Puppets and Puppets Presents S/S 2020 Runway Show

Puppets and Puppets Presents S/S 2020 Runway Show

Represented by Gia Kuan.

Artists Carly Mark and Ayla Argentina showcased Puppets and Puppets’ Spring/Summer 2020 collection at the iconic Prince George Ballroom in New York City. Season 2 focused on the intersection between Czar vestments and archetypal American capitalist uniform. Exploring the space between the two time periods, the collection dives into a fantasy of collusion, downfall, and what we call democracy. Inspiration was pulled from various realms, including Russian Faberge Eggs, the legend of Anastasia, and Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho. Mark and Argentina’s storytelling runs deep, with a haunting performance set to the regal backdrop of the beaux-arts style ballroom, capturing the character and life of the clothes as they move.

Amongst attended were Vere Van Gool, Chloe Wise, Logan Jackson, Sasha Melnychuck, Sara Hiromi, Ruby Aldridge, Paige Kozak, David Moses, Sasha Frolova, Nick Sethi, Massima Desire, and Caroline Polachek, Courtney Trop, Niki Takesh, Raffaella Hanley, Tia Jonnson, Vanna Youngstein, Stephanie LaCava, Ruth Gruca, Tali Lennox, Jeanette Hayes, and Audrey Gelman.

Puppets and Puppets Presents S/S 2020 Runway Show

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Photos: Corine and Lecca

Styling: Stella Greenspan
Makeup: Marcelo Gutierrez
Hair: Blake Burkholder
Casting: Brent Chua
Music: Dorit Chrysler
Public Relations: Gia Kuan Consulting
Production: Leonel Becerra
Shoes: Puppets and Puppets x Margalit Cutler
Sunglasses: Puppets and Puppets x Poppy Lissiman
Custom Accessories: Fin Simonetti
Tight Collaboration: Puppets and Puppets x Long Dawn Emily
T-Shirt collaboration: Puppets and Puppets x Long Dawn Emily x Mission Chinese Food.
Backstage Sponsor: Mario Badescu


Puppets and Puppets is a collaborative fashion venture from artists Carly Mark and Ayla Argentina. Carly is a NY based artist who has worked in various mediums and Ayla is a professionally trained New York-based fashion designer. Pulling from their respective fine art and clothing construction backgrounds, Mark and Argentina explore their shared interest in classic storytelling, non-traditional styling, and sculptural construction – much of the fabrics used are also sustainable and upcycled.

The inaugural FW19 runway show at the historic Peterson House in Greenwich Village brought tremendous success with attendees ranging Paloma Elsesser, Ali Michael, Chloe Wise, and press features in Vogue.com, WWD, Business of Fashion, Document Journal, LOVE Magazine, i-D, Paper and more.


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