PAXYMA SS18 Collection Debut
Every year, fashion lovers from all over the world swarm to New York Fashion Week to catch the latest trends and to see new creations from their favorite designers. But NYFW is also the perfect setting for up-and-coming designers to debut their collections and make a name for themselves among the fashion elite. One of this year’s rising stars is PAXYMA, a new luxury brand created by design duo Steven Hoffman and Ramin Paksima.
PAXYMA is a cutting-edge line that marries a minimalist palette with luxe, Indian draping styles. At the debut of the new collection, entitled “drishti”, fourteen models strode boldly onto the stark white stage. Only five colors were featured: white, black, silver, taupe, and a fearless shade of marigold. The models stood in formation and transformed the stage into something resembling a post-apocalyptic rebellion. Slick lines, metallic details, monochromatics, and utilitarian aesthetics blended easily with edgy, androgynous styling. Everyone looked comfortable, and everyone looked undeniably badass.
PAXYMA’s unisex design concept makes it a standout for anyone seeking a less binary approach to clothing. But Hoffman and Paksima’s gender-neutral styles aren’t the only thing that make their label a promising name in forward-thinking fashion. The materials are vegan, luxurious, and natural. From ten feet away, the textiles look organic and real. Soft canvas, jersey, and taffeta combine with hard elements of foil, rope, and armor-like safety pin formations to create a futuristic fantasy of a day when industry works with the earth and not against it.
PAXYMA’s ability to balance edgy concepts with straight-forward and minimalist execution is a reflection on its creators. Hoffman is an “all-black wearing minimalist” whose genius lies in structured forms and sleek craftsmanship. Paksima, who is originally from Iran, found inspiration for the line in the draping techniques and silhouettes of India, where he lived for many years. “drishti” has a highly universal appeal. In this collection, people can find chic designs to suit a wide range of body types, gender identities, and tastes. If you feel inspired, you can shop the collection and learn more about the brand here.