Spring 2020: Collina Strada Ready-to-Wear

Spring 2020: Collina Strada Ready-to-Wear

Hillary Taymour's newest collection brings environmentalism back to the hippie movement.

Hillary Taymour's newest collection brings environmentalism back to the hippie movement.

Photography: Mitchell Sams

Text: Brooke Kushwaha

Collina Strada wants you to be one with nature, one locally-sourced vegetable at a time. Hillary Taymour’s label has always had a penchant for social awareness, with the goal of pursuing completely sustainable fashion. Taymour’s Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week this past Sunday, featured a diverse cast of models set against the backdrop of a weekend farmer's market. Favoring tie-dyes, loose silhouettes, and elaborate knitwear, the collection brought environmentalism back to its activist roots. 

"I'm learning daily about how to build better business practices and design with consciousness," Taymour stated about the collection. "As the Amazon continues to burn, let's reflect on how we produce and consume our food. Unconventional fruit tastes even sweeter."

Who: Models varying widely in age, size, and skin color—the standard farmer's market crowd.

What: A farmstand made fashion as models pushing strollers and chowing on citrus waltzed through the park, touting slogans to be kind to the Earth. Think upcycled thriftwear and crunchy prints.

Where: Stuyvesant Square Park

When: September 8, 2019

Why: To draw attention to climate change and fashion's own responsibility towards sustainability. The show provided audience members with fresh local produce and encouraged viewers to cut down on wasteful consumerism.

See the full collection below: 

Collina Strada Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear Runway in Stuyvesant Square Park.

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