New York Style Week: Day 1

Style Week is again in full drive, and there’s quite a bit to see. Blink (or scroll too quick on Instagram) and also you’ll miss the main points: tiny luggage, tall sneakers, feathered hats, leather-based capes and diamond canine collars. Every single day we’ll highlight one factor we noticed on the runways that delighted or mystified us.

When was the final time a ruffled floral mattress skirt appeared cool? In the event you caught the Collina Strada runway present on Tuesday, the primary main occasion of New York Style Week, the reply is: very not too long ago.

On a rooftop within the Sundown Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, the artistic director Hillary Taymour unveiled a number of eye-catching sneakers for spring 2022. There have been pastel sneakers with sequined brooches — stars and flowers in cartoonish shapes and vivid hues — pinned to their toe containers.

There have been black sneakers solely half seen beneath Technicolor disposable-style shoe covers. (For good measure, some fashions additionally went completely barefoot. “You costume for the mess,” the present notes learn.)

Sneakers aren’t a brand new recreation for Collina Strada, which collaborated with Reebok earlier this 12 months on sneakers made partially from vegan leather-based and recycled polyester. (Textual content behind the heels: “Name mother.”) The earthy-punk model, nonetheless comparatively younger, has turn out to be identified for utilizing sustainable supplies and pure dyes.

However at Tuesday’s present, a pair of sneakers wrapped in inexperienced and pink florals was notably memorable, a strip of material flouncing off its edges, harking back to outdated bed-and-breakfast bedding. The corporate stated it used olive butterfly lace.

Perhaps it’s as a result of this 12 months’s Met Gala is mere days away, however the wraparound print felt spiritually related to the floral wallpaper Givenchy costume worn by a really pregnant Kim Kardashian in 2013, or not less than the numerous memes that adopted, evaluating the robe to an outdated sofa.

These have been sneakers with a humorousness, worn by a mannequin in an identical bodysuit who skipped and leapt her method down a sun-drenched backyard path turned runway. Like most of Ms. Taymour’s items, the sneakers have been equally delicate and exhausting, fairly and aggressive — pawns within the designer’s recreation of discovering new and exuberant methods to inform outdated tales.

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