Thursday, April 7, 2011

GFW2011 - Pretty in Pink! (carpet)

Gainesville Fashion Week begins! FINALLY, we felt like this day would never come.
Wednesday's kick off event was a great start to what promises to be an amazing season; with some quirks, like our hot pink take on a red carpet to match this year's theme.

We filled the levels of Sharab Lounge with our team, sponsors, staff mates, interns, artists, models, photographers, videographers, papparazzi, guests, live artists and more!

Photo by Mario Cornejo Negron

Our exhibit was curated in a 360 degree unit. Guests were encourage to start left and make the full circle right around the room while being serenaded by John J Jordan.

Some highlights on the route included: noms noms - sushi du jour from Rolls N' Bowls, sweet treats from the Truffle Cake Co. and The Flying Biscuit Cafe and our LIVE art area happening outside.
Evan Poirier (seen above) and Hector Galvez wowed the crowd creating their pieces on the spot.

Photo by Melanie Ling
Photo by Melanie Ling

Some of the artwork seen on Wednesday night will be up for silent auction on Friday April 8th at Gala for the Arts - a black tie evening benefitting Rocket for the Arts.

Click here to learn more about this non-profit supporting quality youth art education in Alachua County or click here to buy tickets for this event.

We continue the week with our first round of runway events Thursday April 7th at Villa East - 301 North Main Street. Tonight's line up includes music from Klarc Shepard, a LIVE performance from Pop Glow and designs from:
  • 1oz
  • Mesh
  • Viscosity Vintage
  • Emerging Designers Showcase featuring: Francine Elizabeth, Nikera Clothing & Jafari | Jahaghi
  • Sui Generis
  • Zella Machado Swimwear

DOORS Open at 6p.m. SHOW starts 7p.m.


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