Text Joseph Gregory
Photo Matteo Mobilio
REVOLUTIONERE, DRØME's inaugural NYFW show and Volume II launch, was a power grab back from an oppressive administration. Featuring twelve designers dressing the who's who of the young art community in New York City, REVOLUTIONERE showed that Artists' voices are heard the loudest when threatened by powers that are meant to protect. DRØME took this as an opportunity to amplify their work in a context of dramatic systemic oppression.
On September 7 at Ace Hotel New York, with over 500 in attendance, REVOLUTIONERE featured looks by Sanchez-Kane, Homic, Elle Barbeito, Possessed, Archie Robertson, Falcon, Helena Eisenhart, Jahise LeBouef, Brian Swift, Official Rebrand, Noah Pica, and Leila Jinnah. Wearing their designs were Philip Errico, Miski Muse, Cheeky Maa, Julian Poyser, Joe Ruymen, Patricia Budiman, Bailey Skye, Cameron Debe, Paloma Izquierdo, Kristen DeGirolamo, Jera Irwin, and Aleck Venegas, who worked the runway expertly.
The show kicked off with the release of Volume II, featuring Gabrielle Richardson, Lumia Nocito, Kate Nash, Madame Gandhi, Emma Sulkowicz and more. At 8:45, guests found a spot to watch the 12 models descend the central staircase and serve walks and looks that were fresh, avant garde, and organic. After the show ended, guests moved downstairs to Liberty Hall for an extravagant after party hosted by MiscAllaneous_DomTop and Tessa Gourin. Guests danced the night away to sounds by Sola, Blu Detiger, Coven King, and Amber Valentine. Lexacon and Dynasty blew the crowd away with gag-worthy drag performances.
If you missed this unforgettable show (we apologize to everyone who got turned away at the door), check out the photo recap above.