Monday, October 14, 2013

Art Meets Fashion — 2013

This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to Art Meets Fashion (AMF), one of the best fashion shows in Utah.

I went with illustrator Ashley Grace. Check her out!

AMF is part art show, part fashion show, and part charity benefit. Artists and designers worked around a theme, ephemera, and presented their work at the show. All proceeds from ticket sales went to the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, a non-profit that uses art to help Utahns understand the state’s cultural past and present.

The event took place over two days, and all the shows were in tents, just like New York Fashion Week. Here are just a few highlights from Saturday’s show...

First up, the Emerging Designer Show:

This show highlighted three up-and-coming designers in Utah. Watch out!

Rebecca Fenton created this futuristic-romantic collection.

This was one of my favorite looks of the night.

Lingerie can be risky business, but Ashley Huitzil’s collection was flawless.

Zoe Zoeberski designed this Americana, 1940’s skier inspired collection. Cozy and creative.

The Established Designer show was next:

Andrea Black, who designs under the name Emily Jane, designed this sharp collection.

Heggy Gonzalez is a hairstylist and make-up artist by trade, but she also designed this futuristic collection. (She designed the hair and make-up as well).

My favorite collection of the night was this sweet, summery collection by McKell Maddox, a former contestant on Project Runway, season 8.

This dress was a knock out!

Last but not least, the Avant Garde show:

Art Meets Fashion is a great opportunity for young designers to get their start. This year some incredibly talented students from the Fashion Institute at Salt Lake Community College, collaborated to design this masquerade-themed collection.

One word: DRAMA

Pretty Macabre is not your average designer. Andrea Hansen, the designer, can make a Halloween costume that will make you both frightening and gorgeous.

Although it wasn’t part of the show, this dress by Nephi Garcia looked amazing on Heidi Gress, the AMF’s creator.

AMF isn’t just fashion; The entertainment was amazing too:

If you are looking for fresh, new music, check out Joshua Strauther. This bluesy, jazzy band was in its element at AMF.

Although there were few fine artists, the artwork at AMF didn’t go unnoticed.

Sculpture by Eric Overton

Van Chu

And let’s be honest, it’s not a good show unless there is a party at the end of the night.

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