As New York Fashion Week nears its close, it becomes increasingly apparent just how dedicated designers are to simultaneously reaching new creative heights while producing collections that resonate with consumers on a deeper level.
Whether it’s going back to the roots of its designer, playing with the high and low elements of luxury versus lounge, or contemplating how consumers want clothes to make them feel as we look forward with hope, the collections presented during Fashion Week’s day three pulls inspiration from within. The outcomes are lively and exciting, maybe even a foreshadowing of what’s to come in fashion as Black designers are finally given a spotlight to step into.
Ahead, here are the latest fashion week collections you may have missed.
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Opening with traditional music in what appears to be a Ghanian town, Studio 189’s Fall 2021 presentation takes viewers behind the scenes, sharing the story of one of its seamstresses, before models parade down an aisle of a sewing studio runway-style. The collection places a heavy focus on sustainability and local support, using recycled materials and traditional Ghanian sewing techniques. The collection itself feels bright and full of life, using unique patchwork, tie-dye fused with traditional patterns, and flowy silhouettes.