Haus of Khendar and Freemen by Mickey
February 12th, MDRN Intelligent Living in the Flatiron District played host to a dual NYFW runway presentation: Haus of Khendar and Freemen by Mickey.
In Mickey’s expected fashion, the self- proclaimed “King of Kilts” wowed the audience with his latest collection titled “Nouveau Libre” (meaning the ”New Free”), during his latest collaboration fashion show.
FreeMen By Mickey x Haus Of Khendar represents an evolution of what it truly means to be free. The event showcased his iconic pieces including the classic varsity jacket, bucket hat, and the traditional Scottish kilt that’s been reimagined and reworked, not to be a mere garment, but his armor.
Celebrity designer Stevie Boi opened the show, and it was closed by popular model Obiageliaku Anusionwu wearing Stella Hues shoes.
Models also donned some military hats courtesy of the Afiya Bennett collection.
Freemen By Mickey garments are meticulously crafted for the “citizen of the world,” with a genderless approach. This line is the offspring of a vision in which cultural, racial, and religious lines are blurred — a world in which one thing is certain, “We are FREE.”
More than just a fashion show, the team curated a one of a kind experience. Guests lounged about on luxe, $20,000 Italian sofas, and sipped complimentary cocktails, courtesy Ciroc Vodka.
The crowd itself was unpretentious, yet a severely stylish mix of underground artists, photographers, stylists, and up-and-coming icons (including Merari Janell of Mexico City, who was recently featured in VICE and everyone’s favorite floof, the IG-infamous Pomeranian Teddy a.k.a. @whodatpom). Also in attendance were editors Jonn Nubian of YRB magazine and Chris Collie of Luxeportintl, who was filming designer Mickey Freeman for a special project on his new media platform.
According to Mickey:
“There are many facets to my sartorial expertise, however, I’ve primarily been a fashion stylist for men and women who are in search of an ‘innovative intervention,’ as I playfully call it.
“Spearheading visual schematics for models, athletes, actors, artists, celebrities, and other intriguing people enables me to convey my view of the way the world should be, could be, or would be, without burdening viewers and clients with the weight of reality. My work has been published in publications such as GQ, Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle Magazine, to name a few.
“My client list includes Dylan Sprouse, China McClain, Azealia Banks, Lil Mama, Deron Horton, Tamar Braxton, cast of hit show Giants, Dream Doll, Elle Varner, Naturi Naughton, Ledisi, Victoria’s Secret, Jacob Lattimore, among others.
“There is always an air of obscurity when I refer to anything that might inspire me. This allows me to easily incorporate fresh new ideas into my work. I recently created my own exquisite style of fashion, which is the deveptive moniker I call my ‘Utility Kilt Line.’ My fashion line, FreeMen By Mickey, which was recently showcased for Bahamas, Bermuda, Zimbabwe Fashion Week, and Dominican Republic, represents the evolution of the masculine silhouette.
“The name FreeMen is actually a portmanteau that encompasses my profound belief that every human being should experience freedom, true freedom in their lifetime. FreeMen By Mickey is the exterior manifestation of what I believe should ultimately come from within everyone, everywhere, everyday.”