Very few fashion designers can say they showed at New York Fashion Week within two years of launching their brand; however, that is exactly what has happened for Control Sector. Co-founders and brothers Adam Thomison and Luke Deenihan have collaborated with designer Maxwell Amadeus for the past couple of years to produce some very impressive product lines. Their work has been seen on the likes of celebrity model Shaun Ross, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, and has created massive surge in digital consumer sales. Not to mention, they have already presented shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center as well as Fashion Week Dubai!
Based in New York City, Control Sector is known as a contemporary mens streetwear brand. The three leading men put on a solo Spring 2016 show for New York Fashion Week, which was part of Style Fashion Week International at Gotham Hall. The show took place on Friday, September 11, which is obviously a sensitive and memorable day in the Big Apple. A solemn moment of silence preceded the show, but the uptempo music, bright lighting, and, of course, the clothes instantly rejuvenated the energy in the room. In terms of the Spring 2016 aesthetic, the designers remained very cohesive with their signature influence: casual with an urban flair. Bomber jackets, ripped jeans, and hoodies were prime examples of the basic yet stylish pieces that make Control Sector so consumer-friendly.
This collection was, in one word, simple. Control Sector tends to favor classic black and white hues, but they did stray away with some earthy tones that brought diversity to the Spring line. Plus, there was a womenswear look as a special surprise: a simple crop top paired with joggers and a longline cardigan that could easily transfer from the gym to a casual lunch date. As streetwear continues to influence upcoming style trends, the show was full of multi-purpose pieces that maintained a sense of modern, classic taste. However, the last looks did introduce a distinctively unexpected tropical print, which led to a crowd-pleasing finale when the closing model glided across the runway on an ever-popular hoverboard. When it comes to staying on trend, that was definitely the perfect way to close a fashion show!
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