New York-based designer Marrisa Wilson has tapped into the ’60s as a way to examine the present with a brightly-colored collection. Titled “Audacious Faith,” garments feature “bold, geometric seaming and silhouettes are cut against emotional, gestural prints,” all of which were hand-drawn by Wilson.”
The collection also includes the debut of footwear in the form of a funky platform sandal. As part of the effort, Wilson, who was born in NJ to Guyanese parents, also collaborated with milliner Gigi Buriss on two hand-braided hat silhouettes.
Examining the ’60s era Civil Rights Movement as it intersects with today’s Black Lives Matter, press notes, “The colors spark a sense of optimism and hopefulness for the future because, as Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said about what we’ll face in the years ahead, ‘There will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.'”
Current collections are available at marrisawilsonny.com.
Enjoy a look at the collection presented during New York Fashion Week below.