Photos by Dario Castillo
Designer Bobby Abley is still on a Disney kick, having debuted the followup to his acclaimed AW ’14 line, which was inspired completely by “The Little Mermaid.” This year, Abley’s childhood nostalgia was tailored to “The Jungle Book,” creating a collection that referenced Baloo and Bagheera with a yellow banana motif strung throughout. He even had a big ol’ banana for models to sit on throughout the presentation. Sounds phallic? It was totally phallic. Models wore pullovers with, “Jungle Fever,” stamped across the chest, safari-equipped backpacks strapped on their backs, tropical leaf prints, furry accents and cropped drawstring hoodies. The entire presentation was as lighthearted as one would expect from an Abley show, finished with stuffed bears for models to hold.