Fashion Week is in full swing now with fur-shaming and temper-tantrums we've come to expect—but one designer kicked things off a bit early on the underground mass transit runway we call the subway. Below, check out a video Kim Mesches unveiling his newest collection on the L train.
Mesches told us he and the models hit the L train between 3 and 4 p.m. on February 4th, doing trips between Bedford Avenue and Union Square. "Each runway show happened between Bedford and 1st Ave," he said. "We got a lot of reactions, curiosity, filming, pictures. We had big crowds on the platforms, where we had models doing standing presentations before getting back on the L."
Amazingly—or perhaps not, considering all the weird shit people get away with every day on the subway—Mesches and the models had no problems from either cops or straphangers. "Our first trip to Union Square, two cops came over because we had film equipment, but a volunteer gave them a postcard and I told them I just wanted to bring some art to the people," Mesches said. "Then they were curious about the beautiful models and told us to just hurry up. Other than that, it went pretty smooth."
You can check out a few more photos from the shoot at Ladygunn.
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