So, we are currently midway through New York Fashion Week and I for one have been thrilled by the innovation and creativity that has been seen on the Runway’s. Before I became a recording artist I worked in the fashion industry, and worked with Italian designer Anna Sammarone to get her designs noticed on the international stage. Although I am no longer immersed in this industry, I never miss the global fashion events and I find it so interesting to see the way that fashion trends are adapted from Couture to the Highstreets. I am going to give you a low down of my favourite shows so far!
With his love of Neon and penchant for iridescent fabrics, you can never be quite sure what Italian designer Marco Marco is going to bring to the table, and yet his show this year was revolutionary for more reasons that just his fashion decisions. Marco decided to use a cast entirely comprised of Transgender models, both male and female. This was a huge moment for an industry that presents at pretty cis-gender. Gigi gorgeous, the YouTube star and social media influencer, was amongst the line-up and she wowed the audience in a daringly bold pink skirt and a green wig.
Rodarte made its highly anticipated return to the catwalk after taking a two-year break. Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designers at the helm of this whimsical and dreamlike brand, staged their comeback show in an upper east side Cemetery, the perfect setting for a ghostly and ethereal brand. The rainstorm during the event also added to this aesthetic, models were chaperoned to the catwalk under umbrellas to keep the tulle creations dry.
Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond curated a ground-breaking show in Brooklyn’s Weeksville Neighbourhood. Weeksville was one of America’s first free black communities, and it was created just eleven years after the abolishment of slavery. The models were adorned with phrases such as ‘See Us Now?’, and ‘Stop Calling 911 on the Culture’, whilst other garments depicted black families doing normal everyday activities. The show was provoking, and political, and the clothes were truly stunning. What an event.