Natalia Villafana has become one of my new favorite designers since seeing her show on Saturday! She showed a very marketable and wearable collection with a serious chic personality. Her young-contemporary silhouette was highlighted with earthy influences like 3-dimensional flowers and leaves that gave her garments a little something extra. Structural and soft, it was a lovely spring collection.
So the madness of the weekend is over and I finally have a moment to sit down and share some of the amazing photos from Saturdays Fashion in Detroit 2012! Fashion in Detroit is an annual even that showcases Detroit’s fashion design scene. This years show was a combination of student work from local schools, collections by up and coming local designers, and collections from national retailers. While the national collections didn’t necessarily highlight local designs, all of the shows were styled locally and they did a fabulous job!
A quick disclaimer, there are a LOT of pics from the event so I will have to break up our photos several posts throughout the week. I’ll start with the student work today. The following work was done by students at the International Academy of Design and Technology Detroit. The second group of students known as Amantes de La Moda. These students range from 11-17 years old and created their collection using recycled and reclaimed materials. There work was ridiculously impressive, I loved it especially since I couldn’t make a scrunchie at that age!
Here are some looks from IADT Detroit
Student designer with her model rocking some colorful lashes!
The IADT student designers
Dana Keaton presenting JCC Project Runway Amantes de la Moda ~Student Show
Dana Keaton (2nd from the left) with her design students
It was an amazing show, way to go ladies! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!