For most, attending a fashion show seems an unattainable wish or they think fashion shows are only for celebrities. Personally, I’ve never attended one but have watched them many times on television. So, when a friend brought to my attention a local fashion event, in celebration of Fashion Week, and suggested we make it a girls get together, I was in!
Our initial plan was to attend the Saturday fashion event to be held at a local art gallery but we changed our minds because of the controversy surrounding their new artist. This artist basically killed a helpless animal and called it “art”. Now, comes my personal view: As a community, we’ll crucify and ostracize murders and pedophiles for the rest of their lives (because they took a life or abused a helpless child) but someone kills a helpless animal, calls it “art”, and they are to be forgiven (because it was “so long ago” and he has “apologized numerous times”). Don’t think so. Not in my book. And I certainly don’t plan on letting him profit from his crime -on my dime. Period. Okay, I’ll get off my soap box.
The Rochester Fashion Week 2011 finale was held in a US Airport airplane hanger at the Greater Rochester International Airport with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) providing music and sharing the stage with the runway models.
With more than 600 people in attendance, the Runway at the Runway fashion show, began with the hangar’s door opening with the RPO’s new music director, Arild Remmereit followed by a dozen models exiting a small plane.
On the runway: The models, were styled by Scott Miller Salon; Outfits were showcased from area boutiques and designers that reflected current trends such as faux fur, headpieces and tall boots. Black was definitely the trend for fashions along with looks that whispered of the by-gone 1940s era (tipping the hat to the current “vintage” trend).
Some of the area’s boutiques and designers featured that caught my eye were, Eye Candy (no pun intended), B. Younique, Panache Boutique, Suzanne’s Distinctive Fashions (known for their evening wear), Red Barn Womens, 2 Chic Boutique, Solia, Mabel Mae Designs, SJ’s Designs and, Embrasse – Moi.
Near the end of the show, a pair of earrings one of the models was wearing caught my eye. I don’t don’t recall it being announced where you could get them but that is okay, because they will be the inspiration behind new handmade beaded earrings that will be coming soon to my online handmade designer boutique.
Closing the show was FuturPointe Dance Company in their interpretation of Occupy Wallstreet. Having never been to a fashion show before, I found attending the Rochester Fashion Week finale, with some great girlfriends, extremely fun! The atmosphere and show was very relaxed and fashionable!
All in all, a fabulous time spent with some fabulous friends!