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See Hayley Williams' Earthy, Eco-Friendly Looks For Collina Strada at New York Fashion Week

Hayley Williams and Joey Howard
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Hayley Williams (right) and Joey Howard perform at the Collina Strada Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 9, 2020 in New York City. 

In the music videos she's released for her debut solo album Petals For Armor, Hayley Williams has worn a silk cocoon shawl, body-covering floral print spandex, and a headpiece made out of actual flower petals. All these looks would have fit right in last night (Feb. 9), when the Paramore leader took a leap of faith and dove into the world of New York Fashion Week. 

"I did not expect to feel comfortable at fashion week," Williams confessed via Twitter. "If I’m honest, I thought I would feel totally out of place." But judging by the photos she shared, performing and walking the runway for the eco-minded brand Collina Strada, Williams found kindred spirits amongst the tie-dye patterns, loose-goosey fits, and kumbaya camaraderie. "I felt completely at home and overjoyed," she continued. "This show was so inspiring/eco-conscious/inclusive."

Williams rocked a baggy top with pale yellow-green hues, paired with an ankle-length red-and-yellow-checkered skirt along Collina Strada's... grassy runway. Joining her in the fun -- and a matching loose-fit hoodie -- was Joey Howard, Paramore's touring bassist and a frequent collaborator on the new solo project.

Fashion Week apparently wasn't Williams' jam through most of her years in music, but looks like these have a lot in common with her increasingly free-form aesthetic since Paramore's 2017 LP After Laughter. And especially the forthcoming Petals For Armor, which drops May 8 on Atlantic Records.

Williams isn't the only alt-pop artist who's been vibing with Collina Strada's pledge of "climate awareness, social awareness, change and self expression" lately; back in December, Maggie Rogers caught attention for toting one of their rhinestone-covered water bottles in lieu of a designer bag on the red carpet at Billboard's Women In Music. Let the high-end merch collaborations commence!

See William's tweets below, featuring photos from the evening and a soundcheck performance of her Petals For Armor single "Simmer."