Fear of God, the contemporary fashion label founded by Jerry Lorenzo, debuted its first-ever runway show at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, April 18th debuting the brands 8th collection. The highly anticipated event showcased the brand's Fall/Winter 2023 collection, which featured 56 looks of sleek tailoring and streetwear-inspired designs. The event was not only a fashion show, but a mobile art exhibit that showcased quality crafted pieces and live performances.
The show opened with a performance by a choir dressed in Fear of God's signature oversized hoodies and sweatpants. Models then took to the runway in various looks, including tailored suits paired with combat boots, oversized coats with faux fur details, and baggy cargo pants paired with leather jackets. The show featured Fear of God's first collection with Adidas, showcasing elevated loungewear and tailored basics in a range of earth tones such as black and neutrals, as well as pops of mustard yellow and shades of lime green.
NBA Pro Franklin Jackson and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins also took part in walking in Fear of God's first fashion show on Wednesday. The show had a poetic pacing, with soulful singer and songwriter Sampha opening the performance with slow tempo songs like “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”. Soundbites from sermons, references to the Blues era and classic hip-hop songs also hyped the crowd. The models strutted down the two-sided stage in layered looks including blazers with boxy shoulders, oversized overcoats, flowy trousers or loose joggers, with touches of leather and fur textures. Fear of God's aesthetic of functionality, elegance, and style was prevalent with timeless pieces that transcend seasons and trends, yet appear to be more of a uniform that can be worn any time, any place.
The show was attended by many Pros, including Isaiah Simmons, music mogul Sean Diddy Combs’ children Christian and model twin daughters D’Lila and Jessie Combs, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, and influencers The Clermont Twins, among others.
VIP guests rceieved a bespoke FOG T-shirt co-designed by collaborator RRR-123. Fear of God also made a limited Hollywood Bowl merch available to purchase on-site after the show. The brand's motto of "conviction without opinion" was reflected in the collection, which was well-received by the audience. Overall, the event was a successful showcase of Fear of God's unique approach to fashion and art.