Hillary Taymour’s Vision of a Femme Flex Rings Clear at Collina Strada

Collina Strada has a well-earned reputation for stealing hearts and headlines during New York Fashion Week. The weirdness and wackery steered well clear of gimmickry this season; while championing girls’ gains and the art of the “femme flex” Hillary Taymour delivered a flex of her own skill and vision with a parade of texture in the form of ruching, pleating, and an as-yet unseen manipulation of textiles to create—arguably the star of the show—a six pack-effect sweater.

Credit: Soraya Zaman. Courtesy of Collina Strada.

Three words to describe the collection: Feminine, strong, resilient!

Which look is your favorite? The strong muscle look. We created a look with muscly arms using a knit manipulation technique by sewing the same textile on top of each other to create a ruffled effect.

What was the inspiration behind it? Feminine strength and the essence of beauty.

Attending any parties or events this week? I’m having a dinner after the show with some of the models and my friends, and then a long nap.

Why do you choose to show as part of New York Fashion Week? New York is my home and I wouldn’t show anywhere else. Home!

Credit: Courtesy of Collina Strada.
Credit: Courtesy of Collina Strada.
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