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Diamond in the rough: THEO continues mining for brand identity

Is it supposed to be subversive minimalism or tacky ZARA party glam?
Victoria Maung, Abroad Arts & Culture Editor February 16, 2022

THEO’s digital presentation of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection, “_Crystalline_,” was confusing. THEO, lead by designer Theo Dekan, is a Kyiv-based fashion brand that erases...

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Flying Solo stands out in SoHo

Despite Sunday’s snow, Flying Solo displayed an array of designers at New York Fashion Week — each bringing bold ideas.
Lea Filidore, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

Flying Solo, unlike most other designer brands advertised in New York Fashion Week, is a coalition of independent designers working together against the fashion industry’s harsh...

(Photo by Celia Tewey)

Melke’s NYFW presentation was a riot for sustainability

Embellishing her collection with ferns and beads, Melke’s designer Emma Gage redefines sustainability in fashion.
Sara Vargas, Contributing Writer February 16, 2022

As attendees entered the luminous Veranda establishment where Melke’s debut presentation was staged, they were transported from the heart of SoHo into a whimsical Irish castle....

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PatBO, embracing sparkle, leaves patterns in 2021

Designer Patricia Bonaldi’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection is covered in rhinestones.
Ari Arvand, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

The PatBO Fall/Winter 2022 show did not disappoint. Its location, in the main lobby of the Surrogate's Courthouse in Tribeca, set the scene for the show: elegant, flashy and rich...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Flappers and philosophers: Markarian brings 1920s glamor to Colorado country

A literature-inspired occasion wear brand puts on its cowboy boots.
Con Xie, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

Founded in 2017 as a women’s occasion wear brand, Markarian is known for the modern grace and feisty playfulness of its designs. Despite its relative youth, the atelier has already...

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New York Fashion Week is decadent, depraved and delusional

And somehow Tiffany Brown was boring?
Manasa Gudavalli and Trace Miller February 15, 2022

Nothing about Tiffany Brown Designs’ Fall/Winter 2022 collection enticed us to wear it — much less purchase it. It was superfluous. It was superficial. It was fake leather...

(Staff Photo by Camila Ceballos)

Frederick Anderson experiments with texture and color at NYFW

Working with his classic bases of tweeds and mixed silhouettes, designer Frederick Anderson incorporated metallics, tassels and other vivid ornamentations to bring his designs to life.
Michelle Han, Opinion Editor February 15, 2022

Showcased on the main floor of a Hudson Square building complex, the Frederick Anderson Fall/Winter 2022 collection breathed electric vibrance into the paneled, sprawling architecture....

(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Party or fashion show? Christian Juul Nielsen debuts at NYFW

Designer Christian Juul Nielsen makes his New York Fashion Week debut with Danish brand Aknvas in a beautiful flurry of bunny heads, models and disco music.
Olivia Liu, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

A quick glance into the sunken living room at Spring Studios might have one questioning whether or not they had fallen into a 1970s conversation pit. Christian Juul Nielsen,...

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Black in Fashion Council showroom spotlights new Black talent and sustainability

In partnership with NYFW: The Shows, the Black in Fashion Council showroom has returned to feature Black designers and their creations after previous successful seasons.
Bianca Brutus, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

Following successful past seasons, the Black in Fashion Council returned to New York Fashion Week on Feb. 12 with a new slate of up-and-coming Black designers. Since its debut...

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#TeamKhangle’s Fall/Winter 2022: Chaos, but you wouldn’t know it

Khangle closed out VIP Pageantry with a second look at the haute couture Dreamer collection and the launch of the ready-to-wear Louiso collection.
Alexandra Chan, Editor-at-Large February 14, 2022

Blue and pink lights set the stage on the fifth floor ballroom of the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel. A vaguely reflective white material covered the T-shaped runway as...

(Photo by Camille Harvell)

Better than the average NYFW show, Rubin & Chapelle lowkey popped off

Modern but not boring? A shockingly pleasant surprise!
Joey Hung, Editor-at-Large February 14, 2022

Rubin & Chapelle’s new store — also the location for its New York Fashion Week showroom — opened a month ago at 964 Madison Ave. in the Upper East Side. Founded in 1997...

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New York Men’s Day presents emerging menswear and genderless designs

Five designers showcase new collections at the morning presentation of New York Men’s Day, updating and expanding on menswear in new and exciting ways.
Tess Tamar, Contributing Writer February 14, 2022

The dissonant sound of techno-pop and house playing simultaneously filled the entrance hall of Canoe Studios on the morning of Feb. 11. Five designers were showcasing their menswear...