AREA Spring 2018: New York Fashion Week


For their Spring/Summer 2018 collection, shown at the New Design High School, AREA designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk were inspired by the vibrance and energy of the Pompidou’s Kollektsia!, an exhibition of Russian contemporary art.

This was a starting point for the collection’s bold colors and abstracted prints, influenced by optimism in times of uncertainty. The notion of beauty and glamour is an ongoing reference for the brand; the ways in which these ideals evolve and change across time and culture. In embracing and fusing these codes and elements, AREA celebrates duality and togetherness.


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AREA and ill.i Optics debuted a new eyewear style, “The Bassey,” combining eyewear and jewelry with additional crystals and earrings hanging from the end of the arm. Models wore custom embellished TEVA’s backstage and on the runway.


Pioneered in 1984, Teva stands for freedom in footwear. Teva believes that how you choose to live is the ultimate form of personal expression and their products are crafted to the accessible, versatile and a celebration of the independent spirit. Creator of the original sport sandal over three decades ago, Teva products are now sold in over 40 countries worldwide. / @teva


Born from a lifelong passion for experimental eyewear, ill.i is a project that challenges the norm. Re-imagining timeless silhouettes with a progressive approach, the contemporary aesthetic makes a definitive point of being past, present and future. ill.i is at the forefront, but always remains classic, valuing quality above all. Each frame is handmade in Italy by skilled craftsmen using innovate techniques, merging together tradition and new technology. / @ill.i.official


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