The Pin Show 2013 Rocks West Dallas

   

 

The Pin Show has and probably always will be my favorite Dallas fashion event. And I don’t say that lightly. Last Saturday, February 23rd, marked its fifth year, and the team responsible for putting together this badass production (pictured below) pulled out all the stops. The Pin Show 2013 was original, energizing, and completely unique.

 

Pin Show directors Bryan Embry, Julie McCullough, and Mike Thompson

 

Hundreds showed up to the Green Warehouse in West Dallas on Saturday night, including most of our local fashion elite. The industrial setting was quite different from the fancy hotels and cramped art galleries where such shows are typically held – and it seemed to give everyone quite a thrill.

 

 

 

 

Two full-size fire engines were converted into bars, with shirtless fireman pouring the drinks. Guests also had a chance to buy pieces from participating designers, with a mini-marketplace set up around the perimeter of the space.

 

Looks like Lisa Petty is taking home a new d.p.c. by Dora Yim necklace!

 

The team from Tangerine AVEDA Salon created some super cool looks.

 

 Francesca Viamonte and Jerry Matthews of Nine Muses (with model, center)

 
Come showtime, a whopping 20 local designers were included in an hour-long runway presentation. Ready-to-wear clothing for women and men, jewelry, hats, bridal, and swimwear were all represented. The Danny Church Band supplied live tunes for the entire show, and definitely had everyone chair dancing. Behold, my full recap:

 

 

RaggDahl (left); Yomono (top); CarmenIris (bottom)

 

Melancholic Design

 

Hueso Outlaw (right); Smith & Brandon (top and bottom)

 

Nine Muses

 

Charmaine Marshall

 

Kickie Boldness

 

Milli Starr (right); SixChel (top); Mario Alberto (bottom)

 

Dija Swimwear

 

Ladaska Mechelle

 

Ann Hoang by Ann Hoang

 

Tracy Popken

 

  Rochelle Rodriguez

 

 

 

All photos, credit Heather Lettieri for DFW Style Daily