Fall Fashion Weekend 2018

Featured Designers

 

Creation Lords

CreationLords Clothing Company was made June 5, 2015 by Jared Ulysses Evans. The brand name Creationlords means creative minds taking domain over their craft. This line was made to capture art thru clothing, opportunity, but if you observe the Fox closely it has a third eye. That eye is the visionary eye, that has the ability to create what doesn't exist. Whether it's from tattoo artist to poets, from barbers to designers. Creationlords looks to inspire the Lord inside of each creator. Check out more here: www.thecreationlords.com

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Noye

Reign With looks described as “vintage” and military”, this brand has a unique, African flavor. The models walked confidently in structured two-piece sets, pants with exaggerated hips, and bright yellows. The military inspiration was clear in the army green colors and black military berets, and one confident model saluting at the end of the runway. This brand did not come to play; they came to Reign. (Excerpt from River City Fashion Uprising)

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Abydis

"Sew much fabric, so little time." For more info on Abydis Clothing check out: www.etsy.com/shop/abydisclothing

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Andrew Wolfe

For more info on Andrew Wolfe check out: Andrew Wolfe

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Destiny Howard

Destiny Howard is a contemporary fashion company that focuses on conveying inspirational messages through each collection. We have stylish yet simple pieces for those INDIVIDUALS who want to stunt no matter what the occasion! In addition, it is very important to us that we tell a story and encourage others through our designs. Since our company focuses on the betterment of others, another one of our goals is to bless those in need. To shop, or place a custom order, you can visit Destinyhoward.com

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Able

ABLE is a contemporary womenswear brand that designs clothing that focuses on simple modern luxury. The meaning behind the brand’s name is that each letter in it is the initial for an independent, strong woman in head designer, Amanda Campbell’s life that has influenced and mentored her as a designer. ABLE also means having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something, to be successful at something. ABLE is a brand that designs for women who want to stand out. The clothing is designed to be daring and different while emphasizing and flattering the figure of real women, no matter her size or shape. As a designer Campbell wants her clothes to make women feel beautiful and confident. When designing Campbell often takes a dark concept or emotion and conveys it in graceful, sophisticated and elegant clothing. Campbell's love for fashion design began at a young age when her Grandmother taught her how to sew. She began taking sewing and fashion design classes at a fabric store in her hometown when she was in middle school. While in those classes, Campbell discovered the power of clothing and how creating something with her own hands and being able to wear it instilled a sense of confidence and empowerment she had never felt before. She continued to sew and design throughout high school before attending college. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in fashion design with a minor in media studies in May 2015. For more info: ablebyamandacampbell.com/

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Victim15

Victim15 by Shareef Mosby. For more info check out Victim15 on Instagram: _victim15

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India LaPosh

India graduated from E.C.Glass High school of Lynchburg Virginia. Weeks prior to graduating India then attended IADT- Of Tampa Florida which she then transferred to AIU- of Atlanta Georgia to finish pursuing her Fashion Design journey. With over 12 years experience in sewing India has been able to make this childhood fantasy into a successful full time career. Check out House of Laposh on Social Media: House of Laposh

www.indialaposh.com

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LoyWithLove

Loy Bogerabatyo is from Uganda and is the owner of LoyWithLove. The passion I have for this clothing line is the inspiration of why I decided to name it, LoyWithLove. Everything I make or design is truly made with love. Every design is well thought of and made to perfection. My goal for this line is to continue to spread African fashion with modern styles to all cultures and different people all over the world. Whether you are African or not African, have the confidence to rock any piece in this collection like it's your own.

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Blas Couture

Azi Blas is foremost a creative and passionate man. From fashion, art and design, now hair and wig designs including headdress. All this is not coincidental. His grandmother a humble seamstress and his grandfather a carpenter, is father a photo journalist; wonderful elements to a great start. A graduate of Parsons School Of Design, Azi also continued professional studies at the Fashion Institute Of Technology. Starting as a fashion producer at the age of fifteen, seamster, tailor, at the age of nineteen, later as a young man an accessories designer and fashion designer, Azi Blas uses all senses of art and design to produce one of a kind couture gowns, dresses, and separates.

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Iconic 7

Iconic7 was founded in 2014 and is the premier place for fashion! Iconic7 is built on simple principles -- Style, Quality and Class. Iconic7's belief is that every woman is her own icon and their apparel offers a medium for women to be bold, to be different and to be Iconic. Iconic7 is the place to let your inner Icon flourish!

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Vixxen

April "Redd" Ward is an independent fashion designer and fashion illustrator of women's clothing and accessories. Her work invokes a gambling style of assorted extremes mixing light colors with dark colors, hardware notions with florals and fabric, flirting leather with lace to create an unexpected product representative of a woman's strength and femininity. Her notable accomplishments include the Stuart Weitzman Shoe Exhibit and Fashion Show at the Taubman Museum, the cover of Colors Magazine and Roanoke Fashion Week. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano and is currently designing a future men's collection.

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707

707 Fine Clothing began its humble roots as a small family-owned company in 1978 when Chandru "Ben" Baxani settled in Richmond, Virginia with his family. Nestled in what was then the bustling retail destination of Richmond, he flourished at that time in the heart of downtown's city center. The retail climate of Downtown Richmond has since changed, and 707 is one of the few surviving remnants of downtown's once glorious past. Today 707 is still in operation with Ben's son Dayal Baxani and his wife Thao Tran-Baxani at the helm, while Ben can still be found in the store offering smiles and sharing stories with those clients that, over the years, have become lifelong friends. The mission at 707 is to foster lifelong relationships with the world through the art of fashion. They partner all of their clients with a fashion consultant that will work alongside them in order to put together a wardrobe that expresses their own unique style. Check them out here: 707

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