Discover Area‘s Fall Winter 2020.21 presented at The Africa Center on Fifth Avenue during the recently finished New York Fashion Week. A celebration of duality and togetherness, the collection revolves around the iconic draping work of Madame Grès
In a continuation of their on-going commitment to giving back to New York City via their brand, Area designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk are beginning a partnership with The Africa Center in an effort to support the multidisciplinary New York cultural institution’s work transforming understanding of Africa through culture, business and policy and highlighting the influence of people African decent in the world. Area and myreality will be donating the proceeds of the Area x myreality art object accessories to The Africa Center.
The starting point of the Area FW20 collection revolves around the iconic draping work of Madame Grès. The designers have recontextualized this major influence in their own visual language utilizing their signature element, the Preciosa crystal cup chain. Rivers of crystals seem to run around the body and create a structure that mimics a fluid armor. Another source of inspiration this season is Japanese costume-designer Eiko Ishioka. Her architectural silhouettes are translated into quilted leather designs throughout the collection. – from Area