Words Alexandra Stevens
When a NYFW invitation offers up an address you’ve never heard of, you never know what to expect. In the case of Veda, Texas transplant Lyndsey Butler’s design house know for its buttery leather, the invite led to a party complete with colorful cocktails from Brooklyn Gin, free Morgenstern’s ice cream (in like, 5+ flavors), and a throwback collection. Inspired by 80’s guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, Butler’s collection nailed casual, I’m-with-the-band chic. Cool moto jackets and leather loafers kept groovy prints from being cheesy, with mock turtlenecks and tiny neck scarves adding old-school appeal.
Images Courtesy Of BFA & Veda
Images Courtesy Of Dan Lecca
This year’s Fall Winter runway was titled “FTL Moda Loving You,” the Made-In-Italy-themed showcase to support Fondazione Vertical, an Italian foundation dedicated to researching spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Models of Diversity, a London-based agency, provided a lineup of disabled models that made their way down the Lincoln Center runway in wheelchairs and with the help of walkers and prosthetics. Jack Eyers, one of few male amputees to walk a NYFW runway, made his debut for designer Antonio Urzi. Leather backpacks, purses, and briefcases by Landi Accessories were showcased by models wearing nothing but underwear and white paint.
FTL Moda Photography Frazer Harrison