Buckler Takes This Whole Street-Fashion Thing Very Seriously

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Andrew Buckler's show was a populist event. The designer made the block of Grand Street between Mercer and Greene in front of his store into his runway, and passersby mingled with fashion editors to watch as models, mostly in black and gray, stormed down the street. “The collection is based on anonymous street art,” Buckler explained in his shop shortly before the show. “The idea was, put the guys into the street and the street as an extension of the idea of the collection.” And just how did Buckler get the permits? "I won't say it was easy,” he said. “There were a lot of forms to be filled out and applications for the government, and you had to go through the NYPD. There was a fee, but it wasn’t as bad as you might think.”