This Wednesday, 2(x)ist debuted its Spring Summer Collection at the Skylight Modern in New York. The entire production of the show was a celebration, with it’s launch of women’s along with an accessories collection.
The runway started with linear and modern patterns with geometric shapes in monochrome, a lot of blacks, whites and grays with brights pops of neon. Gradually transitioning from Spring-to-Summer, the silhouettes were full out bright and sun bleached with colorful solids and army greens. Oiled up men walked through the runway barefoot with barely anything on in intimates some made from see through mesh, while the women’s pieces were much less, exciting?, with a basic line of workout clothes that emulated a friendly “girl next door”. But that being said, we all know who 2(x)ist is marketed towards so maybe it’s not that surprising. If you wanted a show glorifying beautiful women maybe wait for the life-sized wings and bejeweled lingerie?
Alongside the intimates was the new collection of active bags, made from nylons and camo canvas to scuba fabric with hot color zippers catering to the active lifestyle.
We also had a chance to talk backstage one on one with Jason Scarlatti, the creative director of 2(x)ist, about the new collection:
“It’s our 25th year anniversary, it’s really just about our evolution as a brand and how we started as an underwear brand and now we’ve grown into a lifestyle brand. It’s about great comfort and fit and being fashion forward. We have more amazing products to offer our consumer and now his counterpart. Going forward we’ll be growing and branching out into new categories, I think for both men’s and women’s it’s about offering fashion, color, and new silhouettes and offering fashion forward pieces that make you go “I have to have that.”
In addition to the beautiful madness of men changing underwear backstage, 2(x)ist also held an after-party upstairs from the show venue where guests enjoyed an open bar and company of the runway models.