01 Oct The 2012 All Access Fashion VIP Runway Show
by ATFDC Contributor Emily Cirillo
Bright lights? Check. Glossy Runway? Check. Fashionably Dressed Washingtonians? Check! On Friday September 28th, Tysons Galleria’s fourth annual All Access Fashion VIP Fall/Winter 2012 Collection was presented by Intermix, a multi-designer retail store opening its newest store in the DC area at Tysons Galleria in October. It was glitzy, glossy, and for a brief second I forgot I was in DC. The scene, setup and fashion could have been any major fashion city around the world.
The event, hosted by Eric Daman, Emmy Award winning Costume Designer for Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries, featured designers such as Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Mulbery, Fendi, Jimmy Choo and Hervé Léger.
A total of 30 looks were shown on the runway and all the outfits were remarkable and unique. Out of all the looks shown on the runway, my personal favorites were A.L.C.’s calf-hair leopard jacket, Stella McCartney’s black and white flair dress, and of course Hervé Léger’s purple dress. You can never go wrong with Hervé Léger.
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As a Fashiontonian this event was amazing! Seeing so many people excited about it and dressed up in the latest trends only gave me hope for DC’s future in fashion. The District loves fashion and the fashion world is beginning to realize that. If events like All Access Fashion expand over the next few years, DC will be moving up the fashion totem pole in no time.
The charity beneficiary of this year’s All Access Fashion is the Make a Wish Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter.
The charity grants wishes to children fighting life-threatening illnesses. After the runway show, a silent auction was held. More than 30 items were up and all the proceeds will go to the charity.
photos courtesy of Naiffer Romero Photography and Vithaya Phongsavan