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My top picks for the night were Michael Drummond, Brooke Cromley of Gyspy Blaque and Jewelry Designer Ngan Vuong of eNVe Designs. Can we please have a standing ovation for these three fabulously talented designers !!!
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St Louis based designer Michael Drummond, is an alumnus of Project Runway's Season 8, and clearly an absolute darling of the KC Runway. We did manage to get chatty and put together a fun interview, which will be coming up in the next post. Coming back to his current collection. He was the finale designer of Thursday night, and boy oh boy, what a finale he put together. I love the lemons with which he started off his collection.How perfect was that for Spring Summer. So next when he brought in the monochromes, the crowd was clearly not complaining. The clean lines and classic silhouettes with a touch of surrealism were just beautiful.
|The man himself : Michael Drummond|
When the models walked out sporting exquisite handmade jewelry crafted by Designer Ngan Vuong of eNVe Designs, it was just breathtaking. There are statement necklaces and there are statement necklaces by ENVE Designs. Loved the play of colors and metals and textures . Every necklace not only had a unique front but had a different life altogether at the back. So you could take your pick from wearing them together or as individual pieces. And to think, that was just the tip of the ice berg, for there were earrings, cuffs and rings. Everyone in the audience was probably already making their Holiday list in mind, with surely an eNVe Design original featuring in it And this was designer Ngan Vyoung's debut show. I shouted myself hoarse cheering for her and shouting Bravo. Can't wait for next season.
|Designer Ngan Vuong of eNVe Designs|
The third designer who absolutely wowed me that night had to be Brooke Cromley of Gypsy Blaque. Leather, lace, silk and black like never before. She ended the first half of runways of Thursday, with a loud bang. Every piece was so beautifully crafted that people literally sat up on their seats.Personally I felt it was very Boudoir inspired, but then Fashion, like any other form of Art can be open to so many different interpretations.
|Designer Brooke Cromley of Gypsy Blaque with her models at the red carpet|
Retro was a recurrent theme across the days ,with many designers being inspired by the good old days. Redeux Kids clearly was one of them. Being a Mom, it was such a pleasure to see a Kidswear designer beginning the series of shows for the evening. I was clearly cheering for veery tiny models who graced the runway.
Omaha based designer Buff Reynolds wowed us with her intergalactic inspired collection. Loved the textured hair which paired so well with her outfits. Moody blues and greys along with gold foiled eyes and textured hair made a strong fashion statement. Images from NASA Goddard were printed on fabric, without infringing on copyright and then the fabric were crafted into the most dreamy of gowns. Evening wear with clearly an other worldly appeal.
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Black and pink were my signature colors on Thursday, so when designer Alexis Cook 's Spring Summer line had an overload of the same colors on the same night, it was almost a twinning moment. Well, almost, I said, didn't I !! Some might call her collection loud, but fashion has never really never impressed everyone.
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If I wanted to get married again, and wanted a White Wedding, I would reach out for designer Jill Patton of My Heirloom's finale piece. It was Blush and champagne and everything romantic. Her collection included beautiful bridal gowns and dresses for the bridal party. It was time travel yet again with her collection, this time it was 1940s Paris maybe. Classics never go out of style and she clearly proved that.
KingDom Culture Limited presented a collection which had many different ethnic influences from South East Asia to Africa. Designer Isabel Muziha, originally hails from Zimbabwe and is a self taught designer. She had a mix of models of different ages to showcase her colorful collection.
Last but not the least, Sargent, Nebraska based Designer Jessica Lynn 's collection was such a beautiful play of tulle, satin and lace and everything super girly. Loved the candy colors and whites.
And it was a wrap of another day of packed runway shows and socializing with the fashion fraternity of KC. Not to mention yet another opportunity of catching up with my dear friends maybe over a cocktail or two.
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