Santa Fe Street Fashion Show, curated by Executive Director of Santa Fe Street Fashion Week, Amy Shea
Friday night, August 28th, 2015 marked the first ever Santa Fe Street Fashion Show. Executive Director, Amy Shea is serious about the fine art of fashion and realized her vision beginning on the rooftop patio of the La Fonda Hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event began at dusk with champagne, canapés and a mingling with models adorned in Atelier Danielle. Atelier Danielle is a Santa Fe based designer & custom clothier exhibiting great attention to detail, and rich, delicious combinations of colors and fabric textures.
After the cocktail hour,
the well heeled, at capacity, crowd moved inside to the ballroom in palpable anticipation of The Show. Shea took the stage and shared her passion and vision for a future with fashion standing shoulder to shoulder with fine art in the City Different.
Some of the featured fashion brands at The Show included:
The Row, winners of the 2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America, ETRO, the epitome of Made in Italy, known for its instantly recognizable patterned style, Santa Fe Dry Goods, one of the country’s largest independent retailers for this established fashion brand, Comme des Garçons, based in Toyko and also in the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris, DUGI, conceived in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2011, the brand features elaborately hand-beaded evening clutches, bags, and evening gowns, Lars Andersson, a New York based knitwear designer who describes his design aesthetic as “Dark Urban Hippie”, Lily of the West, a unique treasure to the international appeal of Santa Fe that flatters all women and is fitted to perfection, UNITED NUDE shoes, which marry architectural design and practical stability, Ivan Grundhal, fusing asymmetrical lines, uneven silhouettes, and the clean-cut architectural shapes of Scandinavia, Ojo Optique‘s unparalleled collection the most striking eyewear frames available, and Patina Gallery, representing more than 100 American and European artists working in contemporary jewelry, clay, and wood with a special appearance and fashion presentation by acclaimed artist and costume designer, Renato Dicent.
Here are a few of my personal favorites from The Show: