On September 8th, Oxford Fashion Studio took over Pier 59 Studios presenting Spring/Summer 2019 collections from 15 independent fashion designers from all over the globe. Oxford Fashion Studio held three runway shows throughout the day with the goal of promoting independent fashion designers for the good of creativity. They serve as a platform to guide brands to the next level with their group runway show concept.
Oxford’s runway director Tiffany Saunders says, “We began Oxford Fashion Studio with a love of supporting independent design talent. Going all out for individuals we believe in; for the good of independence, originality, and integrity. Nine years on we are responsible for continuing to strengthen over 639 independent, quality designers, ranging from over 70 countries, to give them a platform in the four fashion capitals during fashion week. The talents we scout have often been undiscovered in the fashion capitals and were incredibly proud to be the ones to bring them to the front line of the industry.”
This season attracted some of the best designers Oxford Fashion Studio has seen over the past nine years. See below for highlights from five designers’ whose collections I had the pleasure to see grace the runway.
Oxford Fashion Studio
Schizo collection was inspired by female villains and gothic culture. Some pieces were resulting from such inspiration by Morticia of the Addams family, Harley Quinn, and vampires. A streamline of looks knotted in gothic allure with a twist of color.
DM Jewelry Designs
Soul Inspired Collection
DM Jewelry Designs originated from a presented vision and noted feelings when the exquisite materials are curated. They come from the heart and soul where one fashion blogger made a truly heartfelt comment by saying “each and every one of your piece has its own soul.”
Jet Set – Venture off on a journey through luxury and glamour. The handcrafted, self-designed collection by Lesunja was inspired by the nine most trendy places of the world and thus paid an homage to the jet set life everyone is dreaming of.
Mod Squads Goals were influenced by the color, fun, and creativity of the 60’s and 70’s. Every day is a party and this collection will help you dress for it. From psychedelic to disco, these pieces feature bold colors that are daring and designs that are simple, yet eccentric.
The beauty of Spring as everything comes to life in this fantastic theatrical performance of colors and textures.
*All Photos Courtesy of Imaxtree