Fashion Houston A Real Show Stopper!
Society with Ruchi
Fashion Houston Week 2011 came to an end last Thursday with a host of designers, socialites and loads of fashion. “Houston much needed this, as it has been a great place for fashion. Houstonians love fashion and know how to embrace it,” says style icon Becca Carson Thrash.
The four-day extravaganza featured internationally recognized designers as well as emerging and local talent. Fashion Houston was presented by AUDI, who are always redefining luxury and are synonymous with fashion and style, Neiman Marcus, SAKS Fifth Avenue, The Four Seasons and Laura Mercier.
Started in 2010 by Jared Lang, Fashion Houston has been embraced by the fashion loving community of Houston as well as the international fashion community. However personally, I was quite disappointed to see the non-existing desi presence. The event was a great platform for models, fashion designers to mix and mingle with other media associates, fashion designers and the movers and shakers of H Town.
The red carpet was spread at the entrance of the Wortham Center where guests got plenty of opportunity to flaunt their assets. I decided to opt for something ethnic and dressed in black and matte gold embroidered tunic with black tights by local designer Simran Rihal of ELAN Couture. My picks on the grand finale: Miriam Habib looked stunning in her rust dress by Tadashi Shoji. Rebecca Sperra played it safe in black but got away looking flawlessly sexy. Spotted in Robert Rodriguez dress was Fashion Houston director Cara Morales. Don Vaughn experimented with purple slacks. Absolutely love when fashion is a all about experimenting, playing around with colors and hairdo, basically thinking outside the box of the basic black dress. Baluska’s yellow dress with a bow headpiece was cute.
Melissa Chou aka ‘issa is a Houstonian who in her spare time runs a local fashion/personal style blog along with an online vintage boutique. She also recently started up a creative studio, specializing in photography, cinematography, and graphic design.
On the final night of Fashion Houston, I was able to see an eclectic crowd dressed to the nines. Ranging from Houston’s elite sitting in the front row. From wherever you were viewing the runway, the audience was in awe and soaking up the experience of being at the 2nd annual Fashion Houston event.
On the red carpet and in the tents, there was a mix of Couture, Vintage, and RTW, from conservative sheaths and suits, to sequins with sky high Louboutins and hot smoking jackets. Whoever said that Houston is not a fashion city should have seen the crowd that night. Which leads me to the runway shows that night featuring Cesar Galindo, Bibhu Mohapatra, and Robert Rodriguez. Galindo featured his All-Red collection, long red gowns going for a good cause. Though my favorite was a tie between both Mohapatra and Rodriguez’s lines. From Mohapatra’s stunning gowns to Rodriguez’s effortlessly cool flowy separates and dresses in a great cool pastel color scheme, both designers showed unique pieces that could work for most women.
View more photos from the event on Lights Camera Action’s facebook page here.
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