Did you know Indiana has a Fashion Week? It does and it's been around for three years! Indiana Fashion Week is the brainchild of Denisha "Dlang" Ferguson and Michael Weston. They pour their hearts and soul into making Indiana Fashion Week a success and it's always amazing. I can't wait to see how it evolves every year.
Indiana Fashion Week (INDFW) Embodies the spirit of community, creativity, and collaboration. Presented by the Indiana Fashion Foundation, this annual event is designed to serve as the "convention" of fashion professionals and style enthusiasts from across the state of Indiana. INDFW was created to provide educational, entertainment, and exhibition opportunities for individuals and organizations that make up the fashion ecosystem of Indiana.
I volunteered as a photographer for the 2019 Indiana Fashion Week and has so much fun! This year I was asked to come on board as a lead photographer for the runway portion of Fashion Week! It is always so much fun to combine my love of fashion with my love of photography and be a part of Indiana Fashion Week. This year the runway show was held at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis at Monument Circle. It was gorgeous. Keep reading this post to see the looks from the show!
The day starts nice and early with all of the models getting into hair and makeup.
There are a few events leading up to the show (like a fashion fair around the circle and VIP and In Crowd Lounges) and then it's time for the runway show! This year the show started out with some display models featuring clothing that fit into a gatsby theme that fit the look of the venue. The clothing worn by the models below are from Kikki Blaine Couture, Desert Flower Accessories, House of Xiong Fashion, and Zodiac Vintage.
After the display models walked the stage to kick off the show, it was time for the emerging designers present their looks. The show was hosted by Jalea Brooks of WTHR.
First up to walk the runway is Emerging Designer Cahmelan Porter, owner of Komafi.
Cahmelan "CP" Porter is the designer and "problem-solver" being the Indianapolis-based streetwear brand KOMAFI. Starting out as a designer for apparel at Wabash College's bookstore in 2012, he decided to turn his ideas and designs into his own, unique brand; what became the KOMAFI. Its tagline, "inclusively exclusive," communicates that whatever you buy from the brand is going to be individual and unique. Each item is hand-numbered, and KOMAFI typically doesn't make more than fifty of the same item.