New York, specifically Canal Arcade, a Chinatown market between Bowery and Elizabeth street, made for the perfect backdrop to Public School’s (PSNY) Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 runway show.
Downtown to China Town
The strip, which has played host to tons of Asian immigrant family-owned businesses for decades, set the tone as PSNY paid tribute to immigrant communities through their latest line.
The Arcade hallway served as the catwalk but stretched beyond the sidewalk, where models strutted out in looks influenced by the neighborhood. There were large laundry-bag check-prints, bodega inspired shopping bags emblazoned with “Come again” and of course Jordan’s worn wrapped in protective plastic.
Pictured above, fashion bloggers, Margaret Zhang and Jayne Min; and creative consultant and fashion stylist, Rachel Wang were among those attendance. The trio was photographed outside of the PSNY venue, all absorbed with their phones.
While no one would expect anything different from these busy fashion tastemakers, Zang jokingly explained, “Honestly, @rachael.wang, @stopitrightnow and I were just texting each other 🤷🏼♀️.”
Who’s Who and What They Wore
Global Editor-In-Chief of Nylon Mag, Gabrielle Korn wore a “Wild Feminist” tee-shirt by Wildfang and an AMUR skirt. Korn admitted to feeling awkward when having her picture snapped.
“Honestly IDFK how you guys walk normally while your photo is being taken,” said Korn. “I see a camera and I’m like what are legs?”
Keeping it simple, Romee Strijd, model, rocked a Zara jean jacket, black YSL pencil skirt and black Gianvito Rossi booties.
Contributing editor at The Cut, stylist and consultant Shiona Turini wore a Johanna Ortiz tan crop top and Dries Van Noten pants. Turini chatted with fashion blogger, Aimee Song (also known as Song of Style). Song wore a Self-Portrait peacock blue velvet jacket and double zip shorts, with a black bralette from The Line by K.