NYFW Fall/Winter 2020: Hakan Akkaya’s Dark & Futuristic Collection!By Samantha Bessudo Drucker and Delaina Dixon | February 10, 2020 | Food Fashion Style
It’s New York Fashion Week! The fashion world is revealing its collections for Fall/Winter 2020.
Our Image Gal Samantha Bessudo Drucker attended the Hakan Akkaya show with her niece, who gave us our headline! Hakan, who is from Istanbul, stated that his inspiration is “Amish Meets Punk” as 48 looks were presented on the lengthy U-shaped runway at Pier 59, Stage C, a “provocative feast for the fashionable-eyed observer.”
The collection strongly embraced the season’s trend of androgyny. Many of Hakan’s men wore dresses, skirts and tunic blouses while many of his women donned suiting and collared shirts, each referencing the garb traditionally found in the opposite gender’s closets.
Hardware also played a major role in defining the collection with garments pierced in a wide variety of places like caps of the shoulder, up and down the legs and on princess seams of jackets and dresses. And yes, the hardware was ornamental AND functional.
Image Gal says, “It was an exciting show to watch. Mr. Akkaya’s collection reminded me of Japanese ’80s culture mixed with fantasy adventure anime, complete with hoods — a wink back to Samurai topped with a heavy dose of BDSM culture. It was both edgy and beautiful, I loved it!”
photo credit: Elvia Gobbo/HakanAkkaya