Psychedelic Collina Strada on Day One of New York Fashion Week

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8 sept. 2021

The place was not chosen at random. In an old industrial district of Brooklyn, decorated with sheds and warehouses, it is on an urban vegetable garden nestled on the roof of a building that Hillary Taymour, the soul of Collina Strada, presented her spring women collection. -Summer 2022. A way for her to reaffirm her commitment to more sustainable fashion.

Models showcasing Collina Strada designs backstage ahead of the runway on September 7, 2021 at New York Fashion Week. – Getty / AFP

With a decidedly assumed second-hand clothes, the collection is also cheerful and accessible. Between very bright orange, green and yellow and prints of flowers and stars, psychedelic patterns and colors unfold, an inspiration already seen in previous shows of the brand.

Long dresses falling on sneakers, shiny materials superimposed on more classic fabrics, Hillary Taymour plays on codes of freedom, with looks that would not look out of place in the trendy neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

The Collina Strada fashion show in an urban vegetable garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week, September 7, 2021. – Getty / AFP

Freedom also in the way of parading: at Collina Strada, the models are of all ages, all skin colors, all sizes, and they cross the runway walking, hopping, running, or with their arm in a sling. or in a wheelchair. But most often, with a smile, between the paths of the vegetable garden.

A model presents a creation by Christian Siriano on September 7, 2021 at New York Fashion Week. – Getty / AFP

Another event of the evening, the parade of American designer Christian Siriano took place in Manhattan, in the more classic setting of Gotham Hall, a former bank transformed into an event hall. Fashion Week must accelerate from Wednesday with parades all day, until Sunday and its closing with Tom Ford.

After two editions, in September 2020 and February 2021, dominated by presentations and virtual parades because of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Fashion Week this time finds physical parades and a few star designers who had abandoned it, such as Thom Browne or Joseph Altuzarra.

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