Rendez-Vous New York
Rendez-Vous returned to New York for its second installment from September 18-21. Juma was there along with tens of other designers from across the country and globe. This time, only Alia was able to make the trip, but we had a great time hanging out at the show, and galavanting around Manhattan and Williamsburg.
Unlike Vegas, I made sure to take pictures of my favorite Juma pieces. It was a great collection, and I’m excited to see how consumers respond when the clothing hits retailers in a few months!
Here is a pic of Alia at the show in front of Juma’s hot, new banner showcasing pics from their most recent campaign.
One of my favorite women’s looks this season is this black v-neck dress. The body of the dress is made of a cotton knit fabric, but it is accompanied by a cotton-nylon blend woven that creates the interesting shape along the front. It reminds of the shape of a razor-back vest, which scoops down to create the oversized pockets. I think the dress is chic, forward, but understated.
Naturally though, I focused more of my attention on the menswear. One of my favorite additions this season is a cropped version of the lablel’s popular drop-crop trousers. Big fan of the pockets added to the legs of the pants. Here’s a pic of a pair in charcoal:
I was also a big fan of the sweaters added this season. This gray, zip-up cardigan with the large pocket along the left side is one of my favorites. The pocket is created with a fabric of a contrasting texture…the same cotton-nylon blend woven used in the dress shown above, and in a lot of the other pieces this season. Once again, Juma takes a classic silhouette and makes it their own with subtle, yet incredibly thoughtful detailing. Love it!
Okay, maybe I didn’t do a great job of taking pictures because that’s all I have….To be fair, I did bring my camera, but failed to realize that it was completely uncharged, so I was relegated to using my iphone again.
I always seem to have some excuse…hmm, I tried. I’ll try harder next time though.