The Cota brothers of Jonny and Christian brought their street savvy Skingraft collection back to New York Fashion Week. The West Coast brand was born from a community of artists and musicians. The biker chic cool reflects that. It's no surprise that everyone from Marilyn Manson, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige to Wiz Khalifa count themselves as fans.
Fall 2015 was about sleek black with ivory. There was a lot of moto styling in outerwear, vests and dresses. There were woolly striped ponchos paired with wide-brimmed hats that evoked a sophisticated gaucho from the South West. Designer Jonny Cota described his muse as Peruvian nomads and "survivalism".
My favorite looks were the multi-seamed dresses with handkerchief hems. I liked how the long, lean and flowing outfits were paired with shearling jackets or leathers with swagger. If you're a creative living the understated cool life, Skingraft fall 2015 is for you. Rock on guys and gals, rock on.
photos by Mariana Leung