Inspired by the work of performance artists, the latest spring collection from progressive womenswear line Suzanne Rae is a work of art in itself. Titled “Objects of Desire,” guests at her show entered a cloaked red confessional, where they interacted with the aforementioned objects of desire (think: fanny packs, velvet shoes, and square-toed loafers) and the designer, Suzanne Rae Pelaez, bringing a whole new meaning to “facetime.”
This creative spirit is not uncommon for the Brooklyn-based designer. Driven by her feminist philosophy and heightened social consciousness, Rae Pelaez often works with art projects and community efforts to enforce her brand’s foundation of female empowerment. And on top of sustainable manufacturing and her feminist point of view, her fashion toes the line between strong and subtly sexy with ease.
As she has said: “We consciously make clothes for the wearer’s own enhanced experience and not for the gaze of others. The aesthetic is one of quiet self-confidence.”
With transparent skirts, minimalist dresses and chunky block heels, Suzanne Rae’s pieces are timeless designs with a contemporary attitude that feels very of the moment, considering the momentum of current female-driven socio-political movements.
We love it when fashion sends a message. Don’t you?