Scene: WooLeeX at Global Fashion Collective Fall/Winter 2020 at Pier 59 Studios. Designers Jerry Hsieh and Cynthia Hsieh delivered an effortlessly cool collection with delicate details, sustainability, and traditional techniques. The Taiwanese brand is known for integrating paintings with fashion and recognized for their beautiful blend of Taiwanese culture with cultures from around the world. Drawing their inspiration from Butchard Garden in Victoria, British Columbia, “Welcome To My Garden” has a color palette of bold colors and black/white paired nicely with Taiwanese traditional iconography, embellishments, and florals which created an enchanting experience. Global Fashion Collective is a platform supporting designers from around the world.
Talent for the show: hair, makeup, and nails by BCC, lead Akemi Ichiba. Crossbody banded accessory worn with some garments. Above photo, Nina Janielle Adams, model, represented by EMG Models, wearing black/silver satin bomber jacket and collared shirt styled with long pleated skirt pants.
Scene: Cristina Torrese, model, represented by EMG Models. “Without color, but still colorful, that’s what we wanted for this design. This was the first art work for this collection, designed with the idea of aligning American styles and Japanese cultures… some street style and also eastern flowers. We just love flowers! Welcome To My Garden.” Jerry Hsieh and Cynthia Hsieh, WooLeeX designers.
Scene: Floriane, model, represented by Bicoastal Management in New York City and Look Model Agency in San Francisco, wearing padded vest, dress with artful flourishes and handwriting, fingerless gloves, and high boots with handwriting.
Scene: Da-Voncia Hendricks, model, represented by JE Model Management, and also a R&B/Soul singer, wearing a classic collared shirt and pants with handwriting, and hand painted leather vest. Inspired by 90s Dior men’s line with a new vision. Joshua, model, represented by Paradis Model Management wearing “Garden Warriors” a white hoodie paired with black/white patterned short sleeve collared shirt and pants with hand drawn graffiti on leather vest.
Scene: Tyrone Walker, known by his stage name A$AP TyY, is an American rapper from the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. He is wearing an oversized WooLeeX original hoodie, Eastern traditional motif jacket with grafitti and black pants with painterly touches at the ankles. It’s a different story and time, but the jacket reminds me of Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors.
Scene: Nick Capodiferro, model, represented by Crawford Models, wearing WooLeeX’s “Genius” matte leather suit painted with silver and white and blue turtleneck. Genius is hand painted on the lower right sleeve.
Scene: Clayton B. Nelson, model — after NYFW he returned to his Colorado roots, organic farming and rock climbing. He’s wearing traditional eastern brocades with graffiti graphics, black turtleneck, and silver chains, bringing streetwear to the new level.
Jake Jaffee, model by day, represented by Meraki in New York and Active Model Management in Los Angeles, and baseballer by, well…also day. Jack is wearing an important creation from the collection. Walking art in tiffany blue and blood red — art portfolio ready.
Scene & Heard: Da-Voncia Hendricks, model, represented by JE Model Management, and also a R&B/Soul singer, listen to his tune. Classic pieces inspired by 90s Dior men’s line.
Scene: A$AP TyY opened the show with his special appearance! Eastern traditional motif jacket with grafitti, black pants with painterly touches at the ankles, and oversized hoodie. That’s Joshua following.
A$AP is an acronym for “Always Strive And Prosper” an American hip hop collective formed in 2006 in Harlem, New York, that consists of New York based rappers (most of whom carry the “A$AP” moniker), record producers, music video directors and fashion designers.