Published on November 22nd, 2014 | by Andy0
Fashion Houston 2014 Finale
The energy was different Friday night. There was more of a younger audience with more anticipation for fashion than the previous nights. The amount of fun could not compare to last night’s collection of bedazzlement, haute men, and dreamy ballerinas – all on the runway!
Designer Rami Salamoun dazzled the crowd with his collection of haute couture gowns all draped in some shade of sequin. His combination of black sequins meticulously wrapped around the legs and the breasts of his black sheer gown was very romantic. Lace also played an intricate part in making the look lustful. One after another whether it was the slinky strapless sequined dress infused with sheer lining or the black and white long sleeved floral sequined thigh high gown, each look was impressive. Salamoun’s dresses are definitely New Year’s Eve Black Tie party appropriate.
For the past week, couturiers nailed the fall or spring/summer look for the women, but the biggest question was where were the male models and fashions for men. There were a number of fashionable men in the audience ready to collect new visions for their next season fashion boards. The murmur’s were silenced when Haitian born designer, Fabrice Tardieu presented an edgy but fierce collection for men.
Tardieu have worked with a number of male celebrities including Miami Heat basketball player, Dwayne Wade. His refreshing collection definitely reflected his personality and surroundings. Tardieu infiltrated the runway with a number of leather shirts and leather cargo shorts and an overall feel of his culture – beach, sand and water. A couple of tailored cream and printed short sets made an appearance on the runway, along with a set of subtle white or navy closely fitted suits. His hunter green and hot pink floral printed jacket paired with hunter green leather cargo shorts was a stunner.
Not only does Tardieu design clothes, but he also creates a signature shoe line for men with everything from high top tennis shoes to male sandals. Tardieu introduced his camo print high top tennis shoes and paired them with a black leather pull over sweater and leather warm up pants to create an uncanny sex appeal. Tardieu is absolutely one to watch in the male designing arena.
Houston designer, Amir Taghi, visualized reds and a few pastels for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection color. His structured crop tops accompanied with high waisted pants will give anyone who steps foot in the clothing a sophisticated and classic look that will look great for any occasion.
Ready to wear your hi-low skirts and dresses again? Well, give it to Valentina Kova, they are among classic pieces and are here to stay. No matter the season, silk, satin or cotton hi-low hemlines will always spell chic. Kova pieced a lilac body hugging hi-low skirt with a light pink camisole and a red leather motorcycle jacket together to exude edge and glamour.
Kova knows how to mix chic with comfort. The cute pair of black shades, billowing satin hi-low dress paired with unlaced tan school girl shoes screamed “I love to dress up, but I hate for my feet to hurt while doing so”. The comfort but sexy look is a great balance and is on trend.
To end such a festive event, hometown native, David Peck brought the Houston flavor to the runway. His threads were comfortable, warm and sexy, just like most of Houston’s days and nights. The mountains and desert feel to his collection added heat to his looks.
A simple fashion show was not what Peck was going for. He dawned us with a graceful intermission of dance from the Houston Ballet. Ballerinas flew from one end of the runway to the next. All while showing how simple but complex the woman can be. A dramatic entrance and exit of dancers opened up another side of Peck with luxe strapless and sequined gowns, hi-low hemlines and mermaid style gowns. Somethings we can look forward to wearing this winter and spring.
Fashion Houston 2014 represented the city well and was full of character and glamour, the way the city should always be remembered.