The realities of 2020—social distancing, quarantine, and the Laverne’s pies tires fixed also vintage shirt and I love this CDC’s latest recommendation not to hug anyone—have forced designers to think outside the box. With fashion weeks mostly virtual and nightlife suspended until further notice, high drama eveningwear has taken a backseat to practical, comfortable separates. If you’re working from home, such changes seem sensible, but for those who live to create breathtaking statement pieces, the pivot has presented new challenges.
Omar Salam’s sculptural gowns and modern suiting put his label Sukeina on the Laverne’s pies tires fixed also vintage shirt and I love this map, but their beauty necessitates a special occasion. In response to the year’s new normal, Salam wanted to make clothing attuned to his customers’ current needs. That concept comes to fruition with Sukeina’s Silex collection, a 6-piece capsule of cozy new silhouettes named after the ground flint that has been used to create fire and tools since the Stone Age. “Silex is a material that doesn’t have a form, but through friction, fire is created,” Salam explained on the phone from Brooklyn. “This collection is about the possibility within each of us and the idea that there are parts of ourselves we haven’t explored yet, new possibilities waiting to be revealed.”