Runway Rundown: Wanda Nylon Celebrates Diversity Amongst Women [PFW]
So far the fall-winter shows seem to have a common goal in mind: From Victoria Beckham and to Fyodor Golan to Prada and Off-white, it’s all about empowering women and inspiring unity. Now, in Paris, Johanna Senyk has joined their ranks with a collection from her Paris-based label Wanda Nylon; one she filled with contrasting volumes and vibrant hues – all inspired by powerful women and worn by a diverse cast of models.
In a season where diversity has never been more of a heated topic (especially with the recent reports on notable French fashion houses and their questionable treatment of models and women of color), this collection couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only was Senyk evoking the dazzling disco days of the Seventies, through her lineup of statement coats and shimmering numbers in Lurex and vinyl, but she was also showing just how powerful the Wanda Nylon woman – no matter the color of her skin – could be.
Each piece coming onto the runway exuded its own strength. The bright yellow fur coat, the torn knitted separates and the giant houndstooth patterns, every one of these looks appeared bold and courageous. From the very beginning, it only became clearer: this season’s ideal type was formidably sophisticated, undeniably edgy and not for the faint of heart – the true hallmark of any Wanda Nylon collection.
Images courtesy of Shoji Fujii
Stay tuned to Milk for more diverse beauty from the front lines of PFW.