The Art of Fashion Event further proved how saturated the fashion industry is becoming in Sacramento. Besides the fact that it was pouring rain that night, the turn out was great. Many people came out to network, mingle, and to check out new collections from three local designers Electrik Trice, Faatui Toele, and Samuel Parkinson.
Electrik Trice was the first designer, she presented her Romance in Paris Collection. Electrik is a fantastic designer and it is through this collection that you can really see how passionate she is about designing breath taking evening dresses for women of all sizes. Electrik's collection was full of romantic flower details and the colors red, black, and cream.
This beauty was my favorite! Can you see this dress going down the red carpet?
The detailing of this dress is what really makes this a show stopper
I was extremely happy to see a plus size model being apart of the fashion show. Kudos to Electrik for continuing to be a part of a movement.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Electrik and got some designer facts, what was her inspiration, and where she sees herself in the fashion industry.
ET: Some of my accomplishments as a designer was being in the finale showcase at Sacramento Fashion Week 2011 and most recently my Romance in Paris Collection was a huge success. It is by far my most favorite collection.
ET: What I love best about designing is seeing my vision come to life. When a garment is correctly executed and surpasses all your expectations it is the best gift a designer could ask for.
The next designer up was Samuel Parkinson with KingsTribe with his new Woodsy Scholar collection . "KingsTribe Clothing is a cultured collective contributing toward keeping culture alive and strong. Currently using fashion and design as a medium to communicate with those who share similarities and interests." KingsTribe is not a newbie when it comes to press Samuel Parkinson has been feature in SN&R, Bay Fashion Mag, 916 Maverick, and the Sacramento Press, and you can find this brands clothes in the downtown plaza at Zuhg Life Store.
The last designer of the evening was Faatui Toele with 2Wee (2 worlds evolving everywhere) presenting his ultra sexy collection Fall in Love, and indeed it is love at first sight. Faatui's models all worked the runway rockin fierce hairdo's and lots of attitude. The runway oozed sexiness with passionate colors of red, black and white, and lots of skin. I have to say that Faatui's Fall in Love Collection was very edgy, trendy, with a touch of couture to make it all truly unique and one of a kind.
All three of these designers come from The International Academy of Design and Technology, the same school that I attend today. Each one of these designers inspire me with their drive, their dedication, and for continuing to break down boundaries in the Sacramento fashion culture. They are what fuse this city to grow and to evolve to be better and to be the greatest. I can't wait to see what more these three have in story for Sacramento.
Please enjoy this video of live footage and photos of The Art of Fashion
Created by Rox Hart
All Photo and video credit goes to Rox Hart