When the High Bridge was opened in 1848 to carry water from upstate New York via the Croton Aqueduct system to quench the thirst of an ever-growing New York City, few imagined that when its walkway was completed in 1864 it would become such a popular spot for locals of New York City and Westchester County to promenade across the Harlem River (The Bronx was still part of Westchester County).
Last month, Bronx Fashion Week held a photoshoot on the iconic and landmark High Bridge in celebration of its history showing off the designs of our runway coordinator, Miros Rosado under her label Aval by Lava.
Rosado’s designs played perfectly against the backdrop of The High Bridge which were captured beautifully by photographer Lauren Click, who’s also Director of Community and Public Programming at The Bronx Museum of The Arts.
Miros told us about her designs for this shoot and said, “…some of the pieces were modernized yet inspired by the nostalgic feel you’re crossing from one end to the other so I choose silk sheer with gold and magenta flowers to capture the contrast of the roman like pillars as well as a magenta side split swinger pants that flowed as the model strolled projecting a feeling feeling of belonging to that place and time. I put dainty and floppy hats to fit the grandiose appearance, I also used forest greens and yellows to blend the models with the natural earth tones that the atmosphere provided.”
With that said, click an image below to open the gallery and check out how Bronx Fashion Week brought fashion back to The High Bridge. Are you excited for September 17th? We definitely are so make sure you get your tickets before they are sold out! Oh and a special shout out to Carly Caban who was the make up artist behind the scenes that gave our models that extra UMPH!