NYFW NiuNiu Chou

Scene: WMTM by NiuNiu Chou culminated the Global Fashion Collective during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 20/21 show at Pier 59 Studios. This show commanded the runway with its traditional and striking pieces and bright-eyed children models. Describing the collection in one word as heritage, the main inspiration behind the collection was Chinese vintage. The heritage theme ran deep within this collection with fabrics over 70 years old and made from the craftsman with the traditional technique. The colorful palette was the perfect pairing with this historic and timeless collection. Each child model strutted across the runway with plaid vintage dresses, some with embroidery and others with intricate Chinese symbols.
Talent for the show: Hair & Makeup & Nails: BCC Lead Akemi Ichiba; “Modern, tight hair with braids” hairstylist, Kumiko Ikeda; “Japanese kimino style geisha” makeup artist, Sachie Kishihara.

Scene: Suzanne having her hair and makeup done.

Scene: Desmond Napoles, stage name Desmond Is Amazing, having hair and makeup done.

Scene: Modern, tight hair with braids.

Scene: Japanese kimono geisha makeup.

Scene: Micki after the WMTM by NiuNiu Chou runway show.

Scene: Desmond Napoles, stage name Desmond Is Amazing, after the WMTM runway show. They are getting ready for The Blonds show which was at Spring Studios. Desmond, 13 years old, is America’s teen drag superstar. Self described child drag kid since two years old  “was inspired by and began imitating the drag queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race by fashioning household items into dresses and wigs.” They are an awarded LGBTQ advocate, outspoken gay youth, editorial and runway model, public speaker, performer, designer, actor, and published author. They are the founder of their own youth drag house, the Haus of Amazing. Desmond is the author of Be Amazing: A History of Pride. Their motto is “Be yourself, always.” They live in New York City with their Mom and Dad, cat, and parrots. A youth in a wig and dress challenging what gender and identity means.

Scene: Desmond, taking a moment before leaving. Dressed and ready to go to The Blonds show.

A special thank you to Helen Oppenheim, US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine, archivist, blogger, and hair guru, for asking me to collaborate during Fashion Week.