Levels Agency’s Fashion at the Foyer demonstrated the perfect collision of elegance and fun. Gorgeous designs, sophisticated scenery and artistic expressions met red-carpet shenanigans, charming hosts and amusing audience interaction for an event worthy of the stars.
The red carpet hour, hosted by Latasha Marie and Deanna Marie, included great photo ops from many photographers. Reminiscent of our favorite awards shows, guests had the opportunity to snack, drink, and relax while waiting for the show. A variety of vendors offered guests many takeaways from the event, ranging from jewelry to motivational merchandise. PureDari, Club Foreign (Zay Thoven), Thickness Boutique and Carpe Diem Denim offered a medley of fashion items for sale. Leon Ford sold T-Shirts representing his motivational movement. ShadedByTheQueen (FFNV) brought her notorious sunglasses collection, Marissa Jones showcased her talented make-up skills and brand; and Thailand Beauty offered a wide selection of jewelry and beauty products. The red-carpet hour was fabulous, but the main event soon followed.
Sydney Cooper and Nigel McDaniel introduced and narrated the show, giving us a great guide through the evening. The event kicked off with Dear Diary, “a place where [women] uplift each other as we find beauty in our struggle,” who opened the show with a seductive dance routine, followed by sleek and sexy lingerie designs. Elaine Healy, whose personal style can be described as, “an amalgamation of witches, feminists of the 90’s and Pretty Pretty Princess,” presented her edgy yet colorful and soft collection featuring fur, leather and pastels. Andre Jones, who is, “coolness personified,” followed with his collection entitled, “Pennsylvania Grand Prix 3000!” Vivacious, established in 2012, then presented her Summer 2017 island-inspired swim collection. Rach Cannon, who closed the first half of the show, presented a beautiful collection of shining jackets and gowns.
Local R&B artist B. Knight delivered us smooth sounds as we entered the second half of the show. Opening the second half was Cherish by Cherie, featuring all handmade pieces that aim to, “speak to all women looking for unique, sexy, show stopping designs.” Her presentation of swimsuits and dresses complimented each other for a cohesive collection. Willie Gees followed, featuring models adorned in modern edgy headwear to compliment his collection that is, “designed to outfit everyone’s style.” TK Fashion Design, personal stylist to singer/songwriter Johnni Blaze, presented his collection, which featured a variety of neutral tones with metallic pops. S. Moye presented her body friendly collection, which focuses on, “geometric lines playing up asymmetry to compliment various body types. Her African-inspired prints in bright colors were eye-catching. The final collection in the show, presented by Sittoy; was entitled the, “Crush on You Collection,” Inspired by Lil Kim in the iconic 90s video. This colorful designs and fun wigs were a perfect way to end the show.
The Fashion at the Foyer experience was unlike any other fashion event in Pittsburgh. Front-row guests received gifts, the hosts gave audience members the opportunity to strut their stuff on the runway during a short intermission, and great music vibes kept everyone entertained. From start to finish, Levels Agency provided a fun environment and a show-stopper of an event.
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