I just left New York on Tuesday, but I really wish I could have stayed to see Adrian Foster show his new collection on Sunday 7th September as part of the 9th Fashion Gallery NYFW event at the Helen Mills Event Space in Chelsea. This showcase is really focused on giving young designers exposure and that includes our local talent as well. The FOMO is real people.
And just because he's presenting in the Big Apple, doesn't mean he's forgotten his Caribbean influences. The inspirations for this collection, come from Caribbean architecture, specifically raw concrete surfaces, whitewashed walls, and the way light travels through louvres and fretwork. Adrian is one of my favourite young designers because he is really exploring how pieces can be uniquely Caribbean but still function in foreign countries.
I could only get my hands on one teaser image from the collection (courtesy the designer's Instagram page) and am already mentally putting in my order for those striped wide leg pants.
I can't wait to see the images and I hope that anyone who's interested in moving Caribbean fashion forward heads over to Chelsea to see this show at 8 pm on Sunday. Local designers Charu Lochan Dass and Delia Alleyne are also participating in this showcase so be sure to check them out as well!