Controversial fledgling brands Conflict of Interest and LPD New York joined to celebrate their one-year anniversary and present new collections at a collaborative showcase called The Line Up. Hosted at Lightbox, the presentation delivered an interactive platform of models displayed before wall projections, along with a party-like atmosphere complete with loud music and cocktails provided by Hennessey. Both brands have created significant buzz in their debut year with their oft-seen parody-slash-homages to major fashion houses and designers. LPD presented dirt-smeared models in frayed, muddy shoes, outfitted in casual streetwear that included leather shorts, graphic tees, and varsity jackets. The rough-and-tumble sportswear vibe was detailed in frayed hemlines and easy layers, presenting wearable, trend-friendly garments.
Conflict of Interest presented a mostly black-and-white collection compromised of fitted pants, mesh tops, and bold graphics prints and images such as oversized eyes. The puns of labels that created so much hype for the anonymous design brand only appeared once in the presentation, on a shirtless model draped in a blanket emblazoned with their most popular designer spoof graphics, including “Benzo” in place of Kenzo, “Kleenex” for Pyrex Vision, and “Giraunchy” aka Givenchy. Models held sign boards, each marked with a character and “skill,” such as Lolita, whose secret weapon was innocence, and the blanket-clad model labeled as “Linus” with a security blanket “secret weapon.” Thanks to these year-old brands, the “designer spoof” trend took off in street style world throughout the past year, and I was all to happy to see sleek street wear instead of a barrage of “Homies” sweatshirts and “Commes des Fuckdown” beanies.
Nu-Mode´ Coverage Alexandra Stevens
Images Courtesy Of BFA & LPD New York