I am so excited to share this photo gallery from the runway show I was part of during New York Fashion Week #NYFW for the amazing Burning Guitars at The Fashion Life Tour powered by Society Fashion Week on February 7, 2020.
The show featured the Burning Guitars Basquiat Fall/Winter 2020 collection, inspired by the legendary street artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat gained notoriety during the late 1970s as part of the graffiti duo known as SAMO, which combined elements of the hip-hop, punk, and street art movements in Downtown Manhattan, not far from where this show was held at the Broad Street Ballroom. It’s no surprise that Basquiat would be an inspiration to Burning Guitars designers Smiley Jonez and Saiyd Muhammed for his use of color, street-smart attitude, social commentary, and enigmatic themes. I think the collection would have made the artist proud.
I was honored to be asked to walk and absolutely love the look that was put together for me! Plus, it was my first runway walk to be photographed by Getty Images, as you’ll see from the first two photos below.
Burning Guitars kicked off the evening, which was produced by The Fashion Life Tour, the perfect choice to capture the audience’s attention and get the energy building. Smiley Jonez, who also performed during the show, dropped two new singles, “Highs” (produced by JeeJuh), and “Driptastic” (produced by Drizzy). He told me that I was drippy and litty myself, and I loved being part of the entire experience.
You can purchase Burning Guitars online at www.bgrockstar.com and be sure to follow them on Instagram @burningguitars. Enjoy the show!
Liu Yong x Rishikensh SS20 Collection New York Fashion Week @nyfw Gallery 1 at Spring Studios New York, September 10, 2019
Liu Yong @liuyong67 is regarded as one of the top 10 fashion designers in China and was project director or product consultant for many famous fashion groups in China, such as Septwolves and BOSIDENG. In 2003, Liu started his own fashion studio and has cooperated with many fashion brands successfully. In 2015, Liu established his own street fashion brand: “LIU YONG PLAY,” which is one of the original street style brands in China. In 2016, he won the “China Fashion Designer Top Award”. Accolades include: one of the core designers of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation); Council member and Executive Member of the Arts Committee of China Fashion Association; Council member of Asian Fashion Association China; Vice President of Fujian Fashion Designers Association; and Vice President of Guangdong Fashion Designers Association.
RISHIKESH @rishikenshmovement, originated from the English name of Reshikesh, “the City of Yoga” in India. Leaning against the Himalayas and fronting the Ganges River, the city of Reshikesh is like a shining pearl inlaid into a crown, a place where many Yoga masters in the world live. It is a heaven of meditation and adventures in Yoga. The RESHIKESH brand is based on Yoga culture and highly integrated with the street culture and punk style from casual wear. Using the world’s first garment wash technology, they create a unique and distinctive style in fashion sportswear, winning great popularity in middle-end and high-end female customers aging from 18 to 38.
Thank you to the team at The Riviere Agency for inviting us to be part of this amazing event.