The Pony x Harbin show at Spring Studios at New York Fashion Week on February 9th was a celebration of streetwear and the Chinese New Year, kicking off with a Chinese opera performance fused with rock music. The most noted runway look (and also spotted on guests at the show and in general throughout the runways at New York Fashion Week) are oversized puffer jackets. The 90s influence included layered looks of plaids, hoodies, black/white/grey camo. Vibrant red, yellow, purple and blue was mixed with black, grey, white, and metallic silver.
While models walked the show, a Chinese calligrapher painted down the middle of the runway. The runway show concluded with a choreographed dance of Kung Fu performers and a traditional Chinese lion dance, showing the fusion between Chinese style and western culture. Afterwards, the celebration considered with a presentation, Harbin beer and hors d'oeuvres for guests. This was the only show I attended on Saturday night and I'm glad I went! It was filled with creative, exciting performances and a young, edgy, fashionably and energetic crowd.
- Kim Weling