This was the first year they kicked off Queens Fashion Week. The underdogs came out to play. Who says Manhattan is the only borough that can have a fashion week?
Delali Osun, director and founder of QFW invested her own money to create something fresh and new to show off undiscovered talent. Mia Amber has been hosting the event. She's been doing a fantastic job and is very charming. She is a plus size model and has worked for many brands such as Abby Z, Lane Bryant, and Queen Latifah for Curvation.
Besides a few technical sound difficulties, Queens Fashion Week shows great potential. Sure it isn't Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, but if you are looking to support talented designers its definitely worth a visit. I am sure that with time this is the start of a fabulous new fashion week.
I'll be keeping you updated on the next 2 events. Here are some looks from the first night.
Do any of you remember Qristyl Frazier from Project Runway? It was pretty neat seeing her show her line.
While I was at this show I met an aspiring model named Chase that caught my eye. He has done some runway work before and is continuing to pursue his career in modeling. He was very well spoken, charming and funny. You can check out his Model Mayhem account here.
I attended two more shows from QFW. I took these pictures of some designs I thought were pretty cool. It was overall a nice experience. There is however a lot of room for improvement, but this is the first year of the event so you would have to take that into consideration. Big kudos to Delali Osun once again for putting this all together and Mia Amber for being such a delightful host.
One show I attended was dedicated to young designers ages 11-16 I believe. Here is one of the pieces I thought I would definitely rock.
That was designed by Leira Clark shes only 15! Isn't that amazing? I wish I was doing these sort of things when I was 15. She says to be inspired by the 80's for most of her line.
Here are some other fun looks from the last day I attended.