Laquan Smith SS17 | NYFW

We all know about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry. What I love about Laquan Smith is that not only did he utilize a lot of black models for his SS17 presentation, but he also utilized models of different sizes instead of sticking to the staple size 2 and 4 that the other designers gravitate towards. Because of that alone, he stood out to me. It shows that he’s different from others and truly sees beauty in a variety of people. His clothes are created for all people. We live in a diverse world so I never really understood why most designers opt for white models (then utilize 2 colored models to seem diverse). When designers have a diverse line up of models, it makes it easier for the average person to envision themselves in their pieces. Looking at a woman that looks like them will surely make them feel like they can also wear the looks. Laquan Smith did that effortlessly.

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Inspired by elements of nature, one can see how these metallic pieces came to fruition through the imagery of thunder and lightning.

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The mesh and jersey bodysuits along with ornate lace dresses were the key pieces that stood out to me in the collection.

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I’m pretty much in love with the presentation of the collection as well as the pieces.

What do you think?

Images: Laquan Smith

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