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West Palm Beach, December 6, 2014 – Fashion Week Palm Beach Fashion Review Day 1
Black Friday weekend was all about fashion on the waterfront at the Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach as international fashion designers and South Florida fashion designers took to the runway in the largest fashion week in the state of Florida under 1 roof. The shows began at 2pm with art to wear fashion designer KRELwear from Miami. Her collection named “The Everglades” was edgy, sophisticated and sensible in design. This is no granny knitting! Sets also included matching knit masks and head pieces adding to the collection mystique.
Models were elegantly silhouetted by form fitting knits in contrasting and complementary stripes and shades of the evening Everglades. A Floridian femme fatale collection perfected in art-to-wear. Aidana Baldasssaree of Argentina featured her recycled art line of Trash Fashions. The line has been seen nationally and internationally in Buenos Aires Argentina, Beirut Lebanon, and France for Paris Fashion Week, New Zealand, Holland and now Fashion Week Palm Beach.
The show, sponsored by Fusion Fashion and Art, was in support of the Office of Sustainability Green Business Challenge in West Palm Beach. Matt Ferrer from the Office of Sustainability was on hand and took to the runway to speak a little about the program and its goals of helping businesses and the environment. The collection featured pieces for men and women made of 100% recycled materials such a rubber inter-tubes, melted and formed plastics, bottle caps and old projector film.
While the black pieces made of rubber were reminiscent of the Mel Gibson move Thunder Dome with Grace Jones other pieces such as a recycled sign made into a skirt floated with ease. Bottle caps made fun accents and melted plastic glittered in the runway spotlights. The Honor collection by Lordana was an incandescent ocean, vibrant with resort blue hues and accents for every woman. Easy to wear, mix and match with excellent quality of construction. Lordana designer Guerda Pierre is former sewing instructor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale who has had several students that have gone on to be selected to be on the TV program Project Runway.
Couture designer of the day was Doni Couture whose pieces showed innovative lines some with ties, form fitting wrap tops, wide leg pleated women’s slacks and fun in the sun dresses. Again, diversity of style was the name of the game offering women a collection that will see them through the week from day to night and into the weekend. Notable were the jewel greens and reds that popped while the silver and whites simmered in elegant ease. The last show of the evening featured swimwear by Taylor Adair Swim.
Fashion Week Palm Beach is Taylor’s debut as a fashion designer but she showed like a pro to a packed showroom that enthusiastically welcomed her to the world of fashion. The collection was composed of solids to mix and match with a few earth toned fine prints with a very poppy royal blue that was like a magnate to the eye. The flattering bikinis were inventive with hip connections and combinations. The lines created together the best of the new and the smartest of the not too old into a suit that is easy to wear with understated elegance.
A total of 6 shows took place on opening day for Fashion Week Palm Beach more than most fashion weeks but things were just getting started. There were 2 more days to go. Live music was performed by Sunghost during the break provided by Hard Rock Energy. All hair and makeup styles were done by Cosmix cosmetology school who keep the models looking great. The Cosmix team created the styles that will complement next year’s spring fashions perfectly with clever ponytails and updos with attitude perfect for the Palm Beaches lifestyle.