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Dearly beloved: A marriage of fashion and art at Patrick Church

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New York Fashion Week is well underway, and the WGSN content team are combing over collections,  looking for trend confirmations and for new inspiration, too.

WGSN’s Shana Curry and Danielle Krulik attended Patrick Church’s A/W 19 presentation in New York city, where the British multimedia artist showcased a celebration of modern love. Read their take on the proceedings below.

 

There was a lot of love at New York Fashion Week last night. For his fall 2019 presentation, “Dearly Beloved,” designer Patrick Church staged weddings, with joyous models kissing against custom painted backdrops.

This was a show greater than the sum of its parts. An inclusive cast – with models ranging vastly in race, gender, size and sexuality – provided the perfect cast to showcase a collection that celebrated modern, marital love.  Staged as a wedding,  show ‘guests’ were lined along the walls, breaking the fourth wall, and drawing the audience into Church’s world.

However, this wedding theme was far from traditional – bright 80s colours, tiger prints, and red lips added a celebratory burst of bright. In an almost Warhol-esque manner, Church marries the latest trends: animal print, placement graphics to the “art scene” and vice versa.

Walking through this presentation was like walking into a future we want to be a part of.

 

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Words: Shana Curry & Danielle Krulik 

 

 

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