Worlds collided at New York Fashion Week when the island of love Season 8 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu hung out with love island usa alum Cashay Proudfoot, Kamryn Mickens-Bennett, Phoebe Siegel and Bella Barbaro. Ekin-Su has been highly regarded throughout her season, so it’s no surprise that she and her partner, Davide Sanclimenti, were crowned the season winners. Due to Ekin-Su’s popularity on the island of love, he was offered a fashion deal with the brand Oh Polly. The fast fashion line is similar to brands like Boohoo, which Kourtney Kardashian has recently received a lot of backlash for teaming up with her own line.
Ekin-Su’s Friends for the Night was featured on the US version of the island of love, which aired on CBS for the first three seasons before moving to Peacock for love island usa season 4. Cashay entered the love island usa villa from season 3 on day one, while Kamryn was a Casa Amor bomb that appeared on day 19 and only stayed for three more days before being dropped from the island. Phoebe and Bella were also Casa Amor bombs but appeared a season later. The two were close friends in the villa and caused quite a bit of drama. Phoebe reached the end as a fifth-place couple with partner Chad Robinson.
The five united at NYFW for the Ekin-Su X Oh Polly fashion show. Ekin-Su shared a photo of herself and her companion the island of love candidates on his Instagram story, tagging them and writing: “With the American Love Island crew.The four American islanders shared the post on their own Instagram stories, while Cashay shared more behind-the-scenes photos of her and the contestants. The islander posted a solo photo with Phoebe, then shared a story Bella’s Instagram of the three girls posing on the runway in their NYFW outfits.The three islanders were dressed in the upcoming Ekin-Su X Oh Polly collection.
Phoebe and Bella also showcased their New York experience together on their own Instagram accounts. The two have become very close the island of love because they were both Casa Amor bombs, which is a difficult position to put in place. Bella caused drama on the island of love when her partner, Chazz Bryant, drove her back to the villa when it seemed obvious he would bring Gabby Kiszka back. Phoebe caused even more drama by returning to the villa with Isaiah Campbell, which broke her partner Sydney Paight’s heart. It all worked out since then, and Sydney and Isaiah ended up taking second place.
It’s great to see the The Island of Love UK and love island usa worlds come together for such an iconic New York moment. Fans certainly miss seeing the islanders on their screens every night, so the fashion week photos are very exciting. Ekin-Su fans are patiently waiting to buy her latest collab, and when they get their hands on it, they’ll feel ready to step into the villa for the island of love season 9. But for now, they can scroll through the collection on Oh Polly’s website or rewatch Ekin-Su’s Instagram story until she disappears.
Source: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu/Instagram