By Carla B.
Any of you keeping up with the fashion hits in Alaska? Looking for a fashion event that features eminent designers, celebrities and musicians from all over the world?
This just in!
Alaska Fashion Week (AFW) is your gateway to one of the world’s most innovative fashion events and since its inception has secured a reputation for introducing buyers and consumers to upcoming designers from around the world.
Do I have your attention?
Wondering what famous fashion designers goods you will see sashaying down the runway this year?
Well, let me give you a hint…..
Yes, making his debut at Alaska Fashion Week’s finale… is what ultra-talented New York based designer, LaQuan Smith will do – in grand style…we might add.
Known for his attention to detail, Laquan has designed custom pieces for artists such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce’ Alexa Chung, RitaOra, Paula Patton, Jennifer Lopez, Dakota Fanning, Courtney Love, Amerie, Tyra Banks,Amber Rose, Sessilee Lopez, and the list goes on and on.
According to Clutch Mag, the designer finds inspiration in varied places for his collections. One season he selected a water goddess as his muse; another he was inspired by his travels and a particularly beautiful garden in France.
With that said, it appears fashionista’s have a lot to look forward to.
Alaska Fashion week kicks off Thursday June 27th thru the 30th at the beautiful Dena ‘ina Civic Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Models will rip the runway with designs by EMI, Jun Artajo, Jasmine Agape, Leontine Abdullah, Camille Liwanag, Jun Artajo, Beso Moda, Rockets, Apricot Lane, Lovey, Parris Harris, I Style, Beware and of course LaQuan Smith.
With buyers from all over the world in attendance, the Alaska Fashion Week has already been predicted to be a major success.
The four-day event blends emerging talent with veteran designers and is best known for its cutting-edge talent and avant garde trends.
What shoppers can take away from Alaska is the idea that the runway is a tool to present fanciful options, not to be used to dictate a specific look.
“This amazing show is going to help the person out who is trying to get dressed in the morning, hanging out with friends, attending an art exhibit or sashaying across a Hollywood red carpet,” said Dominick Liriano, founder and producer of Alaska Fashion Week. “I’m just trying to bring all these things together and make something that’s beautiful. We have an amazing Board of Directors that is working diligently as well; Sabrina Kern, Richard Zacharakis, Shirley Manuel Palmer, Jean Rojas, Lilibeth McIntosh, RC Woodson, Marie Grace and Bagang-Tavarez, all of which have been working relentlessly day and night to bring the biggest fashion event this side of the equator,” Liriano continued.
Smith and Leontine Abdullah will complete AFW with an epic finale showing off their chops and presenting some of the hottest collections the North Pole has ever seen.
2013 Alaska Fashion Week Promo