NYFW this year was plagued by some of the sweatiest and most putrid weather in recent memory. Coming off of a week that finally gave us a peek into the much needed respite of fall, I'm sure Grace Liggins aka Handsomegirly wasn't thrilled to keep hearing us reference the bliss of the previous week. Nonetheless, she and I had an opportunity to catch up sheltered from the trickling rain under a shallow awning on Lafayette St. in Soho to hear about the trajectory of her brand, and the excitement of getting flown out to New York to celebrate a very special collaboration. For NYFW, Grace and Handsomegirly partnered with STARRY—the new lemon lime flavored soda—for the brand’s first entry into the world of fashion with the creation of the STARRY EarMuffs.
Grace, who has been producing an array of hats, earmuffs, necklaces and more under the Handsomegirly moniker for the past few years, has found much of her inspiration from nostalgia and many of the things she cherished as a child. The Handsomegirly x STARRY EarMuffs were a perfect fit for her design pracice, bringing the flavor (and color) to Grace' TikTok-famous StarMuffs featuring the STARRY dynamic duo, Lem & Lime. Below, embark on Grace's NYFW journey with her through a series of pictures capturing the week.