Tasou Spring Summer 2022 season was held during New York Fashion Week at a new venue called NYFW on Fifth located at 608 5th Avenue at 49th Street.
The theme of the runway show was “The Athletic Side of Us” and was designed by CHUKS COLLINS for men and women.
These are clothes to wear for athleticwear and streetwear.
The collection is based on functional clothing that also focuses on sustainability by being ecofriendly.
When I did a quick interview with Chuks who is originally from Nigeria, he told me many of his fabrics were made from recycled plastic bottles, organic cottons, hemp and repurposed fish nets.
By sitting close to where the models were coming out from dressing area, I could see the clothes up close and by doing so I could see Chuks Collins uses very high-quality fabrics that will retain their shape wearing after wearing.
I know textiles very well since I use to source fabrics and still attend textile shows.
By Patricia Ann Parenti
His men’s collection consists of shorts for running, swimming or just staying at home to lounge around.
They are also long enough in the leg to be worn on the streets after sports.
I especially loved his graffiti print short and top outfit.
The women’s collection offers function and comfort that can be worn to the gym and out at night.
His exercise clothes are perfect for weight training at the gym for ladies.
I love his use of color in his collections also. Many of the styles such as tee shirts are gender neutral.
His inspiration for the collection was fashion forward, comfortable and easy to wear clothing that was upbeat and summery at the same time.
The charitable side of Chuck has focused his collection to help other people who desire to be athletic but have been limited to due to limb deficiencies.
The brand is helping people that have limited mobility in his home country of Nigeria by donating some of the proceeds from the sale of the collection by providing sustainable prosthetic limbs to children through Tasou’s partnering organization called The Irede Foundation.
For further information on his collection, or to buy something you like in my photos go to WWW.THEATHLETICSIDEOFUS.COM