Scene: Another New York Fashion Week came and went. Now it’s time to catch up on some highlights viewed off the runway. I’m always excited to see what people wear to the shows and enjoy documenting their personal style. These showgoers were back stage, on the street, coming and going. An eclectic mix of style and fashion moments. Above photo, Eric, wearing black, white, and blue houndstooth plaid coat, yellow cotton knitted turtleneck, slim black pants, Doc Martens luana leather combat boots, and horn rim glasses. Photographed at the Timo Weiland Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
This post is the first in a series of NYFW.
Scene: Odda Ulya Aliquliva, wearing a Max Mara coat, Fendi scarf and bag, Zara pants and shoes, her Dad’s shirt, and heirloom vintage sunglasses. Photographed at the Todd Hessert Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: Aidan Morris, wearing a Willy Chavarria “conscious” jacket, All Saints beanie hat, a Guilty necklace, earrings and tattoos on his face, neck, and everywhere else, one with the year 1994, his birth year. He is a model who had earlier been in the Artistix, by Greg Polisseni, Winter 2020 fashion show presented by Andy Hilfiger. Represented by Red Model Management. You’ll see him again in my continuing NYFW series.
Scene: Anthony Floria, wearing faux leopard coat with sailor buttons, Cult of Individuality pants, rings on eight fingers, and Doc Martens jadon boots. He said “I just got my first tattoo which reads Nonna.” Photographed at the Artistix, by Greg Polisseni, Winter 2020 fashion show presented by Andy Hilfiger.
Scene: Guest, wearing wool dark grey coat, black turtleneck, silver and gold necklaces, wide legged cropped taupe grey pants, gold studded black belt, and black lace up ankle boots. Photographed at the Official Rebrand Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: Sebastian and Rose Marie. Sebastian is wearing a vintage cape and leather jacket, Levi 511 slim jeans, and Paul Smith Italian zipper boot. Rose Marie is wearing all items from Trash and Vaudeville. Photographed at the Carter Young Presentation at the New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: David Hand, model, with EMG Models. “My favorite seasons are fall and winter whether we’re talking by the calendar or collections, because I can wear layers, coats, sweaters, and boots.” He asked me what my secret was for having such young looking skin after he asked my age.
Scene: Jordan O’Brien, wearing a Revran hat, J. Crew cotton turtleneck, vintage varsity jacket and neckerchief, and some of his grandmother’s jewelry. Photographed at the Timo Weiland Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: William Taylor, wearing a Yohji Yamamoto coat, Italian neckerchief, vintage shirt, pants, belt, hat, and earrings. Photographed at the Official Rebrand Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: Sean Do of Groupe. Groupe is a collective of emerging designers and industry experts using shared resources to revolutionize how fashion brands are built. Uniting design, production, distribution, retail, and marketing, Groupe offers the next generation of fashion greats the critical infrastructure they need to find their footing—and their following—in an industry notoriously indifferent to independent talent. “Online and at our Bowery boutique in downtown Manhattan, we connect our brands with a community of loyal patrons eager for direct access to tomorrow’s leading labels and the designers behind them.”
Scene: Sam Araujo, wearing a Daniel Leatherman Fourier fluorescent fur stole, Tom Ford short sleeve shirt, Calvin Klein turtle neck, Gucci pants, Ferragamo belt, and vintage sunglasses in neon brights. Photographed at New York Men’s during Fashion Week.
Scene: Michael Smith, wearing a Helmut Lang coat, vintage Versace pants, Opening Ceremony shirt, chain from Home Depot which he turned into a necklace, and Adidas sneakers. Photographed at the Official Rebrand Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: Ryan Wilba, wearing vintage 80s white shirt, a Christian Dior sweater which he cut up, Levi jeans which he burnt to create the holes, earring on his right ear, and Maison Margiela’s signature tabi boot. Photographed at the Official Rebrand Presentation at New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week.
Scene: Rudyard W. Ceres, lawyer, wearing Charles Tyrwhitt coat, pinstriped blue suit by his client Alistair Ascot, Charles Tyrwhitt shirt, Bailey hat, Santana District Quarter brogue shoes, scarf from 21 Tara, and Coach metropolitan slim briefcase.
Scene: Renauld White, actor and model. Photographed after the Blue Jacket fashion show at The Deck NYC, Pier19 Studios restaurant. In 1979, Renauld was the first African American to appear on the cover of GQ magazine and appeared in more than 20 issues, inspiring an entire generation of black men. He worked with European designers and was the first African American male model to work for many American fashion designers. As an actor, White has drawn critical acclaim for his regional theatre work. He is most notable for his role as Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar Set in Africa, written by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Rome Neal, and for his portrayal of Malcom X in When the Chickens come Home to Roost. Recently, he has been seen on the CBS daytime series, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.
Scene: Aria De Chicchis, so cute and stylish! Photographed at the Blue Jacket fashion show Pier19 Studios.
The Blue Jacket show brings the fashion, entertainment, sports, and media worlds together to raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer research. Top fashion designers reinvent the traditional Blue Jacket and actors, athletes, and other leaders in entertainment, arts, and business walk the runway wearing these one of a kind creations.
Scene: Gio, wearing Louise Vuitton coat and shirt, Chanel earrings and pendant on necklace, gold star on his cheek, gold lower teeth, blue wrap shades, and iPhone buds. Photographed outside Spring Studios.
Scene: Gio, wearing Louise Vuitton pants, key pouch and leather bear charm, and John Galliano sneakers.
Scene: Ally Mizusana, head designer for Lavec, in hat, gloves, scarf, and boots she created for Lavec. The coat is by Elisabetta Franchi. Photographed outside Spring Studios after leaving the Longchamp show.
Scene & Heard: Stella Santana, vocalist and songwriter whose R&B style is informed by hip-hop and house. She has created music that shines on female empowerment and self-reliance. Getting her gritty and raw sound from New York City itself, her music has a unique flare. Stella has strong musical roots. Her parents are guitarist Carlos Santana and author Deborah King. I saw Carlos Santana and his band, Santana, at Woodstock in 1969. The band’s performance at Woodstock introduced them to an international audience and garnered critical acclaim. Listen to Stella sing her song Yayaya. Photographed outside Spring Studios.
Scene: Joel Moore, wearing neutrals, an asystemetrical trench coat with one sleeve slit and the other without a sleeve and a sheer piped attachment belted, cable knit turtleneck with three patterns, white pants with side slit, cream beanie hat, big rimmed sunglasses, black WJ bag, and Doc Martens. Photographed outside Spring Studios.
Scene: Kate Smolianinova, wearing a Lack of Color hat, Kobi Halperin suit, H&M sweater, Hermes scarf, and Raye boots. Photographed at the Chiara Boni New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2020.
Scene: Trad Sevin, wearing a vintage fur coat, Levi jeans, Doc Martens luana boots, and holding Burberry shades. Keenen Collins, wearing a vintage silk blue robe from Thrifted Oneline Store. Both are models who walked the Ka Wa Key runway during New York Men’s Day during Fashion Week. You’ll see them again in my continuing NYFW series.
Scene: Antyon Le Monte, film and theatre actor, dancer, model, recording artist, and muse who was in in the Book of Mormons. He is wearing a jacket that he designed and styled from his own personal collection of garments that were reconstructed. Most of the accessories; scarf, hat, necklaces, and cuffs are compliments of Brandon David Brown, and Jeffery Campbell boots. Photographed after the Blue Jacket fashion show at The Deck NYC, Pier19 Studios restaurant.
Scene: Guests going to the Wiederhoeft show at Spring Studios.