Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome To The Jungle

C: I must say, this Howard Homecoming week has been nothing less than fascinating. Wednesday night we hit up Fashion Show II at Cramton Auditorium. The time spent checking out the rest of the fashion forwards in the crowd before the whole spectacle began felt like a fashion show in itself. There is nothing I love more than seeing so many people with styles so distinct from each other. Personally, when it comes to cultivating my own style, there is no better inspiration.
“Empressions: Dreaming a New Dawn" consisted of seven interchanging scenes with a modern day twist on the tale The Emperor’s New Clothes. Scene one, An Intimate Dawn, featured models in jeweled bras, panties, and brightly colored pajama sets by Urban Intimates. The designs were perfectly sexy and the models had an air of confidence about them that aided in flawlessly kicking off the show.
The Suave Saharan scene really caught my attention. I’m currently in a tribal print stage of my closet life and designers Nichole Alabi and Man vs. Machine made sure there was plenty to go around. The line featured 80’s inspired blazers and satin jumper’s with African prints incorporated throughout. Simple, yet so fun at the same time!
One thing I will say the Howard Homecoming Fashion Shows always excel at is showcasing a wide range of body types when it comes to their models. The curvy women, I have to say, stole the show this year. This was ever apparent in the Gracious and Grand scene with bold designs by Queen Grace. I really would have liked to see colors other than the gray-scale on the ladies during this section, however, the superb tailoring made up for it in the end. Coupling the curvy divas in this scene were the immaculately clad male models in European-style suits. NINH clearly knew what they were doing by pairing slouchy beanies with semi-skinny jeans and tailored blazers, giving the models a futuristic look while still maintaining a that laid-back Euro air we all love.
The show ended seamlessly with A New Era, featuring designs by Dominique Auxilly. This was undoubtedly my favorite line of the night because of its versatility. I felt like this was a line made to celebrate womanhood. Complex frills, audacious patterns and light chiffon fabrics surpassed the idea of what an evening dress is supposed to be.
By the end of the night our fashion appetites were certainly satisfied. HU managed to deliver, once again.
Hope you enjoyed!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful glimpse into the world of Howard Fashion! The venue looks great and you girls look fabulous.


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