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Sitting with the Guild Team at NYFW A/W 2019: Joseph Abboud

Sitting with the Guild Team at NYFW A/W 2019: Joseph Abboud February 6, 2019Leave a comment
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine

During this New York Fashion Week, Joseph Abboud debuted his Fall 2019 collection celebrating the history and meaning of immigration in America. The show was held at New York’s South Street Seaport Pier 16, a stage evocative of Ellis Island, with the models walking out of one of the docked ships. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are the words engraved onto the Statue of Liberty and that welcomed many travelers after a challenging journey to a better life. These words serve as the inspiration behind the Joseph Abboud Fall 2019 collection.

Joseph Abboud continues to stand strong after 30 years in an industry that has seen multiple changes and countless brands and designers come and go. The brand is proudly American-made, and Abboud holds a precious place within American fashion design royalty. This Fall 2019 collection pays homage to early immigrants and the clothes they wore as they pursued a new life in this country and helped to weave America’s identity, and the American dream.

NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine

The collection featured a vintage color palette. Fabrics like washed tweeds, vintage velvets, and flannels in shades of brown inspired a workman-like tone and utilitarian theme. As the collection continued down the runway, the colors changed to shades of gray and black to introduce a selection of evening wear. We could not help but notice that this transition in style symbolically showcased the life transformation for many immigrants who came from humble beginnings and were able to achieve a better life in America. Capes and cloaks were predominant in the collection, offering a striking image down the runway. Accessories included distressed fedoras and caps, designed in collaboration with Albertus Swanepoel, as well as leather bags and duffels. The leather footwear featured during the show is the product of an ongoing collaboration with American heritage shoemaker, Allen Edmonds, drawing inspiration from rugged work boots.

With this collection, Joseph Abboud continues to cement his legacy within the American fashion industry. His purpose of celebrating the importance of immigration in American history, especially during these politically tumultuous times, is the reason why Joseph Abboud remains one of the most important designers representing the true American spirit worldwide. – GM

NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
NYFW F/W 2019 Joseph Abboud © Guild Magazine
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Joseph Abboud F/W 2019 Runway Show 

(See it from our front-row seat!)
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Joseph Abboud F/W 2019 Runway Show

Official video courtesy of Joseph Abboud
Images © Guild Magazine

CREDITS:
Styling – Bill Mullen
Hair – Thom Priano for R+CO
Makeup – Manana Saralidze for MENAJI
Music – Javier Peral Music
Production – Moda Tech

Images © Guild Magazine
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