Infinite stories of fashion during New York Fashion Week – It’s time to delight ourselves with the diversity showcased during the New York Men’s Day at NYFW! Let’s see how it went!
As part of New York Men’s Day, A.Potts debuted the brand’s SS23 collection. The genderless collection draws inspiration from the recent Questlove-directed documentary, SUMMER OF SOUL.
Atelier Cillian debuted their collection for the SS23 season this morning at New York Men’s Day. Entitled, “The Hubris of Howard Carter,” designer Stephen Mikhail turned to the voracious appetite of archeologist Howard Carter in his final days of being funded by his patron, Lord Carnarvon, to uncover new discoveries in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Various shades of gold and navy, inspired by ancient Egyptian reliefs and treasures, are prevalent throughout the collection.
Every day of the year, the most fundamental FRIED RICE inspiration is the diversity of creative and cultural perspectives in urban life, in our own neighborhood and around the world. Over the past year, we celebrated the vibrancy of our New York creative family and the joy of coming back together after the epidemic held us apart. This year, we shine a light on our important place within a global creative community. We believe that our creative community is borderless. And in a time marked by international uncertainty, this community bonded by creative aspiration and cultural appreciation has the power to reconnect us with inspiration, possibility and each other.
*Debut eveningwear collection*
Andrew Kwon, 26, is a Korean-American emerging fashion designer and is the Founder and Designer of his eponymous label, ANDREW KWON. Kwon graduated from Parsons, the New School for Design in 2019, initially studying architecture and interior design before switching into the fashion design program. He found his passion for the world of luxury bridal and evening wear through his various internships and tenures with Chloe, Vera Wang, Marchesa, and Nicolas Caito.
Following his graduation, Kwon’s thesis collection was showcased at Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. He was approached by former Dean of Parsons, Burak Cakmak and was asked to represent Parsons in the annual Supima Design Competition. He established his namesake brand in 2020 and officially launched his first collection in 2021. His collections have been featured in publications including The New York Times and Forbes. ANDREW KWON is currently available through his NY atelier, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus, and has plans to expand internationally.
Christian Juul Nielsen debuted his SS23 womenswear and menswear collections for AKNVAS at Indochine in the brand’s debut runway show. The collection was styled with footwear from Stuart Weitzman.
For his Spring-Summer 2023 collection, Christian Juul Nielsen turned to the French pantomime character Pierrot Lunaire. In this retelling, Pierrot found himself in an Icelandic flower field after falling to the earth from the moon, surrounded by purple blue lupines, lavender cuckoos, and acid green grass. Pierrot brings with him to earth bits of the silvershine from the moon while still wearing his black headpiece, ruffled shirts, and oversized pants, all accented with tons of tulle. Once on earth, he paints his new fantasy canvas of what AKNVAS could be…
Melke’s SS23 collection ‘How To Act Like a Man’ is inspired by the 1966 Czech film ‘Daisies’ which follows the chaotic antics of two women named Marie who seek to embody and break free from the absurdity of gender stereotypes. Fed up with being seen as dainty dolls, they decide that since the world is in chaos, they too will be chaotic. Filled with bright colors, food fights, body builders, corn, and eggs, nods of the film’s surrealism can be seen referenced throughout the collection. Prepare to learn ‘How to Act Like a Man’ and expect all assumptions to be turned on their head. Blending the masculine and femine, you’ll be bound to be hungry for more.
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