Fashion Houston 5 is the very first runway show I’ve ever attended! It was exciting, fun, and fabulous. And yes, it has been some time since the show, but school is quite a distraction so yeah, this post is a bit old. However, better late than never! And yes yes, I’ll try to be better at keeping up with my posts.
There was a red carpet with super fancy cars on each side along withtons of bloggers and photographers. When I walked down the red carpet beside my mum with Ariana Grande’s “Break Free” in the background, I felt both out of place and fancy all at the same time. My mum and I even unknowingly got ourselves featured in the Houston Chronicle!
There were even a few bloggers who took photographs of my fabulous shoes! I was both confuzzled and flattered. We then went inside to see the show, but it was delayed an hour and a half because a lot of people
were stuck in traffic. Originally my mum and I were to stand and watch the show from the back, which made the show’s delay even more agonizing. But when we were a couple of minutes into the show there was still a
lot of vacant seats, so one of the workers at the runway brought my mum and I to the sixth row! We were
incredibly lucky and were actually able to see the collections!
The show kicked off with mini collections from upcoming designers currently enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston. One I enjoyed thoroughly was the kick-ass nature of INCLÁN. The first model strutted down the runway with an awesome dance track in the background. Her ponytail was bouncing and her make-up was nicely done. She was absolutely fierce! The show at first started off quite dull, not because the preceding collections were bad but they were not very fun or upbeat. When the INCLÁN collection walked down the runway though, it gave the show a shake and rejuvenated the crowd after the show’s long delay.
Naeem Khan, in my opinion, stole the show. He created amazing pieces that took people’s breaths away and was rightfully awarded a standing ovation.
My absolute favorite piece of the ENTIRE runway show was Naeem Khan’s emerald green jumpsuit. It was sassy, unique, stunning and breathtaking! When she walked down the runway, the entire audience gasped and gave a round of applause. This piece was one of the highlights of the night. Khan was smart on his choice of styling, accompanying the jumpsuit with simple neutral shoes and a long golden necklace. The necklace was perfectly placed onto the v-neck of the jumpsuit, allowing the necklace itself to have its moment in the sun without interfering with the jumpsuit’s glam.
Overall, despite the fact that it was a school night, that there was an hour and a half delay so I was both
exhausted and starved and freakin’ cold, it was actually quite fun. I can’t wait to attend another runway show. But this time, I’ll bring flats.