvety velour ribbed in sap moss and licorice and leather sparks alongside labeled chokers sang in perfected storytelling pastel pink salmon jumpers. Quilted features, raincoats and trenches mixed in presented in perfect formation, give spectacular spotlight to highlight the Woodhouse character. We are given a container of collector’s pieces fit for the guy with the crown of confidence.

 

Words: Chaunielle Brown | Photographer: Julie Warner