Paper Doll Collection by Jason C Peters Made Its Way to Showcase in New York
Fashion designer, Jason C Peters is keeping the Paper Doll Collection on the move with his recent New York showcase introducing newer pieces to fashion lovers in the Big Apple. With the continuation of his fashion tour, he’s spreading the message of the industry that is making others think as well as utilize these message to affect change. Although the fashion world is an influential place, the hidden messages about looks and standards can take a toll on society as a whole. Guests were treated with vendors and drinks sponsored by Given Spirits.
In doing his part as a celebrity designer, Peters is taking his own creativity and shining a light on the issue that are often ignored.
With the New York show, the Paper Doll Collection touched on the issues of size, age, and even self-respect. Continuing the theme of models being made up as cliched dolls, they hit the runway with a purpose!
The paper doll collection is forcing people to be intellectuals and use their minds to grasp the true meanings and concepts of what I’m trying to convey about the fashion world and world in general. Accept and love one another for who each of us are.
The message of drug abuse, staying thin, and the constant reminder that models are more that just walking billboards for merchandise, were all highlighted within this showing. These individuals are used as tools to increase sales but rarely they are looked upon as human beings. With the constant demands from the industry, it throws them into a cycle of pain, lack of confidence, and mental/physical issues.
The Delicate Flower – From the Desk of Jason C Peters
The delicate flower piece has a strong meaning. The model is the beautiful Arlene Love who is 82 years old. Arlene became a fan of my work some years back then a true supporter. I chose to work with her again because of her beautiful spirit. She is someone who I can call a friend and is an amazing individual.
Delicate symbolizes a type of innocence to me. I feel as though delicate can take on different forms which most see as weak. On the contrary my belief is that delicate people have hearts and are loving people who have beautiful souls. A flower is something beautiful. Arlene wearing the piece symbolized that after all the scrutiny the pulling plucking demands on being thin, to look like a barbie to be the perfect “model.” She still is a delicate flower which wants to be treated respected and loved for who she is, not what the fashion world wants to transform her into.
Another win for Jason C Peters and the Paper Doll Collection. The tour will continue to New Jersey and DC in Sept and another showcase in NYC. Peters promises us that as the tour goes on, the shows will get more profound. And WE CANNOT WAIT!!
Photo Credits: Jpquant Studio