Collina Strada chose the Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop garden to return to New York Fashion Week after lockdown to share its spring/summer 2022 collection as a tribute to Y2K skater girls.
Collina Strada's Spring 2022 collection, titled "Snails Pace," goes beyond reflecting the far-from-precedented times we live in and chooses to embrace a sartorial sensibility that isn't rooted in sense at all. In terms of the collection, the looks took on a vibrant childlike playfulness that is reflective of Collina Strada: beetle corsets, equestrian ribbon bags, and beaded arm slings reading "get well soon" in neon pen.
It's intuitive, reactive and emotional. It's driven by feeling, not by plans. It's a reflection of our lived experiences — "an old wedding dress dyed green from rolling in the grass," the show notes suggest or "a nugget of trash" picked up on the street "that might make a good belt buckle," for instance.
Since the brand's launch in 2009, sustainability has been an integral part of Taymour's brand ethos, right down to the little details. The collection utilized recycled jewelry, sustainable swimwear, and even printed the show's notes on seeded paper to plant afterwards.
"The world is changing and so are you. You dress for the mess — print on print, layer on layer."