The first time I ever became enamored of business attire, I worked at Merrill Lynch. It was my first time ever having a suit tailored to my physique, and to this day, there’s nothing like it. But one day, I was inspired to wear my newly bought leather biker jacket in place of my suit jacket, and I was floored with what I saw in my full-length mirror. How could something so rugged, fit so well with something so straight-laced and business-y. Not only did the combo work, it blew everyone’s mind who saw it.
Of course, Romeo Hunte is beyond all that. My fondness for audacious business attire is what attracted me to his line, and to his presentation at New York fashion Week SS20.
Romeo Hunte is always fascinated with a juxtaposition formality vision throughout his collections.
This seasons concept is based upon business street attire; changing the narrative of orthodox uniform. In with, collegiate references, inspired by the vast variety of university students and their every day ensembles. Launching the versatility of business attire, coding in a sense that style, size, and general aesthetics can be fit for all; genderless and transformative.
Styled with pieces that aren’t usually appropriated through business attire - A new meaning that coined toward business attire.
This collection embodies the saying, “it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it—-“ whereas ‘uniform’ is shifted from here on.
Romeo Hunte New York is a definitive lifestyle brand created for all women who appreciate intricate details. Designed in New York City, the line embodies an aesthetic that is cool, conservative and intricate with a balance of feminine and masculine. The brand emphasizes on impeccable outerwear that are practical such as the signature cashmere shearling hood shawl that is one of the core elements of Romeo Hunte the brand. The vision is to create modern classic apparels that are luxurious, transitional and transformable at a contemporary price point. The Romeo Hunte woman is powerful, confident, and innovative with an admirable passion for art and pop culture.
New York needs Romeo Hunte, but we just don’t know it yet. In a city full of recently constructed uninspiring architecture, we’ve earned it.
Photographs courtesy of Romeo Hunte
Hailing from New York City, Patrick Chappelle is the Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Kingdomz X Magazine. A computer geek from day one, Patrick was on the forefront of social communities and has served as a Technical Advisor for NING, Social Media Manager for SiteSuites Software Development, and Community Manager for Gen Y Hub. When he's not scouting local talent, he's either at the health club, or enjoying the sights, sounds, and culture of the city.