Dallas’ premier independent fashion designer showcase, The Pin Show, brought 23 of DFW’s best and brightest to the Deep Ellum runway last Saturday, Feb. 20. This year’s event was, in our opinion, the best yet with electrifying musical performances by Zhora & Friends (an impressive line-up of local musicians including Ronnie Heart, Dezi 5, Sam Lao, Rat Rios and LEV) and show-stopping collections making it an all-around entertaining evening. Transforming The Bomb Factory‘s 51,000 square feet into a fashion paradise, the eighth installment of the annual event brought over 1,500 chic attendees through the door and over 100 looks down the runway. See below for a few of our favorites snapshots from the runway.
Yomono‘s stylish yet eco-conscious pieces strutted the runway first, each look based on designer Charlotte Elliott’s vintage meets modern trend aesthetic. Made entirely of “conscious” materials, including vintage stock, deadstock, organic and recycled fabrics, the line is vegan-owned and created for those who care about style, substance, and social consciousness.
Melancholic Design by Jesse Thaxton
Designer Jesse Thaxton of Melancholic Design presented a collection of beautifully fluid pieces with unexpected futuristic details. Her goal with each piece is to inspire men and women alike to embrace self-expression and celebrate their own unique style.
Karen + Alistair
Designer Matthew Porter of Karen + Alistair showcased a collection of smart “modern classic” designs. The designs paid homage to classic and traditional techniques and the ethereal essence of historical costume while bringing these inspirations into the modern era.
The Folksie collection, designed by The Pin Show Founder Julie McCullough, showcased an effortless line of wardrobe basics that every woman needs in her closet. The jumpsuit showcased above was among our favorites from the designer’s line, designed for those who are deliberate and construct their own style using what others may deem “ordinary” pieces.
Designer Shallamar Vinson of Shallamar showcased stand-out pieces with feminine silhouettes, complemented by edgy and unexpected details. Made for the fashion risk taker, Shallamar creates clothing made for women who are not afraid to experiment with flirty hemlines and plunging necklines.
Designer Jamel Hawk of JamelHAWK turned heads with simplistic, fashion-forward designs like the menswear look above. By mixing new and vintage silhouettes, this Houston designer stood out in the crowd.
All images courtesy of Thomas Garza Photography.