MORE THAN JUST A FABULOUS FASHION LINE - DESIGNER HILARY TAYMOUR'S `COLLINA STRADA' IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

MORE THAN JUST A FABULOUS FASHION LINE – DESIGNER HILARY TAYMOUR’S `COLLINA STRADA’ IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

DESIGNER HILARY TAYMOUR'S `COLLINA STRADAMORE THAN JUST A FABULOUS FASHION LINE – DESIGNER HILARY TAYMOUR’S `COLLINA STRADA’ IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

 

When you exit a Collina Strada New York fashion show, you cannot help but basking in a `feel good’ vibe. Not only does designer/creator HILARY TAYMOUR create her collections with sustainability in mind, they are hand sewn with eco-friendly materials, and, she uses her fashion platform to address social issues. Last season she showed her supposedly `women’s’ line on all male models. For spring/summer available now, this talented designer showed her unique collection on a cast of all Black models.

 

ALL BLACK CAST
The trendy Studio at Chelsea Piers 59, was the venue for Collina Strada‘s spring/summer 2017 presentation where a stunning cabine’ of all Black models brought the collection to life. They stood, stoic in a bold presentation, featuring natural layers in white with hints of moss green and mauve peeking out of the ensemblage’. Loose tunics, El Morra ruffled tanks and dresses were spiced with striped denim separates that made up the bulk of this unique collection.

 

IT MATTERS
The name of the collection `It Matters’ was quite significant, as designer Hilary used this platform to make a statement of what was happening in our country today. “It’s our duty to acknowledge this, particularly at this time when African-Americans are taking to the streets to remind us that their lives matter…..We need to amplify those voices and use our our collective influence to push for change.” Hilary continued; “We are in a crucial state of change right now and the more we do, the more we can impact others to take action.”

 

INSPIRATION
Collina Strada New York is known for it’s creation of clothers that represent a genderless approach to fashion, not limiting the creations to be worn by any specific gender or race. As mentioned, designer Hilary created a buzz last season with her showcasing on all male models. This designer creates clothing to seamlessly translate from season to season, noting that she believes inspiration is best found off the beaten path. Her creations are a true combination of vintage and modern, revealing a timeless elegance, swathed in pure originality.

 

FIRST STITCH
Collina Strada was launched in 2008 in Los Angeles. Designer Hilary Taymour started with a handbag collection while she was still in college. As a student at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) where she obtained her Associates degree in product development and her Bachelors degree in business management, Hilary made over 300 handbags in her apartment, staying up until 2:00am some nights to complete her work. All while she was a student, and, working at Guess in Southern California where she grew up. Visit: collinastrada.com

 

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