Photography by Mariya Nicole
While most fashion brands scaled down their operations amid Covid, Flying Solo recently opened a new SOHO store on West Broadway in NYC. They were also among the bravest, as they hosted the biggest showcase of NYFW, with a live rooftop show that showcased 63 designers from 14 countries.
The designer’s collections ranged from RTW to Couture and included accessories, shoes and jewelry. The show was divided into 4 parts with a red carpet reception for the designers in between the shows. This year, head stylists were Alina Kotsiuba and Stasi Berezovskaya, along with lead MUA, Dmitry Kukushkin.
“Flying Solo represents a new model of how things need to be done in the fashion industry. We’re uniting designers and brands in order to get them larger exposure and maximize the results”, – Elizabeth Solomeina, co-founder of Flying Solo and an executive producer of Flying Solo’s NYFW shows.
In a time which sees the fashion industry struggling and the number of retail stores declining, Solomeina is planning more retail location for New York in 2021. Their member-based retail service currently has over 200 members and a waiting list of over 1,500 brands collaborating to revive the fashion industry.
The new store on Broadway includes 8,000 square feet of retail heaven and an invite-only location called The Copper Room, with notable clientele such as: Cardi B, Bella Hadid, Alicia Keys, Coco Rocha, Vanessa Hudgens, Leandra Medine and many more.
Flying Solo believes that more collaboration and unity in fashion is the future and way forward for the industry in 2021 and beyond. BAHM Magazine would like to wish Flying Solo all the best in the future!
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The director and co-founder of Flying Elizabeth Solomeina quipped, “We are excited to present again in Paris and grow this market. There is an insatiable desire among top industry professionals to discover emerging talent and Flying Solo is providing designers with a high-end platform to showcase collections to top tier media, influencers, stylists, buyers, and tastemakers.”
Flying Solo showcased a curated collection of international designers that showcased collections of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes. Flying Solo’s revolutionary concept is setting new trends for the movers, shakers and the creators of the fashion world.