For SS17, GARCIAVELEZ explores the decay of infrastructure in the contemporary American city. The collection featured themes about urban decay and the beauty that emerges from it. Models were meant to look like street-surfers – very beachy and dewy, posing in a front of wire mesh and tin paintings.
Referencing surface transportation, roads, bridges, and public transit, designer Carlos Garciavelez explores the evolution and legacy of the mono-functional infrastructure and urbanism of the 1950s and its current state of visible corrosion.
“We look into the expiration date of infrastructure in the world,” states Garciavelez. “The collection echoes the fragile balance between nature and life with that of death and decay.”