NYFW FALL 2018
This collection is fashion with a statement in every sense of the word. Pyer Moss is known to spread awareness of current social movements ( they created the “they have names T-SHIRT” during all the black men-cop killings a few seasons ago) and this collection was no exception. Pyer Moss’ Creative Director, Kerby Jean-Raymond, debuted his ‘American, also’ collection, which promotes and speaks on the cultural and racial diversity that encompasses and makes up this country America and actually makes it great, as well as debuting his new collaboration with Reebok ( which shared this same message also).
This collection definitely celebrated the richness of African-American culture, the music was written and curated by Raphael Saadiq. The show opened with a live choir singing ” Everything’s Got To Get Better”
The collection was the perfect blend of athleisure, and chic, it was very New York, very Black and yes it was all very classy and made you proud to be black with its also all black runway cast ; What a great way to celebrate Black History Month and shine a positive light on the richness of the black culture. It was a clear challenge to the notion that black culture/ clothing can not be high fashion. It was the true definition of BLACK EXCELLENCE.
My favorite pieces in this collection were the floor length faux fur coat, the white shearling coat with the raw edge finish, the oversized scarf poncho and the Pyer Moss x Reebok sneakers (these are the definite must haves for me) – that is, of course I had to choose and couldn’t just walk away with the ENTIRE collection.
Christian Siriano, one of the Project Runway alums who has successfully made his mark in the fashion world with each collection, celebrated his 10th year anniversary with this dreamy collection. This collection was nothing short of fabulous and the casting was wonderfully diverse. Christian Siriano is one of the few designers in main stream ready to wear fashion that has embraced inclusivity and promotes body positivity and diversity. He celebrates all body shapes and sizes, and this collection and runway show was no exception. We see his favorite plus size models, Ashley Graham, Jocelyn Corona, Candice Huffing and actress Danielle Brooks strut their stuff on the runway with confidence and fabulousity. He also had special guest, actress Selma Blair walk the runway in a statement piece in support of the #MeToo movement. This collection had it all; crystals, ruffles,tulle, chiffon & fur ( faux to keep it animal friendly)- If you had a fairy god mother, she definitely would be dressing you in this collection & Cinderella would have NOTHING on you, MA CHERE.