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Foo and Foo Showed Up at NYFW to Turn Up the Tempo

By, Andi Manakdan

Audience members briskly shift their heads back and forth as models strut down the runway to an upbeat techno mix wearing Foo and Foo’s Fall/Winter '23 collection that is playful, vibrant, and youthful. The preppy vintage vibe of the show is fast paced and exciting while serving genderfluid streetwear.

Foo and Foo designer Elizabeth Hilfiger told Office Magazine that she wants, “people to feel like they’re not bored and that they can play with the clothes in subtle ways.

This collection has a universal look with a rapid and on the go cadence. We’ve all woken up from a nap dreaming about our favorite classic piece that’s collecting dust at the very back of our closet or in the bottom of that one drawer we never open. Not sure if it still exists, but hoping it’s there. The energy at this show made everyone want to run home and find that trench coat with the cool buttons, cropped graphic tee, or baggy denim pant with that dope keychain still hanging from the beltloops.

On their website, Foo and Foo states the brand seeks to create “functional details that can alter the shape or meaning of the item, empowering the wearer with agency and welcoming their imagination."

Fabulous styling details created by Natalie Tauger were accentuated by the disco ball and strobe lights during the show. Models wore chunky shoes, standalone hoods, dramatic belts, and chains paired with skater skirts and denim pants. Other key elements of this collection were button detailing, oversized coats, and skin hugging jumpsuits.

Double layering was also seen on nearly every look. This was featured in the brand’s iconic logo tees, belts stacked on top of each other, shorts styled over pants, as well as bodycon and knit dresses layered over one another to create an interesting balance of preppy and grunge. Garments could easily mix and match with other pieces in the collection as if they all came from the same closet.

[Photos courtesy of Women's Wear Daily]


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