November 20, 2015 by LaToya Chenelle
Fashion Week San Antonio 2015 experience was amazing! I have been attending for years and I can honestly say that this year I had s blast just observing. Seeing all the beautiful and fashionable people was refreshing. I did not attend every event because of my crazy work schedule but the ones I did attend were amazing.
FWSA is an unique and fun occasion for fashion lovers of San Antonio. The weeklong event inspired by New York fashion week started in 2009. Through the years the event has transformed into a beautiful, city backed, fashion lovers dream. I’m so happy that San Antonio is embracing fashion.
My Day 1
The first event I attended was the Moda Next show featuring some of San Antonio’s emerging designers Joey Ramirez, Valerie Perez, Blanquita Sullivan, Bruno Howarth ,Christian Alonzo and Tessa Guerra. I loved the concept of the show seeing the collections on display. The setup allowed for spectators to see the collections in detail, talk to designers and take photos with and of the collections and designers. Following the showcase I attended the XCI after party hosted by model Don Benjamin. The event was held at the beautiful Aztec theater which is the perfect location for a fashion event. I even got to try 50 cents Effen Vodka which was very smooth by the way.
My Day 2
I had the pleasure of attending friend and fellow designer, Samantha Plasencia’s show. She was a designer on Project Runway and made us all proud. According to Samantha she worked with 2 bolts of fabric and was inspired by streetwear. She kept a laid back approach that felt urban and cool. What’s next the Sam? “A break!” WHat i love most about her pieces is that I would wear the menswear pieces as well.
After another long day at work I rushed to catch the Reuben Reul show. Prior to attending the show i heard whispers of his collection that i did not want to miss. Boy were they right! I loved every piece that hit that runway. His pieces were lady like and full of life because of the silhouettes and use of textiles. Reuben said that he gets inspired by fabric that catches his eye and loves for a woman to not have to be exposed to fell and look pretty. I think that statement made me love him even more.
The Celestino show followed soon after with interesting peek-a-boo placements and use of fabric. The collection is definitely for the confident woman that wants to create a statement.
Fashion Week Sunday ended with a bang at the new super stylish rooftop bar, Paramour. The view is gorgeous and the crowd looked amazing. I enjoyed watching the bartenders make the designer drinks with passion and pride. I mingled with people from all types of backgrounds but who all love fashion in some way. I think the coolest part was hearing people share what they loved about the weeks events and what we all look forward to in the future of San Antonio: More!
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