Fashion East Flourishes With Loungewear

Fashion East Flourishes With Loungewear

The fashion collective unveiled its Spring/Summer 2020 menswear lines with contributions from Saul Nash, Mowalola Ogulnesi and Robyn Lynch.

The fashion collective unveiled its Spring/Summer 2020 menswear lines with contributions from Saul Nash, Mowalola Ogulnesi and Robyn Lynch.

Text: Julian Wright

Fashion East presented three designers at their Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show. This show and its group of emerging designers were no exception to the collective's trend of pushing boundaries. Sportswear, loungewear and night life were the targeted fashion segments of Saul Nash, Robyn Lynch and Mowalola Ogunlesi, respectively. Nash featured vented windbreakers and deconstructed sports garments, adding creativity to often-neglected activewear. Ogunlesi opted to show skin and play with gender. She utilized stiff, bold fabrics and revealing cuts to blur the lines between feminine and masculine adornment.

Focusing in on Lynch, we find a simple collection packing a major punch. The designer used monochromatic mint pastels to create distinctively elevated two-pieced outfits. The garments aren't elaborate: t-shirts tuck into velour shorts and Alan embellishes a cardigan or bib throughout. But it's the designer's combination of color and fabric that makes these outfits feel ready for leisure. Mint green and lilac soothe the soul as these comfortable arrangements flow around the body. Every element of this collection is well-suited for leisure, leaving its wearers feeling lazy but never looking it.

Credits: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Runway

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