Eight handpicked designers showcased their runway talents at the historical
Gas Company Building downtown, in conjunction with fashion finalists from
the Florida Grapefruit 'sass in a Glass handbag design competition.
Highlights from the show included Shay Todd, popular
amongst celebrity youngsters for her offerings of modern minimalist
swimwear. The lineup featured a bold color palette, subtle metallics,
glamorous bandeau stripes and a luxurious horseshoe ring detail. Already a
Sportswear Illustrated favorite, it's no wonder these perfectly fitted
triangles are a must for California It Girls.
Oligo Tissew by Oliver Twist is the latest collection masterminded by Kristopher Enuke.
Renown as a denim sculptor and a huge commercial success back in his
BCBG days, Kristopher is now experimenting with yarns and abstracted
knitwear. His eccentric runway presentation of long dresses, poorboy
knit sweaters and gauzy tunics was rumored by insiders to have magically
the night before show, and once again evidenced Kristopher's
masterful surrealist eye.
Obedient Songs, a
menswear collaboration between designer Swaim Hutson and graphic artist
Christopher Ryan. Of note were the seersucker suits with graphic print
lining, super-slim stovepipe jeans, rockabilly suits, gold sneakers and
preppy-punk tee shirts with graffiti-stenciled graphics. The lineup paid
tribute to a youthful mÃ©lange of urban icons, including bike messengers,
trust-fund prepsters, rebel mods and motocross pinups.