Cutouts were a ubiquitous trend this summer, and they’re continuing to dominate the fashion landscape well into fall. Justine Skye‘s latest look is proof of that, as the singer stepped out to the Essence Fashion House during New York Fashion Week in a dress featuring strategically placed open panels. Speaking to emerging Black fashion designers as part of the Art Gallery in partnership with Lagos Fashion Week, Skye wore a gray-and-red-striped minidress with cutouts along the neckline and throughout the bodice. Photographed at the Walker Hotel Tribeca, she styled her look with the season’s footwear du jour — knee-high boots — and sleek blond hair.
The Essence Fashion House included Skye’s aforementioned panel as well as a conversation with Chasity Saunders and Kahlana Barfield Brown as the latter debuted her new collection with Target, and with Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook and the CEO of Essence, Caroline Wanga.
The event was held at the aforementioned Walker Hotel Tribeca, powered by The Place, an immersive Fashion Week hub that aims to create a net-zero path forward for the industry. Partnering with Waste Free Earth, it was able to significantly reduce waste, only producing a couple bags of landfill waste each day. Before sustainably focused programs were implemented, the hotel produced 253 pounds of landfill waste daily on average by comparison. The Essence Fashion House event is the latest step in its ever-evolving journey toward greater sustainability.
Keep scrolling to see more photos of Skye’s outfit, as well as additional pictures from Essence Fashion House at Walker Hotel Tribeca.