Where Fame Meets Fashion – Irina Shabayeva

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My daughter is a theater art major at college. She has always had a passion (and talent) for theater and music. While she enjoyed acting in plays when she was younger, she has found her true passion is behind the scenes. You’ll find her stringing lights, working on makeup and wardrobe, and running the soundboard. It’s her hope to some day work on a larger production in New York City.

Where Fame Meets Fashion - Irina Shabayeva

Image credit: Joe Clarke Runwaynews.com

Where Fame Meets Fashion – Irina Shabayeva

While I know nothing about theater, I do know fashion and have always enjoyed the costumes the actors and actresses wear in theater productions. Theater and music can inspire not only how we feel and think but how we dress and how we create. Fashion lets us express ourselves and our individuality.  I recently learned of an art, music, and fashion exhibit called The New York Fame.

The New York Fame was co-founded in 2009 by sisters Melisa and Andrene Brown, and friend Nye Brown.  It was created as a fashion, art, and music exhibition that supports New York’s art, fashion, and music scene through a creative, urban platform. Twice a year, The New York Fame hosts Fame Rocks Fashion Week, to enhance awareness for emerging and premier designers, artists, and musicians.

Where Fame Meets Fashion - Irina Shabayeva

Image credit: Joe Clarke Runwaynews.com

On September 10, Fame Rocks Fashion Week featured Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva in its first Designer Reality Series. This season she showcased her spring/summer 2016 collection at SUSI ROXX restaurant in The Tuscany Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Her collection was inspired by Japan’s rich heritage and traditional eighteenth century Geisha style. It brought together highly colorful elements and bold textures with a classic, sleek, and clean tailoring.

I love the Japanese influence in the Irina Shabayeva collection and I loved several of her designs in Project Runway Season 6. Did you know she designed Selena Gomez’s butterfly dress for the 2011 People’s Choice Awards? I loved that dress.

Where Fame Meets Fashion - Irina Shabayeva

Image credit: Joe Clarke Runwaynews.com

Comments

  1. Sounds like it was a dramatic event. I’m trying to remember that Project Runway – my brain loses info as fast as it learns it these days. The back of the dress you have in your post is lovely. The hair is a little crazy….