Her name was Lola, and she was ready for the rodeo, decked out in Adam Selman's latest offering. The New York designer's Fall 2017 collection put a feminine spin on Western denim wear, inspired by the '70s arts and crafts movement that took the utilitarian fabric to artful new heights.
He opened the show with a rose-appliquéd denim jumpsuit, introducing the floral motif that ran throughout the collection, from appliqués to printed chiffon and set atop the veils designed by Gigi Burris. As the models walked down the runway to the soundtrack of the '60s Western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, the inspiration turned from the Wild Wild West to the sparkly, sultry disco Studio 54. Lurex separates, flowing silk pants, and metallic paillettes that would make Bianca Jagger proud, not to mention Bad Gal Riri.
It was equal parts feminine and tough, exactly what we need in this crazy time: clothing that allows us to proclaim our womanhood loud and proud, wearing it like a suit of armor as we fight for our rights.