We were so excited to be part of the fashion media coverage at the Color Me Bad fashion show presented by the The World Natural Hair Show this past weekend! The show was hosted by Kimmie Gee, Beyonce's lead dancer and choreographer, had hair and styling provided by the talented Taliah Waajid styling team, and featured 6 amazing designers from the Atlanta area.
The show is called Color Me Bad for a reason. Each designer showcased his or her interpretation of color usage in their signature collection. It was aesthetically pleasing to see how each designer used color, texture, and style, taking the audience on a journey.
Avigbor Designs is a young designer whose collection was fun and flirty and was filled with bold colors such as red, blue,and the dominating color, purple. Sheer skirts and pants, belted accessories and quarter length sleeves made the collection cohesive.
|The amazing designer with America's Next Top Model cycle 14 contestant Alasia Ballard|
Afro Centric Network is a boutique, located in Atlanta's historic West End and carries a wide variety of African apparel and accessories as well as health and beauty products. Models strutted down the runway to the mellow beats of sultry African music.The collection consisted of floral prints, ruffles, metallic gold details, tie-dye and a lot of bold yellow.
Lolita Alonzo, located in Buckhead, has designed for many clients including,Tamar Braxton. Her collection was inspired by earth tones and a warrior princess. There were bold shapes, asymmetrical symmetry, exposed zipper detailing, and animal prints. The neutral colors, nude and black, made this collection flow together nicely.
House of Van Miller motto is "Never fit the dress to the body but train the body to fit the dress." They have graced many runways and have been seen in Social Diary Daily Magazine several times. Hot pink and black were throughout the whole collection. It was whimsical and elegant while playing with many textures and form. Pink lace suit anyone?
Zeneaux is a brand for men that is both trendy and eclectic. The collection was street style with an edge and consisted of black and white prints and textures with a hint of red. Mesh sleeves, leopard pants, and sequin shorts walked the runway. Zeneaux's use of texture and pattern gave his designs an added edge and appeal.
Rafael Cox is a native of Atlanta and from season 9 of the hit show, Project Runway. He had the audience laughing at his fun personality and his funny shout out to his sister who was sitting in the audience. His collection had bold lines, vibrant colors (pink, blue, yellow, and purple), geometric shapes and fitted silhouettes. Ruffles adorned the necklines and peplum rounded out the waist.
(All photos taken by Jontastic Marketing, courtesy of Swarthy Daisy)
Have a fashionable day!
XO Wil Harris