I had the opportunity to attend the Helen Anthony FW18 Collection. Before the show started, I walked around the room with Samantha of Samantha Leibowitz, looking for a good seat. Avoiding the second row at all costs, because we actually wanted to see the show and not the back of someone’s head, we settled into the third row.
As the venue filled up I went to snap some photos of HuesOfMan, in his all pink suit only to get stopped by photographers for a photo-op. Sadly, I forgot to get their information so I only have our instagram photo.
Sanglui with Hues Of Man at the FW18 Helen Anthony Show during NYFW.
Naeem Anthony, British designer, debuted his first unisex clothing line to during NYFW. Typically only creating menswear, Anthony’s garments blurred the idea of gender norms while providing an edgy alternative gothic feel.
The models wore their hair in wavy curls, crimped hair styles, afros, short cuts, and locs. One model was even sporting an up do similar to a mullet. But the messy hair only added to the collection. The collection was anything from light and airy but more so mysterious and adventurous. Bright whites, silvers, vibrant reds, with dull browns and greens layered garments played with gold crosses, oversized paisley prints and shiny jewelry provided by Atelier Jen.
The collection embodied it’s name “Motions of Strength”. Anthony’s message is to bring humans together, which he incorporates into his collection by blending eastern and western fabrics, and cultures within his pieces.
I am excited to see where Naeem Anthony will lead his brand to next. Only being in the game for three years, He certainly is leaving his mark.