Fall Preview: Surface to Air To Land In NYC
Last week, the Twitter-sphere was aflutter with news that the Paris-based Surface to Air was coming to town. As confirmed by Eric Wilson of The New York Times, the design collective was indeed sinking roots in NYC – a store is planned to open on Sept. 8, in the middle of the global hoopla that is Fashion’s Night Out, at 27 Mercer Street in Soho.
But for those new to the contemporary line’s cool but not too cool threads, here’s a fall preview of what’s to come. The brand often relies on new textures and finishes for reinvention – shapes stick, generally, to wardrobe basics. Some tops were cropped a bit shorter this season, so they reveal a strip of tummy, but not so abbreviated as to veer on the obscene. Other tops featured sheer detailing, a rather popular trend across both contemporary and luxury lines, or in the case of a cropped little jacket, a slick patent finish (a nod to Marc Jacob’s Louis Vuitton collection?).
Those who have more serious jobs to go to can find solace in a space-dyed knit maxi dresses in a charcoal gray. Suiting was also a big idea for fall, in a fuzzy mohair check and also a menswear-inspired glen plaid pattern.
And everything from crepe sole footwear to knee-length skirts were a range of autumn hues: rust, golden brown and a rich, deep red.
All images: Surface to Air
By: Bee-Shyuan Chang