Discover Jonathan Simkhai‘s Fall Winter 2019.20 Collection, inspired by Ukraine’s traditional headscarves worn by the babushkas, presented on February 9, 2019 at Industria Studios, during New York Fashion Week.
“The concept of the headscarf is used throughout this fall winter collection and within our custom prints. The silhouettes this season elicit a vintage spirit while equally exuding modern appeal. The traditional headscarves are incorporated into the actual form of the dress; adding elements of innovation and allure. For this collection I spent a lot of time experimenting with new colors ways, fabrications, prints and patterns based on the palette and landscapes seen in Odessa.
I challenged myself to incorporate some of these traditional elements in newly conceptualized blueprints. Houndstooth and our new approach to plaids pay homage to my family while stylistically adding layers of complexity. Experimentation in color led us to the intertwining of mahogany, marigold, and turmeric against peacock blue, purple reign and electric green. Menswear and continuing the use of masculine elements are entangled with new twists on femininity. Known for their use in handkerchiefs and ties, foulard is used throughout this collection, emblazoned with eye-catching miniature print.“