Six emerging designers kick off NYFW with gender-binary streetwear.
If you had to use one word to describe the VFILES’s presentation, the winning adjective would lit, which according to the Urban Dictionary means when something is turned up or popping. Tunes from E-40’s and Kamaiyah’s “Petty” to Young M.A’s “Ooouuu” blasted through the speakers as the room filled with trendy millennials and celebs like Young Thug and Teyana Taylor. Flashing lights and fog set the tone before the Waffle Dance Crew and Brooklyn’s born metal band Unlocking The Truth performed before the first looks debuted.
Find your Niche
So what’s the verdict on the clothes? Some of the designers found a sweet spot between creativity and wearability. Song Seoyoon’s multimedia asymmetrical skirt and reconstructed wide-leg trousers were clear standouts in that department. Brothers Eri and Philip Chu, founders of Ground Zero also achieved such balance with the anime cartoons printed on the legs of oversized denim. Designer Rushemy Botter opted to make a statement with his portion of the presentation as phrases like “Enemy of Racism”, “Enemy of Terrorism” and “Enemy of Poverty” accompanied ribbon adorned bomber jackets and trapezius exposing jumpsuits for men. Masked men in paisley prints and fishnet tops represented for Sanchez-Kane and Alessandro Trincone surprised those in attendance by sending the dress that Young Thug recently wore on the cover of his new mixtape Jeffery down the runway.
Fun for the Win
Were these offering the most wearable clothes, not by a long shot for a vast majority of the looks? However, today’s young shopper is more free and daring with how the dress and the designers and these clothes cater to that consumer. And let’s just be honest, the VFILES Designer’s present the most fun collections New York Fashion Week has to offer. Making VFILES’ Spring 2017 show successful in our book.