Flying Solos‘ winter show was the second fashion show I was invited to this season and ended up being the most memorable as well. Showcasing over 400 looks, with 82 designers from different countries, bringing unique styles, creativity, and passion, by far, the most influential and exciting of the season.
The show was held in the center of Soho, the hottest area for shopping in New York City. With delicate snowflakes falling from the sky and making an appearance on the runway, to warm whiskey with steamed milk being served to guests. I was in awe of it all, and it seems like I wasn’t the only one. While waiting for the drinks I bumped into @Madisonxwild, a well-known social media and fashion influencer. Her outfit was made by one of the designers who was about to show, Andi Short. An Australian native who’s the creator and designer of Byebambi. When the first model walked out, I was stunned. The cropped puffer jacket, low rise mini skirt and pastel colors showcased the Y2k trends we so often see on the streets, but with a little Melbourne twist. All eyes stayed glued on the models until the end of the set.
After a short break it was time for the next collections to appear. @Uliviofical was a brand I wasn’t familiar with before the Flying Solo show, but one that stuck with me after. The collection was just the right amount of simple and elegant with a high couture feel.
The color palette ultimately was what caught my attention and had me wishing to see more. The dark palette was a refreshing break from the neon trend of this year. It was the one brand out of the entire show I envisioned myself wearing. From the sheer beach cover ups to the A-line gowns, the whole collection felt high end and classy.
After the fashion show, the attendees were walking out the door with smiles on their faces while designers were celebrating the positive feedback and the relief for a successful showcase of their collections. The show was just what people needed after enduring this long pandemic. Flying Solo showed fashion lovers everywhere that although fashion might have slowed down, it didn’t stop, it evoked a sense of hope for the future and left others, as well as myself with more love and passion for the fashion industry.