The Andrew Buckler runway show was quite a pleasant surprise for me, and I’m sure some other members of the press as well. Trying to frustratedly locate cross streets in the meatpacking district, I soon stumbled upon the reason there was no address on the invite. Buckler chose to show his collection on the cobblestone streets, letting this popular area of New York serve as the backdrop for his designs.
To the manic tunes of Prodigy’s Firestarter, distant-eyed models walked the street in an intimidating fashion. I’d describe the casual looks as comfortable and edgy. Robotic yet Human. There was definitely an irony in the appearance of hardness while using soft, comfortable fabrics.
Another focal point of the collection was the presence of bags that gave the impression that these rebellious creatures also had somewhere to be. Sometimes a rebel has to have a job eh?
For the finale, all the models walked together as a scary mob-like force. I sometimes enjoy when designers choose to finish in this way, and for this show, it seemed especially appropriate, adding to the dangerous ambiance.