November 15, 2015

Walk Fashion Show Detroit!

Last night I attended the Walk Fashion Show as a guest blogger! We chose to attend the Independent Designer Showcase, but the Children's Showcase from pictures looked adorable! Overall, my friends and I had a very entertaining experience! The event was held at the beautiful Garden Theater in Detroit. Vendor tables lined the entrance with sparkling jewelry and clothing by local designers, like Detroit is the New Black. At the entrance, a small red carpet was set up with sponsors listed in the background for a photo op. Inside was a bar and small cocktail area for guests to enjoy drinks and conversation. The runway ran right down the center, lined with chairs on both sides. Two large screens on each side of the stage provided a full view of the runway and the current designer name and collection for reference. The crowd was a very diverse group with people of all ages. Many friends, and proud family of the designers to show their support. My two friends and I were greeted by the producer of the show, Daishawn Franklin. We briefly made introductions, shot a few pictures, and he very kindly took us to our second row seats with the perfect view. Although the music wasn't entirely coordinated, models strutted to some of the most popular tracks. We were having a hard time keeping it classy and ignoring the urge to bust a move ;) Models were chosen from hundreds of local applicants, and ranged from first-timers, to those who know the business. Designers also ranged from international brands, to local start-ups. Designs were anything from gowns, to streetwear, to vintage. Some of the brands and designers included were Reginald Robinson Oche Wear, Chicago Playground, Nyan Nior Collection, Kizzed Clothing, PNX Diesel, GO India Jacqueline, Profit Vogue Studio, Vintage Ties Jaiden, Nama Melonson The Showroom, Dynamic Women, Bailee Dai Vintage, Detroit Sleeves, and Li Collections just to name a few ;) The spirit was high, and the clapping and cheering never ran out of steam. During intermission, we caught up with our friend Brooklyn, who displayed pieces for The Showroom collective of designers. I also noticed a few familiar faces from Fashion Speak, and caught up with them later on social media. Following the show, we spoke to the designer of Profit Vogue Studio, who graciously took our picture and invited us to his upcoming event. I enjoyed being inspired by fashion, meeting new faces, and connecting further with people who share my passion. It was encouraging to see fellow Detroit designers putting themselves out there, and all the support for this growing fashion community. I was very appreciative to Walk Fashion for having us there, and hope to see them continue many more shows in the future!

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