Devon Halfnight LeFlufy
After being shortlisted in 2015 for LVMH’s young designer prize and launching his first successful foray into women’s wear last season, LeFlufy, will show his third collection this week at NYFW Men’s. The Canadian-born graduate of Belgium’s prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts often references ‘90s rave culture in his designs, and it will be interesting to watch him take that to the next level.
The CFDA-beloved label Orley, a brand rooted in impeccable Italian-made knitwear, caught attention with their launch in 2012 and again in 2014 with their much-anticipated debut of women’s wear. Last season, namesake designers, Alex, Matthew, and Samantha Orley showed a strong collection of midriff-baring textured knits and shrunken trousers that felt youthful and exciting. But what’s next?
This season, Coppens will show both his men’s and women’s collections simultaneously—during NYFW Men’s. The designer has always had a sporty aesthetic, including silk bombers and modern track pants. Coppens’ last collection was reinvigorated with artful graphics and pops of color.
This season marks the inaugural debut of Basic Rights, a minimally designed collection of men’s basics helmed by a trio of collective powers consisting of Reformation’s former head designer Brianna Lance, The Vaccine’s Freddie Cowan, and the prestigious English tailor, David Chambers. Comprised of perfect pieces that fall between $50 and $500, Basic Rights is filling a void in the men’s wear market for unbranded yet elegant essentials at an affordable price point. The team is sure to make waves with a launch at the iconic Electric Lady Studios, too.
Duckie Brown’s designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver are seasoned veterans in comparison to the likes of Basic Rights, but they still surprise season after season. Their previous collection, for example, included transparent organza and oversized trousers expertly cinched at the waist which displayed their unexpected choice of fabrication and adaptations of modern tailoring.