FASHION WEEK: NYFW GEN ART FRESH FACES IN FASHION PIER 59 SHOW RECAP
To kick-off NYFW, Gen Art presented the 20th anniversary installment of Fresh Faces in Fashion in New York City. This highly reputable talent search prides itself on bringing the finest emerging designers to the forefront of the fashion industry, and culminating in an exclusive fashion show event where each winner showcases their collections. Over the past two decades, Gen Art has discovered some of the most successful designers including: Rebecca Taylor, Zac Posen, and Phillip Lim.
The finalists for the 2015 competition included House of Cannon, Ada + Nik, and Daniel Silverstain—who were all chosen out of 1,000 applicants from the top 50 global fashion schools to present their SS 2016 collections at Chelsea’s Pier 59 Studios. See below for some of FashionBoss’ favorite looks from the show.
House of Cannon
Launched two years ago, this Australian-based fashion house bases its collection on trans-seasonal silhouettes and signature digital prints displayed through a unique form of storytelling inspired by designer Annie Cannon-Brooke’s frequent travels. As if drawing inspiration from Jurassic World (psh, yea right!), House of Cannon rolls out looks incorporating a printed detail of dinosaur fossils as seen in the below V-neck dress—”Mega Gator.” Other looks featured, shift dresses donning the landscapes of either Hong Kong or Japan City and kimono’s imprinted with soft and feminine floral patterns.
Ada + Nik
Ada Zanditon and Nik Thakkar, the designers behind the London-based contemporary dark matter menswear line, believe that sustainable intelligence is key to material selection. The show reflected hints of Gotham City 2030 with a prodigy-like musical accompaniment that made even the most conservative people feel like an underworld badass. True to form, the collection incorporated black heavy leather jumpsuits embossed with rubber accents.
Global fashion brand Daniel Siverstain incorporates modernism, innovation, and essentiality in a very crisp, and at times colorful, Retro Futurism collection. Retro Futurism is a humankind point-of-view on the future in the past and each season Daniel Silverstain aspires to present an optimistic and positive outlook to the future. Architecture and art of the 20th century are points of inspiration for the SS 2016 collection; he incorporates simplified shapes complimenting the body in a sophisticated look.