So today was Fashion Has No Borders. I have to say it didn't quite live up to my expectations. First of all, there were some pretty un-related booths. Like a fitness club, a chiropractor and some company that makes fancy maxi pads. I don't quite see the relationship there.
Secondly, there was a lot of hair booths (as well as the aforementioned random booths). While I understand that hair and makeup are important parts on the personal image industry, I definitely would have liked to see more actual clothes (jewellery was well-represented, but I think there are a lot more local jewellery designers than fashion designers).
Thirdly, who the heck doesn't let people take pictures at runway shows? I was standing at the side of the runway taking pictures of the runway show when some lady (dubbed the camera Nazi) came and said. "There are no cameras allowed. There was a sign at the front. We have choreographed photographers." To which I replied, "Sorry, I didn't see the sign." To which I should have replied, "Why not? I'm not interfering with anything. Plus I was planning on giving you free publicity on my blog."
On the bright side, I did get to see Jeanne Becker and got pictures of half a runway show. Here are the pictures I managed to capture of Beadeluxe Bijoux de Couture's collection entitled Amazon Queen (sorry to all the other exhibitors, blame the camera Nazi for the lack of coverage). The looks were very tribal and the designers quoted their inspiration as travel and diversity. The jewellery designs were very tribal influenced and were quite pretty statement necklaces. Sorry for the sub-par picture quality, I really need to invest in a SLR.
I was impressed with the diversity of the models. I know this was just a local fashion show and probably won't catch on in big fashion weeks, but I think it's a step in the right direction.
To cut down on the length of posts this week, all outfit posted will be on Chictopia.