Bomber Jackets and Familiar Faces → Day 1 at NYFW│AW17

Bomber Jackets and Familiar Faces → Day 1 at NYFW│AW17

The unusual and creative debuts during NYFW! A look into trends, collections, inspiration and style with Philip Ayler and the NYLON project.

At the Philip Ayler collection, in SoHo’s What Goes Around Comes Around boutique, surrounded by the classics like Chanel, Hermès, and more — I was exposed to Young’s collection featuring his-and-hers bomber.

…made from fabric that is more often associated with the coats walking down a Parisian runway than swathing an L.A. pop star. A former musician turned entrepreneur-slash-new designer, Young has quickly become an indie fashion star, with everyone from Gigi Hadid to Steven Tyler scooping up his bombers.

— Read more about it here on CoVeteur

With designer Ayler Young of Philip Ayler.


At the NYLON project — it was about giving “homelessness a face” with known entertainers and influencers walking the runway for a cause. Amongst them — it was awesome to see Christina Milian, Rain Dove, and JWoww.

Photos by Ruthie Darling 

With Tina Serrano, Sierra Marie, and Ushaani Davenport.

With film director Francesca Consarino .

With fashion bloggers Emily Cunanan-Desouza and Ellese Launer.

What is the NYLON project?

In response to New York City’s surge in homelessness, Jordana Guimaraes has started The Nylon Project, a multitiered initiative that will include a New York Fashion Week show — all designed to help raise awareness about the problem.

Read more about it here on WWD

This initiative will be created via various steps which include a photo-shoot of 25 influencers/VIPs where they will hold up cardboard signs with “real” stories”, of those who wound up living on the streets in comparison to a time in their lives where with a bad decision they could’ve wound up in the same situation. The celebrities will wear clothes & accessories by sponsored brands. Booklets will be created with these photos & distributed to press worldwide to create awareness via a “It Can Be You” collaborative campaign.

The NYLON Project

Homeless. When "appearing female" or even "trans" people often ask me for sexual work. When "appearing male" people will just give me money or offer me cheap paying handyman work if they trust me or are brave. Two VERY different offerings for someone with the same plight. I'm excited to be working with @thenylonproject1 for their #itcouldbeyou project. It's a runway show dedicated to raising awareness about homelessness. Something I've spent a fair share of time as both in lonely California and wintry NYC from 2013-2015. It felt isolating. Hungry. And seemingly hopeless. Check them out- they are trying to feed 1500 people by the end of the month! #gendercapitalism #lovewins #changemustbwmorethanchange #genderreveal #lgbt #qpia #h #moneyshot #willworkforfood

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Because together we can make a difference and sometimes it starts with awareness!