Fashion has always been one of my biggest loves and inspiration so it makes me pretty happy that Savannah has such a great fashion scene, full of emerging designers. Last week was Savannah Fashion Week and I had the pleasure of attending two back to back fashion shows – and photographing the finale of the week – the Savannah Independent Designers (SID) fashion show at Dollhouse Productions. This was my first time at Dollhouse Productions and I was very impressed with the space – its beautiful and perfect for events. I’m hoping it will end up being open to weddings because its just gorgeous.
Many of the designers had merchandise for sale – Mangled Courtesan Tshirts…..I bought myself a copper bracelet from the amazing Meredith Anne Sutton!The first to show was Aureus by the super talented Troy Allen – ballet dancer and now fashion designer extraordinaire – and the most amazing thing is, he’s still in highschool!
Next up was aRe carnes – a collection of handbags by Risha Carnes who also owns Extant Fair in downtown Savannah. Her show was full of easy designs to wear and was a delight to watch.
Next was the amazing Brooke Atwood – she has gained recognition in several style magazines and her leather tops of are envied by many – she is one to watch!
In typical fashion, Mamie Ruth offered a colorful change of pace for the near all black fashion show. Her designs are full of color and playfulness – I loved the feather headdress!
And I obviously loved her sparkle and sequined fabrics!Ending the show was Mangled Courtesan by Savannah’s sweetheart, April Johnston. Her show was an in your face display of leathers, patents and vinyls sewn with the most amazing tailoring and trimmed in gorgeous beading by Leslie Miller. Some of my favorite pieces include her spiked A-line skirt – its got the greatest shape and bounce – and her peplum jacket with beaded sleaves. One day I’ll own a piece!
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Thank you Savannah for supporting local talent like this, you rock!