I’m not sure what a large men’s chorus has to do with women’s clothing and handbags, nor did I see how it related to the traffic-themed staging at the Anya Hindmarch runway show Tuesday morning. But no matter. When several dozen male singers appeared behind the screen at the end of the runway, dressed in orange construction-worker garb, it was a sight to behold. The men processed forward, half of them taking to the runway and the other half lining elevated platforms behind either side of the audience. Their bellowing voices enveloped the crowd, earning a round of applause that was among the loudest I’ve heard all season.
The big production marked the first foray into selling clothes for Ms. Hindmarch, an accessories designer. Show notes said she was hesitant to call it a launch of ready-to-wear. “I see these more as an extension of our accessories,” she said.