Night two of Denver Fashion Weekend consisted of five different presentations from varying fashion designers and two presentations from local boutiques. Three of these presentations I absolutely loved, so we’ll get to that below. And then I’ll show you some photos of the others just for fun!
The first designer, Oscar Utierre really set the tone for an unbelievable evening. When his first model glided onto the runway, I was truly taken aback at the level of perfection that was displayed.
The first model wore a chic black headpiece that glimmered in the stage lights and it almost caused a silence over the whole room. It was like we all knew we were finally in the midst of talented designers who knew what they were doing. The next few models were sent down the runway and each look was getting better. There was one other girl wearing another headpiece and all the other models wore their hair slicked back from the front and with a messy texture through the length. I was so happy to see something I would see if I looked up images from New York Fashion Week. The slight wave combined with the wet product on each model’s locks was the perfect balance to the black, sheer and edgy clothing. It was everything modern, glam and rock and roll all in one completed look.
The next designer that I adored was Crystal Lee. I can’t speak about her presentation without mentioning how adorable her pastel, flirty line was. I seriously would have worn every single piece in her collection and I loved that she chose women of a normal size to show them off. And my favorite part of it all was how the hair was done. They chose to add a little bit of edge with small crimps on every piece of each model’s hair and then create a huge braid that flowed along the side of the head. I felt it complemented the very feminine quality of the clothes, but in a gentle way. And it seriously represented a realistic, wearable yet couture inspired look. I could see a lot of my clients wearing something similar.
The last one that I loved was Mondo Guerra’s show, of course. Surprisingly enough the first thing I actually took notice of when his first model came out was the hair color. And each model continued the same theme… muted, neutral color that still had a serious amount of depth. It was completely beautiful how they created those colors and how well they looked under the light. But besides the color, the next thing I noticed that truly set Mondo apart as the exceptional designer he is was the balance of the hair with the clothing. And I don’t a contrast in themes, either. I mean how he used his knowledge of proportion to literally balance the hair with the clothing to create really flattering shapes on each model. If one girl had a flowing skirt that took the shape of a triangle, her hair would match. It was a geometry wonderland that played on all of the most modern themes. From the muted haircolor to the structured, clean lines and interesting details, everything about the hair was fresh, inventive and unique.
Here are a few of the others that I wasn’t a huge fan of. Jiberish was a men’s clothing boutique who walked and I just couldn’t really even see the mens’ hair, so I truly don’t have much of an opinion. All I know is that from my seat I could see oil and blemishes, so makeup definitely wasn’t on point. And Steadbrook, another men’s boutique was similar to that, just kind of boring. I also wasn’t into another boutique, Tikwid. They basically just had their models walk out with undone hair and huge animal bones attached to their heads. I’m assuming they wanted this bone concept to be the main factor that people noticed, so they kept the hair low-key. But I just didn’t think any of it worked unfortunately. I also couldn’t make up my mind about another designer, who sent models out with hair curled, but in a different way for each girl. It was something that I could see some of my clients wearing. But I also felt like I was just watching a Forever 21 commercial with skinny girls in oversized tanks and daisy dukes with long, flowing hair. I didn’t hate it, but it certainly didn’t inspire me. And then there was Kotomi Yoshiba. I actually really appreciated the uniqueness of the brand with the mixed textures, almost costume like hair and makeup and the use of props. But my ultimate opinion was that the clothes didn’t really fit the models and the hair looked a bit unnecessarily sloppy, so I wasn’t too impressed. Check out their photos below here and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the big night 3 recap! Can’t wait to tell you all about my fave night of all of Denver Fashion Weekend!