As New York Fashion Week came to a close, Mexican designer Victor Barragán showed a 23-piece Spring/Summer 2019 collection on Wednesday that explored the fluidity of gender, contrasting highly sexualized clothes with the androgynous nature of denim. The looks in “Terracota” were all in earthy tones such as grey, green, and, yes, terracotta with an early aughts nostalgia resemblant of mall culture. (It’s probably why the show took place at a Century 21 in Manhattan’s Financial District.) And yet with all that on display, Barragán stayed true to the deconstructed execution that has made his brand a staple of the streetwear scene for several years now.
There was no shortage of Barragán’s signature nostalgic aesthetic. The denim jackets were worn off-the-shoulder. The mini skirts’ hem spiraled down the legs, similar to the way a cobra bracelet wrapped around a wearer’s arms in the early 2000s. And T-shirts came in two sizes too big in that good kind of oversized style that elevates someone’s cool factor. The jeans were also oversized and high-waisted with uneven seams at the hips and ankles, proving deconstruction is the key word in Barragán’s mission statement.
This time, Barragán collaborated with nail artists Eda Levenson of Lady Fancy Nails and Juan Alvear of Nails by Juan. The latter created some of his infamous freaky nails – often long and twisted – to match the spiraled mini skirts. Meanwhile, models strutted to the sounds of Mexican-American producer Debit.
Take a look at Barragán’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection below.