* presented at Le Souk Harem Bistro & Lounge- New York, New York: February 17th, 2011.
Closing out NYFW with a bang, was the provocative collection shown by Steven Strawder a.k.a "Stevie Boi," best known for his "SB Shades" designer eye wear.
Strawder, literally, put his faith at the forefront this season, showing over-sized, emblazoned and etched-out crucifixes in some of his designs.
He's often quoted (via his twitter handle @SBshades), as giving praise to GOD for all of his newfound fame and fortune (as he's designed for Lady Gaga and has been featured in VOGUE Japan), so it's no wonder why 'the cross' would be the center of attention at his showcase.
Moreover, one can't help but to question, in which way does Strawder want us to coexist?! Is it to come together, as humans, with all of our varied differences in ethnicity, religion, sex and sexuality... or is he thinking a little bit more above the clouds?! You be the judge...
* Video (Stevie Boi, CoExist. New York Fashion Week, February 2011)
(Stevie Boi & guests)
(event MC & guests)
(designers, Jeantrix. www.jeantrix.com)
(designers, Tamika and Tamara Albertini. www.albertiniaddiction.com)
(designers, Faye Heart Violet. www.twitter.com/fayefashion1)