Coming through drizzles and drips of rain, I arrived at Trinkle Hall at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg on the afternoon of Saturday, October 12. It's Virginia Fashion Week.
I am beginning to think I'm cursed. Something seems to go wrong with my camera each time that it's really important that nothing go wrong with it. I took pictures for two hours. At which point, the battery on my Canon Rebel died. I had no back-up plan as it was a brand new battery.
I came to see the Martyr Collection by Angie Bacskosky from Richmond, Virginia. I have known Angie for four years, since we both started working at Anthropologie. She possesses incredible talents and I was excited to see her newest venture in design. See tomorrow's post.
But enough whining, time to make lemonade out of lemons.
The following is a list of the collections I viewed sans camera:
Mikasa La'Charles: Metallics. Final black dress was knockout!
JB5: Swimwear by Iris and Juan from Puerto Rico. Quite a cheeky set!
Brehon Williams: 24 year old from Chesapeake, Va. The lines were clean, simple and elegant.
Gwendolyn Wilson: From Richmond, Va. and recently showed at NYFW Couture. Lots of sparkle.
Azi Blas: Shimmer, metallic, ruffles, satin, shearling and feathers.
Jennifer Carpenter: From Richmond, Va. Bright color blocking, hi-lo hemlines, cut outs.
Carlyle Williams: Men's and women's clothing. Hats, coats, jackets piped in contrasting color, scarves, pops of plaid.
Corrinne Monique: Asymmetry, jagged hemlines, lots of color, tropical influence.
Here are some of the photographs from the collections I viewed:
Lipstick and Stilettos
a blur and glimpse featuring brilliant colors and mind-bending lines...
the designer and her daughter
neon shades of purple with a hi-lo hemline
this skirt has swing
15 year old Allyson Ritchie!
clean lines and saucy hats were featured
movement and saturated colors
a twist on the traditional Indian tunic
sheerness and fluidity
a final swirl of purple
inspired by the colors, fabrics and styles of India
Kudos to all the models.
A special shout out to whomever made the decision to include the older African-American model. Walking with style and class, she owned the runway...