March 7th, 2015
Birds and the homeless are seemingly unlikely influences for clothing, but Chilean designer Lupe Gajardo took these inspirations to a stylish, ready-to-wear level in her debut collection at New York Fashion Week. Dresses and jackets plumed with feathers in warm, autumn shades while worn-in burlap and patchwork denim took a structured form in pencil skirts and straight-leg trousers. According to Gajardo, the city streets acted as an additional muse, and the nods to street wear in the collection, from utilitarian fanny packs to effortlessly cool bomber jackets, are there to prove it.
By Ella Viscardi