For NYFW this season, BULLETT is excited to present FASHUN TWEEK 2.0, featuring three evening fashion presentations to highlight a selection of New York’s freshest designers. This year, I Still Love You NYC, Sagan Incubator Fund’s Músed, Whatever 21 and Snowy Wilderness, as well as Stella and Paradox Vested Relics will present their collections at ARROJO studios in Manhattan. With makeup direction by Julio Sandino, additional performances by our favorite artists and DJs, FASHUN TWEEK 2.0 is a fusion of the city’s strongest new talent.
Get to know I Still Love You NYC’s Carrie Morrissey, ahead of her spring ’17 presentation tonight:
Describe your brand in five words.
Oh, you’re a cartoon right?
What are some of your references this season?
Visually, I was channeling Studio 54, Grace Jones and over-the-top disco glam. Conceptually, this season I thought a lot about our iconography—the themes we use season-after-season—and how, if ISLYNYC was a famous house with a storied history, what would we’d be known for, what our language would be, what our archives would be made up of. I was also very interested in this idea of being an icon—the concept of declaring yourself ‘an icon’ versus when other people dub you ‘an icon.’ In this social media famous world where people try to become brands and brands try to become people, what does being a celebrity mean?
How does this collection compare to your previous work?
This is our most concise collection to date, and I’m pretty excited about that. I really wanted to to create a collection where every single piece was really strong on its own, and as a collection. In the past, I’ve had a tendency to put so many ideas into each collection that maybe they’re not as fully realized or focused, so this season I was really conscious of editing.
Describe your customer’s perfect night out.
Moments moments moments, details, lewks, slay.
Give us a visual preview, if you can.
How do you define New York fashion?
Individuality and confidence.
If this collection was a song, what would it be?
BULLETT Presents: FASHUN TWEEK 2.0 tonight at ARROJO Soho Studios, 56 King St. Doors open at 6 PM.