NYFW Day Two, Part Two | Collina Strada

The shows I looked forward to attending most were part of Made Fashion Week, including Maison Kitsuné and Collina Strada– both at The Standard, now one of my favorite places. The designers did not let me down. Milk Made features emerging designers such as Jeremy Scott– more my style. For you kids looking for the latest, weirdest shit, follow Milk Made.

It’s hard not to get lost wondering about and admiring the marble and mirror features of The Standard but somehow I made it to the High Line Room on the third floor. New York based designer, Hillary Taymour, started out creating looks for her fashion forward friends and is now being showcased as a coveted Made Fashion Week designer. Inspired by back to basic wearable clothing, Hillary had designed the collection so that leather and mesh looks translate seamlessly into casual, everyday wear. This season Collina Strada based her prints on Yellowstone National Park, waterfalls in Belize, agave plants in Mexico and an English garden.

Styled by Gallian Wilkins, the neutral colored collection is made up of luxurious lambskin, silk organza and crepe de chine. After reading that this was Collina Strada’s first presentation at NYFW I was immediately astonished. This first showing sets a high standard and I can’t wait for next season’s collection. I need more, Hillary! Casual leather and organza will be a staple in my wardrobe in the coming months and Collina Strada made that certain. Thank you, THANK YOU.

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