A RECAP OF A NIGHT OF FASHION DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
A REVIEW OF THE DFW’S SHOWCASE OF FASHION
This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Fashion X Dallas event held at the Fashion Industry Gallery in the Dallas Arts District. Attendees from Texas and across the country arrived in the city in their best looks for the 3-night event that showcased alumni from Project Runway, local designers, and young emerging talent from across the United States. HoM was there for nights 2 and 3 to capture all the looks and trends from the forefront of fashion in Texas.
Night 2: DISCOVER
Discover was a night of major exposure for many young and independent designers. Those showcasing were: Spire the Label, Mysterious by NPN, Darlene Araiza, Caycee Black, Aftershock, This is Sloane, Chalina Couture, Ferrah, and Altana Danzhalova.
What I Wore
For the first night, I found an intricately patterned sweater from MatchesFashion from Korean designer Juun J. and his collaboration with author Rob Ryan. The sweater is made from a dark navy neoprene material with excerpts and imagery inspired from Ryan’s books. The rest of the ensemble included trousers from Zara and bluchers from PRADA.
Designer Sloane Lenz managed to draw all eyes to her at the pre-show with a disco-inspired outfit reminiscent of what we’ve seen lately at the Libertine and Jeremy Scott shows at NYFW. Seen here with her brother Felix Lenz, who also modeled several looks that night, they made for a fun and eye-catching duo.
Amongst the hundreds of blazers and coats that I saw at the pre-show, KJ Moody’s look took my vote for most creative and stylish men’s attendee. The ensemble features influences from Asian culture with KJ rocking a kimono coat and cuffed pants and sport shoes. The look is perfectly topped off with his iconic flower crown – something he is known for within the Texas fashion world.
Favorites: Local Houston designer Mysterious By NPN, and This is Sloane
Mysterious by NPN rocked the house with designs based around the native art of Vietnam with a collection titled “VOI”- meaning elephant in Vietnamese. Geometric elephant prints are used throughout the collection. The juxtaposition of this tribal, primitive print with NPN’s couture silhouettes and impeccable tailoring make for a fascinating, well-crafted collection.
For the first menswear look, we see a full suit ensemble with the geometric elephant print.
This is Sloane:
We last saw Sloane in April during Fashion X Austin, where she rocked the house with her young, high street women’s wear. This time around, she presented a more minimalist yet still fun men’s line. The fabrics were light and airy, oversized, and vibrantly eye catching. I was definitely feeling the men’s look since I am seeing this oversized, lounge-chic, feel for Spring 16.
NIGHT 3: FINALE
The final event highlighted local designers from the DFW area, along with capsule collections from Gossy Girls, Meg Morgan, Megan Surber and De’vaun Robinson. The collections were outstanding, and I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot more menswear than when we were at Fashion X Austin. Bravo to all who showcased!
What I Wore:
Blogger Valerie Puentes and I were in attendance for the finale of FX-Dallas. Seen here in her pale pink jumpsuit, and me wearing Givenchy SS15.
The Swiss designer showcased the latest from his collection with traditional menswear pieces ranging from sport jackets to full suits. A must for your sartorial man with an active lifestyle.
Smith 2’s collection caught our eye for its oversized look and small hints androgyny. The avante garde designer used a monochromatic theme throughout the show with patent leather accents to his pieces. Seen here is the all black ensemble with an oversized top and jacket. Shall we add some black Yeezy boosts to these? 😉
This up and coming designer is one to watch!
A classic American look for the men. Bravo!
In summation, this was such an amazing show with a lot of variety of looks and styles. Great job to all the designers, Matt Swinney, Erin Bradley, and the Fashion X team for putting this all together! See you all at the next event!