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New York Flying Solo Brings Transformative Fashion, Innovation, and Inclusivity to NYFW

Flying Solo welcomed over 600 guests at their fifth New York Fashion Week show on Saturday, February 9th at Pier 59 Studios. With the theme of “Transformation,” Flying Solo redefined the power of creativity, unity and inclusivity of an independent designer scene. With an energetic format and a focus on diversity, Flying Solo showcased more than 200 looks by more than 50 designers. The show is proving to be one of the most cutting-edge fashion events during New York Fashion Week, presenting a wide array of womenswear, menswear and accessories.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 09: A model walks the runway at the Flying Solo Fashion Show during NYFW February 2019 at Pier 59 on February 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Flying Solo)

Notable attendees included ​Alla Kostromichova​ – Ukranian model, TV host; ​Lola Karimova ​-​ ​visionary behind ​The Harmonist​; influencers ​Sky Days​, ​Mariah Bernardes​, ​Sofie Valkiers​. America’s Next Top Model breakout star ​Khrystyana Kazakova​ walked the show for second time along with model Irene Stepanenko. Headlining for the show this season was model/influencer ​Paulinha Sampaio​. With a mission of being diverse and inclusive, Flying Solo strives to deliver this message through their cast of models and designers all around the world.

IN JUST OVER 2.5 YEARS, FLYING SOLO HAS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST FASHION PLATFORMS FOR INDEPENDENT DESIGNERSElizabeth Solomeina, co-founder of Flying Solo said: ​“We asked ourselves, ‘What if we collaborate instead of compete? What if we can create a successful brand that can change retail, and a model that can benefit designers?”

WHAT IF WE COLLABORATE INSTEAD OF COMPETE? This Fashion Week, The ​Harmonist Perfume​ partnered with Flying Solo to celebrate stories of beautiful transformations. It’s a partnership that brings together two visionary entities that both break through the conventions of fashion and fragrance to create something significant: a new meaning for what is truly beautiful. The mega social media sensation ​Snapchat​ is providing coverage for the entire show plus fittings, with sneak peaks to millions of viewers. A returning partnership with ​Ecru New York​, Flying Solo’s fifth showcase is supported by a team of talented artists for hair and makeup. A reliable and trusted transportation service for the show is being provided by ​UPS​ in their second time as partner. YouCam Makeup​ once again collaborated with Flying Solo to bring the experience and excitement of the glamorous New York Fashion Week with virtual beauty try-ons directly from beauty fans smartphones. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Flying Solo for a second season to bring their runway beauty inspiration to life through a true-to-life virtual trial,” says Perfect Corp. CEO, Alice Chang. “Through the implementation of AR and AI innovation, we are able to elevate the Fashion Week experience for fans around the world by offering an interactive, sticky, and engaging beauty try-on that brings the runway to life in seconds.”


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