When we looked at Hakan Akkaya’s collection this season, we thought. Was it a 1970’s “Glam Rock” concert or the Hakan Akkaya Fall 2019 collection? Everyone sat down in awe along the U-shaped runway at Spring Studios on Sunday. The Istanbul based designer presented his 3rd collection as part of NYFW in the cavernous Gallery I. The massive space was filled to the brim with an audience dressed to impress, perfectly complementing the show-stopping looks that walked.
Black, White & Metallic Silver, with a small dash of Metallic Pinks thrown in as an accent, made up every look of the collection of the Women’s & Men’s full designer range. Everyone seated had their cameras & phones out, which went a-flutter when the key looks appeared. The various looks in Black with Silver studs & spikes for Women proved to be audience favorites as did the range of inventive, body-con dresses, some with incredible sleeve and super strong shoulder details. A range of Black & White, bold-striped faux furs for both Men & Women had every person in the room taking notice.
As the finale walk-around commenced, the entire audience shrieked their approval, only to ramp it up even more when designer himself, Hakan Akkaya, walked the entire runway, nearly floating with pride as he blew kisses to his legions of fans, new & old alike.
The designer comes out to close the show full of joy and appreciation.