RVA Fashion Week in Photos
Gay RVA got a list minute invite to cover RVA Fashion week and we are glad we made it! Take a look below and let us know if you agree with our resident Fashionista Sarah Freiseis.
The seaming in this simple silhouette creates a streamlined look that attracts attention in yellow. The beauty of this sunny style is the ability to shift from day to-night – going casually clean or accessorizing for dressy at night. A colorful statement making necklace or bright bangles as shown here make playful additions.
This flirty frock is glam without being too showy. The modest neckline and short, but not too short, hemline adds sophistication that compliments the sparkle of the sizable frosted gold paillettes. A fab way to complete the look is by rocking a sleek updo and dramatic eyes like the model does.
A lady in red is hard to miss. A dare to wear attitude may be required to wear this statement making slender cut mini dress. The all-over sequins in ruby evoke a certain amount of sass, as does the flesh flashing plunge in the back. No need to over-do it with jewelry, best to keep the décolletage uncluttered with this number.
High-waisted hot pants are flaunt worthy, but only if you’ve got the bod to match. This model works the silver sequined short-shorts paired with a classic black halter that by the way does almost any body-type good. Be the retro inspired life of the party when the time is right.
This dress offers a solution on limitations for wearing white – it reads light and seasonal for spring, or worn with tights and a cardi goes winter bright. The colorful printed and embellished components are festive without posing as a distraction.
A man of many hats can appreciate this look. The white ribbed sweater’s piecing makes it work. The thicker gauged knit sleeves lend a more impressive texture, while smooth elbow patches create a collegiate interest, and in contrast the hood adds dimension creating an overall put together casualness.
This style straddles classic and urban dapper. The denim pairing suggests a more relaxed attitude than the business as usual plaid button down and sweater vest. The polka dot cravat in crimson brings extra flair to the somewhat typical attire.
This drama dress is draped in excess. The saving grace for this swathed in black creation is the overall styling. The long simple necklace + wrist cuff in gold and the swept back hair make room for the voluminous form.
Sticking to a single color might have brought this ensemble some Avant-garde credibility. The stark contrast between darks and lights doesn’t improve the randomly placed and ragged looking sashes, resulting in a disheveled appearance.
Casual fashion meets street wear with this two-tone splashed tunic over a black column skirt. The edgy elements including a squared-up sketchy graphic and sleeves featuring a leg-of-mutton throw back with cut-outs exposing the upper arms become funky fresh.
With a NYC fashion industry background Sarah has attended and participated in numerous fashion and lifestyle events including product launches, runway shows, collection debuts, art exhibitions, store openings, tradeshows, lectures, and roundtable discussions. Since returning to Richmond, VA, Sarah continues to regularly contribute articles, reviews, and commentaries to various online fashion and health & beauty publications in addition to seasonal New York Fashion Week coverage.
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