Melke’s SS23 NYFW Collection “How to Act Like a Man?” Cleverly Displays the Exact Opposite
Last week, we stopped by the Sunken Living Room and caught up with Melke designer, Emma Gage, who discussed the inspirations behind her vivid collection. It’s always a treat when we have the opportunity to stop by Spring Studios’ sunken living room during NYFW. The plush red velvet carpeted den complete with a stylish ’70s conversation pit is the perfect reprieve from the busy streets outside. Melke’s SS23 NYFW collection fit perfectly in the space with a playful and nostalgic vibe that draws the eye with its flowers and a sprightly color palette. With a splash of mod ’60s style here and a dash of grungy ’90s style there, the collection is rich with styling opportunities that blend with every aesthetic.
The collection was titled “How to Act Like a Man?” – the garments an antithesis of its title. Growing tired of hearing the age-old trope that women must dress like men to get ahead in the workplace, designer and founder, Emma Gage crafted a collection that encourages wearers to dress as they please. Not for the male gaze. Emma gave us a look into the collection’s inspirations:
With such wisdom in navigating male-dominated industries, we asked Emma what her advice is for young women entering the fashion world.
Melke’s SS23 NYFW collection How to Act Like a Man? is not only a collection but a statement maker and a conversation starter. The question posed prompts viewers to think. “Should we act like men, dress like men, and talk like men in order to be happy and successful?” Absolutely not!