New York Fashion Week debuts with a bang, Supreme launches its collaboration with Yohji Yamamoto, and Christian Cowan presents a punk-inspired collection with Lil Nas X. Stay up to date with the hottest international fashion news stories of the week.
Supreme Debuts Collaboration with Yohji Yamamoto
Supreme and Yohji Yamamoto are debuting their collaborative collection. The highly anticipated launch includes pieces from the classic streetwear brand, with flourishes from the Japanese designer. Garments include a leather jacket, graphic T-shirts, Intarsia-knitted sweaters, and baggy wool trousers.
Yamamoto’s signature designs are across every piece in the collection, with artwork and signatures scribbled on the back and front of jackets, sweaters, and T-shirts. The Japanese designer often turns away from traditional styling, with an androgynous flair and masterful draping of fabrics. The Supreme x Yohji Yamamoto collection is available for purchase online.
CFDA Announces Award Winners for 2020
The CFDA Awards has announced its winners for 2020, presenting the event online for the first time. The American Womenswear Designer of the Year was awarded to Gabriela Hearst, and the Menswear Designer of the Year went to Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss. Telfar Clemens for Telfar won the Accessories Designer of the Year, and Christopher John Rogers won the Emerging Designer of the Year. International winners for Menswear and Womenswear included Kim Jones for Dior and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, respectively.
“Since 1981, the CFDA Fashion Awards has recognized the best in fashion creativity,” said Tom Ford, the Chairman of the CFDA. He recognized that 2020 was ‘anything from typical,’ so the event was presented purely online. “For this year only, we decided to focus exclusively on our designer nominees,” he said.
NYFW Launches its Hybrid Show
New York Fashion Week is debuting its hybrid event across the city. Designers such as Christian Siriano, Ulla Johnson, Cynthia Rowley, and Christian Cowan presented physical and digital presentations. Siriano chose to showcase his SS21 collection in Connecticut, with gingham gowns, structured suits, and an array of face masks.
Cynthia Rowley’s show had models dancing through the streets of NYC and in front of diners in local restaurants to support small businesses. Ulla Johnson’s film was a ‘Love Letter to New York,’ with color-blocking pieces presented against the backdrop of Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park.
Christian Cowan Unveils Collab with Lil Nas X
Christian Cowan and Lil Nas X debuted their SS21 collection in a diverse film. The collaboration with the Old Town Road rapper shared punk-inspired pieces, with a fun and colorful twist. Cowan and Lil Nas X handpicked the models in the group for ‘pushing queer representation in mainstream media.’ Models included Violet Chachki, Amanda Lepore, Symone, Trey Trey, and many more. Supermodels and icons such as Heidi Klum, Susan Bartsch, and Helena Christensen also appear in the debut.
From the punk-inspired spiked hair to the vibrant colored glittered skin, the collection combined oversized sleeves, bright colors, and playful patterns. The proceeds of the show will go to the Lobvelabd Foundation, giving financial assistance to Black women seeking therapy.
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Thank you @rachel.cargle @thelovelandfoundation for setting up a special fund with @lilnasx & I for all proceeds to directly benefit black trans youth. This collection was inspired by many influences, but one narrative that really was the catalyst for SS21 was underground nightlife culture in the 1970’s. Mainstream venues would not allow punk or queer events. This caused underground venues to host queer and punk nights, often on the same night, in the same room. This created a harmonious microcosm of the culture I see amongst our community today. Rebellious, queer & tenacious. As a queer community today we often celebrate our acceptance and assimilation into mainstream culture. But to forget the fight is irresponsible. Not only is our community still condemned across 70 countries but the trans members are still being targeted globally on a daily basis, including in the US and Europe. The most targeted are the black trans community. It is our responsibility to stand up and help till ALL of our community are safe, accepted & treated equal. ❤️ PHOTOGRAPHY @vijatm DIRECTOR @benchab EDITOR @jeffreythomson STYLIST @hodovodo @maccosmetics @raoulalejandre @johntstapleton @bumbleandbumble @evaniefrausto @trickysantiago NAILS @nailsbymarysoul CRYSTALS @swarovski @amorirstudio JEWELRY @beadsbyaree @johnnynelsonjewelry CASTING+PRODUCTION @yaelquint @natthias @hansnt @michaelmay247 @segway @watchoutbyces @rombautofficial @defyandinspire
Zac Posen Hosts Impromptu Show in NYC
Zac Posen set up a makeshift studio in the middle of Central Park’s Water Conservancy for an impromptu show. The designer brought along several mannequins and yards of fabric, where he began working his magic for the passers-by. The show aimed to present vibrancy and joy to the people of New York, as part of the NYFW festivities. The designer donned a face mask as he draped fabrics over each mannequin, designing couture with only a single piece of material.
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