I once again had the extreme pleasure of attending the Flying Solo shows for NYFW. I attended both the ready-to-wear and couture shows and was duly impressed by both presentations. In an age of a disruptive industry, what some are referring to the retail apocalypse and the rise of online streaming, and very crowded and competitive space Flying Solo seeks to unite fashion, support up and coming designers and pay homage to the city that has always been at the heart of fashion. Tom Ford may have snubbed his nose at New York, and other well known brands my only show overseas but Flying Solo is committed to the New York fashion scene and to that end plans on opening two additional locations in addition to their recently expanded store front on West Broadway in Soho.
I was lucky enough to attend the Blancore show for Fall 2020 and it was truly a breath of fresh air. With it’s minimalist approach and focus on shape and form the brand offers the wearer an independent expression of modern day attire. And the lineup for Fall 2020 working within this aesthetic was a fete of the idea of function and form coming together in a playful expression of elegance and grace.