Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending Not Another Brick in the Wall, aka Arbitrary Fashion, a benefit for the Red Cross Foundation at Wine World Warehouse. The event was created, produced and hosted by graduating seniors of The Art Institute of Seattle's Fashion Marketing program.
Wine World is a wonder of a place... so much wine, so little time. They have tastings weekdays at 6pm and a separate event space, with floor to ceiling windows featuring a lovely view of downtown Seattle.
Before the show I was invited back stage by Randy Evans, hair-guru extraordinaire, to snap some photos of the action. Randy is not only an instrumental part of the Goodwill Glitter Gala, he was also personally invited by Mr. Oribe Canales, celebrity stylist and founder of Oribe Hair Care, to participate in Milan Fashion Week. Randy helped style both the Ready to Wear & Couture runway shows for Giorgio Armani s/s 2011, so he knows a thing or two about taming hair.
The schedule for the evening included a meet-and-greet book signing with Tristan Lindborg, author of Catastrophic[Fashion]Failure. I'm disappointed not to have had the chance to chat with her and find out what the book was all about.
The Fashion Show portion featured young and emerging designers from The Art Institute of Seattle's Fashion Design program.
The above runway photos were taken by Najah Z Photography
Although the light was a bit low for my photography skillz, I did get a few snapshots with my phone to capture the ambient mood of the event. I was sitting near the entrance to the runway, so inevitably I managed to get a lot of shots with the models looking in some-other-direction than at me... but at least you can see the designs and the hair!
The good news is that between the ticket sales and the silent auction items, the event raised $1,200 for The American Red Cross.