Flying Solo presents their annual fashion show showcasing 70 designers from all over the world. The runway show highlighted over 340 looks inspired by space-age exploration and breaking borders full of romance, edginess, bold colors and superb tailoring.
We love independent runway shows and will continue to support Flying Solo efforts to highlight these amazingly talented designers each year.
The New York Fashion Week organization should focus on including more new designers at their mainstream runway shows to allow new talent to express their creativity and collections on a global platform.
Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Venue: Pier 59
Location: New York City
About The Event
One Runway Show that features over 70 Independent Designers and 340 Looks
Flying Solo returned to New York Fashion Week, presenting their latest collections on Friday, September 7th at 3 PM at Pier 59 Studios. This was their fourth season, with over 70 designers from across the globe, showcasing in a unique collaborative and high-energy format with a wide array of womenswear, menswear, and accessories. The show highlights over 340 looks inspired by space-age exploration and breaking borders.
Since its founding, Flying Solo has opened two locations, including the flagship store in SoHo and The Copper Room – catering to VIP clients, major stylists, and editors, and celebrities including GiGi Hadid, Alicia Keys, Cardi B and Natalie Portman to name a few. Flying Solo also runs a YouTube channel featuring “A Day in the Life of” their designers, and an insider look at castings, fittings and day-to-day operations.
Launched and fueled by a community of designers in the summer of 2016, Flying Solo is a revolutionary approach to fashion houses. Elizabeth Solomeina, co-founder of Flying Solo 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?” Flying Solo is supported for the fourth season by ECRU New York for hair and make-up.
Flying Solo collaborated with YouCam Makeup for an instant virtual try-on, using true-to-life augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology creating a completely new, elevated user experience that translates the glamour of NYFW into a personalized, interactive beauty try-on. The collaboration will include two new looks debuting at this season’s show, featuring unique airbrush accents and colorful lashes which will be presented on the runway models during the show, as well as two throwback beauty looks from past Flying Solo fashion week runway shows.
All Photos by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images courtesy Flying Solo