We are still not over Hakan Akkaya’s runway show.
Was it a 1970’s “Glam Rock” concert or the Hakan Akkaya Fall 2019 collection? That was the question on everyone’s mind as they sat along the U-shaped runway at Spring Studios on Sunday, February 10. The Istanbul based designer presented his third collection as part of NYFW in the cavernous Gallery I. The massive space was filled to the brim with an audience dressed to impress, perfectly complementing the show-stopping looks that walked.
Black, White & Metallic Silver, with a small dash of Metallic Pinks thrown in as an accent, made up every look of the collection of a Women’s & Men’s full designer range. The cameras & phones went a-flutter when the key looks appeared. The various looks in Black with Silver studs & spikes for Women proved to be audience favorites as did the range of inventive, body-con dresses, some with incredible sleeve and super strong shoulder details. A range of Black & White, bold-striped faux furs for both Men & Women had every person in the room taking notice.
As the finale walk-around commenced, the entire audience shrieked their approval, only to ramp it up even more when designer himself, Hakan Akkaya, walked the entire runway, nearly floating with pride as he blew kisses to his legions of fans, new & old alike.
Photos: Vedant Gupta for the Urban Watch Magazine.