On Friday, February 7th BLANCORE presented its 2020 Autumn/Winter collection “Lost Elf” at Spring Studios in New York City. This show marks BLANCORE’s second time showcasing at New York Fashion Week, following its debut last season.
This collection was born out of a desire to raise public awareness about sustainability and the importance of growing this practice. “Lost Elf” is an abstraction created to represent the waste humans leave behind, by reminding us of the forgotten toys of our childhood. Through imitating the toys so easily discarded in our youth, BLANCORE reflects the environmental issues the world is currently facing such as air pollution, deforestation, and glacier melting.
“Lost Elf” opened on theme with a male model dressed in a pastel pink and blue ensemble, accessorized with an elf-like pointy hat and pointy shoes. These whimsical elements are carried throughout the show to create a collection that truly felt like it was filled with real-life toys.
The show featured innovative jacket designs layered over flowy skirts and perfectly tailored pants. As well as, show stopping dresses and accessories that heightened each look and were reminiscent of the “Lost Elf” theme.
BLANCORE closed the show with all of the models returning to the runway to form two lines and face the audience members. A blue light filled the room as the models closed their eyes and a brief song was played that featured a child singing about elves. This moment brought the show full circle and really set it apart from the usual fashion week presentations.