Last night in Manhattan, as the fashion set dashed from runway show to runway show, Telfar put on a very different kind of event. To celebrate his Fall 2018 collection, aptly titled “Music,” Telfar Clemens hosted a one-of-a-kind ensemble concert, replete with musicians Dev Hynes, Kelsey Lu, Ian Isiah, rapper 070 Shake and more—all jamming in the designer’s pops of red leather and signature rock ‘n’ roll cut-out pieces. Center stage was beauty queen and songstress, Kelela, who performed vocals looking fresh faced in a trio of architectural knots, crafted by hairstylist Virginie Moreira for the occasion.
While the R&B musician has been known to take a risk when it comes to her trademark lengths, often embellishing her locswith pearls and crystal beads, the mesmerizing look was a departure, cutting a striking figure during the group’s soulful rendition of “Grateful” by Hezekiah Walker. As New York Fashion Week officially hits it’s stride, It-girls and street style stars, take note: when in doubt, make like Kelela, and twist and shout.