Erykah Badu Will Style Pyer Moss’ New York Fashion Week Show
By now, Erykah Badu‘s copious high-fashion endeavors are well-documented. In 2014, Badu was the face of Tom Ford’s “White Patchouli” fragrance, as well as Givenchy’s SS14 campaign, which resulted in some awfully posh photos of the green-eyed queen.
This year, Badu will be lending her keen eye to Kerby Jean-Raymond, assisting in the styling of Pyer Moss’ AW16 show at this year’s New York Fashion Week. Some may remember Jean Raymond from last year’s NYFW, where he proved that even the fashion industry could put up a flag for the fallen, his line having adopted Walter Scott’s last words “I can’t breathe,” with blood splattered across the boots of his models. This year’s line will attempt a similar angle, with Jean-Raymond exploring the “Double Bind” of being black in America. He explains:
“The black experience in America is the ultimate double bind; a place where natural born citizens live an immigrant experience in the only land they’ve known as home. A place where black culture is praised, commodified, and appropriated, while black people are criticised, vilified, and hunted for sport. A certain functional schizophrenia has to exist to cope with the dissonance of having a black man in the White House while a black body lies for four hours in the streets of Ferguson.”
New York Fashion Week begins on February 11th, running through the 18th. Hit the link below for a full schedule of show and events.