With NYFW: The Shows 2019 officially in full swing this past weekend, New York City’s style-obsessed shuffled eagerly from one fashion show to the next. One of Saturday’s largest and longest presentations, the Oxford Fashion Studio’s three-part show, debuted to hundreds of guests at Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. The lineup featured new pieces from more than 20 different independent designers, including Margaret Garrison, Empire Collection, Alicia’s Designs, All Reclaimed by P, Dignified Women’s Apparel, Nykwale, Haley Manochi, Y.H, Eitan Broude, Born, Haan Haan, Micas, Cassia Yuan, Beneath the Bark Jewelry, and Lontessa.
The show’s highlights came in the form of the newest designs by Nykwale, Dignified Women’s Apparel, All Reclaimed by P, and Margaret Garrison.
Nykwale, an independent brand inspired by a patchwork of African cultures, showcased both men’s and women’s ensembles with a modern African flair. Many of the models rocked the runway wearing asymmetrical two-piece outfits that touted ruffled sleeves, crop tops, and mix-matched patterns and materials. Designer Eugenie Amegah-Wovoe stuck to a color scheme of red, white, gold, and black for the dramatic-yet-wearable new collection, which features six ensembles.
Contrasting Nykwale’s rich, vibrant colors was Dignified Women’s Apparel, though the two brands did have something in common — they both embodied a theme. The DWA models took to the catwalk in stunning, all-white garbs that were something between evening wear and street wear. The ladies-only collection incorporated elegant sundresses, rompers, jumpsuits, and even one evening gown made of shimmery, silver-white or matte white materials.
All Reclaimed by P, a Swedish brand specifically for women, provided some of the night’s most exciting ready-to-wear designs. The line seemed to take inspiration from opposing forces, as many of the ensembles featured leather and lace, black and white coloring, and flowing chiffon adorned with chains and straps. Similarly, all six of the dresses in the collection appeared to be equally as fitting for a wedding as they would be for a night of bar-hopping.
And finally, models draped in Margaret Garrison’s latest strutted down the runway looking precisely like what fashion week enthusiasts love to see: quirky, modern, whimsical art. The ladies, decked out in chunky sunglasses, geometric dresses, and space age-reminiscent jumpsuits were immediate showstoppers. Garrison says her observation of consumers’ interest in haute couture, but desire to buy practical clothing, is what inspired the uniquely-fun collection.
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