See Hayley Williams’ Earthy, Eco-Friendly Looks For Collina Strada at New York Fashion Week

In the music videos she's released for her debut solo album Petals For Armor, Hayley Williams has worn a silk cocoon shawl, body-covering floral print spandex, and a headpiece made out of actual flower petals. All these looks would have fit right in last night (Feb. 9), when the Paramore leader took a leap of faith and dove into the world of New York Fashion Week. 

"I did not expect to feel comfortable at fashion week," Williams confessed Twitter. "If I’m honest, I thought I would feel totally out of place." But judging by the photos she shared, performing and walking the runway for the eco-minded brand Collina Strada, Williams found kindred spirits amongst the tie-dye patterns, loose-goosey fits, and kumbaya camaraderie. "I felt completely at home and overjoyed," she continued. "This show was so inspiring/eco-conscious/inclusive."

Williams rocked a baggy top with pale yellow-green hues, paired with an ankle-length red-and-yellow-checkered skirt along Collina Strada's… grassy runway. Joining her in the fun — and a matching loose-fit hoodie — was Joey Howard, Paramore's touring bassist and a frequent collaborator on the new solo project.

Fashion Week apparently wasn't Williams' jam through most of her years in music, but looks like these have a lot in common with her increasingly free-form aesthetic since Paramore's 2017 LP After Laughter. And especially the forthcoming Petals For Armor, which drops May 8 on Atlantic Records.

Williams isn't the only alt-pop artist who's been vibing with Collina Strada's pledge of "climate awareness, social awareness, change and self expression" lately; back in December, Maggie Rogers caught attention for toting one of their rhinestone-covered water bottles in lieu of a designer bag on the red carpet at Billboard's Women In Music. Let the high-end merch collaborations commence!

See William's tweets below, featuring photos from the evening and a soundcheck performance of her Petals For Armor single "Simmer."




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