The show was a straight success! What’s funny is that after all of my models finished walking down the runway, I walked out on stage and I was supposed to walk all the way down the runway but instead I only walked halfway out because I got nervous! This is something that my dad texted me about because he didnt get to get a picture of me lol. When the show was finished, I went out to meet my dad and his wife and they were so proud of me. I was so happy that I was able to share my moment with family. I was also able to see my friends that came to support! Honestly, moments like these are great but when you have people to share them with, that love to see you win, it makes it even sweeter!
So now its showtime! I am extremely nervous because we barely had time to rehearse or see the flow of the show. I watch from the backstage screen as Kevin, the show’s coordinator, starts the introduction. The show commences with an amazing dance performance which gets everyone, including the designers and models, pumped! We were all just having fun and the previous stress and anxiety melted away. When it was time for my set, I was just happy at that point. Fortunately, every model was dressed in time for my line-up and I was able to relax and get photos and video of the girls. That moment right before runway time is always the greatest, Its a time when I reflect on what it took to get to that point and see how my hard wok has payed off. I can’t wait to share the final photos from the show!
So, I was blessed with the opportunity to showcase my designs at the annual Diamante fashion show and I wanted to share my bts experience! The day started when me and another Howard designer arrived at Georgetown University at 11am. Along with us, we had our big suitcases filled with our garments and sewing machines – lets also note that Georgetown University campus is like a MAZE! When we were finally able to find the Auditorium, we were extremely excited! We unpacked our things, socialized with the other designers, and fitted our clothing on the models, and even sewed a few extra pieces during the 5 hour gap until the show!
So after all of the panic and desperation, my new fabric arrived! Tonight I will be getting started on creating new pieces for the show this weekend. I know I would like to create a few jackets and maybe some special joggers. I am still working out how I want to style the pieces for a complete look and mix up. I am excited to see how everything turns out!
So….I have another fashion show this weekend! I already have every piece in my collection made but (with my crazy creative brain and need for pushing myself) I want to create new designs. I feel that I want to spruce up my collection with some additional pieces and showcase those for this Georgetown show. I want my pieces to be more accessorized and styled for this show. BUT it is not up to me – it is up to the USPS delivery workers in delivering my fabric in time. I am hoping everything is delivered by Friday so I can get started working on the pieces, even I have to do it all in one day! Earlier this week someone asked me why I so I always wait to the last minute to order fabric? Well…the answer is that I am so indecisive! Please pray for me and my obsession with perfection!!
After waiting for over a week for the official photos from the show- they are finally here! I loved how they turned out and how each design came out exactly how I pictured it would. Check them out:
The HUHC Fashion Show was amazing! At first I was worried about my models not being able to walk in the order I selected or the clothing not being properly fitted before they walked out. Backstage was so hectic but I made sure I kept calm. It was astounding seeing my designs going down the runway and hearing roars from the crowd at each look. I also was able to successfully debut my website that night. After all the nerves, anxiety, and angst…everything went exactly how I dreamed!