Fix & Fax, NYFW, Spring 2020
For Katya Leonovich’s runway debut of Fix and Fax, she certainly made a statement.
Inspired by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the show had a cool, underground vibe
with fascinatingly bright pieces and funky music. There was 80s color blocking and slouchy
baker boy caps, with a combination of 70s hip hop and 90s anti-conformist fashion. As
much as the collection referenced 20th century trends, it all felt incredibly on trend in
today’s society. With the popularity of skater boys and street style and the rise of creative
expression in menswear, I could easily see many of these pieces scattered throughout the
streets of New York today. I also appreciate how diverse the show was with a majority of
black male models, showcasing how the fashion industry is making progress, even though
there is still a long way to go. The power of this collection is that it could be perfect for a
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air remake but I am also expecting to see these pieces on the
fashion-forward skaters at Parsons.
Contributing Fashion Editor, Juliana Bakumenko, PhotoBook Magazine
Video By Juliana Bakumenko