NEW YORK — The High Line is getting a jump on Fashion Week by organizing its very own runway show that will be free and open to the public.
The High Line Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show will be held on Aug. 29 in the Chelsea Market Passage, the somewhat enclosed area on The High Line between West 15th and 16th Streets. Members of Friends of the High Line and 13 area teenagers will curate the catwalk with production assistance and artistic direction from Harlem’s Front Row and Caravan Stylist Studio. Professional models will hit the runway wearing fall looks designed and styled by the teens and such American designers as Boy Meets Girl, Huminska, Junk Food Clothing, LaQuan Smith, TABii Just and Synderela. The underage designers will also select shoes and accessories from HSN.com and Michelle Vale for the show.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"