Fashion enthusiasts recently gathered at the revived Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum for the Pin Show, where nearly two dozen designers sent their creations down the catwalk during a high-energy production.
Co-founder Julie McCullough says that the Pin Show started in 2007 to "really create a movement here in Dallas for independent design." The goal was to get designers — some local, some not — in front of a bigger audience through the kind of large-scale production typically reserved for more high-end designers and their clientele.
This year, all 22 designers — whittled down from a pool of 55 applicants — were local. "That speaks volumes about where Dallas' independent fashion scene is right now," McCullough says.
Says designer Eric Renteria of Beaus & Ribbons, "This show to me is the most important because it's just about the designers."
To see more from this year's Pin Show, watch our exclusive video.