BROOKLYN — Coastal Northern California took root Saturday night just across the East River. No, this sudden expression of a region three thousand miles away was not the latest in climate change aberrations, it was the John Elliott Fall / Winter 2019 runway show. The remote location nestled deep in the Brooklyn Navy Yard proved a suitable site for the designer and his team to impress upon the world a vision for the future, one very much kitted out in technical denim fabrics, fleece, and probably enough nylon to outfit an entire wing of the United States Air Force. The generous space accommodations of the warehouse also afforded the designer to flex the luxury and industrial sides of the label’s pedigree, perhaps most pronounced in the on-site vehicles by Lexus and Caterpillar. For all the handwringing over the state of New York Fashion Week, let alone America, Elliott did not appear bothered in the least and did what he has done best since launching in 2012, create apparel, maybe even tomorrow’s classics. On the night, nine models from across the Next global network featured in the runway lineup including Lili Sumner, Julian Trowe, Rio Thake, Tessa Bruinsma, Callum Stoddart, Eniola Abioro, Imani, Yuri Pleskun, and Rocio Marconi .

Credits include: Client, John Elliott; Collection, Women’s and Men’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2019; Creative design, John Elliott; Styling, Carlos Nazario; Hair, Mustafa Yanaz; Makeup, Susie Sobol; Production, Bureau Betak; Casting, Svea Greichgauer at AM Casting; Film Damien Neva at Next Management.