Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FFFWeek 2013: Indie Showcase (#SonsiFFFWeek)

One of my favorite events during Full Figured Fashion Week was the Indie Showcase. This runway show was held the Broad Street Ballroom, and was the perfect stage for independent designers from all over the world to showcase their amazing designs. There was designers from the US, Australia, Singapore, and the UK who all won over the crowd, and showed everyone that the plus size community has some very talented designers in its mix.

There were 14 indie designers in all, but some of my favorites included OnOz, whose collection was ladylike and refined. And Youtheary Khmer who pulled out all the stops and brought drama and glamour to the catwalk. ZMJ Denim was chic and casual, while Rue 114 brought the fun and sassiness to the table. (Rue 114 was also the recipient of the Designer of the Year Award, and by her tribal meets Betsey Johnson collection I can see why.)

I was also a fan of Sean Anthony Designs, whose collection was tailored perfection. Nakimuli's collection was urban tribal, and felt young and fresh - while Live Unlimited London's collection felt timeless and stylish, and happen to be one of my faves of the night!

Here are some highlights from each designer.

I also want to give Sonsi and quick shout out for dressing me for the event! I wore the Minerva Dress by IGIGI (c/o Sonsi) and Sasha Belt by Swak Designs. Other accessories were from Lane Bryant and Target.

 Photo courtesy: Sonsi by Emily Tharp

Be sure to check out my entire FFFWeek Wardrobe post, and read up on the rest of my FFFWeek experience here.

Which designer do you like best?


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