DANENBERG, 2B IN SOLO DEBUTS

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK — Streetwear lines Rebecca Danenberg and 2B staged their first independent fashion shows during the New York shows here last Friday.
The eponymous Rebecca Danenberg collection shown at Twilo comprised what the designer calls “feminine classics with an edge.”
Bias-cut dresses and skirts were key to the line, as were embroidered pieces and Asian looks inspired by the film “Indochine.”
In the past Danenberg had shown her line in collective shows with groups such as Gen Art.
She said the main trend of her show was increased femininity, “but really simple and minimal, sexy without being vulgar.”
In addition to the Indochine group, Danenberg did men’s wear looks inspired by the film “American Gigolo,” lace overlay skirts inspired by the Spanish culture of New York’s Lower East Side and a group called Punk Rock, which included pants that zip up at the calves and diagonally striped shirts.
“It can all be mixed and matched,” Danenberg said. “It was a fusion.”
The Rebecca Danenberg line ranges from $35 to $240 wholesale and is carried by Steven Alan Showroom here.
2B, a line of edgy sportswear designed by Maximilian Gross and Rosie Lewis and shown at Fashion Active Lab here, had been shown with the Girls Rule group of streetwear lines in the past. Last Friday it was presented at the Gallery as part of 7th on Sixth.
2B’s line of what the designers call “fashion active” clothing featured smooth-fitting dresses and sports pants in materials such as nylon and Lycra spandex.
“The overriding theme of the show was to show real people who can look sophisticated,” Lewis said.
As she designed the body-conscious looks, Lewis said, she had a certain group on her mind: “I thought a lot about young New Yorkers who would be walking through the city on a hot summer day.”
Groups ranged in tone from the darker one called Urban Guerrilla, which included camouflage prints, to the Cyber Sorbets with pale frosted blues and greens mixed with whites.

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