As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” which aptly describes Natasha Zinko’s Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. But this isn’t a sort of avant-garde Project Runway-like experiment, the trash in this offering is in the photo of Miami City being cleaned up, which Zinko used as her primary print this season. The print appeared almost everywhere—at the back of an oversized anorak, skin-tight sweaters and crop-tops, and a monochrome set of separates. “There’s a beauty to it,” confessed the designer. It also laid the groundwork for her other grunged-up looks this season, like an oversized plaid dress, for example, or a powder blue boilersuit-like ensemble complete with industrial pockets. Tailoring was also present here, particularly the men’s looks which marks this season as the second time the brand is catering to the masculine market. Duke of Windsor suits and acid-washed denim were great juxtapositions of the type of beauty Zinko is highlighting with this collection. With such a selection, it looks like streetwear is still the highlight for a lot of talented designers out there.
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Photo: Courtesy of Natasha Zinko