Videography/GIFs: ÅKLØ NYC
Last Saturday, we threw a huge party—but you already know that, unless you suck. Brooke Candy came out to DJ, as did Zuri Marley, before Margie Plus and Slay Rizz took the stage.
New York designers Heidi Lee, Whatever 21, Olivia LeBlanc, Yarden Roee, Homies Wonderland, Slashed By Tia and Queenie Cao, as well as Mexico City’s MANCANDY, all showed their latest collections to a giant crowd at ARROJO Studios in TriBeCa.
And here’s the thing: it was perfect. While the rest of New York ran from runway to runway at Skylight Clarkson Square, FASHUN TWEEK offered up a platform for the city’s coolest designers and people who understand how frivolous (and mundane) NYFW has become. In fact, that’s why Phil Gomez started the event to begin with—and why we teamed up with him.
“FASHUN TWEEK was created out of desperation,” he explains. “Runway shows and fashion week had become more mundane and inconvenient rather than inspiring.”
That’s where FASHUN TWEEK comes in.
“Fashion for me is about creating fantasies,” says Gomez, “and FASHUN TWEEK is really just another way to do that.”
From installations to runway presentations and a series of live performances, this year’s FASHUN TWEEK was all about taking everything to the next level, where guests could get 100% involved. Because at the end of the day, the world is shit right now—and so is mainstream fashion—so we wanted to create a space for everyone to just, well, chill out.
And that’s exactly what happened—that is, if you consider chilling out to be drinking PBR, Absolut and Yerba Mate cocktails, smoking blunts and watching New York’s freshest talent tear things up.
So basically, if you weren’t there, you seriously missed out. But no worries—we’ll be back next year. And in the meantime, at least you can live vicariously through photos (above), and video (below).