Twice a year, a who’s who of fashion tastemakers, artists, models, bloggers, editors, and photographers converge in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week. The brand presentations on display (not to mention colorful street style and surrounding parties) during this pivotal week catalyze next season’s top fashion trends.
For backstage comfort to polishing off runway looks, designers have been styling Teva sandals and footwear for their collection debuts season after season. This time around, Teva’s casual comfort and sport sandal styling added a spirit of modern exploration to the looks ranging from whimsical feminine to socially-aware. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at our NYFW collaborations for New York Fashion Week Fall 2019.
Designers Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang of PH5 interpreted the whimsical world of “Alice in Wonderland” into modern femininity meets innovative knitwear. Models wore the HURRICANE DRIFT and HURRICANE XLT2 sandals styled with stockings while they painted the roses red as a nod to the scene in the iconic Disney film.
“[Teva] sports sandals inspire the spirit [of] curiosity and to explore the unknown world. We imagined Teva is the perfect encouraging and practical shoe for our modern Alice to pioneer down the rabbit hole,” the designers shared. Photos courtesy of Kimberly Mufferi.
COLLINA STRADA Runway Show
For her Fall 2019 showing of COLLINA STRADA, designer Hillary Taymour was inspired to use deadstock fabrics that would otherwise end up in landfill—drawing attention to the environmental impact of fashion and sustainable alternatives. Models adorned in colorful tie-dye walked down the runway holding reusable water bottles and coffee cups, tying together the eco-conscious message with bold style.
“I wanted it to feel campy and bright—like a ‘70s commune modernized,” Hillary said.
One of her favorite looks? A midi-length velvet skirt polished off with the FOXY TALL WATERPROOF BOOTS that were painted to mimic a tie-dye pattern from the collection. “The Teva boots were perfect with the shorter hemlines,” Hillary exclaimed. Photos courtesy of Mitchel Sams and Ben Gabbe.
Designer Telfar Clemens eschewed the traditional runway show in favor of a concert-like bash at the Irving Plaza music venue. The looks played upon the multiple meanings of the collection’s title, “Country.” “We thought a lot about how that word has these two meanings—country as nation versus country as land—and how they kind of undo each other. So we started to play with a Western motif and how to deconstruct it, or arrive at it from the wrong side,” Telfar said.
The EMBER MOC powered Telfar’s backstage with its collapsible heel and easy slip on and off comfort for the models—many of whom were also dancers, singers, rappers, and musicians. The lively performance turned into a real life mosh-pit as designer Telfar jumped into the audience and crowd-surfed as a finale, wearing none other than the EMBER MOC. Photos courtesy of Kimberly Mufferi.
GRETA CONSTANTINE Presentation
Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine turned their inspiration compass to Dubai for their Fall 2019 modern evening wear collection. Voluminous gowns were layered with sequined turtlenecks and multi-textured fabrics—all of which employed the reuse prior seasons’ fabrics (instead of sourcing new ones) to lessen their carbon footprint.
In the hours leading up the show, the ORIGINAL UNIVERSAL worn with contrasting black socks kept models comfortable during hair and makeup—juxtaposing glamour and grit. Photos courtesy of Ben Gabbe.
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