Last month I had the privilege of modelling in New York Fashion Week again. It was an exciting occasion, especially since I got to reunite with old friends in the industry and make new friends. 💗
The showcase was called Break Free NYFW and it’s purpose was to merge mental health with fashion by both facilitating discussion and by destigmatizing mental health and drug/alcohol abuse. In fact, part of the proceeds of the showcase went to providing scholarships for people to enter rehabilitation treatment. In short, this was fashion with a purpose! And considering that in-person tickets were completely sold out and the livestream was packed, I’d say that there was a healthy amount of education and enlightenment to fashion-lovers who may not have been previously aware of mental health issues or drug/alcohol abuse not only in the fashion industry but in the general population as well.
The behind-the-scenes brains who conceptualized this showcase and successfully executed it is NYC-based fashion designer/humanitarian/advocate Alexandra Nyman who also showcased her own collection under her label LadyCat. I was privileged to model for her 🥰.
Alex’s collection represented the cyclical nature of mental illness and how multiple emotions can be felt simultaneously. I encourage you to check out her collection on her website. (She does not have a size guide on her website because each piece is individually made to her clients’ specific measurements so as to be fully height and size-inclusive.)
When I put on the brocade dress that I was modelling for LadyCat I instantly felt regal! I felt ready to walk off the runway and on to a red carpet. I felt elegant, but not stuffy. Whaddya know- something that beautiful could actually be comfortable too!
The other brand I modelled for was Wü-Sah Swimwear which is Canadian-owned.
All-in-all, New York Fashion Week was a blast, both from a professional perspective and from a personal perspective. It’s an experience I’ll never forget and that I hope to be a part of in the future 💕