Fashion Houston gets schooled by Art Institute Students

AI De Martini Show (12)Now I do love education, but the truth of it is that there are very few choices for education where you come out knowing how to do exactly what it will take for you to start a career that will flourish.  Fashion is one of the things that you learn in school and actually can master your craft while you are in the process of learning.  Proof of this fact is evident in the outstanding showing from the Art Institute of Houston students at Fashion Houston.  From fun and sporty to chic and elegant these young designers definitely brought their A game and have me anxiously anticipating what they do next.

De MartiniAI De Martini Show (2)

Balancing the power of the clothes the woman is hard.  Yes beautiful clothes are a plus but if the clothes are wearing you and not vice versa then you have a problem.  The designer De Martini did a great job in creating balance with the pieces that allowed the woman to look comfortable and confident in a way that let her really shine on the runway.  AI De Martini Show (7)With her easy and fun pieces it highlighted that sexy is an attitude, not skintight clothing.  The finale was a great example of how excited in design can come with a bold color palette and silhouette accentuating shapes.

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228 by L. YatesAI 228 (5)

Just because its work does not it can’t be fashion fun.  228 by L. Yates added a little spice to work apparel in the selection of fabrics as well as pops of bold colors to some work power colors.  More fun was added in a great use of zippers.  Zippers are a great way to control the look and conservative nature of an outfit and the designs at 228 give a range of where you want to take the clothes to fit your personality and surroundings.AI 228 (1)AI 228 (2)AI 228 (3)AI 228 (4)AI 228 (6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclan AI Inclan (1)

As a great counter to 228’s playful addition to work wear, Inclan took on the challenge of making sportswear chic.  The fashions were fun of familiar sportswear features like hoods and bold, fun colors, but the feel of the line was elevated.  AI Inclan (3) AI Inclan (2)By focusing on a streamlined cut and great pops of fun like colors and accessories the line proved you can indeed have your cake in style and eat it too.AI Inclan (7) AI Inclan (2) AI Inclan (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAL AI DAL

Relaxed fit does not have to just mean running errands and DAL proved that a clothes that relaxed do not have to mean sloppy.  The line was a great play on not just the color white but of textures that produce a flowing softness in the line.  Inside this softness there was a fair amount of balance of strength and boldness that speaks to today’s woman on the go. AI DAL (6) AI DAL (5) AI DAL (2)AI DAL (4) AI DAL (1) AI DAL (3)

 

 

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