Fashion 360 Magazine


by Fashion 360 Magazine on September 11, 2016

Images by: Dan Lecca

Blake Hyland’s SS17 show was a socially charged presentation of our age. As models came down the runway – an arrangement of neon lights on the ground – the unisex appeal of Hyland’s minimalist color palette and bold details (reminiscent of Pyer Moss’s FW16 show) was immediately apparent.

With an effortless mixture of chunky knits, sheer cotton tees, and light jackets, Hyland provided a soft edge to the anti-capitalistic punk vibe imbued in the pieces. The designer took special care to make a few tees stand out in the collection. Looks included a t-shirt dress printed with a barcode, informing us that we’d “fall for anything;” a top with a fist with the word “EQUALITY” screenprinted over it in angry red letters; caricatures of presidential combatants Clinton and Trump, respectively, highlighting our lack of choice in this particular election.

Blake Hyland’s bold and potentially controversial stance was shared by most everyone in the audience, who greeted the conclusion of the show with raucous applause and tipsy whoops of elation (the event provided complimentary canned wine!) – and the fanfare is well deserved.