On February 9th, The Flying Solo runway show was held at Pier 59 Studios. This was the third show at New York Fashion Week showcasing the current Spring 2018 collections of the fashion and accessories designers who make up the community of Flying Solo; an organization that has redefined New York City retail. This season, the brand partnered with noted stylist and Creative Director Farren Jean Andrea to art direct, choreograph, and bring his creative vision to over 270 looks from the 70 designers from over 24 countries that make up Flying Solo. In attendance was noted star-power from around the world including Kehlani, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly of the band Forever in Your Mind, and Brazilian influencer, Flavia Gorayeb.
DJ duo, designers, and Flying Solo members Coco and Breezy also collaborated with Farren Jean Andrea to create a dynamic soundtrack for the runway show, setting a vintage party vibe that harkened back to iconic runways of the 80s. Model Alina Baikova opened the show in a full look from designer CHAE New York, with hair, makeup and nails sponsored by ECRU and Snailz.
Farren Jean Andrea is a dynamic young creative most noted for his recent covers with Bella Hadid and Rihanna in PAPER Magazine and styling work with contemporary industry icons that includes Bella Hadid, Kehlani, Jhene Aiko, and more. The partnership marks the brand’s first New York Fashion Week show under Farren Jean Andrea’s creative direction and the first time Flying Solo brings their seasonal runway show to the main stage at Pier 59 Studios, a venue that has played host to cutting-edge talent form Delpozo to Yeezy.
Furthering their dynamic list of partnerships, Flying Solo’s NYFW show was supported by ECRU hair and make up, Snailz nails, and HYPNO, provding photo booths both backstage and for the shows’ after party. Guests also enjoyed gift bags provided by Envy Apples, Ren Clean Skincare, and Patchology.
BLACK RAT - CLOTHING / THE MODERN TALES - JEWELRY
NOT - CLOTHING / KATIE LARES - ACCESSORIES / PAULA TORRES - SHOES / SPINOZA - EYEWEAR
ARCANA CLOTHING / ALEF - BAGS
MAISON ATIA - CLOTHING / PAULA TORRES - SHOES
JULIA GURSKAYA - CLOTHING / ELIZABETH MOORE - JEWELRY
HALSTNBACH - CLOTHING / GBGH - JEWELRY
ESTEFANIA - CLOTHING / PAULA TORRES - SHOES
SWEET PRIMA - CLOTHING / GIGI NEW YORK - BAGS
HATHAIRAT CLOTHING / SCHEDRAUI - BAGS / PAULA TORRES - SHOES
ELENA RUDENKO - CLOTHING / VOLTA - BAGS
BJ COUTURE - CLOTHING / TIANNIA BARNES - SHOES
UNDERTOP - CLOTHING / PAULA TORRES SHOES
ANA GREBEC - CLOTHING / MARITA MORENO - SHOES
JANELLE FUNARI - CLOTHING / MARITA MORENO - SHOES / IZA BY SILVIA D'AVILA - JEWELRY
MONOSUIT CLOTHING CARBONE - BAGS / ERIDA SCHAEFER - EYEWEAR
ZE SHOP - CLOTHING / MARITA MORENO SHOES / SPINOZA - EYEWEAR
RICARDO SECO - CLOTHING / CARBONE - BAGS
MAAIKE - CLOTHING / COCO AND BREEZY EYEWEAR / MOLLY G - BAGS
ALONOVA - CLOTHING / VENTU - BAGS
WEANNABE - CLOTHING / QETIA - JEWELRY
CARLOS BACCHI - CLOTHING / VOLTA - BAGS
YANA MINOCHKINA - CLOTHING / GIGI NEW YORK- BAGS
DANIEL SILVERSTAIN - CLOTHING / KATIE LARES - ACCESSORIES / IZA BY SILVIA D'AVILA JEWELRY / PAULA TORRES - SHOES
MONZLAPUR- CLOTHING / SOLOMEINA - JEWELRY
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MORE ON FLYING SOLO.
Eurasian Vogue has previously reviewed Flying Solo and watched with great joy the growth the company has made.
In this time of struggling retail Flying Solo has created a model that is more than a clothing store - it's a proven successful new "retail" business model where a diverse community of fashion designers have banded together to launch revolutionary retail experience that is better for both designers and customers.
Coming into year two, Flying Solo's taken their idea from a 2500 square foot storefront to a massive 7000 square foot West Broadway flagship in prime SOHO real estate. Fueled and operated by 60+ designer members, Flying Solo provides a supportive structure that includes their retail store a huge pool of stylists, press and buyers, marketing budget, manufacturing resources, and work/office space. The retail experience is a delight for the customer who gets to personally interact and connect with new designers under one roof. Each season culminates with a NYFW runway presentation that not only gives the designers an opportunity to reach a bigger audience, but is a celebration of how FLYING SOLO's business model allows for independence, profitability and growth.
Learn more at: www.flyingsolo.nyc