Fashion Houston 2013 – Night 2!

Last night I attended the second night of Fashion Houston 2013. This was my first year going to the biggest fashion week in Houston, and contrasting from other runway shows like NYFW, Paris Fashion Week, etc it’s runway selections available for purchase now. Floral prints, black & white, rib and mid drift dominated the stage this year. I was so impressed with the collection of designers that showcased at the event. I was so excited to see my old favorites Rebecca Taylor and Nicole Miller and wIth much anticipation I saw the stylings of new to me designers,Cut 25 and Bibhu Mohapatra. I was also fortunate enough to be in attendance for the only men’s line to strut the stage this week, Peter Millar.

First up was Indian-American designer, Bibhu Mohapatra. The designers ready to wear collection was said to be inspired by his long time friend and ballerina. He used many bold prints o a blank white canvas. He used hot orange, pale pink, sage, black and coral in asymmetrical pleated garments within his classic skater, shift and tulip shapes. His embellished garments adorned 3D daisies a top nude canvas. Vast and beautiful.

Bibhu Mohapatra

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Next debuted the only men’s line of Fashion Houston. Peter Millar by Chris Knott is a casual sports, tailored dress, and golf attire. Peter Millar represents a lifestyle brand to make every moment an occasion. This modern brand keeps men stylish while comfortable in the office as well as on the golf course.

Peter Millar

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My long time favorite, Rebecca Taylor, hit the runway after the men’s line. Jadapa and my adorable nephew, Jadan, got to personally talk with the New Zealand born designer back in October at Saks 5th Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. She told Jadapa how being a mother is extremely tiring but extremely rewarding. Funny, Jadapa and Rebecca swapped “mommy” stories (her son is the same age as Jadapa’s) instead of fashion secrets! My nephew loved her, he skipped around the clothing racks and asked about her for the rest of the day. Too sweet!

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor, belt: Michael Kors, shoes: Aldo. On Jadapa- top: H&M, skirt: Forever 21, shoes: Jessica Simpson

On A Fashion Fiend- dress: Rebecca Taylor

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

dress- Rebecca Taylor spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Event Saks 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ October 2013

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Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

Rebecca Taylor with my nephew, Jadan

The fresh and feminine style of Rebecca Taylor‘s RTW line sported lightly colored floral patterns and reigns the crop top style trend. Rebecca incorporated 90’s street style in to her fresh and modern apparel.Taylor hit another outstanding line with this  spring collection.

Rebecca Taylor

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Cut 25 by gorgeous designer, Yigal Arouel is cleverly named for his style and craftsmanship when making his designs. He is said to only make 25 items in a collection therefore constantly stating the phrase “cut 25”. Yigal is known world wide and is an award winning designer, is self taught and pays great attention to detail. His line is described as high fashion with day to day simplicity This was one of my favorite shows of the evening.

Cut 25

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The night rounded out with the newest collection by legendary designer, Nicole Miller. The iconic designer is been known for her shades of black and /or bold color choices. Miller focuses her collections on the cuts of fabric ensuring a formflattering fit. Her lines which contain lounge wear to gowns has been celebrated since the 80’s. Her stylings in this RTW collection included mix matched prints and patterns, distressed pants and textured floral embellishments that only managed to add to each piece, never overpowering it. Her rebellious looks for this line have the functionality to be worn to so many types of events and can be easily dressed up or down.

Nicole Miller

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I had a great time at Fashion Houston  2013 and can’t wait until next year! Thank you to On the Mark Communications, Houston Fashion BloggersShalanda Turner and the Fashion Houston team for this opportunity.

Photography: On the Mark COmmunitcations

Fashion Houston 2013 Press Release

FASHION HOUSTON 2013 PRESS RELEASE

 FASHION HOUSTON 2013: International Designers Flock to 4th Annual Event
HOUSTON – Trendsetters and fashionistas take note: Fashion Houston 2013 is featuring some of the world’s most influential international designers as it roars into Houston’s Wortham Theater Center November 12-15, 2013. Aiming to secure the Bayou City’s position as a world-class destination for fashion, organizers have secured more than a dozen top name designers and emerging talents for the whirlwind week of fashion activities.
“After surprising and delighting audiences in Houston the last three years, we are absolutely thrilled to continue raising the bar with our stellar 2013 lineup,” said Jared Lang, founder, president, and CEO of Fashion Houston.
Nicole Miller, fresh off her recent visit to Houston supporting Dress for Success, will return to close Wednesday night’s shows. Miller, an iconic American designer with truly international reach received the FGI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, boastin more than 30 years in the fashion industry. During her tenur Miller’s fashion empire has stretched from her first boutique on Madison Avenue to JCPenny’s with her line Nicole by Nicole Miller to her most recent boutique opening in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Notable celebrity clients include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Joss Stone, Jordin Sparks, and Felicity Huffman.
Direct from the runways around the world, the collection of Nashville native Johnny Talbot and Mainz, Germany native Adrian Runhofwill highlight Fashion Houston 2012. Talbot Runhof’s popular collection for Spring 2014, featuring women’s resort and sportswear in bright hues and whimsical patterns, will close the first night of Fashion Houston on Nov. 12.
Bibhu Mohapatra and Catherine Deane will showcase their latest collection on the runway. Mohapatra is known for designing elegant and vibrant couture cocktail dresses, evening gowns and furs, deriving inspiration from the sumptuous fabrics and intricate designs of his native India.
 
Deane is a rising star in evening gown and bridal couture. Her designs can be seen on red carpets the world over, and she’s widely known as a go-to designer for celebrities, including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Pippa Middleton. Deane’s bridal collection is quickly gaining momentum with the opening of her London boutique, and introduction of a best-selling collection for BHLDN.

Continuing the trend of designers new to Fashion Houston are Marios Schwab, who burst on the scene with his London-based label in 2005, with designs reflecting influence from everything from tattoos to mythical symbols; Yigal Arwouel will show both his ready to wear line, Cut 25, a contemporary concept combining fashion with simplicity, sensibility, individuality and creativity, as well as his couture collection; Zachary Prell, the Wall Street investment banker turned menswear designer; Rebecca Taylor, best known for unconventional color combinations and prints married with flattering cuts and unique embellishments; Sophie Theallet, whose decidedly French couture collections have received critical and media acclaim; Chris Knott for Peter Millar, a distinctive menswear collection evocative of classic American style; and emerging designer and Houston native Amir Taghi.
Returning to Fashion Houston this year are local designers David Peck and Chloe Dao. Peck has worked for renowned fashion houses such as Paco Rabanne, Junichi Hakamaki, and Robert Normand in Paris before moving back to Houston to start his collection, CrOp; Dao is the Project Runway Season 2 Champion, who recently rebranded her lot 8 store name with Dao Chloe Dao, the label sewn into all of her designs.Tickets for Fashion Houston 2013, $24-$274. VIP ticket upgrades are also available. Visit FashionHouston.net to purchase tickets and for more information.

ABOUT FASHION HOUSTON
Fashion Houston is the premier fashion event in Texas that combines international style with Texas hospitality.  Started in 2010 by philanthropist and visionary Jared Lang, Fashion Houston has been embraced by the fashion loving community of Houston as well as the international fashion community. With partners such as Audi and the Houston Audi DealersNeiman Marcus, and Hotel ZaZa Houston, the fourth annual event will thrill thousands with sparkling runway shows and out of this world parties. Fashion Houston takes place Nov. 12-15 at the Wortham Theater Center, located at 500 Texas Avenue in Downtown Houston. For more information on designers, to see the lineup, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.FashionHouston.net.
Press Release written by On the Mark Communications
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