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Offset Dressed in Pikachu | The Sartorial NYFW Heat You Don’t Want to Miss

Eckhaus Latta

The American design duo Eckhaus and Latta proved their creative competence and forward-thinking minds once and for all with their SS19 collection, showcasing at NYFW last weekend. With the show being located on the top floor of a warehouse far out in Bushwick, the duo takes a step away from the whole fashion week extravaganza, which goes hand in hand with the brand’s identity;  refusing to follow the fashion community’s rules. Eckhaus Latta reflects the epitome of freedom – from design and material to model casting and artistry, which was well represented at the SS19 show too. The cast featured models in all sizes, ages and colours, including young icons like Selah Marley, Paloma Elsesser and Coco Gordon Moore. Tie-dye pieces, distressed knitwear, slip-dresses and tailored jackets with puffy shoulders were among the overall silhouettes on the runway, making up a playful and handmade, yet sophisticated, feel. To finish it all off, the fashion show’s musical performance was provided by the Young People Orchestra; an actual live-band of children who played on drums and toy instruments. To sum it all up: a beautiful and organized chaos.

Kith

Kith’s ready-to-wear s/s 2019 collection was divided into three parts. First up was Ronnie Fieg’s own designs featuring very wearable looks such as plaid pyjama suits, ear muffs, leather biker trousers and bomber jackets layered over sports bras. The lineup of clothes can be summed up as the ultimate, casual street wear gear.  It seems Kith have even jumped on the logomania bandwagon, creating items of clothing covered in Kith logos

The bleachers then moved across the floor to the next scene where Kith’s collaboration with Tommy Hillfiger was brought to the runway. Opening the show was Bieber bae Hailey Baldwin, dressed in a very simple and preppy look. 

Last but not least, the bleachers slid to a third location where the Kith x Versace collection was showcased, opened by Bella Hadid. The contrast between Kith’s baggy ski gear and the flashy black and gold silk shirts embellished with Kith and Versace logos is pretty funny, but Ronnie Fieg and his collaborators really made it work. 

Jeremy Scott

For SS19 Jeremy Scott channels his own personal journey of exploration and creativity, using himself anno 1996 as a muse for the collection. “This season for my show I took inspiration from old polaroids I took of myself from 1996 experimenting with makeup and personas, gender-bending looks and DYI hairstyles I created on myself before I had a runway and models to express my inspirations and ideas for the world to see,” Scott stated before the show. The pop culture provocateur envisioned the collection through recognizable bold graphics and neon colours, which involved prints of cartoons and polaroids of Scott himself clubbing in the 90’s. With statement words printed on the pieces echoing “shock” “sex”, “resist”, ”future”, “hope” and “peace”, Scott draws a line from the past to the future, emphasizing the continuing topics dominating the times. The real showstopper though, was the supermodel Duckie who strutted down the runway in neon-yellow shoulder-to-toe boots. We’re very here for it.

Adriana Sahar

Young, up and coming sartorial goddess Adriana Sahar put on a show this season that truly showcased what a genius creator she is. The LA baddie has yet to break into the fashion media mainstream, but her effect on contemporary trends is unmistakable. Fully clad in neon orange and green sheer robes and plaid miniskirts, the already unique Sahar 00’s rave and hip-hop aesthetic is sure to take Adriana places, and we can’t wait to follow and support her journey! Watch the live stream of the Adriana Sahar show below.

by Cleo Boland and Michelle Hallstrom