The closing show for this season’s MADE Fashion Week was an impressive composition of a number of works from Parsons MFA students. The clothes unveiled this morning at Milk came close to an artistic spectacle of harmoniously put-together pieces from 16 students’ works. Each of their collections were quite different to one another, but it was that diversity that made the show so enjoyable to watch. To loud and upbeat music, the models walked down the catwalk in original, bizarre and outrageously extravagant clothes… The first ones to come out were mostly white looks, with a hint of humor: huge neoprene-esque overcoats, a gigantically over-sized biker jacket, then an even huger trench coat, awkward foam-lookalike shoes… There were also more colorful looks, some with a graphic “blanket” feel to them, others with a full red color code from the waist down. All were promising and extremely inventive. With a bit of an innovative “contemporary art” feeling to them, the models felt a bit like strange walking paintings all put together with creativity and attentive professionalism.

Photos by Nathaniel Dam and Drew Levin

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