FLYING SOLO PFW SS23
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Since 2016, Flying Solo, a curated fashion incubator has been organizing a collective fashion show of talented independent designers. Following NYFW, Flying Solo Paris Fashion Week presented a unique selection of independent, ethical, and unique brands worldwide. The collection features not only clothing but also accessories, jewelry, and shoes, making a complete look throughout the collaboration among the designers.
Unlikely other brands’ runway shows, independent artists team up to create a collaborative community where they showcase their work altogether. Indeed, it’s a marvelous opportunity for indi designers to present their items to potential customers as well as buyers. This groundbreaking fashion show demonstrates how the ensemble of many artists can be diverse, inclusive, and dynamic.
This season, Flying Solo PFW was held for two days with several fashion shows consisting of independent brands at La Galerie Bourbon, empowering the young brands.
Indian label, Bloni showcased a fantastic experimental collection in Flying Solo PFW. Future friendly, beyond gender is at the core of the brand. The garments with futuristic silhouettes and materials tell you the brand’s aesthetics. Focused on biomaterials and archival textiles, Akshat Bansal, the creative director plays with unexpected material use.
The pink apricot semitransparent rubber dress is sophisticated yet daring. Besides, Bloni has won ‘Nexa presents The Spotlight’, a fashion design contest.
Shivoham is an Australian jewelry brand, mainly featuring mala beads. Known as a transcendental catalyst, mala beads assist the connection with primordial universal energy. The brand explains that Malas are spiritual necklaces composed of 108 beads, which offer energy transformation, protection, meditation, and contemplation. In view of this, Shivoham implies merging into the stream of consciousness. Beyond its spiritual meaning, the items are beautifully designed.
Bretagne studio showcased SS 23 collection, titled ‘Spring Court’. While the colorful dandelion blossom has a romantic vibe at the front, the yellow ruffle at back gives an asymmetric silhouette, looking like a long dress from behind.
Each piece has delicate embellishments, which are elegant and overwhelmingly beautiful. “I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world” as described on Instagram.