Tuesday, October 09, 2007

DC Fashion Week Finale

The final DC Fashion Week show was at the French Embassy and really quite a fabulous time!
First up was YOSOY FASHION. Created by designer Luciana Tiktin, the label has been compared to D&G, Miss Sixty and Diesel. I noticed two of the models rocking jodhpurs, but I'm still not convinced that it can look good on anyone (I previously wrote about them here). The draping was beautiful and the volume focused mostly in the arms area. She was also of the the first of many designers to have tie dye pieces in her collection.YOSOY FASHIONYOSOY FASHIONThe next designer to show was Kustom Looks which focused mainly on suits and other basic things, but here are some pictures. They do alteration work too, which I may have to learn more about. A good tailor is so hard to find!
Kustom LooksNext to show was D-Maxsi Studio, which had a lot of eyelet and volume. I really liked the complicated pleats and draping, and I LOVED the lilac jacket.
D Maxsi StudioD Maxsi StudioThen Motlapele showed, a brand of couture that embodies being African. These formal pieces were basic with an unusual twist, like a train or a ruffle at the neck. It was a small collection (only 7 pieces), but very very shiny.
MotlapeleNext was Sophia Ali, who definitely rocked many of the upcoming trends, including bishop sleeves, sequins, ruffles, jeweled embellishments, split and racer backs, and bold prints.
Sophia AliSophia AliMy favorite designer of the evening and the one that got the most applause was Alek Risimnic Couture. Not exactly following current trends (though I do believe I saw another pair of johdpurs in his collection), I would call it a mix between steam punk and Victorian vampire goth. Men had top hats and canes (I totally want a top hat like MK Olsen now!), women had black lacy umbrellas. I was surprised everyone responded so well to the collection, maybe they just liked seeing something so different.
Alek Risimnic CoutureAlek Risimnic CoutureThe last designer to show was Corjor International. I wasn't too impressed with this designer, the collection had babydoll and trapeze shapes, and the skirts were long, making even the models look huge. There were a lot of neat embellishments though, from feathers to sequins. I also saw some more tie dye, so I'm super close to announcing it as a trend for Spring.
CorjorCorjorIn all DC Fashion Week was a great success and you definitely missed out if you didn't go to at least one of the shows! I loved how diverse the models were, some were tall and skinny and some were actually average (though all their faces were beautiful). No token ethnic models here either! But I was a little disappointed with some of the male models, one actually didn't have a chin! I can't wait until next season's and I'll be sure to let you know the minute it starts to get organized!

Photo Credit: Damion Miller