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1/60 — Junjie Yang

Fashion

9.7.2017

VFILES Put on an Extra AF (And Extra Ballsy) S/S '18 Show [NYFW]

This season, VFILES winners Junjie Yang, Christian Stone, and Louis Pileggi kicked off NYFW last night, presenting their collections at the Barclays Center with a truly extra AF stroke of genius. Starting the show off right, Migos’ very own Offset, accompanied by the banger “No Complaints”, rolled onto the main stage in a neon yellow Ferrari, setting the tone for a presentation full of style and fashion but mostly: ballsy creativity.

A mix of coats, jumpsuits, and pants donned with fur and motocross material, Yang’s collection was a celebration of construction, delivering pieces that deserve far more screen time and glances than a brief runway moment. Stone’s collection was a new breed of couture he’s named “mutant artisanal; a high fashion exploration of layers and headdresses, complete with some bubble wrap flair.” Pileggi’s display was a mixed menagerie of Victorian meets bohemia, with nostalgic stylings like bowling shoes and forgotten color.

In the end, what proved to be most important surrounding the VFILES showcase last night was this: NYFW isn’t dead. VFILES has become a consistent home for upcoming creatives, with a platform committed to the power of risk and expression. Each designer, in their own unique way, proved that fashion’s core isn’t in the fluffy, petty trends that are fated to fade at any moment; that the haunting mindset of “one day you’re in and the next day… you’re out” is a irrelevant, dated fable. Last night, the introductions of Yang, Stone, and Pileggi, is what being inspired, creative, and artfully hungry looks like.

Images courtesy of VFILES

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