2nd Annual Queens Fashion Week tears up the runway again
by Holly Wilensky
Sep 23, 2010 | 21694 views | 0 0 comments | 1088 1088 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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This past week, Queens Fashion Week launched three days of fabulous, fashionable events. On Thursday QFW kicked into high gear with a ‘meet the designers' press event. All models and designers met with local press for interviews and a showcasing of ‘who’s who’ of the local design talent here in Queens. Founder of Queens Fashion Week Delali Haligah and model coordinator Soraya Williams were in charge, directing the crowd and giving everyone their chance to be in the spotlight. Showcased on both Friday and Saturday evenings were the elite fashion shows featuring all of the hottest trends, fabrics and colors for 2011.

This year at QFW a fresh women’s wear designer emerged from the United Kingdom to showcase her collection for the first time in the United States. Denise Mahmud of Moixa (pronounced moy-sha) Clothing featured her plus-size line of dresses for the modern career woman. All of the fabrics used in her collection are personally hand-woven and dyed by the designer herself. Her poise and confidence on the runway support the fresh, ever-changing charisma of her line. “Everything I make is art, wearable art,” said she. Surely in the future we will be seeing more of Mahmud and Moixa online and Stateside. Visit her website at www.moixaclothing.com.

Team Sebastian and Phillip Miller from Yardrock have collaborated to form a household name for everyone in your family. Starting with their signature hummingbird T-shirt, their brand has expanded from women’s to kids, creating a fresh, funky, comfortable look for a customer age of any age. The design duo's motto is “hot and trendy,” with a swimsuit line not for the faint of heart. Their pieces are constructed with creativity and no boundaries that push the style envelope over the edge. Find them around town in local shows in fairs displaying their designs and building their ever-growing following.

34-24-36 by Sarah Bacchus was an absolute showstopper, rolling out a dress line inspired by 'Old Hollywood.' The fabrics and dress bodies were oh-so-original and eye-catching as the models floated down the runway in flouncing skirts and feminine silhouettes. Bacchus creates her collection with the perfect fit in mind. Fabrics used are “season-less,” which helps her create a more functional and flexible wardrobe. It is the designer's personal philosophy that nothing makes a woman more beautiful than a perfect fit. Check out her online boutique at www.34-24-36.com, order the perfect fit and feel like a million bucks without spending a million.

Wilbur Pack Jr. of SK Wilbur wowed the crowds with his stunning ‘Superwoman’ dress and accessory collection, dominated by the animal print. His colors and dress bodies were so elegant and chic as his collection completely flowed from head to toe. He showcased his pieces altogether at once to give the audience a full view of the “miracle to the madness.” The colors paired with the prints, bags and hats gave new meaning to mixing and matching as each piece created a fresh, fashion-forward complete package. An impressive approach to the full-figured woman!

Haligah wished to extended a hearty thank you to the wonderful sponsors Sankofa Salon (www.sankofasalon.com) and Ferrero Rocher Chocolate for helping to make Queens Fashion Week such a success. Are you an emerging designer? Start planning early for next year’s events! Please visit www.queensfashionweek.com or find Queens Fashion Week on Facebook for more information.

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