Check out this special behind the scenes and runway footage from Hayley Elsaesser's SS18 show, Teenage Wasteland from Toronto Fashion Week on September 7th, 2017.
Hayley’s SS18 collection, named for The Who’s classic song ‘Baba O’Riley’ from ‘The Kids are Alright’ is a vision of post-apocalyptic optimism. Only the youth have survived and have congregated in the nuclear desert. They adorn themselves with colourful relics of their carefree life before ‘the event’ and wait out their days in hedonistic celebration of the culture they lost. Teenage Wasteland is their dystopian country club.
The collection is designed to fully embody Hayley’s ethos of inclusiveness: spanning sportswear, streetwear and runway fashion and offering looks ranging from formal to casual; there is literally something for everyone.
Once again utilizing open casting as well as agency models, Hayley's runway represented the broad spectrum of her fans including multiple races, religions, gender identities, shapes, sizes, and abilities.
Nails by Holden Grace
Footwear by Nike Toronto
Styling by Sandy Gill aka TheSandyLion
Special thanks to Microsoft and the Microsoft Surface for helping us design, organize and present the collection!
Video by Jessica Robert for lyricvids.com
Music by Connor 'Killa Con' Elsaesser