MANTRA Fashion Show
During my undergraduate studies, when I was most involved in the fashion industry, I partook in a number of fashion shows. One competition that I entered, I even placed first! However, my favourite experience was in 2007 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; MANTRA - a local fashion show featuring Ottawa's local up and coming fashion designers. It was organized by a group of my fellow Carleton University students, who later went on to establish Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW), a beauty and fashion showcase that allowed emerging fashion designers, models, make-up artists, and other experts in the field show off their talents. This was an exciting bi-annual event for our city, as it was Ottawa's first ever fashion event.
Here is a look at all the pieces I had designed, sewed, and coordinated for this show. This line features garments perfect for everyday wear, whether it be to the office or out on the town. The garments are not outrageous, drastic, or unusual. However, each piece has character or an interesting detail, and a little bit of a fun and flirty feel. Although this line featured female garments only, I was at that time designing for the opposite gender as well.
Photography courtesy of Barry Thoms Photography and Dmitri Moisseev Photography.