Driven by equal parts fashion and social awareness, Collina Strada is the New York-based label bringing a wildly fun flair to sustainability and climate consciousness. Designed by Hillary Taymour, the pieces adopt a sense of humor through their whimsical and unbound approach to self-expression while never falling short on the larger, more poignant meaning. Intended to represent the optimism required to effect social and environmental change, rainbow colors adorn lace tops and sylk satin ruffled dresses, and printed denim and upcycled t-shirts bear spirited prints alongside punchy embellishments. With the majority of Collina Strada’s pieces being made in-house in a small-scale production, Taymour maintains a close relationship with the label’s makers and collaborators; a factor which she puts on display through unconventional runway experiences that never fall short on unbridled energy and inclusivity. Change is never easy, but through Collina Strada’s distinctive voice it becomes drenched in playful optimism that offers a timelessness to self-expression and social impact.