NYFW | Pyer Moss : Autumn/Winter 2016
Photo by Justin Juste.
The New York Fashion Week runway show by Pyer Moss was as much about angst, anguish and bipolar tendencies as it was about clothing. Building one up and tearing them down remained a theme throughout the show. Calling the show a meditation on tension, it gave audiences a fascinating look at the design mind of Kerby Jean-Raymond and Erykah Badu’s creativity, which culminated in exaggerated, embellished silhouettes and unanticipated fabrics.
The looks included Badu’s handmade neon colored hatpins and key pieces said to reference hidden spaces for anti-depression (or other) drugs people need to “cope” with our grueling oppositional world. Outerwear continued to play a key part in the brand’s offerings with alpaca-lined suede motorcycle jackets and floor-length coats. Their season topped off with featured hand-painted design pieces by Baltimore artist Maurice Scarlett, whose concluding touch included the catchphrase “You don’t have any friends in LA”.