NYFW SS2018 IN REVIEW: PAXYMA DEBUTS WITH ONE SIZE FITS MOST
Launching their first collection, designers Steven Hoffman and Ramin Paksima presented Paxyma Spring Summer 2018 at New York Fashion Week with a luxurious re-interpretation of proletarian wear in an array of minimalist pieces deliberately crafted to be inclusively unisex and “one size fits most”. Citing trucker jackets and flight suits as jump off points, the pair served up coveralls, hoodies, tanks, and pull on pants.
The vegan but hardy high tech fabrications of cotton voile and jersey, taffeta and silver foiled canvas came in a range of neutrals including taupe, white, black, and touches of metallic. A South Asian vibe was discernible in details like banded collars, as well as in the draping, and the layering of taffeta chaps, apron, vest, and harness while zipper and pocket placements punctuated modern utility.
The word “Drishti” appears in the run-of-show, presumably the name of the collection and in reference to Sanskrit for focused intention or vision – finding an accomplished blend of Mr. Hoffman’s penchant for architecturally structured designs and Mr. Paksima’s flare for knits with a sense of flash. Together they hope to establish Paxyma as the next big thing in modern city wear.
Images courtesy of Paxyma