House of MODA Spring Fashion Show 2015

Sometimes looked down upon as being sub-par and predictable, student fashion often gets a bad wrap. However, there can be a sense of beauty in student fashion that you won’t find in the collections of seasoned designers.

Despite their possible lack of attention to technical details, their innocence helps them make risks that are surprising, fashion-forward and unconventional. Luckily, the later were extremely evident at House of MODA‘s 2015 Spring Fashion Show.

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House of MODA Spring Fashion Show 2015 took place on March 6 in Union Station’s Great Hall. The venue was breathtaking, and the perfect backdrop for the entertainment that progressed throughout the evening. After grabbing drinks and settling into seats, the show began with a dance performance to renditions of well-recognized pop songs, such as Sia’s Chandelier.

With so many fashion designers showcasing their work one after the other, you’d think there’d be some disconnect within the show, but this was hardly the case. While each designers pieces clearly held their own, they all blended together to create an overall interesting show.

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One of the more interesting trends to emerge during the House of MODA Spring 2015 fashion show was the use of darker colors, that would traditionally appear in FW collections, translated for spring. This included burnt orange, navy, and Pantone’s Color of The Year: Marsala.

To keep these colors fresh for warmer weather months, many of the designers utilized lighter fabrics and skin-baring silhouettes. While these techniques weren’t necessarily super original, they were definitely fitting for the occasion.

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house-of-moda I thestylenote.comRadiating spring vibes, pops of color and floral prints took to the runway later in the show. Whether it was a bright shoe, tutu or skirt, these pieces brought a punch to the runway.

Shiny silver septum rings were a staple to one designer’s set of looks, and managed to add a bit of an edge to the pieces. Other than that, styling and beauty was minimal and classic, which was both needed and appreciated considering how strong each outfit was on its own.

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Another way to spice up your spring wardrobe? According to House of MODA designers, unique details.

Many of the looks from the evening  contained interesting fabrication and embellishments. From fur print coats, sparkly gowns, plunging necklines, sheer cut outs and asymmetrical silhouettes, these details brought cohesion to the otherwise separate designer looks and interest to the runway.

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house-of-moda I thestylenote.comSeveral designers showcased menswear pieces in their collections. Interpreting looks that were both minimal and somewhat avant garde, these pieces were thought out and catered to a wide array of styles.

Menswear with velvet inserts and Egyptian inspired makeup is something we haven’t seen. Yet this fresh perspective is commendable whether it was well executed or not.

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The finale pieces were hands down the highlight of the entire show. Dramatic, regal and innovative in style, these pieces rightfully commanded attention.

The treatment to the last dress (pictured above) was certainly a standout, and as the train flowed down the runway and the show came to a close, we couldn’t help but appreciate the talent that each of these designer’s have. Where they’ll go next is hard to tell, but they’re off to a pretty damn good start.

 

Were you at the House of MODA Spring Fashion Show? If so, what was your favorite moment from the evening? 

Emma Klug started The Style Note in the fall of 2012. Her writing has been featured in DBusiness Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Nothing Major, The Working Wardrobe, Chicago Talks, Inexpensive Chic, and The Wayne State University student paper: The South End. When she’s not writing you can find her eating pizza, binge-watching Netflix and working her day job as a magazine editor.

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