Reporters and critics at glossy New York-based magazines call fashion month a “marathon,” as they travel from the city that never sleeps to London, Milan and Paris. The final day of Paris Fashion Week is Tuesday, March 5, and while a lot has been happening abroad, including the passing of the legendary Karl Lagerfeld and local nonprofit design house Magpies & Peacocks showing sustainable collections at London Fashion Week, various sales, the release of Fall 2019 collections and other fashion news is happening right here in Houston.
Here’s what you need to know:
- JOIE recently announced a student discount program. This comes just in time to hopefully **fingers crossed** bring out your spring/summer wardrobe that’s been hiding in the back of your closet(s) — Yes, we know a few of you have multiple closets. No judgment! We know Houstonians love to shop! So, here are the details: Bring in a valid student ID for 15% off at the River Oaks District boutique located at 4444 Westheimer Road, Suite F130.
Photos courtesy of JOIE
2. Imperial Vintage released a new collection featuring hoodies, denim long sleeve tees, pullovers, denim jackets and crew neck tees with prices ranging from $30 – $150. Titled Imperial Lab X Marlboro, they state they “are in no shape or form promoting the use of tobacco. Tobacco is dangerous and has statistically been proven to be harmful in many ways. We are acknowledging the similarities between Marlboro and Imperial. We are both dangers to society. One kills people by smoke. One kills people by influence. In other words, our influence is dangerous. There is no country for old men. We want all da smoke. Period.”
3. Project Runway winner Chloe Dao is ready for warm weather with her latest releases of spring dresses featuring a derby sundress, stripes and ruffles and purple or emerald party dresses. The latest arrivals aren’t online yet but we’re sure they will be very soon!
4. Women’s contemporary line, Hunter Bell NYC, has been photographing her Fall 2019 collection — per her Instagram — and, we can’t wait to see the full collection. Similar to Dao, these pieces aren’t listed online yet, but take a peek at Bell’s social media accounts for fall hues like mustard yellow and rusty oranges and reds paired with plaid and tweed overcoats.
5. Another local women’s brand has launched its Fall 2019 collection. Preview the entire collection from Inclan Studio online and call/email to preorder. One of their favorite pieces, The Cory, also happens to be a favorite of ours.
6. Luxury, Latin American style can be found without having to leave Houston. Located in River Oaks area, Cooperativa seeks to offer unique pieces that “honors the culture and history that defines them.” The showroom recently brought in three new designers, so while you may want to pack your bags for the white sandy beaches in Mexico or rain forests of South America, you don’t have to! Shop the best of Latin American brands, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, handwoven handbags and clothes.
7. Time Zone is hosting a fashion show this Sunday, March 3 from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Silo. This year’s event is titled “Larger Than Life.” Per the Eventbrite description, it’s a “neurotic fashion experience” that guests will be able to see “three newly-discovered fashion innovators from the Houston scene.” It also mentions it’s “shedding the traditional catwalk format and redefining the standards.”
Oh, and there’s a dress code: all black attire. The event description also mentions “the door and management reserve all rights to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code.”
8. The Fresh Off The Rail Streetwear Fashion Week Season 4 schedule is out now. Tickets are available for purchase online, at freshofftherail.com
Day 1 – March 6th @ ARKA ART
Stuck Up Girl, 7 p.m.
Havoc, 8 p.m.
Day 2 – March 7th @ City Hall
Negris Lebrum, 7:30 p.m.
March 8th @ ARKA ART
Blooming Burghal, 7 p.m.
Shisty, 8 p.m.
Day 4 – March 9th @ ARKA ART
Grind, 6:30 p.m.
Hayven, 7:30 p.m.
Caught In, 8:30 p.m.
Day 5 – March 10th @ Midtown Park
Dreauxlusional, 6 p.m.
Quad, 7 p.m.
Risk Is Key, 8 p.m.