“Fifteen, Love!” is a contemporary menswear collection inspired by Blake’s tennis-playing father in the late 1980s early 90s, alongside his personal kitsch-craft aesthetic from childhood. The collection is a textile and texture exploration using various textiles such as latch-hooked yarns, boiled wool, velvet, and velvet corduroy. “Fifteen, Love!” celebrates the wonderfully kitsch and cheeky, while having roots in familial and athletic nostalgia.
Adam Dalton Blake will be one of the three emerging designers being featured at the prestigious CFDA & LIFEWTR S/S 2018 Designer Presentation. Through the partnership between the CFDA and LIFEWTR, each designer will have a bespoke design displayed on nearly 40 million bottles of LIFEWTR. With the goal of advancing fashion and helping talented emerging designers break through the crowd, both the CFDA and LIFEWTR are offering a platform and guidance to help jumpstart these designers careers.
DATE: Thursday, Sept. 7
TIME: 11 a.m.
LOCATION: Pier 59 Studios