“FASHION FUSION” RUNWAY SHOW: VIENNESE SPLENDOR MEETS HCC COUTURE
Habsburg Chic , Fashions of An Empire is an exhibition and fashion show I attended at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The idea of the fashion show was created to fuse together the majestic culture of the Habsburgs’ century-long reign through its unique fusion of global styles with fashion trends that can be worn today.
The design competition of 20 designs was supported and judged by sponsors, that included Tootsies specialty fashion store. Houston Community College design students were selected to present their designs from a design competition. Three designs were ultimately chosen as the winners of the entire competition.
I have to say that I was extremely impressed with student’s designs. The fabrics, textures, colors and accessories accentuated the designs. The students did a wonderful job of incorporating the unique looks of that period with an exhilarating fashion statement for today. The turnout was excellent in anticipation of the museum’s exhibition, and in support of Houston’s future designers. The designs were extremely creative and beautiful, depicting this dramatic and feminine time period.
All of the designs were so dramatic and edgy, and the styling was fabulous.
WHAT I WORE TO THE FASHION SHOW.
It was difficult for me to find something to wear; I needed something that was fashionable, flattering and comfortable. I always have these three things in mind. I reached for a purple pencil skirt from Express, that has an elastic wide waistband that helps hold in my stomach, (I always struggle with this). I paired this with a black stretch tank top, (extremely versatile). And to pull the look together and give it a fashionable flair, I added a paisley patterned kimono from Langford Market.