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FASHION X DALLAS

September 18, 2015 — by HuesOfMan0

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LifestyleMenswearPeoplePlaces

FASHION X DALLAS

September 18, 2015 — by HuesOfMan0

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

Boutiques line the hallways before the show at Fashion X Dallas.  These little pop up shops give merchants the chance to sell unique items from their collections.
Boutiques line the hallways before the show at Fashion X Dallas. These pop up shops give designers and merchants the chance to sell unique items from their collections.

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

Juun J x Rob Ryan collaboration sweater from SS15
Juun J x Rob Ryan collaboration sweater from SS15

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.

STYLE SPOTTING

Felix and Sloane Lenz
Felix and Sloane Lenz

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.

 

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KJ Moody at the Finale of FASHION X DALLAS

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.

Stylish squad hanging out at the Edo Popken pop-up boutique. #Dapper
Stylish squad hanging out at the Edo Popken pop-up boutique. #Dapper

The Designers 

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.

Mysterious by NPN's elephant look on the runway.
Mysterious by NPN’s elephant look on the runway.

For the first menswear look, we see a full suit ensemble with the geometric elephant print.

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A more street look with the printed shorts and jacket and t-shirt.  Perfect for a warm spring afternoon.
A more urban look with the printed shorts and jacket and t-shirt. Perfect for a warm spring afternoon.
Felix lenz modeling a linen suit by NPN
Felix Lenz modeling a linen suit by NPN

 

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.

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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:

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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.

Edo Popken

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.

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Smith II

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? 😉

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De’vaun Robinson

This up and coming designer is one to watch!

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FOREMOST

A classic American look for the men. Bravo!

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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!

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