The Houston Trend Fashion Show – produced by The Media Block and Houston Trend Magazine – took place in The Media Block’s own location. From the very start, the whole event had a very fun “feel”. Everyone was very friendly and able to interact with each other before the show. From models and media, to guests and coordinators of the event.
The venue which is owned by twin sisters La’Monica and Veronica, was really well laid out. The different front offices or “blocks” were used in preparation for the show, such as lounge areas and change rooms. And the runway was set up in the “Studio Block”. The studio area was pretty big and arranged with very contrasty lighting, which I think went well with the style of the collections. The show was hosted by Richelle Gemini, and introduced it in style with a set of slam poetry.
The first collection presented was by Kito Flex, which defines itself as “Inspired By The Culture”. Kito Flex does a great job at staying true to its image. It has a very clear definition of its own street identity and incorporates playful and fun aspects such as baby bottles with the infamous “purple drink”.
The designs showcased by Epitome Beautique were stylish and chic sets, long dresses and jumpsuits. All featuring a cool and comfortable look for a spring/summer season.
The tsoL collection was a variety of bags, shoes and jackets. The bags featured artistic and semi-abstract designs, just like carrying a well-painted canvas as a bag. The shoes went for an “eco-friendly” style with intricate and colorful hand-stitched designs featuring recycled tires as the soles.
The closing set was Shalon’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The black and red color palette was used in clean and minimalist designs with a seductive look.