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Farmwear on the Runway!

An imaginative collection at Parsons’s senior fashion show took inspiration from farmers.

05.23.13 4:22 PM ET

Last month, we noted that farmwear fashion is on the rise, due in part to the growing popularity of heritage farm clothing label Pointer. The trend finally hit the runway on Wednesday, at Parsons's senior fashion show, as part of Yunxiang (Sharon) Zhou’s collection—who was named as the school’s menswear designer of the year later in the day.

Zhou, who was born in China and raised in Israel, wrote in her senior bio that her thesis was “based on the idea of worker’s garments and tools." She writes: "I incorporated the long-established details of workers uniforms, from office workers, construction crews, hospital personnel, farmers, and those in the military.” The look above shows her use of agricultural inspiration—with its leather apron and wide-brimmed hat.