Private Policy presents the Spring/Summer 2022 collection titled, ‘Urban Plants: Good for the Planet, Good for the Mind.”
The thirty-five look collection continued the distinctive lagnuge of the brand which was founded by Siying Qu and Haoran Li in 2016. Drawing upon utility influences and a deconstructed silhouette, the SS22 collection embodies the downtown New York aesthetic in an elevated expression. A thoughtful application of colors transcends across looks, moments, and occasions throughout the collection. Starting out as a menswear label, Private Policy has extended their language into womenswear in recent collections even while maintaining a certain genderless design across categories. Closing the show was trans icon and YouTuber, Nikita Dragun in a stunning chain link look that resembles a delicate trellis.
Since the brand’s SS17 collection, the designers have coupled a social message or area of interest that corresponds to the collection. This season, the designers were inspired by the work of Liz Christy, the founder of the first community garden in New York City (located on Houston Street). The very diverse garden has become an ecological utopia and has helped improve the lives of countless New Yorkers. Private Policy has channeled the garden to imagine what possibilities and similarities we can draw from our own communities. As the garden inspired runway set suggests, the possibilities are limitless. Images courtesy of PRIVATE POLICY S/S 2022 Runway Show (David Smith).