Designers Sergio Celestino Guadarrama and Kade Johnson took their guests back to the Melville Gallery in the South Seaport District to present their Spring 2020 collection. The duo is known for creating ready to wear pieces for women and men with uses of up-cycled fabrics and materials as a means to reduce environmental waste. The designers revealed that their Spring 2020 collection was inspired by glycoside as they wanted to tell a story of how they can blend everything together. Glycoside is known to pollute the environment, cause cancer and increase weight gain. “The fringe on the pieces is a representation of glycoside seeping into our environments and water and contaminating our resources,” Johnson said.
Along with being advocates for sustainability Guadarrama and Johnson continue to promote inclusivity as half of their collection ranges from sizes 0-2 and 14-16. “We want women of all shapes, sizes and, races to feel included. Every woman deserves their moment and we will give them that when they wear one of our designs,” Guadarrama stated.
There’s no denying that 2019 has been a great year for the pair. Guadarrama and Johnson kicked off the year by designing a custom piece for Tony and Grammy-Award winning actor and singer, Billy Porter. The Pose star wowed the red carpet at the Tony Awards as he wore a uterus-themed ensemble in support of women’s reproductive rights.