Street M.O.D.E. Twenty2 2011 Collection
Designer Andre T. Thornton, Sr. presented an expanse of his urban and high end street wear brand, Street M.O.D.E. Twenty2 for PLITZ Fashion Week. The street wear label was full of jersey knits, rich cotton, and velour in a palette of yellow, burgundy, red, white winter, blue and a red and white checkerboard pattern respectively. The injected mix of shirt dresses, short jumpsuits, and sexy silhouettes for the ladies and full-cut shirts, jackets, pants and shorts for men made this collection completely wearable from the runway to the streets.
The first two familiar looks down the runway: a burgundy criss cross bra-top with white shorts and a two-piece burgundy velour loose-fit bandage top emblazoned with the brand’s logo across the chest and matching shorts showed plenty of skin. From there, he delved into a body-hugging white halter mini, three-quarter length button-down shirt dress, a checkboard pattern babydoll dress, and a black two-piece track suit with contrasting red waist bands and cuffs that were adorned with their logo prominently displayed across the chest for the ladies. Other highlights include a red mini-dress with semi-high cowlneck, layered detail around the collar and puffy sleeves, a full length maroon dress with square neckline that shaped to the body and a flowing one-shoulder sheer white cotton dress with a balloon sleeve and train.
For the men, it was a return of the fuller cuts reminiscent of the nineties. Models donned the oversized zip-front track suits in burgundy and winter white. One model showed the audience that there was a serious situation with his washboard abs and his Calvins. There was also a full button-down blue velour two-piece shirt and pants and a two-piece red and white checkerboard pattern with its button-down shirt and three-quarter length pants.
It all added up to a cohesive collection for this budding label from the casual looks for women that are on trend to the throw back cuts for men that had a couple of photographers in the press pit still buzzing about an hour later.