Control Sector SS 2017
Before I start, I must first state that I understand that a blogger/reviewer is not supposed to be biased in any way about their subject, but for this one, I'm throwing that out of the window.
There are certain runway shows that I don't want to miss and then there are shows that I cancel plans to go see. Control Sector is, for me, the show that I rearrange my schedule to attend. Trust me, I appreciate the designers that exhibit concept clothing, showing the world what they are capable of. That type of show is what keeps the fashion world on it's toes, but sometimes it's good to see a clothing line that could be worn straight off the runway. Garments that were made with a certain type of wearer in mind. A wearer that wants the utmost in upscale urban gear. The type of wearer that wants to look superbly fashionable, but in a way that is timeless and classic while still remaining just ahead of the current season. Clothing that is slightly athletic and laid-back, with a hint of "I'm on my way to see Ghostface and DOOM perform tonight at the Tunnel." Their style is absolutely unique amongst the others during New York Fashion Week, because they design clothes to be worn right here, right now. But this is the other part: their runway show.
The Control Sector show is an unabashed display of who they are, who they design clothes for and what they demand: respect. From the live DJ spinning vinyl on the stage, to the attitude of the models themselves. The DJ mixed a playlist like he was at a club and with the same fervor to rock the crowd. The models walked down the runway like they were, well, on their way to see Ghostface and DOOM perform. Purposeful, confident and audacious, just like the clothing they wore. This is why I keep coming back, time and time again and I can't wait until February.