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Backstage at Native Son S/S 11 by Damien Neva

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 11 fittingly concluded Thursday night at Pier 59 with the Native Son S/S 11 presentation. There had been plenty of buzz around this show that featured six boys from Ford Men including Aiden Andrews, Bobby Nicholas, Isaac Carew, C.J. Hancock, Isaac Weber, and AJ Abualrub as cast by photographer Christian Rios.  Christian also shot the most recent Native Son lookbook featuring Bobby Nicholas.  Such was the presence of Ford Men that Aiden Andrews opened the show and AJ Abualrub closed it.  Having caught what might very well have been the last cab in Manhattan before a storm of near biblical proportion unleashed its wrath, the Ford Models Blog was not only dry but also fortunate to make it to Chelsea Piers in time to see the third Native Son collection presented.

The collection drew inspiration from the Erich Fromm quotation, “The danger of the past was that man became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.” With one eye on the past and the other on the future Native Son S/S 11 made full use of shimmery pixxelated fabrics and the occasional if not slightly awkward Sam Browne belt (intentionally worn on the left shoulder). There was a touch of Checkpoint Charlie about the overall looks, but the timeless cut of the garments stood out as something both sexy and very wearable today.

Native Son by Kyle Fitzgibbons is stocked amongst others by Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles. Please visit Native Son online to see more from their collections.

Full Native Son S/S 11 credits include: Designer, Kyle Fitzgibbons; Stylist, Raul Guerrero; Grooming, Sara Wilson; Casting, Christian Rios; Location, Pier 59 Studios.

Models wait to hit the runway for Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Models wait to hit the runway for Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

C.J. Hancock | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

C.J. Hancock | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Isaac Weber | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Isaac Weber | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

AJ Abualrub | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

AJ Abualrub | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

The 23 Looks of Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

The 23 Looks of Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 1, Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 1, Aiden Andrews | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 11, Bobby Nicholas | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 11, Bobby Nicholas | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 14, Isaac Carew | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 14, Isaac Carew | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 15, C.J. Hancock | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 15, C.J. Hancock | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 16, Isaac Weber | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 16, Isaac Weber | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 24, AJ Abualrub | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Look 24, AJ Abualrub | Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)

Native Son S/S 11 (Photography: Damien Neva)


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