Transformation was the theme for this show as Flying Solo redefined the power of creativity, unity and inclusivity and set the stage to represent some of the best independent designers.
Focusing on diversity, Flying Solo beautifully demonstrated the concept with over 200 looks by more than 50 designers.
I’ve been a huge fan of Flying Solo since their inception and have loved seeing them go from strength to strength. Now in their fifth show it’s always one of the highlights on my NYFW calendar as they present both womenswear and menswear as well as accessories from some of the most innovative and exciting designers.
This show saw model/influencer Paulinha Sampaio headline as they showcased a wide and diverse range of models.
Founded by two designers themselves and in just over two and a half years since its opening, Flying Solo has proven to be one of the biggest fashion platforms and has launched the careers of many independent designers.
Created as a unique, curated fashion retail incubator and showroom operated by a selection of talented, independent designers, Flying Solo is closing the gap between designers and consumers while exposing collections to press and media.
Co-Founder, Elizabeth Solomeina, said:
We asked ourselves, ‘What if we collaborate instead of compete? What if we can create a successful brand that can change retail, and a model that can benefit designers?
The Harmonist Perfume partnered with Flying Solo to celebrate stories of beautiful transformations. It’s a partnership that brings together two visionary entities that both break through the conventions of fashion and fragrance to create something significant: a new meaning for what is truly beautiful.
Social media platform Snapchat provided coverage for the entire show plus fittings sneak peaks to millions of viewers. A returning partnership with Ecru New York, Flying Solo’s fifth showcase is supported by a team of talented artists for hair and makeup. A reliable and trusted transportation service for the show is being provided by UPS in their second time partnership.
YouCam Makeup once again collaborated with Flying Solo to bring the experience and excitement of the glamorous New York Fashion Week with virtual beauty try-ons directly from beauty fans smartphones. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Flying Solo for a second season to bring their runway beauty inspiration to life through a true-to-life virtual trial,” says Perfect Corp. CEO, Alice Chang. “Through the implementation of AR and AI innovation, we are able to elevate the Fashion Week experience for fans around the world by offering an interactive, sticky, and engaging beauty try on that brings the runway to life in seconds.”
For more information, visit Flying Solo’s flagship store at 434 West Broadway, “The Copper Room” at 76 Wooster St in New York City, or visit https://flyingsolo.nyc/. The digital home for Flying Solo is @flyingsolonyc across Instagram, Facebook, where the show will be livestreamed, featuring exclusive designer content.
Katie Lares, Belier Belier, Volta Atelier, Couture Des Iles
CHAE New York, Comode, Daniel Silverstain, Dissimilis, Donna Zhong, Elena Guranda, Gustavo Moscoso, Halstenbach, Lee Pfayfer, Monosuit, Monzlapur, Nabys Vielman, Not, Undertop, Weannabe Yufash, Zinny Cashmere, Staff Only, Atomizees Studio, Althea Mink, Beam Bold
E. Kaye, Elizabeth Brown, GH Luxury Lingerie, Izayla, Nazila Couture, Rora
S Triple H, Shabeeg, Simone Ellis, Tobams Colors, Elias Gurrola
Afle Bijoux, D.Sign By Mauro Pina, GBGH Jewelry, Hayden Jewelry, Glamrocks Jewelry, Mimia Leblanc
Iza By Silvia D’Avila, Manifesto Jewelry, Preston & Linnie, Solomeina Jewelry, The Modern Tales
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