Rock is Dead? #LongLiveRock John Varvatos RTW 2016 collection NYFW

Rock will never Die. Rock is a spirit. A way of living. A point of view in a world about Freedom. About Rebellion. Achieving greatness in your own way. It’s a spirit that runs through you. It’s alive and well and happening across the globe. kicking a**, taking names, & F***** sh** up!
— John Varvatos
 John Varvatos via Instagram johnvarvatos: FALL RTW 2016 NYFW 

John Varvatos via Instagram johnvarvatos: FALL RTW 2016 NYFW 

Provocative, individualistic and rebellious are just some adjectives that describe John Varvatos's RTW 2016 Fall show.  The designer dismantled his Bowery CBCG's store, creating a labyrinth of rooms with models interspersed throughout, including in the dressing rooms and amidst mannequins, the first of which were in coffins.  Rock n' Roll classics played in each room, the last being an angelic white room dedicated to the iconic David Bowie.

 John Varvatos via Instagram Johnvarvatos Fall RTW 2016 NYFW 

John Varvatos via Instagram Johnvarvatos Fall RTW 2016 NYFW 

Although the theatrics were monumental, Varvatos's collection was direct and true.  His diverse textures, fabrics, and ornamentation suits customers of different ages and professions (pun intended).  Double-breasted suits, elongated cardigans, and tuxedo jackets in abstract prints, shearlings, calfskins, and jacquards blended classics with the exotic.   Varvatos deserves a round of applause for his contemporary take on a tangled and refreshing New York fashion show.

  Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD

Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD

  Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD

Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD

  Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD

Photo by Rodin Banica/WWD