Photo Courtesy: Donjai Gilmore
Styled in TDionne
Glasses: Vintage Dolce and Gabbana
Rising R&B superstar Paloma Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week 2022 with a unique, one-night-only music showcase on September 7 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York, in partnership with UnitedMasters and Crown Royal Apple via their renowned ‘Breakout Sessions’ series. The R&B maven curated a melody of hits from her previous bodies of work, Nearly Civilized (2016), X Tapes (2020), and teased a preview of new music she is slated to release for her next body of work X Tapes II.
“It’s always a magical moment when you perform and see people singing with you, feeling the same emotions. Nothing compares to it. That’s what we do this for; human connection.”
– Paloma Ford
The musical arrangement for the night, supported by background vocalist Dazmin Laster and guitarist Dennis Lorenzo, started with a refreshing performance of her breakout hit “Do It Again” as she led into tracks from X Tapes, including fan-favorite “Heartbreak on the Westside.” Without surprise, Paloma also performed her latest sizzling hit, “Bentley Truck,” which arrived a few short months ago and received recognition on Apple Music playlist(s) ‘New in R&B,’ ‘Brown Sugar’; Amazon Music’s ‘Brand New Music,’ Fresh R&B,’ Breakthrough R&B’ playlists + more. The momentous set was concluded with a preview of a new track, rumored to appear on X Tapes II, “Where Did You Go.”
On the fashion sector, Paloma was styled in a full all-white look from emerging designer TDionne to start off the night. Shortly after, Paloma made her way to Diesel styled in a complete look of their latest collection as she commenced NYFW. While in town Paloma is set to support an array of presentations, including Tia Adeola, No Sesso, Kim Shui, PUMA and more. The relationship with Tia Adeola has gone on to be a special relationship for Paloma that started when she walked as a model for Tia’s debut show in 2019. Since then, Paloma has become a natural muse for the brand, starring in Tia’s fashion film ‘Black Is Beautiful, which premiered via Vogue in 2020 and more.
Paloma is set to unveil a few more surprises very shortly as she sets the stage for new music and more!
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