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Pin Show promotes emerging design talent with epic fashion party

Pin Show promotes emerging design talent with epic fashion party

The Pin Show
The Pin Show, February 22 at the Goodyear Plant, showcases local design talent. Photo by Sterling T Steves
The Pin Show in Dallas
Twenty-four designers are participating in this year's Pin Show. Photo by Wade Livingston
The Pin Show in Dallas
Designers show six looks each. Photo by Wade Livingston
The Pin Show in Dallas
Models applied to be a part of the Pin Show. Photo by Wade Livingston
The Pin Show in Dallas
The Pin Show team hopes to help emerging designers take their lines to the next level. Photo by Wade Livingston
The Pin Show
The Pin Show in Dallas
The Pin Show in Dallas
The Pin Show in Dallas
The Pin Show in Dallas

Those who favor fashion, supporting local talent and generally having a good time would do well to mark their calendars for February 22, when the Pin Show descends on the Goodyear Plant in the Dallas Design District.

The brainchild of Julie McCullough, owner of Make Shop & Studio in Bishop Arts, the Pin Show celebrates up-and-coming local fashion designers with one kickass party.

McCullough says she got the idea from designers who came in to her studio to create their handmade products. They told her there wasn’t a high-quality platform in Dallas to share their clothing. This was back in 2007, and since then the event has grown into one of the biggest and best showcases of Dallas fashion talent.

“The Pin Show is unique in that it is not just a fashion show,” McCullough says. “It is a three-ring circus featuring entertainment, five of our favorite bartenders slinging drinks, the best of the industry backstage and the most talented independent designers on the runway.”

This year, each of the 24 designers — 16 new and eight veterans — showcase six looks to the runway tunes of DJ Hammertimez. The goal is to get these hard-working designers the exposure they need to take their lines to the next level. Among those participating are Becky Hollands, Little Day Dresses, Melancholic Design, Coco Franco, Cykochik, Hardly Alice, Rochelle Rodriguez, LHP and many more.

McCullough and team are also excited for new features this year, including the first-ever intermission to allow for a performance from Bethan. Attendees can also get hair and makeup tips in the Stila and John-Philippe Salon lounges. And because this is a party, after all, expect drinks from Ten Bells Tavern, The Local Oak and The Foundry.

“This event offers independent designers a platform to present their latest designs to a large audience, an audience filled with all kinds of folks,” McCullough says. “It brings the industry together for a night where we all work as a team to put on this show, supporting the designers.”

Did we mention tickets for the show start at just 20 bucks? A good time never came so cheap.