This season for New York Men’s Fashion Week most of the shows were presented in the usual event spaces and hotels. However, Sylvian Hyde opted for a more unique location to show his Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The Belize designer opted to present his collection entitled “Urban Oasis” with the city as its backdrop. The show was held at the Lily Pond in Battery Park City in lower Manhattan.
Sylvian Hyde showed twelve looks for his presentation as part of New York Fashion Week. While the production may have been on the smaller scale when compared to other shows this season, it still contributed to the fashion narrative for the season. As with many of the other shows seen during Day 1 of fashion week, the looks tended to the more streetwear casual style.
For a designer based in New York, one of the first things you notice is the explosion of color. Pieces included bright oranges and yellows and even an electric blue suit. The color palette is something you would expect to see more on the streets of Miami rather than in the heart of New York City. However, that’s not necessary a bad thing. One of our favorite looks was the Highline suit. It’s a lavender suit done in cotton canvas with patent vinyl for detailing.
Hyde has stated, “Fashion should adorn the body not just cover it up.” That’s what this collection attempts to do. He designs for the fashion forward man. While these looks will not cater to the toney downtown lawyers or the politicos here in the Nation’s Capital, there are some elements that creatives here in this city could adapt to DC sensibilities, The truly daring would wear Sylvian Hyde just as is.