Saturday, May 7, 2011

Backstage at the OPEN SEASON fashion show

Its amazing how much work goes into getting ready for a runway show, and its all over in 5 minutes. Last night was the Portland Mercury's annual fashion show, called Open Season.

I am really happy with how everything turned out, and it was cool to see all of the designers I've shown with in the past, as well as meet some of the new designers, who showed some great stuff!

The morning of the show I finished my look for the Vitamin Water challenge, which basically involved designing a garment inspired by a flavor. Mine was rhythym, and I made a trapeze dress with layered yellow fringe on the bottom, inspired by 1920's jazz dresses, with a vibrate leopard print on top. Its a radically different dress than I've ever made before, but I'm happy with it - it's always good to challenge yourself! Here it is.

It was lovely to work with Coco from Coco Cardenas on the accessories for the show, and I wouldn't have been able to pull it all off without help from my best friend Clarity, and my other helping hands!

Also, my models were so great! They were all so sweet and easy to work with, and they looked great. I really lucked out.

Here are some photos from backstage at the show. I can't wait to see the official runway photos and I will post them as soon as I get them, video too! Being backstage during the show, I don't get to watch it at all until I see the video.

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