Somewhere in a loft in Chinatown, a wedding took place. But this was no ordinary wedding. The fashionable bridal party walked down the catwalk turned isle in bejewelled hoodies, panther prints and crushed velvet. The bride wore cargo pants and a t-shirt with pierced nipples. She wasn’t getting married to a groom or other bride, but to her higher self. This was the setting for the Fall/Winter 2018 presentation of American brand Collina Strada
, which has been known to push boundaries with its critical and creative fashion shows for several seasons now. We had a conversation with Hillary Taymour, the Creative Director, to talk diversity, social media and her anti-Trump casting statement.