One of the biggest trends during NYFW was slogan clothing. From Francesca Liberatore to Public School messages of love, hope, unity, and of course politics made their way onto the runways. The Row's collection included the word “hope” embroidered delicately in small scripted letters on the cuffs of shirts. Other shows like Prabal Gurung had messages of empowerment where Bella Hadid strutted down the runway in a “The Future Is Female” t-shirt. On a more politically charged note the brand lrs featured models in underwear baring the slogan “No Ban, No Wall” under open coats and thigh-high boots. In these cases what you wore literally said something about you.
Since NYFW overlapped with Valentine’s Day I wanted to go with something special. I am a hopeless romantic but even more so believe that our very existence is dependent on love. I wanted my message to be unique and impactful so I decided to go with a piece that had a personal touch. The Ransom jacket by Arzee is hand selected and hand painted making each jacket unique. The vibrant colors and intricate letter placement served as eye candy to cameras and showgoers. I’d like to think it was more than just the beautiful design that turned heads, but the message prompting haters to let go of their negative energy in exchange for love. Yes, I have ransomed love and I promise to give it back freely if you would join me in wearing your heart on your sleeve and share it with others.
Lots of love! xoxo– Slightly Flirty c/o Gina Papa
Ransom Denim Jacket: Arzee New York
Sweatshirt Dress: Cotton Citizen
Boots: Manolo Blahnik (similar here, here & here)
Shades: Saint Laurent