THOMAS WYLDE FALL 2016
By. Allyson Longshore
I have long been a fan of Thomas Wylde. But the inspired jolt that creative director, Jene Park, contributes has seriously upped the ante in an already stellar fashion house. Thomas Wylde does cool like no one else. Looking to channel your inner rockstar goddess? Thomas Wylde has your back.
When Jene Park personally invited me to view the Fall 2016 collection in the NYC studio and then to attend the fashion show during NYFW, I, of course, jumped at the chance. Being allowed to view a collection before it is presented is a reserved honor. What a thrill, thank you Jene!
The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs’, Heads Will Roll, blared through the speakers as I entered the already buzzing downtown studio. Models and clothing racks flew past me in a non-stop parade of frenzied yet glamorous final preparation. Amidst the bustle, my eye landed on a leather and silk moto jacket that is the stuff of my dreams. That moto and a sultry smokey eye? Oh yes, absolutely. There is a distinctly chic and edgy rock and roll vibe to the collection but it is balanced with a femininity and comfort that makes it wearable and so desirable. Butter-soft fitted leathers and flowing cape-like silks; intricate studding and strategic fur collars, cuffs, and sleeves; bomber jackets for evening; cashmere beanies; vintage oversize eyewear; a palette of monochromatic separates in black and white punched with a toxic red. The wow factor is huge.
It is clear that under the leadership of Jene Park, Thomas Wylde is a fashion force to be reckoned with. The Fall 2016 collection is a live wire that made me sit up and take notice. This collection is a STYLESTUDIOLIVE favorite, tops for any fashionista wishing to take her cool-girl game next level. But it’s also perfect for gals wanting to break the mold and get a little sassy.
Adding one of Thomas Wylde’s knockout moto jackets or a pair of leather pants to your wardrobe just might change your life. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…