I had the chance to stop by the Detroit series of Walk Fashion Show this past weekend. Created in 2009, the Walk Fashion Show brand was founded by two Detroiters looking to contribute to their local fashion scene by creating a platform for designers, models, and creatives to display their work. Since then, the brand has expanded to more cities, such as New York and Atlanta, and now produces even bigger and more elaborate fashion-focused events.
Walk Fashion Show Detroit was no exception to this. Three showcases were held during the day-long event – a children’s fashion show; an emerging designer showcase; and the “Walk Fashion Show and Catwalk,” a.k.a the main event.
Below, are some of my favorite looks from the Walk Fashion Show Emerging Designers Showcase:
The Emerging Designer Showcase, which I attended, featured collections from: OOCHE WEAR, Chicago Playground, The Nya Noir Collection, DetroitSleeves, Kizzed Clothing, PNX by Diesel, Go by India Jacqueline, Profit Vogue Studio, Vintage Ties by Jaiden, The Showroom, LI Collection, and Bailee Dai Vintage.
Form-fitting, feminine silhouettes; shimmery and sheer fabric choices; and bold prints and colors were just some of the popular trends displayed on the runway. However, as great as some of the pieces were, my absolute favorite part of the show was the diversity demonstrated on the runway and energy from the crowd.
Walk isn’t your typical fashion show experience. Models of varying ethnicities, body types, and personalities took to the runway, and the crowd’s response was electric. Walk definitely promotes a sense of inclusivity, which some may argue is a quality that is much needed in today’s fashion industry.
For more information about Walk, and to find out when a Walk Fashion Show event may be in your town, visit www.walkfashionshow.com.