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.
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First it was the eighties, then is was dad sneakers, now it’s dressing up like an eighties dad, that is if you were still seven years old. The collection for Luooif Studios has been affectionately called “The wild dads’s wardrobe” by the brand’s designers Lena Luo and Ekcee Chan. Think oversized, broad shoulders and slightly off kilter, though there are more then enough feminine frilly pieces to go around, and played to the softer side of the lineup.