• Reconstruct Collective Men's Spring 2019

    8 days ago - By WWD

    Reconstruct Collective, consisting of five female designers, began out of necessity. After learning that the Willem de Kooning Academy wasn't able to put on a fashion show for its graduating class, students banded together to organize their own show. And in order to raise money for the show, they needed to form a business with the chamber of commerce. Because they worked so well together, Laura Aanen, Alyssa Groeneveld, Kim Kivits, Michelle Lievaart and Sanne Verkleij decided to start a collective shortly after graduating. Now three collections in, the Amsterdam-based company opted to show...
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  • Abasi Rosborough Men's Spring 2019

    9 days ago - By WWD

    In their sophomore showing during New York Fashion Week: Men's, Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough explored a desert phantom theme that referenced a variety of vanishing cultures and tribes.
    The design duo paraded a diverse range, from kimono-inspired jackets and coats and fitted cargo pants to Navajo-printed parkas. The color palette included deep burgundies and burnt orange that brought an Eastern sensibility to the forefront, while a flowing white section telegraphed the desert inspiration. “We even looked at ‘Lawrence of Arabia,'” Rosborough noted.
    A wrinkled cotton hybrid poncho with...
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  • Head of State Men's Spring 2019

    9 days ago - By WWD

    For his first runway show, Nigerian-born designer Taofeek Abijako, took inspiration from Afrofuturism and paraded a lineup with a distinct Seventies feel.
    Cue an array of high-waisted cropped and flared pants, fitted sweatshirts and message T-shirts.
    The standouts were the flared pants, worn with matching boots, which gave it a New York Seventies vibe.
    Head of State is now part of Groupe, a distribution umbrella formed by James and Gwendolyn Jurney of Seize sur Vingt, which manages and nurtures independent designers and brands. Abijako was the first brand chosen, allowing him to focus...
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