NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: MEN'S

Rihanna-Approved Designer Matthew Adams Dolan Brought a Bed to Fashion Week

Although Rihanna is a vocal fan, the designer Matthew Adams Dolan has stayed under the radar, and kept off the official New York Fashion Week calendar, staging his own DIY video and zine presentations instead. So this season, even though he stepped onto the big stage for the first time for at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Dolan was unafraid to do things his way: he arrived at Skylight Clarkson North with not just his fall 2017 collection, but also a king-sized bed. As it turned out, it made the perfect platform for his crew of fresh-faced, sleepover-ready models, who lounged in drapey pieces like massive button-downs and duvet coats so oversized, they were essentially blankets. “I grew up with my mom quilting, so I was looking at those types of proportions,” Dolan said of his latest approach to his typical blend of menswear, womenswear, and sportswear. Mixed in there, of course, was also Dolan’s specialty and RiRi’s favorite: denim, which the designer patched with sturdier fabrics like khaki and nylon for a outdoors-meets-interior vibe true to his roots, despite the now fittingly oversized, CFDA-approved platform. “It’s still the same collection,” Dolan said.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.

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Backstage before the presentation of Matthew Adams Dolan A/W ’17, in New York.