Inez Galvez: Collection at the AAU Grad Fashion Show
I played hooky this afternoon to check out the Academy Graduation Fashion Show with my mom and sister. I cannot put into words how proud I am of my best friend Inez, whose collection had the honor of opening the show. She’s been working non-stop for about a year now, and it came out utterly amazing! The show is very competitive, and quite the honor at our school (Project Runway style cuts occupy the last few weeks, and big names turn their eyes to the showcased new talent). You might recall my posts about the beginning process (here and here)–how fun it has been to watch this grow! Inspired mainly by Polynesian tribal tattoos and the ocean, the final collection evolved into a set of all-black neoprene and lambskin garments, with a masterful attention to line and the contour of form. Inez had the opportunity to work with a jewelry designer, Rachele Barretto from our Fine Arts Sculpture department, pairing gorgeous accessories with the clothes. 15 other students showed collections in the tent downtown, and I have to say that the attention to detail and creativity of each one was astounding. It is easy to see why our school shows at New York Fashion Week, and why the program is not for the faint of heart. Congratulations to all the Fashion School grads!
I’m gonna need that second dress with the cutout, and the blue armbands stat.
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