Inside The Flying Solo Presentation During New York Fashion Week
The Flying Solo runway show was held on February 9th 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.