Buckler takes it to the street

The setting for Buckler’s fall 2011 runway was both perfectly fitting and highly impractical. The location was a Soho block in downtown New York; the pavement the viewing space, the road the runway. Impractical for the freezing cold wind rushing between the two adjacent buildings (pity the photographers clustered at the top of the street) but fitting for Andrew Buckler’s vision: a collection inspired by street art.

The clothing itself was largely suitable for the cold, meaning the street-as-runway concept worked in Buckler’s favour. One could almost imagine the models were just casually walking down the street in dark and understated – yet inherently cool – outfits. The accessories, particularly later additions of popping yellow headphones, completed the effect.

Even at its most tailored and sophisticated, Buckler’s showing at New York fashion week never strayed too far from its streetwear-inspired aesthetic. Outfits were finished off mostly with pants tucked into off-duty buckle up boots, as well as leather rucksacks and messenger bags, and skinny double-around leather belts.

Click on the gallery below to view more of Buckler‘s fall 2011 showing at New York fashion week.