The Color Me Bad Fashion Show

The Color Me Bad Fashion Show is where cutting edge fashion and natural hair converge. Six designers, one stage… superb fashion  Hosted by Kimmie, backup dancer and choreographer for Beyonce, the event proved to be quite engaging.  Kimmie asked the audience, “Are you ready?”  The response?  “I was born ready!”  And ready they were.

Each designer, presented a collection with the use of color and pattern in mind. The transition from summer to fall was an undercurrent in each collection as well.  The show began with the beautiful colors and silhouettes of Avigbor Designs.  This collection included sheer designs as well as colorful, fun prints for young fashionistas.  The AfroCentric Network then graced the stage with African inspired designs with a twist.  The collection made it a point to transform traditional African prints into unique cuts.  Lolita Lonzo transformed couture silhouettes into wearable designs.  Van Miller presented a pink and black collection.  Scarves, drapery, and exaggerated necklines and shoulders adorned the collection.  Zeneaux, the only menswear designer of the evening, translated the animal print trend into a collection for men.  The show was rounded out by Rafael Cox, a contestant on Season 9 of Project Runway. Color blocking, form-fitting, figure flattering clothing, defined the Rafael Fall  line.  It featured many ready-to-wear designs that could be taken directly off the runway and incorporated into your closet.

The Taliah Waajid styling team topped off each outfit with a coiffe that served as the perfect complement.  A wide range of hairstyles were featured, including: braidouts, twistouts, braided updos, dreadlocks, and even a loc’d beard.  Although the same models were used for each collection, for each run the model’s hair was hair was adjusted to coordinate with the look going down the runway.  This is what set this show apart from any other runway show.  It truly emphasized how important it is for your hair to match your look and how a few hair pins or fluffing of the hair can transform it.  It is for this same reason that Black Hair Media does not only address hair.  Instead, we talk about everything hair, beauty, AND fashion.  Because you need all three to complete a look.

The Color Me Bad Fashion Show was truly an EVENT.  Excited to see what is in store for next year’s event.

Author: Latoya

Latoya is an academic advisor by day, natural hair enthusiast//writer by night, and wife and mom 24/7. Her last relaxer was in April 2010 and she big chopped in October 2010. Join her as she shares tips and techniques for your natural hair.

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