Friday 30 September 2016

Bono front and centre for ethical label's New York show

Published 16/02/2016 | 02:30

Model Helena Christensen and author Danai Gurira sit with Bono at the Edun Fall 2016 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week. Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Model Helena Christensen and author Danai Gurira sit with Bono at the Edun Fall 2016 Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week. Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Liam Neeson, Ali Hewson and Bono pose backstage during the Edun Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
A model walks the runway wearing Edun Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
A model walks the runway wearing Edun Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty

As designers will tell you, the devil is in the detail and that was certainly the case for the new AW16 collection from Bono and Ali Hewson's ethical fashion label, Edun, which pulled in a celebrity crowd at their New York Fashion Week show.

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Edun has become a Sunday night regular on the NYFW bi-annual schedule and amongst the celebs turning out for the show were model-turned-photographer Helena Christensen and author Danai Gurira.

The two flanked Bono, who missed the label's SS16 show last September, as he was on tour in Europe. However, he caught the style vibe on Sunday and turned up in a satin-lapelled tuxedo jacket, V-neck tee, black jeans and his signature rose-hued glasses.

Another face on the 'frow' was polo-necked actor Liam Neeson, sitting beside Ali Hewson, who wore a tab-fronted black coat with white stitching from the brand's pre-fall 2016 collection.

Edun, which spells out nude backwards, is now driven by creative director Danielle Sherman, who doesn't believe in restricting herself when it comes to fabrics or hues.

The fast-moving catwalk show featured a wide range of textures, including loom-woven wool, devoré velvets, unravelling tweeds, high-gleam patent leathers and denim. Colourwise, there was everything from navy blue, grey, yellow, pink, ivory and a crock of gold tweed.

Danielle has an instinctive way with volume and she excels at contrast and juxtaposition. Her high-waisted trousers came with lemon pin-stripes and a knit with plate buttons and yellow trim on the neckline.

Long, plaid waistcoats were trimmed with statement blanket stitching and the long, boudoir-style slip dresses featured a striped, grossgrain, pleated trim.

A dusky pink jumbo cord trouser suit with turn-ups underlined Danielle's playfulness with volume. Danielle looked at Chanel's favourite fabric, a blended pastel tweed, and she unravelled the edges to create a swaying fringe effect, a device which served her well for SS16.

Irish Independent

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