Everyone was amazed with the wondrous production of PARKshow. “It’s the best organization in the world hands down. I will always say good things about PARK,” says Marsina King, designer of MaNoKin Design. “Their reach and insight in success makes it so easy for designers to get their work out there, and for PARK to be a non-profit organization that can put on a show of this caliber is unbelievable.”
First year designer to showcase in PARKshow, Anya Dionne of Dionne Dionne, was very happy to be able to watch the show. “It’s unusual to be in the crowd. PARK really takes care of everything.” Ashley Quan of Apiana Que agrees, “PARK is about helping designers and artists. I feel very supported by them. Their shows are always so professional.”
THE DESIGNERS & EDITOR PICKS
Ekumenik embraces the Fall/Winter Season with loose fits and warm knits. The big bold stripes in darker, yet vibrant shades are eye-catching.
LIGHT + SOUL APPAREL
The boldly colored tribal prints of the poaches were dazzling and matched the design of these comfortable bottoms.
HOAKAN + HELGA
Worldly styles and textures emanated from this collection. The soft leathers of the handbags showcased the best of vintage fashion.
MaNoKin displays the best of feminine beauty with deliberate cuts to peek-a-boo skin. The earthy, neutral tones wrapped the models spectacularly.
The contrasting colors and fabrics make the Kara collection stand out. I fell in love with the asymmetrical cuts and fabric fusions.
Sheerness was the theme of Chanel Traub Fall/Winter Collection, creating stylized fashion creations.
Apiana Que defies the conventions of Fall/Winter collections and brightens the runway with shocking colours and vivid patterns. This collection was inspired by the colors of the Madagascar chameleons.
Matched with comfortable knits and the cutest heart detail, stripes make a striking appearance on the runway with Dionne Dionne. Her elegant wedding dress also captured wed gasps from the crowd.
This collection beautifully reflected worldly styles through interesting cuts and accents. King’s runway felt like a trendy, high class presentation of “It’s a Small World”, the beloved Disney attraction.
Bano eeMee showcased a shopaholic’s dream collection for Fall/Winter jackets. I am a huge fan of his jackets, the exquisite detailing in his collection, and the variety of colors available for each style.
The voluminous dresses of Emogene Couture captured my eyes instantly. Emogene demonstrates the flirty nature of women perfectly in this Fall/Winter collection.
RUBY WOO COUTURE
Elegant dresses from Ruby Woo graced the runway, sparkling as they floated across the floor. These spectacular outfits could easily be mistaken for celebrity red carpet gowns.
Elle Nguyen || Images Courtesy of AYuen.Photo