Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Recap: Fiesta Fashion Show

"Maybe I should start calling myself a designer." That's honestly what I was thinking when the first outfit of the night walked the runway at the Fiesta Fashion Show Sunday night.  Does taking a pair of jeans and cutting part of them out and replacing it with neon lace and then creating a "top" by simply taking a yard of tulle and tying it around your boobs really make you a designer?  The sad thing is that in Austin it apparently does.  I'm sorry to have to be the one to say this but, adorning an outfit does not make you a designer.  The other day I took a plain white tee and painted a flag on it and if I don't call myself a designer then you probably shouldn't either.  Maybe one day the ideas of ByDavidJ will be fully developed, but I don't think those designs were anywhere close to being ready for a runway.

Luckily though, not ALL the designs from this night were lacking maturity.  I liked one of the swimsuits from Dija Swimwear, thought the jewelry by Simmang Design was cute, and the black dress with sheer lace from Monica Michelle Li was really cool.  Even though there was some lame fashion in the mix, overall the show was at least interesting because it was A) designs I had never seen before B) all local designers and C) not a mall fashion show with boring styling.  Honestly I'd rather think the fashion is ugly than be bored to death by outfits I can see on mall mannequins.  What do y'all think about the designs from the show?  Check out my photos:

ByDavidJ



jewelry by Shalena Designs

jewelry by Simmang Design



Joanna
keep austin stylish

8 comments:

basiccravings said...

I am not even sure what to say about most of these.....

joanna said...

i know right.

Cathy Benavides said...

Wow.....just wow. I guess there really are no requirements for being a "designer."

Hilah said...

Those pictures are horrific. The clothes, the makeup, the hair. Except, the swimsuits were pretty cute; I'll give them that much.

Lauren said...

Seriously, just because you can put on a bandaid doesn't make you a doctor and just because you can upcycle jeans doesnt make you a designer. Go to fashion school and get your ass handed to you until you actually become a good artist and then talk to me about fashion designing.

Ugh. Not what I needed to see after this semester. Now I feel stabby.

joanna said...

Yes @Hilah, the makeup and hair was awful too! I didn't even mention that.

Anonymous said...

Imma rep the straight dudes here and say I wouldn't wanna see my girlfriend in ANY of these funky contraptions...

joanna said...

I think straight guys AND gay guys wouldn't want to see anyone in these "contraptions"