The designers behind the label Vaquera took street style too a whole other level when they sent a model carrying trash down the runway during their New York Fashion Week show.
For their Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which they showed on Tuesday in the basement at Church Street Boxing Gym, designers Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses, and Claire Sully were inspired by the concept of an identify crisis, as well eclectic parts of Los Angeles.
Vaquera’s latest collection featured plenty of thought-provoking looks — including a dress made out of credit cards and a model strutting down the catwalk holding plastic grocery bags.
Garbage? A model carried plastic and paper bags down the runway at Vaquera’s New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday
Unique: The label’s Spring/Summer 2018 show featured a skimpy dress made out of plastic credit cards featuring its name
See what they did? The cards were a spoof on the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles
‘We went to L.A. and we got really inspired by California vibes, and we wanted to work that into the collection,’ Taubensee told The Hollywood Reporter during a post-show interview.
‘The overarching theme of the collection is an identity crisis, and I think we realized that when we started to talk about California, we were in the middle of an identity crisis.’
The male model who appeared to be carrying trash exposed his chest in a yellow and blue striped dress that tied at the waist and featured a deep-V that exposed a portion of his chest.
Famous face: One model rocked an oversized T-shirt featuring a drawing of Abraham Lincoln along with a large cowboy hat made out of a fabric collage of American license plates
Anything goes: The label’s designers found inspiration in Los Angeles’ tourist destinations, including the Walk of Fame and Venice Beach
Hard to miss: One model hit the catwalk in a dress featuring an oversize bow and a trench coat
He was sporting a thin mustache and what appeared to be broken sunglasses that were missing one lens, and that wasn’t his only unique accessory.
The model was also carrying a plastic water bottle under his arm, multiple plastic bags from Key Foods grocery store, and an Amazon Prime paper bag.
The designers found inspiration in L.A. while visiting tourist locations such as the Walk of Fame and Venice Beach.
A female catwalker was scantily-clad in a black and yellow checkered bikini that was worn under a skimpy dress made out of credit cards.
Comfy as can be: Another model sported a fluffy white robe and white loafers
Nautical vibes: One model wore a striped shirt, license-plate patterned board shorts, and a sailor’s hat, while another exposed his chest in a blue corset and matching pants
Take a bow: Designers Claire Sully, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses, and Patric DiCaprio are pictured on stage at the end of the show
The plastic cards are a spoof of Los Angeles’ most iconic destination. Instead of Hollywood sign the backdrop sees the brand’s name instead.
Many of the ensembles modeled in Vaquera’s show seemed to reflect the anything goes attitude of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, which features spray-painted buildings, artists, healers, and beachgoers alike.
One man rocked an oversized T-shirt featuring a drawing of Abraham Lincoln along with a large cowboy hat made out of a fabric collage of American license plates.
When asked about the Lincoln shirt, Moses explained to The Hollywood reporter that the former president is ‘the fourth most famous person in the world, according to Google’.
But one of the most comfortable look by far was the fluffy oversized white robe that one model hit the catwalk in.