Promotion photos: Anthony Ponce de Leon | Hair and makeup: Aveda
MONDAY. With all the changes sprinting head first into this city lately, it's become more comforting to have any kind of ode of representation to Seattle. My alma mater Seattle University's Fashion Club held their 8th Annual On My Block fashion show this year, with this year’s theme titled VIVID REVIVAL. The term “On My Block” represents Seattle fashion and all the sartorial inspiration we can find, literally, on our block. This fashion show represents Seattle to its fullest capacity. Seattle boutiques, Seattle University students, and Seattle artists all collaborated to create an incredible and entertaining show.
President to the club, Chelsea Johnston, pulled together all of the looks for the show ensuring that the outfits read as a story to the audience. Darker hues, street style, and heavier fabrics emerged first, followed by brighter, lighter ensembles fit for summer weather. The conglomerate of stores featured -- Stussy, Bait, Zebra Club, Le Frock, Goodwill, and Lucky Vintage -- had the clothes to represent the theme and Seattle beautifully. To seam together the contrasted styles, all female models were painted with thickly winged eyeliner and a bright pink lip, done up with flowy waves and sporadic braids incorporated with different looks. The male models had slicked back hair with minimal makeup.
Production Chair and design major Kate Burson constructed the runway to make sure that the university's Student Center space transformed into a fierce and attractive environment.
The opening performance by Nick Weihe "Saint Thomas and the wall art" created an energy to set up the transformative story and most importantly represented Seattle.