Fashun Tweek 2.0

BULLETT Presents: FASHUN TWEEK 2.0, Feat. Músed, Whatever 21 & Snowy Wilderness

Fashun Tweek 2.0

BULLETT Presents: FASHUN TWEEK 2.0, Feat. Músed, Whatever 21 & Snowy Wilderness

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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 MúsedWhatever 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 Músed, Whatever 21 and Snowy Wilderness ahead of their presentations tonight, which we’ll be live-streaming on the BULLETT Facebook.


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Describe your brand in five words.

Elegant, Edgy, Modern, Classical, Rebellious.

What are some of your references this season? 

Dystopian, Utopian—the idea of crossing through Dystopia to a Utopia and evolved head space.

How does this collection compare to your previous work? 

I am showing more of what I can do beyond ready-to-wear—development of the label in an organic way. I am creating the visions in my head mostly. It’s spring, so it’s lighter, airy and frivolous, but hardly there. I’m still using luxurious fabrics and love draping—branching out into some gowns and overall more poetic works.

Describe your customer’s perfect night out.

Somewhere in Corsica with your shoes off in a gown with someone you love, and randomly sitting by the sea at night. Part refined part fuck off youthfulness. The flights were a gift. Maybe you are alone feeling yourself and proud of who you’ve become—stars in sky moment.

Give us a visual preview, if you can.

No teasers.

How do you define New York fashion?

We break rules. We create new ones. Nothing can stop us from changing the future of fashion.

If this collection was a song, what would it be?

“Let’s Talk About Gender Baby (LAFAWNDAH & ADR Remix)” by Planningtorock


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Describe your brand in five words.

Post-trend wearable street art.

What are some of your references this season? 

Hot Topic, the hardware store and Victoria’s Secret.

How does this collection compare to your previous work? 

I think this collection is probably the most developed and cohesive collection I’ve ever done. It’s got 3 or 4 “families” of pieces within it but they all compliment each other nicely. There’s an element of sophistication while retaining the Whatever 21 edge.

Describe your customer’s perfect night out.

Eating ice cream on a waterbed, listening to Young Thug and Evanescence.

Give us a visual preview, if you can. 

No teasers.

How do you define New York fashion?

People doing whatever the hell they want—I always forget how tame the rest of the country can be until I have a friend visiting from out of town who says, ‘Did you see that?’ And my response is, ‘See what?’ It’s commonplace for me to dwell among the freaks.

If this collection was a song, what would it be?

Come tonight to find out.


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Describe your brand in five words.

Ralph Lauren on psychedelics.

What are some of your references this season? 

This season I thought of the distinguished gentlemen of dancehall reggae—the ideal in dancehall of being an older, wiser Big Belly Man, in the immortal words of Admiral Bailey. Definitely the style demographic of some of my favorite artists, like Josey Wales and Sugar Minott, Supercat—the Original Dancehall Dadbod Dons & Dons Dada, always comfortable and well put together, often wearing custom-tailored outfits. Busta Rhymes is another inspiration—someone who was a big part of the renewed connection between hip-hop and dancehall, known for a larger-than-life, cartoon-colored wardrobe of largely custom and comfortably large pieces.

How does this collection compare to your previous work? 

This is my second Snowy Wilderness collection, after years of working with other designers as an Executive Producer and impresario of their visions, and it’s my first spring/summer collection. Like the first autumn/winter collection that was shown in February, these clothes are very much the answer to the question of what I, personally, would most ideally want to be able to wear every day. For several blissful months after the AW ’16 collection debuted in February, I was able to wear 100 percent Snowy Wilderness, and it changed my life, so these are the clothes I designed for warm weather when it got too hot to wear the fall clothes, in eager anticipation of wearing 100 percent Snowy for the whole next year.

Describe your customer’s perfect night out.

A night where you attend an opening, performance or fashion show that is both fascinating for the audience and a triumph of the human spirit for the artist, and then you are free to really go out and celebrate, All The Way Up—I try to maintain my production schedule so that most of my nights out follow this pattern. And our show tonight is no exception: after the triumph of the main event at ARROJO, we are hosting an Official FASHUN TWEEK 2.0 Afterparty at Trans Pecos—perfect night.

Give us a visual preview, if you can. 


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How do you define New York fashion?

New York fashion is defined on a technical level, by the proximity of the Garment District, in the sense that this large network of super-experienced garment manufacturers is in town and ready to help make an independent designer’s vision a reality. So that without our even realizing it sometimes, since the effect can be almost subliminal, the high quality of these artisans’ work on our clothes helps to elevate us into successful contention with the biggest mega-brands who still use the same factories to develop their new work.

And yet when we are operating this great industrial machine in the service of our own dreams, we feel free to be such artists in our work, and it is that confidence—another effect of the proximity of such a great diversity of hardworking and hard-playing multitudes—that makes New York fashion so distinctive. We know how the most commercial fashion is made, and yet we subvert it.

If this collection was a song, what would it be?

Supercat and Nicodemus performing live on Stone Love sound at the Biltmore Ballroom in 1990.


BULLETT Presents: FASHUN TWEEK 2.0 tonight at ARROJO Tribeca Studios, 200 Hudson St. Doors open at 6 PM.