Syracuse Fashion Week expresses local creativity
Syracuse Fashion Week expresses local creativity. As people completed purchasing beverages and took their positions around the catwalk, electronic pop music started blasting. The DJ got the crowd going by announcing. The start of the runway show and the introduction of the first designer to reveal their work.
Syracuse Fashion Week kicked off. On Thursday with “Spring Fling” at the Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor, followed by “Local Love” at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Friday. The “Lux,” event was held in the Washington Place apartments in downtown Syracuse on Saturday.
Since the spring of 2014
Since the spring of 2014, Syracuse has sponsored a fashion week, but this was the first since the outbreak began. Due to the epidemic, Lisa Butler, the executive director of Syracuse Fashion Week. Choose three smaller events instead of the major gala events of prior years.
The themes for the events this year were “Spring Fling,” where designers showed off their latest warmer weather designs, “Local Love,” which focused strictly on highlighting local designers, and “Lux,” which focused on luxury design.
Local designers and shops:
Local designers and shops benefit from being highlighted since it helps them get their brand out there and allows audiences to see what they have to offer, according to Monica Villegas, owner of Floridella boutique. Villegas appeared in Syracuse Fashion Week for the fourth time this year. Two weeks after establishing her boutique, she had the chance to show off her stock.
“Lisa invited me … she knew about me recently opening, and she gave me the opportunity to just be part of it. And ever since, I’ve been growing because of that as well,” Villegas said.
Saturday’s closing show offered a variety of different kinds of designers as eight different brands showed off their luxury designs on the runway. Kathom Al Jiboury, a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Launched the exhibition with her gorgeous and sequined modest designs, a genre of fashion that is rarely historically. As much representation in the fashion industry.
Designer Ezmira Neshawait’s:
Designer Ezmira Neshawait’s debut show was this year, and her models wore matching “mother and me” outfits. With pin-up curls and huge, poofy skirts, Lucky Mae’s Closet gave 1950s rockabilly and vintage styles a modern spin. The upmarket men’s clothes of Projex 214, a downtown Syracuse store, were on exhibit.
The focus on sustainable fashion, whether through upcycled or repurposed apparel, was a recurring topic across many of the designs presented during the “Lux” event. The fashion department at Cazenovia College displayed two of its student collections.
“Look Again,” one of its brands, repurposes thrift-store apparel, and its creations are sold at the Key in Cazenovia. Elissa Martin of Altered Eco, a Cazenovia College alumna, capped the event with her vibrantly neon repurposed pieces suitable for a fun party. The fashion week events raise money and awareness for the Food Bank of Central New York, in addition to exhibiting the diversity of creativity in the Syracuse area. Butler came to this conclusion after watching the documentary “A Place at the Table,” which examines the topic of hunger in the United States.
“I just happened to view that documentary as I was planning Syracuse Fashion Week, and it brought to my notice food insecurity and hunger in America, and it stuck in my head: food and fashion are two things people need to survive.”
According to Butler:
Butler was inspired to the generous and give back to the community through Syracuse Fashion Week, and the documentary inspired her to select the Food Bank of Central New York as the event’s beneficiary. Although, the events have so far gathered enough funds to feed 40,000 individuals in central and northern New York.
“They are the working poor, they are the working people; they are the elderly, seniors, families, and children,” Butler remarked at the “Lux” event. According to Lynn Hy, the food bank’s chief development officer. The food bank serves 11 counties and has over 400 partners.
It would be impossible to keep the food bank going without the support. The donations from Syracuse Fashion Week, according to Hy. “Events like (Syracuse Fashion Week) help raise awareness and cash. That helps to keep our warehouse open, and trucks on the road. And food out to the people who need it,” Hy said. Every year, a growing number of people visit Syracuse Fashion Week, which is quickly establishing itself as a must-see event.