Fashion fans descended on the Goodyear Retread Plant Saturday night for the Pin Show, which showcased the talents of more than 20 emerging designers. Dressed-to-impress guests filled the warehouse-like space wearing clothes that rivaled those featured on the runway.
As founder Julie McCullough told us, the Pin Show is as much a party as it is a fashion show, and she delivered. Beer, wine and cocktails flowed freely and music filled the air while attendees crowded the catwalk to get a better look at the next wave of homegrown fashion talent.
Style scouts — including Jackson, Steve Kemble, Lisa Petty, LeeAnne Locken, Cynthia Smoot, Imran Sheikh and Amber LaFrance — were among those admiring the latest trends by these exciting designers, including Little Day Dresses, Melancholic Design, Coco Franco, Cykochik, Hardly Alice, Rochelle Rodriguez and many more. Each designer presented six looks, in categories ranging from menswear and womenswear to bridal, jewelry and handbags. Some were architectural, some were classic and some were downright daring.
"The highlight of the event was seeing the six looks from each designer and seeing their vision through these specific looks," said designer Becky Hollands. "It was a challenge when I hand-picked only six looks to represent my entire fall/winter 2014 'The Jet Setter' collection. I hope these looks conveyed versatility, as each piece in this collection is easy to wear and easy to incorporate into an existing wardrobe."
After the show, guests headed over to the official Pin Show after-party at Candleroom, hosted by Fluent, so attendees could honor the designers who put their hearts and souls into the runway show earlier in the evening.
"I love and adore the Dallas design community," Hollands said. "I feel the community is extremely nurturing, especially with designers, and it has welcomed me with open arms. There is so much mutual respect for all genres of design as well."
Those interested in shopping the looks from the Pin Show can do so February 24, 6-9 pm, at Trees in Deep Ellum. Admission is free.