As part of my Monday New York Fashion Week roundup, two heads were definitely better than one, and Natasha A. Waterman was there with me front and center to join in on the fun and explore all things New York Fashion Week. On Monday, September 9th, HAMON, Haus Zuk, Maria Pia Cornejo, and AC HOUSE presented their Spring Summer 2020 runway collection at Spring Studios in New York City. The presentation was part of the 2nd New York Fashion Week presentation for the Global Fashion Collective.
Designer Kumiko Iwano’s collection, ‘Square’, for the Japanese brand HAMON, featured a colorful palette of vibrant red, fuschia, turquoise, pink, yellow, and neutral earth tone colors. The shade spectrum added to the sense of expression and freedom to manipulate one’s clothes, design and fashion.
Designer Peter Zuk, for his Vancouver based brand Haus Zuk, pulled inspiration for his collection from his days in the cosplay community and his love for the video game culture to create fantasy-inspired garments for his Graduate collection ‘OVERDOSE’. Haus Zuk stole the show during New York Fashion Week with a high energy, colorful, and playful runway presentation successfully drawing on the LGBT community and queer nightlife which had guests leaping to their feet lost in the intoxication of what the world needs more of…love.
MARIA PIA CORNEJO
Chilean based designer Maria Pia Cornejo fascination with futurism and finding inspiration through art and architecture can be seen in dynamic pairings of color and shape in her collection. Gold metallic fabrics amongst hues of monochrome, electric blue, and vermilion red dominated the collection.
Independent designer Lily Liu, of the Chinese brand AC·HOUSE, drew inspiration from the famous mythical Chinese bird, ‘Luan Phoenix’, for her latest collection. The New York Fashion Week collection ‘Rock Dreamer’ explored the dark and edgy side of Rock and Roll while using lace and embroidery contrasted against Italian silk.
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