“One Love” by Layana Aguilar for NYFW

26th September

One Love presentation

Layana Aguilar’s SS18 collection was definitely one of the highlights of New York Fashion Week. You might remember her “FREE CREATURES” line which we blogged about back in February. Well, Layana’s done it again! And I want to share with you images of her beautiful and inspiring “One Love” collection. Scroll down to get a taste of this collection of intricate yet effortless wearable art.

Layana's NYFW spring 2018 show

Layana’s One Love collection is a harmonious mosaic of contrasting elements. It features tulle pieces with delicate flower appliqué in blue, rose gold, and copper by artist Marcello Costa. These ethereal elements are then contrasted with almost industrial-like hardware in belts, suspenders, and shoulder straps.

Hardware + delicate tulle and flowers

She also employs one of her favorite textiles, neoprene, which she has become so skilled at manipulating. Sometimes it makes for really cool sleeves.

One Love long sweatshirt

At other times, it creates soft shapes which highlight and celebrate a woman’s body. I love how Layana makes sure to include an element of sex appeal throughout her work.

Side boob in the One Love collection

Fashion with a message

I have to say that I especially love it when fashion takes on one of the jobs of art. That is, when it responds to what is going on around us.  Currently in the U.S., you may have noticed or read about the huge clashes between people of diverse political and ethnic backgrounds.

Flouncy One Love dress

And so, “One Love” is such a timely and poignant expression. Brazilian-born Layana stated at the beginning of the presentation that her inspiration was drawn from around the world. And she calls upon us to realize that “Together we are stronger.”

Ethereal long One Love dress

She even demonstrated this in her casting. Not only were her models ethnically diverse. But you’ll also notice in these photos models whose beauty lies outside of conventional model industry standards.

Asymmetrical jumpsuit

Of course, all models embraced her attitude as a designer. They looked both strong and sexy.

Wearable art in Layana Agular's One Love line

And you could tell that the crowd, among which I counted, was really excited by the collection. It’s time for clothing that embraces the ideals of beauty, strength, and unity!  
One Love jacket

“One Love is an ode to the light we all carry inside, I mixed many characteristics from different cultures to achieve what I envisioned for this collection!…The message behind this collection is that by embracing and respecting one another, we will find peace and unconditional love together.”

– Layana Aguilar

Layana Aguilar, NYFW

Designer Layana Aguilar

xo, janea


18 responses to ““One Love” by Layana Aguilar for NYFW”

  1. Paola says:

    So original and creative… amazing fashion show!
    Kisses, Paola.

  2. Jessica says:

    Lovely creations. Thanks for sharing this dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  3. Rachel says:

    Such an amazing post!


  4. Noor (Clothes & Dreams) says:

    Such a great overview of the collection! It’s really a superb collection with the tulle and neoprene *-*

    xo Noor

  5. Lyndi says:

    Oh I LOVE the periwinkle shades in the first few images – gorgeous presentation.
    NYFW is so much fun. Looks like you had an awesome time.


  6. Stella Asteria says:

    What an amazing collection! I am falling in love with the sweatshirt dress with statement sleeves and the peach tulle dress! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Hope you enjoyed the most NYFW!

  7. Falasha says:

    Wow, this is a beautiful collection!!! I love the one love concept.
    xoxo Falasha
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  8. sonia // daring coco says:

    What a gorgeous collection!


  9. Stella says:

    What a unique collection! Really original and inspiringl 😀


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