Kevan Hall’s ‘Trading Post’ FW22 collection at New York Fashion Week

Look 2 – Ruby floral jacquard jersey panel neck dress
Courtesy: Evan Hall

A Beautiful Trade

Right before New York Fashion Week came to an end last Wednesday, Fashion Designer, Kevan Hall, held a very special runway presentation that millions from around the world can see in the comfort of their own confines sans NYC via digital presentation of his Fall/ Winter 2022-2023 collection titled “Trading Post”, transcending back to a time when good were the only currency.

Look 3 – Amber/pewter Terrazzo jacquard jersey dress
Look 15 – Amethyst off-the-shoulder metallic fil coupe trapeze mini dress
Courtesy: Evan Hall

Kevan Hall’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection: “Trading Post”, envisions a burgeoning time when travelers would meet to exchange wares, folklore, and handcrafted textiles from Mali, to Morocco, to the legendary Tarshish.

His use of regional fabrics, accented with blackened gold and copper metallics, reimagines a glorious era of seafaring trade and opulent beauty.

Look 9 – Ruby tapestry coat accented with brown shearling with jersey turtleneck lace blouse and high waisted skirt
Look 18 – Blackened gold sequin cardi with sequin palazzo pant
Courtesy: Evan Hall

The womenswear collection includes textured prints inspired by Northern Africa that are transformed into timeless signature pieces.

By incorporating rich jacquards, matelassé, and brocades, Hall uses materials to take us on a journey through history.

“Trading Post” locates us at a new and unique intersection of time and place, one that is currently uniting us all from great distances.

Set among a warehouse of traditional and contemporary Moroccan and Middle Eastern furniture and antiques, the show started with elegant day dresses in abstract floral and animal prints, then led into more sharply tailored pieces in weighted materials such as brocade, and followed by Hall’s signature eveningwear ensembles.

The latter materialized this season as gowns done in bold metallic florals with sensuous heavy drapery creating cascades of movement and fluidity.

Look 12 – Amethyst/copper matelassé side ruffle dance dress
Look 10 – Ruby tapestry sculpted cocktail dress with brown shearling reversible cape
Courtesy: Evan Hall

The final looks of the collection took on the feel of the Islamic Golden Age through the use of black and gold sequins on gowns and suiting, as well as an Arabesque inspired metallic matelassé used for the outerwear.

Look 7 – Zebra metallic jacquard asymmetric tuxedo jacket with bootleg pant
Courtesy: Evan Hall

As his second collection back on the runway after a 20-year hiatus from showing, Hall brings us all his signature looks of elegance, modernity, and the much-needed return back to formality.

Daniel Quintanilla

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