Richmond is still recovering from its second annual Fashion Week. Although only in its second year, Fashion Week brought people out by the masses to its events and to after-parties in local Richmond hot spots. Five venues became home to some of the most stylish pieces from local boutiques, designers, and national stores including the Southern Womens Show, CenterStage, Fabrik Carytown, the Hat Factory, and Crittenden Studio. The venues werent the only fresh ideas for fashion week: The shows featured local artist and production talent, including that of M.A.S.S. Fx and DJ Ghozt. Ghozt, who was the featured DJ at the Fabrik Carytown show on April 18th, said Fashion Week allowed me, as a DJ, to step outside the nightclub boundaries. These shows are fun, and they genuinely try to tell a story through the integration of music and fashion.
But what about the fashion? Fashion Week featured looks from Lexs of Carytown, Dillards, Eurotrash, Pink, United Colors of Benetton, First Republic, and Caché. Christina Bowmaster, Store Manager of Caché at Short Pump Town Center, states that Fashion is ever-changing and its rule book has been thrown out the window. Its all about what makes you feel feminine, edgy, whimsical and sexy. Caché provided looks for the shows at CenterStage and Crittenden Studio, showcasing everything from high-priced formal gowns to affordable sportswear.
Richmond Fashion Week, although young, is already a tenured and treasured part of the citys culture, forming a solid foundation on the talent and enthusiasm for fashion, music, and all things Richmond.