"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Eugene Fashion Week
Friday night marked the first show of the first annual Eugene Fashion Week. In honor of Earth Day, all the designers featured in the show make eco-friendly apparel. There were some innovative designs, and there were some, well, interesting ones. All the designers are locals of Eugene, meaning they tend to lean toward those interesting hippie styles you see walking around downtown. There were way to many dreads, piercings, and tattoos for my liking, but it fit in perfectly with Eugene. My favorite designer was Mira Fannin of Sweet Skins, a clothing line sold in boutiques across the country and overseas. Her designs were creative and looked flattering on her models. And although she used inexpensive recycled materials, her designs looked expensive, whereas most of the other lines did not.
Tonight is the ready-to-wear show, I'll let you know how it goes!