Local Leather Line Veda Puts on a Gritty Downtown Show

Wednesday night's presentation by Veda was much more downtown alley hang out than fashion fair. The event was hosted in the basement of Bowery art space The Hole, where models were positioned in front of walls covered in graffiti. All female-band Bad Girlfriend belted out tunes while models danced and and showed off leathers, jacquard and prints. The presentation was interactive, as the models and guests were given disposable cameras to use throughout the night.

Towards the front of the space, models were standing on raised platforms carpeted in printed rugs. Some big themes at the presentation were blush tones, plaid chiffon, and maroons. Other models wore exotic inspired prints and jacquard. A standout piece was a blue motorcycle style jacket and pant suit combination in royal blue jacquard.

Inspiration for this collection came from sources as disparate as Angela Chase, David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and Persian rugs. Together, these translated into A-line cuts, short hems, and thigh socks along with the ethnic prints used on silk pieces. We also noticed prominent lapels on jackets, and lots of glitter on the shoes, which were provided by Nine West. The models all more or less wore one collective outfit: leather or prints, tough jewelry (which was all from Pamela Love) and glitter boots.

Originally published at Racked NY

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Photographed by Apneet Kaur